Fly Fishing Flies

Hippie Stomper Fly Pattern

Where Have All the Hippie Stompers Gone?

A fly name sometimes belies the inspiration by behind its authorship, as in the case of the "Hippie Stomper."  Read more.
Royal Coachman Fly Pattern History

“The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies:” The Royal Coachman

Plenty of fly fishers have ranked one of the world’s most recognizable flies—the Royal Coachman—among their top choices for catching fish.  Read more.
Jay Zimmerman Headstand Carp Flies

How to Tie the Headstand

Lance Egan's Headstand influenced a generation of carp flies. Here's how to tie one.  Read more.