Hook: 7x Daiichi 2370 "Dick Talleur" #6
Thread: Black 6/0 Uni-Thread
Tail: Moose Body Hair
Body: Gold Mylar
Wing: Olive Bucktail over Red Bucktail
The Firehole Streamer
The Firehole streamer was given to me in the early 90's by a fisherman along the Nisqually River in Western Washington, upon finding out that I was brand new to the Northwest fly fishing world. His insistence was that it was the top performer in his box for Sea-run cutthroat. My experience proved him to be right, and down the road it proved to be a very effective streamer for trout everywhere. The pattern and name is exactly what was provided to me at the time.
The 6th Annual Gathering
This years winterfest was greeted with overcast skies and a balmy 28 degrees. The hardest part of the morning was rigging as the fingers adjusted to the cold.
Last minute prep and deciding out who goes upstream and who heads down.
The Tully Caddis Emerger
The TCE first broke the surface on the Tulpehocken in Central Pennsylvania, and has been going strong for several years now. It has been an excellent prospecting pattern for me, akin to what the Adams is to the dry fly.
TCE Tying recipe
Hook: #12-16 Standard Wire Caddis Emerger
Thread: Black 8/0 Uni-thread
Rib: Fine Gold Wire
Abdomen: Natural Grey Squirrel
Shellback & Tail: Dyed Yellow Pheasant Tail
Thorax: Black Squirrel
Wing: 2 Natural Dun CDC Puffs