The Black Gnat Fly Pattern – 2022 Review

Black Gnat Fly Pattern

We’re going really old school on this one. The Black Gnat dates back, in one form or another, to Dame Juliana Berners fishing guide, first published in 1496.  Of course, it’s changed a fair bit over half a millennium, but it’s fair to call this one a traditional pattern. This is one of my go-to … Read more

Green Drake Fly Pattern – Fishing Guide

Green Drake Fly Pattern

Green Drakes refers both to a handful of mayfly species and to a handful of fly patterns designed to imitate them. It’s not exactly one fly, but the use is so specific that I think it makes sense to cover the group as one. Green Drake hatches, in trout waters all over the world, are … Read more

The Adams Dry Fly Pattern

The Adams doesn’t need much introduction if you’ve been around fly fishing circles for more than a few minutes.  It may well be the most famous pattern ever created. To quote fly fishing writer Thomas McGuane, the Adams is: Gray and funky and a great salesman I think that salesman line really sums up the Adams neatly.  … Read more

How to Choose a Freshwater Fly Selection

The single question most often asked by novice fly fishermen is how do I choose the right fly? Thus, if you read the plethora of literature written on this topic, you would very likely come to the conclusion that in order to become a successful fly fisherman, you will need to carry an entire collection … Read more

Where To Go Fly Fishing: 4 Ideal Spots To Catch Trout & More

Because fly fishing has traditionally consisted of fishing for various trout species in crystal clear mountain streams, many potential fly fisherman who would like to participate in this most fascinating form of fishing are dissuaded from doing so due to the fact that they do not live in or near the mountains. However, the fact is that … Read more