How do they float?
The question was posed....."How do they float? On their hackle tips? Or in the film?"
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
A Few Catskills
Tonight was a night for a visit back to the Catskills. Three of my favorite patterns were the object of my attention. Tying Catskill patterns for me is like indulging in a cross between fine art and a course in history. I'm torn between the nostalgia of the patterns, and the compulsive need to get them "right". They all seem to be patterns that draw you in to tie them, cry to be fished and beg to simply be propped up and looked at.
Queen Of The Waters
See you on the water !
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Chuck Caddis is a long-standing pattern, and remains a very effective one coast-to-coast. I first learned this pattern more than 25 years ago, and still tie and fish it faithfully.
Chuck Caddis Recipe
Hook: #12-8 Standard Dry
Thread: 6/0 Rusty-Brown Uni-thread
Abdomen: #25 Cinnamon Caddis Hareline
Under-wing: Wood Duck CDC
Thorax: #25 Cinnamon Caddis Hareline
Friday, October 10, 2014
The Appleseed is a personal pattern of mine and one that has served my box exceedingly well over the course of the past 8 years or so. During the Apple Caddis hatch this pattern turns those splashy rising fish into fish-in-hand.
Hook: #14 Scud
Thread: 6/0 Olive Uni-thread
Abdomen: Tan Micro-tubing over Olive Uni-thread
Thorax: Olive Ice-dub
Wing-case: Mottled Wild Turkey Tail
Hackle: Light Furnace Hen Neck