Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "fly patterns" Tag

Nymph fishing in layman’s terms

Lance Eagan knows nymphing. Combined, he's been in the guiding business and fly shop business for 25 years and he's a born teacher. [...]

March 6, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Kebari – Can one fly pattern catch forever?

In ancient Japan, fishermen in isolated mountain villages tied their own “one fly pattern” and it was used because it worked over and over. [...]

August 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Morrish Hopper Fly

August is good time for chucking hoppers at the stream banks. This Morrish Hopper will illicit exciting slurps and strikes.. when fished correctly. [...]

August 16, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics from the author of A Passion For Permit

Here is a secret weapon of mine: slide a 1/32-ounce worm weight or an even lighter tungsten conehead in front of the loop knot that secures the fly. [...]

April 11, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: Egg patterns work so well some call it cheating

Some fly fisherman draw that ethical line at dry flies, some at nymphing. Somewhere below that lies a line with the words "egg pattern" written on it. [...]

May 13, 2016 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Spinning deer hair flies just got easier

Always buy clean, quality deer hair that’s long enough to spin. Also be sure to use a strong thread. Weak thread will break off and thread that's too rigid can make controlling the hair difficult. [...]

September 25, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos