Tippets: Understanding Mayflies, Dressing Dry Flies

May 31, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • Paul Weamer outlines the identification, life cycle, and fly pattern imitation of mayflies in a recent article via Fly Fisherman. “Many anglers who do not know the scientific names are fond of saying that trout don’t speak Latin,” he writes. “Of course they are right. But it won’t hurt you to know both the Latin and common names for mayflies. Fly fishing is a sport where the more you know, the more successful you usually are at catching fish.”
  • From liquids and gels to desiccants, Steve Galletta of Bighorn Angler demonstrates how to properly dress a dry fly in this short instructional video.