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Tag: mayfly

Fly Fishing Jazz: The Best “Improv” Flies

I'M A BIG BELIEVER in fishing few flies many ways, rather than stuffing fly boxes with hundreds of variations. That’s partly because I’m cheap, and also disorganized. But I honestly think that working the same bug different ways, sometimes even performing streamside surgery with scissors to change its profile or whipping out the Sharpie pen to make it...

Review: "Western Mayfly Hatches"

THE 1970s and early 1980s ushered in a new era of information and angling literature about insect hatches and imitative fly patterns. As a teenager in southern Idaho, trying to figure out how to fool the rainbows of Silver Creek, Selective Trout became my bible for several summers. I collected and studied the classic bug books that followed: Hatches...

The Life Cycle of Mayflies

This clip is from "Bugs of the Underworld" (Ralph & Lisa Cutter, DVD, 37 minutes) and features the chapter on mayflies. Ralph & Lisa Cutter's documentary work has appeared on National Geographic, PBS, BBC, TROUT, and at the California Academy of Sciences. This DVD showcases their extraordinary skill in underwater cinematography, and also features...