The Feather Thief, Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century By Kirk Wallace Johnson A book review by Bob Randall Like to tie flies? Yes, then you like feathers. This is a book about the theft of museum quality feathers by an obsessed salmon fly tier. The theft was approximately 10 years […]
Flies Archives - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter
Attending Mike Kidd, John Bush, Bob Randall. Fly of the day was a green wispy fished on a sinking line/leader. Water was high and fast. Fish seemed to be holding in the lower section of pools. Cast quartering downstream into the pool, then strip it back. It was important to get the fly down low […]
Check a few who were tying on the 29th, Friday at the Sow Bug. I did not have time to get everyone’s picture including myself but here is what I have.
Larry is a long-time member of the Springfield Chapter of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association. For the past several years he has tied some beautiful streamer flies, mounted them in frames, and donated them for the chapter’s annual fundraiser to help the students of Springfield’s Pipkin Middle School. Congratulations, Larry!
Winter Dry Fly Fishing Tips by Allen Gardner The Winter Hatches including insects, sizes, colors and fly suggestions. When you can fish dry flies in winter? How you should fish dry flies during the winter months? Where you can find rising trout during winter? Time of Day For the best times of day, focus on […]
This month we had a fly tying night instead of a regular presentation. Everyone who attended enjoyed it and learned something. Sorry I couldn’t get better fly shots.
Do you have this Fly Tier’s Gauge. Check it out. Go to PDF Downloads and eBooks in PDF Format on this web site.
If you want to learn how to caught fish like the one Dave Tucker has in his hand, go to PDF Downloads and eBooks in PDF format on this web site. There you can read the article and even download it to your phone or computer.
I am happy to report that the line did not freeze to the guides and my reel never froze up. Larry Olson and I took advantage of our last opportunity to fish in 2017. There were more people there than we expected but we didn’t have to crowd anybody. We each caught a few. Most […]
In Larry Wegmann’s article, Midges, he writes, “I discovered the photo of an emerging pupa with gill filaments and added this to my new flies. I waited for the most difficult time to try the gilled midge, a clear blue sky at noon. The pool I was fishing provided 20 trout that morning. Jerry Jester […]