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Tag: streamers

Tippets: Podcast with Yvon Chouinard, Reviving Streamer Patterns

Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and co-author of the book Simple Fly Fishing, is the guest on a recent episode of The Itinerant Angler podcast. “Listen as he outlines a lifetime of experience in trimming the fat and getting to the core of things. His philosophy, at odds with many aspects of our society, is as enlightening as it is unusual.” Given...

Tying the Galloup Cripple with Kelly Galloup

Kelly Galloup: “This is my Olive Cripple. A lot of you know me for my streamers and stuff like that, but before I started the streamer game, for probably the first 25 years of my guide life I was basically a technical dry fly guy and steelhead guy. We didn't do a lot of streamer fishing back then. Hardly anybody nymph fished, people out west a little bit...

In the Valley of the Rainbows

Patagonia is a land of soaring mountains, wide gravel roads, cold blue rivers, and legion trout.  The fact that it's smack full of sun while the Northern Hemisphere is chock full of snow only adds to the allure.  Throw in nightly feasts of local lamb, beef, wine, wine and more wine, and you've got a veritable paradise for any red-blooded angler.  I...

Fly Fishing Jazz: Mind The Cadence

I just returned from an extraordinary fly fishing trip at Lake Athabasca, in northern Saskatchewan. Fishing with Trout Unlimited’s national communications director, Chris Hunt, out of Blackmur’s Athabasca Lodges, we caught more healthy northern pike on the fly than either of us could have imagined. Why more fly fishers do not respect and actively seek...

Interview: James R. Babb

MIDCURRENT SAT DOWN with James Babb, the longtime editor of Gray’s Sporting Journal and author of Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher’s Progress; River Music: A Fly Fisher’s Four Seasons; and Fly-Fishin’ Fool: The Adventures, Misadventures, and Outright Idiocies of a Compulsive Angler, to discuss friends, family, fly patterns, fly tying, and a life spent on...