Tag Archives: soft-hackle flies

Beyond the Lines of Nature

The Grouse & Yellow I place a small #14 wet fly hook in the vise, tie in thread and wrap a strand of yellow silk. A wrap of peacock herl for a thorax, a wrap or two of English grouse … Continue reading

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Then Tie On

I was in a non-productive funk, unsure of where my next blog post would be coming from, and feeling boxed-in from the icy weather. One aborted post concerned the use of my wood-splitting maul versus saying no-thanks to the shopping … Continue reading

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Cold Turkey

Last Saturday I made a brief visit to Naples Creek. The signs weren’t looking good. Again I found low clear water, which means poor fishing on the Finger Lake tributaries for anyone looking to find larger trout. And then the … Continue reading

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Remembrance (M.L.)

Mark Libertone was a friend of mine who passed away on September 16, 2013.  I once included some information on him in a post, Autumn Journal, November 5. The long struggle for his health is over. Mark lived for years along … Continue reading

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Rockpiles and Columbines

I must have been too damned busy, and had too much on my old tin plate. After tying a bunch of Pheasant-tail Nymphs, I lost them before they could be anchored in the fly box. The nymphs were scattered to … Continue reading

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Spring Journal: the LeTort

This post is less an introduction to the great Pennsylvania limestone water known as LeTort Spring Run than a strategy for fishing it in a very limited time period. Driving homeward from Virginia I had just enough time to view … Continue reading

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