Hendrickson Parachute

The Hendricksons appear, or should start appearing, around Michigan's trout opener on what I consider my "home waters"; the AuSable. It's quite an event to behold and even on the coldest of spring days, it hints at the warmth to come. The Hendricksons are the first of the handful of signature hatches that happen along …

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The Kwan

If you're sitting inside with a blanket of snow and the absence of degrees on the thermometer, it's hard not to think warm thoughts.  I took things a step further and began tying up some saltwater patterns for a late winter redfish trip to Florida's panhandle.  The three critters that make up a redfish diet …

An Attractive Prince

The Prince Nymph and it's variations have been around for years.  The standard is one of those flies that don't imitate anything in particular other than something that appears to be trout chow.  Instead of peacock herl, I used tinsel which ensures this fly is going to get down to where the nymphs are without …

A Cure for the Green Curse

This summer, more than ever, there have been situations with rising fish all over the place and nobody can figure out what they're taking.  Tippets have been lengthened and downsized, angles have been changed, flies changed, fly sizes changed and yet the fish continue to snub all offerings.  My best guess is that they were …