The Steelhead Bullet

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The Steelhead bullet is a controversial fly. Some people don’t even think it’s a fly at all because it’s tied on a jig head. You may be able to argue it’s pedigree, but you can’t argue with the results. On a recent steelhead trip we...



Nymph Patterns for Dingy Water

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I’ve been on the water many days trout fishing when I’ve had blue bird skies overhead and gin clear water. Then moments later without any warning, an isolated thunderstorm rolls in and dumps a ton of rain, turning that crystal clear water cloudy. When you...



If The Real Thing Don’t Do The Trick…BARRACUDA!

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This toothy monster has saved a lot of slow days on the flats. A lot of anglers will ignore the barracuda and if the game is on with your target species, then, OK. But when things are slow this guy can offer a whole lot...



Simms New “Catch and Release” System. Pretty Cool!

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If there is one word in fly fishing that means quality, it’s Simms.  I was impressed by all the Simms gear I saw at the IFTD show.  It’s impossible to show on the web what your hand feels when you touch a piece of Simms...