Know Your Fish – Brook Trout

Know Your Fish – Brook Trout

Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) are a slender and elongated fish that generally resemble a Brown Trout in form. Brook Trout can be differentiated by their large mouth which extends beyond the level of the eye. They have an olive-green background body colour with pale, worm-like lines and spots (called vermiculation) of lighter shades across the flanks and back and extending at least to the dorsal fin, and often to the tail. Read More »

Hackle Stacker Emerger Adams – Paraloop

Hackle Stacker Emerger Adams – Paraloop

From Utah’s Fly Corner

The hackle stacker is great dry fly pattern. It was devised by Bob Quigley. The fly utilizes a paraloop technique by winding the hackle around a post and then pulling them over the top of thorax. The pattern can be a bit of a bitch to tie at first but once you do a couple you will have it down. Read More »

Fly-Fishing and the Brain

Fly-Fishing and the Brain

Scientific proof that fly fishing is good for your mental health!

From Harvard Mahony Neuroscience Institute‘s On the Brain newsletter.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the avid fly-fisherman and physician James A. Hensall, MD, elucidated what for many is the allure of that often solitary form of angling. “Fly-fishers,” he said, “are usually brain-workers in society. Read More »

Madam X Blowfly Hopper

Madam X Blowfly Hopper

The Madam X Blowfly Hopper is a combination of a blow fly and the Parachute Madam X.

Madam X Blowfly Hopper

Materials

  • Hook – Size 10 or 12 hook
  • Thread – black 14/0
  • Tail – Squirrel Tail fibers
  • White or grey EP fibers
  • Black foam
  • Metallic Blue DMC Embroidery Stranded cotton Thread E3843
  • Small rubber legs
  • Any colour McFlylon for the post
  • Any kind of dubbing
  • Brown or black Hackle

Tying Instructions

  1. Cover back 2/3 of hook with thread.
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