November Caenis (or, doing three things at the same time)

multitasking is a stupid concept. i want to do several things at the same time knowing very well that neither one will be done properly as if it had been done separately but the unfocussed mind persists, considers it a challenge or whatever it is that confused minds like to find as an excuse so, […]

Caenis Ins and Outs

we already know this gorgeous little creature has several functions: – firstly and most importantly, it gets us all excited when we see one. it makes us stop whatever it was we where doing (even if that something was fun), run over and grab a rod and do what’s natural for us fly fishers: have more […]

Caenis insights

or enlarged views of the ‘angler’s curse‘. just that common name alone should get our attention even if it sounds a bit masochistic fishing-wise, even for those of us who love a challenge ! “When the important hatches of Tricorythodes were first discovered by anglers, Caenis was given the credit. We now know that the Caenis […]

Caeneus

“A young nymph loved by Poseidon. One day the god said he would give Caenis anything she wanted in token of his affection. She asked to be changed into a man, and an invulnerable fighter at that. Although this was the last thing Poseidon had expected or wished to hear, he obliged, and Caenis became […]

Fly Tying- The Angler’s Curse

personally and generally speaking, i think that trying to match a hatch is about as much of a pain in the a** curse as i can stand and that’s why non-specific generalist patterns always get my preference but wait ! that doesn’t have much to do with today’s just-out and great tying tutorial by Matthew […]

The Essential Midge – Fly Talk Special by Mick Hall

continuing with ‘Midge-Madness’ week, today’s special treat comes to us from Down-Under and world renowned fly tier Mick Hall. i had the wonderful opportunity and honor to meet Mick in 2011 at a fly fair in Stockholm where he was one of the featured tiers. a truly kind and generous man, taking the time to […]

Andy & Al’s Trico

in a world where seemingly having everything in XXXL makes one the top-dog, sometimes it pays off to have the smallest one around ! “A cult following is something to which few insects can lay claim, but the tinyTricorythodes mayflies certainly qualify. Their widespread, reliable, heavy hatches draw impressive rises of ultra-selective trout which demand the most […]