Say you are on the river or lake, and you see all kinds of insects flying around. You see bugs in the air and bugs on the water. So you think: “I need to match the hatch” to catch these fish. Which for the uninitiated means: try to match the live flies you are witnessing with a good imitation. Here’s my tip: Try something different instead!
The monoMaster is a great tool for containing waste fishing line.
I’ll use wood drift boat plans from Butler Projects to build my first wooden drift boat, I’m going to build the Maxi-Mac
Jeff Kennedy has decided to draw a fly a day, for a year. These are spectacular works of art. Here are a few of his images
Fly fishing CPR – Take your camera, take your pictures, leave the fish.
Hatch charts can help you plan a fishing trip and tell you what flies you should take with you. Here’s a hatch charts 101 overview for fly fishing.
Wooden drift boat building plans. A look at Glen-L wood drift boat plans for fly fishing.
I wrote this piece one Easter season. It has been picked up by an outdoors literature and art publisher.
Get an inside look at high end drift boats as they are being built at Montana Boatbuilders and order your own custom boat, kit or plans to build your own stitch and glue drifter.
John McEuen, one of the founders of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, gave me this album years ago. Acoustic Traveler is one of my favorites.