Dabbling in Photography and New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! While 2021 certainly wasn’t the major change of pace from the year that shall not be named, I’m sure we can all find something to be thankful for from this year of uncertainty and hope. Throughout 2021, I found myself dabbling in photography; more specifically, photographing flies that I have tied. AsContinue reading “Dabbling in Photography and New Year’s Resolutions”

Tying the Partridge Soft Hackle Streamer

Flies these days are only getting bigger and better; unfortunately, along with this augmentation comes increased complexity. The number of materials being put on new-age streamer patterns is absurd, and in all honesty, I find it rarely increases catch rate. These flies are beefy, cast like wet socks, and cost a fortune to tie. Sure,Continue reading “Tying the Partridge Soft Hackle Streamer”

The Many Varieties of Autumn Massachusetts Trout

Ah, autumn; an anglers last chance to target their favorite aquatic creatures before they abscond to their cold weather haunts. For many fly anglers, this means a last hurrah before floating lines and dry flies are left to sit in dusty garages in favor of tiny chironomids and tip ups. Thankfully, nature doesn’t disappoint thisContinue reading “The Many Varieties of Autumn Massachusetts Trout”

Best Online Fly Shops

Let’s face it: we live in a digital age. No more are the days of combing through aisle after aisle in box stores and convenience marts; now these goods are available to us with the click of a button. Like any other consumer category, fly fishing is no different. In some ways, this transition toContinue reading “Best Online Fly Shops”

My Top 5 Favorite Flies for Trout

As the spring trout fishing season approaches, I figured I’d share some of my favorite flies to catch these gorgeous fish. This is just my experience, and everyone probably has a different list. In fact, my list might even change dramatically after this year-there is just no knowing. I have trout fished exclusively here inContinue reading “My Top 5 Favorite Flies for Trout”

Tying the Craft Fur Leech

Tired of wasting massive amounts of perfectly good material when tying craft fur flies? Looking for a way to use the underfur from craft fur? Well look no further! This super-simple pattern is a great way to take advantage of this underutilized material, and turn it into an extremely effective fish-catching machine. This fly excelsContinue reading “Tying the Craft Fur Leech”

Regal Medallion Series Vise Review

There comes a time in a fly tier’s “career” when they look to upgrade the simple tools they began with. For me, after a long time of using the cheap bobbins and vises I had amassed from various tying kits over the years, I decided to take my game up a notch this fall. ToContinue reading “Regal Medallion Series Vise Review”

5 Tips For Beginner Fly Tiers

As the cold months of winter begin, many fly anglers look to the vise as a way to occupy them during the off season. For some, this winter will be their first time giving tying a shot. Getting into the hobby can be intimidating, and without a plan of attack, new tiers often get confusedContinue reading “5 Tips For Beginner Fly Tiers”

Ice Fishing Ethics

Okay, I admit it: I have become a snobby fly fisherman. Not only do I try to limit myself to fly fishing whenever possible, but I have even begun to look down on the “bait-slinging hogs” (Lou Zambello’s words, not mine). Because of this new obsessiveness to the upper class of the sport, I haveContinue reading “Ice Fishing Ethics”

Tying The School Bus Perch Thunder Creek Streamer

I’ve been wanting to do a fly-tying post for a while, so this week it will come in the form of a bonus post. Over the time I’ve been tying, I’ve messed around quite a bit with a lot of different patterns, including some of my own. In this case, I’ll be showing you howContinue reading “Tying The School Bus Perch Thunder Creek Streamer”