Fly Tying


Fly Tying: The Chubby Chernobyl

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How to tie the Chubby Chernobyl… In getting ready for a summer of fishing and a probable shot at the Deschutes River, I have started tying up some of the patterns everyone tells me to have in my fly box. The Chubby Chernobyl is at the top of everyone’s list and a half dozen different […]

The Easy Hopper Juan: My variation and tutorial

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The original Hopper Juan fly was developed by Juan Ramirez from Colorado Springs. When I first started thinking about getting into fly tying, there were two flies that really got me excited to learn, the parachute Adams and the Hopper Juan. Juan’s pattern can be found on his site, the Hopper Juan, with a detailed […]

San Juan River Nymph Rig

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After I returned from my four day adventure at the San Juan, I received more than a few emails asking about what type of setup I was using while I was there. In answer to those emails I put my artistic skills to the test and drew up a diagram of the rigging that I […]

Fly Fishing the San Juan River: Tips and Lessons Learned

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After I made it home and spent a day on the coach allowing my body to recover from four days of fishing, I wrote up my trip report full of pictures and stories. Looking back to my time on the water, there were a whole bunch of little things that brought this whole trip together. […]

Fly boxes: A journey, a couple reviews, and a simple how-to

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When I first happened upon the fly fishing scene, I read every book, watched every YouTube, and listened to every podcast. I wanted to know everything and have exactly the right gear for what I was going to do.¬† An intricate part of the fly fishing get-up is the fly box. The fly box can […]