A Midsummer Trifecta of Fly Patterns

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


Tricos produce some of the largest spinnerfalls of the season.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia

If the fly fisher’s lexicon were ever available in written form, the unknowing reader would be amused, if not astounded, by the twisted definitions and associations fly fishers have ascribed to a certain . . .

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How to Create a Persuasive Image of a Sulfur


A newly hatched sulfure rides the surface of a Pennsylvania stream.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia

Freshly hatched duns resting on slow-moving currents are the equivalent of low-hanging fruit. But trout will often follow and scrutinize a perfectly formed natural for several feet before deciding . . .

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Guys and Dolls: How to Match the Hendrickson Hatch(es)

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


The female dun is lighter and larger than the male, and the trout will often key on one or the other.
All photos by Ted Fauceglia

For the ardent dry-fly angler, the advent of the spring trout-fishing season stirs feelings of anticipation like nothing else. Sure, dredging weighted stonefly nymphs and Woolly Buggers through winter’s . . .

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The American Grannom (Genus Brachycentrus ) Is a Springtime Gem

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


Larvae of Brachycentridae family are case-builders, creating chimney-shaped homes.
Photo by Ted Fauceglia

Unlike the mystical status that we fly fishers have ascribed to mayflies and their hatches, the caddisfly has received little of the same reverence. Classically speaking, the elegance of . . .

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How to Best Imitate Isonychia Nymphs

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


Isonychia nymphs are built for swimming and move toward shore when it’s time to hatch.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia

To simplify their identification, mayfly nymphs have been divided into four groups–burrowers, crawlers, clingers, and swimmers–and the name of each group offers some insight into the. . .

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Pro Tips: My Three Favorite Hatches (and Great Patterns)

Written by: by Ted Fauceglia


Blue-winged olives hatch throughout the year, providing great dry-fly action.
All photos by Ted Fauceglia

If you queried any ten fly fishers about which mayfly hatches they prefer and why, you’d probably get ten different answers. The reason is simple: mayflies share as many differences as they do . . .

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