Midge Patterns – Spring 2018

Midge Patterns – Spring 2018 Trout Fishing this Spring, Upstate New York March is half way complete, which means trout opening day in New York State is just around the corner. Soon, the inland trout streams in Upstate NY will be calling all “Trout Bums” to their...

The Flash Taco – Fly Tying Friday

The Flash Taco – Fly Tying Friday This pattern is a spin-off of the Original Fish Taco, with a few changes to the materials and color schemes. This pattern takes a little practice to get right, but after a few flies one often finds the right way of working the...

DIY Fly Fishing Leaders

DIY Fly Fishing Leaders How to make your own tapered Fly Fishing Leaders: Whether you’re new to fly fishing or a seasoned veteran, you’ve probably used plenty of tapered leaders thus far. As we all know, at nearly ten bucks a pack, buying tapered leaders can sometimes...

Hot Winter Salmon River Flies: Part Two

What’s that got to do with the winter Steelhead fishery? Well, Pacific Salmon die after spawning; those carcasses litter the river and are a high fat treat for trout!  Decaying salmon flesh is a staple rainbows, steelhead & browns trout. It is pure protein and...

Hot Winter Salmon River Flies

Even though the weather conditions can be harsh on the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario tributaries, it shouldn’t keep you off the stream for winter steelhead or brown trout. These are a few of my recommendations for Salmon River flies, (straight out of the...

New 2015 Salmon River Patterns

Like most fly fishermen, we are always looking for a special salmon river patterns. Generally, for Salmon we fish Woolly Buggers and egg patterns with some exceptions on the Salmon River and other streams.  Last year the King Salmon run was widely dispersed. We never...