Dennis Austin from Utah's HJNews.com put together an interesting column on expert anglers' fly preferences. His surveys from 1995 and 2011 revealed that fly selections among northern Utah anglers are as varied as are the anglers themselves. He compiled a list of top flies that the beginner should keep in his or her flybox. Read the full story here. … [Read more...] about What’s Your Favorite Fly?
The San Juan worm is my kind of fly. It's about as simple to tie as it gets, and really catches the fish during high water on western streams. The 'fly' is intended to mimic worms that are washed into the stream from the bank and become part of the drift during high flows. It is especially effective during high flows in dirty water. I tied my variation of the San Juan worm … [Read more...] about The Tying Bench: San Juan Worm