Tying Tuesday: Burr's Bright

This week's edition of Tying Tuesday features a unique, old-school fly - the Burr's Bright. This dry fly looks like something you'd find in your granddad's box, but it should be pretty effective. Check out the tying instructions in this video.

You Don't Have To Match the Hatch

In this recent story over at Troutbitten, Dom Swentosky walks us through the oft-misunderstood topic of matching the hatch. Contrary to popular belief, there's no need to always match the hatch. Dom explains this very well in his story, which you can read here.

Tying Tuesday: Barr's Stonefly

In this week's edition of Tying Tuesday, Charlie Craven shows us how to tie the Barr's Stonefly nymph. It's a variation on the venerable Barr's Emerger, which is one of my personal favorite flies.

Tying Tuesday: Rowley's Green and Copper

In this week's edition of Tying Tuesday, we're treated to a great chironomid pattern. Rowley's Green and Copper is a must-have in your fly box, especially this time of year. Plus, this is a relatively easy pattern to tie.

Umpqua Launches New UPG Boxes

The folks over at Umpqua have launched updated versions of their popular UPG fly boxes, per an article from Angling Trade. You can read all about these new fly boxes here.

Tying Tuesday: Croston's NEW Chenille Worm

This week's Tying Tuesday comes to us from the folks over at Fulling Mill. They detail a brand-new pattern for 2023, designed by renowned angler and Hardy rod designer, Howard Croston. Croston's new take on the age-old worm pattern is a fun one, and you just might find yourself throwing this in your box for the rest of the year.

Use the Soft Hackle Hare's Ear

Kent Klewein is a guide, and he's a writer over at Gink & Gasoline. One of the flies that he sees many of his clients never using is the soft hackle hare's ear. This fly, Klewein says, is one of the best fish-catching bugs out there, but it's underutilized by tons of anglers. You can read more about why this fly is so valuable here.

Tying Tuesday: Turkey Biot BWO

If you're looking for yet another blue-winged olive mayfly pattern, then the Turkey Biot BWO might be just your fly. It's an interesting pattern that should do well as the last of the BWO hatches wrap up here in the Rockies.

Top 6 Spring Mayfly Patterns

Phil Monahan has put together a new post over at Orvis, where he shares his six favorite patterns for fishing spring mayfly hatches. You can view the list - and the reason Phil loves these flies so much - here.

Tying Tuesday: Foam Wing Emerger

This week's Tying Tuesday features a wonderful little fly that's perfect for this time of year - the foam wing emerger. This bug is great for use during mayfly hatches, which are in full force on many of our trout rivers.