How to Best Imitate Isonychia Nymphs

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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Video: Curtis’s Top 5 Caddis Patterns

Late summer into fall is a great time to fish caddisfly imitations, but there are hundreds of patterns out there to choose from. Every angler has their own favorites, and I always learn something from seeing which patterns other fly fishers have used . . .

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Video: 10+ Proven Hopper-Dropper Rigs

Drew Ross—a.k.a. Looknfishy—is a great angler, but the dude can’t count. In this useful video, he walks us through his favorite fly combinations for when a situation calls for a hopper-dropper rig. (He throws in a couple of ant patterns for good measure, . . .

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A Midsummer Trifecta of Fly Patterns

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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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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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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