While CDC feathers are often used in dry fly patterns, their unique build and movement is a great addition to any fly pattern. Hans Weilenmann explains the history, parts, use, as well as some pattern suggestions, in an article on Global Fly Fisher.
The recently released Third National Climate Assessment has a large focus on fish, explains Seth Atkinson, and the expected dramatic changes in marine ecosystems. “The models we use to manage our fish stocks assume conditions in the future will be pretty much the same as conditions in the past. Yet all the trends of climate change involve conditions in the future being different from conditions in the past.” Via Switchboard.
Knowing where fish hold in a river is essential to success. And as Kirk Deeter explains, “I believe that your odds of hooking trout decrease in proportion to the water line on your waders. The wetter you are, the less likely you are to catch fish.” In other words, don’t stand right in the middle of a good run. Via Field & Stream.