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Midge Fishing Techniques by Dave Tucker

By Dennis Stead on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 in Flies, No Comments

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.

Fishing Wisdom: Size Matters

By Bob Randall on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 in Fishing Wisdom, No Comments

The one thing that most of us agreed upon yesterday, 1/6/2018, was that size matters. Go small. Even a large fish will take a tiny insect, lots of them. I had previously believed that a size 20 fly was the smallest I could tie or attempt to attach to a tippet on a regular basis. Now […]

12/29/2017, Bennett Spring just above freezing

By Bob Randall on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, Flies, No Comments

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 […]


By Dennis Stead on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 in Flies, No Comments

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 […]

Root Beer Midge with filaments just added to our fly tying recipes

By Dennis Stead on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 in Flies, No Comments

Check out the new fly that have been added to MTFA’s Fly Tying Recipes on this web site. We have taken the Root Beer Midge and per Larry Wegmann suggestion, added the filaments.  Larry said that this has been doing astoundingly good. Larry is planning on writing an article for the newsletter with full explanation […]

Nylon Material

By Dennis Stead on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 in Flies, No Comments

Nylon is a strong, lightweight, thin, single continuous fiber and does not absorb water.  It is a great material for fly tying but you will have to search for it in other places than your local fly shop.  Once you find it, you are going to have to take a little time and effort getting […]

Universal Rotating Fly Tying Vises

By Dennis Stead on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized, No Comments

I have just added a PDF download to our web site.  If you would like to read about this company and their rotary vised, download it.  Then maybe you can give me additional information on the Universal Vise Corporation.