Within a quarter mile from where I live runs the Logan River. Despite the crazy number of mosquitos that appear each summer, there are many pro’s to living near a great trout stream. There is the obvious quick stroll to river for an evening of fishing, but also for a nerdy fly fisherman who likes bugs (well, the kind of bugs that fish eat) I enjoy the reappearance of certain insects each spring. I think my neighbors think I’m a little nuts for walking around my house with my camera taking pictures of what must look like the exterior walls of my house, but it’s actually awesome tiny critters that I’m shooting. Here are some of my favorite shots from the past couple springs. Let me know which is your favorite in the comment section below.
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The First fly I ever tied was a black Wooly Bugger. Is there a better fly out there to demonstrate the basics of fly tying? Its large size facilitates tying, it follows the basic steps used in most of todays flies, and lets be honest it catches fish like crazy. It is for these reasons that I choose to start my new friends, the riverside scouts, off tying with the Wooly Bugger. I have to be honest, they did a great job and I’m sure their creations will one day catch fish if they venture out to try. For tying instructions click Wooly Bugger Tutorial
This Saturday I will be giving a free fly tying demo at our local fly shop here in Logan Utah. I will be touching on attractor nymphs, including Egan’s Frenchie, Iron Lotus, and a few of my favorite original patterns. I’m planning on finding time to talk about the Provo River, and effective patterns I use while guiding. For me it is tough to talk about attractor nymphs and not include European style nymphing, so I’m sure I will throw that into the loop as well (since it is my favorite fly fishing topic to talk about). It starts at 10:00 AM this Saturday, so if you are in the area, feel free to stop in.