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Another Grand River “The New Fly Fisher” Blast from the Past!

April 27, 2020

This episode of the New Fly Fisher always has a take away, no matter how many times I’ve seen it! Whether it’s flies, nymphing techniques or just the familiar faces of the Grand River Outfitting and Fly Shop staff, it’s thoroughly enjoyable!

Watch it one more time before you head out onto the river!

Tightline Video’s Latest

April 14, 2020

The latest video just released from Tim Flagler’s Tightlinevideo Youtube channel, is the “Shiney Hiney Caddis Pupa.” I don’t know about you, but I think this might be next up on the vise as I prepare for Trout Opener! Here’s his recipe!


Trout Opener Preparations

April 14, 2020

We usually spend lots of hours at the fly tying bench (even more so this year with isolation and quarantine) in preparation for the Trout Opener, but what about that other list of trout season preparation chores?

I’m thinking about the washing and repairing waders and the cleaning of fly lines! Here’s a few How-to videos on these tasks to get you motivated as we count down to fishing season, however they will play out in your area.

Washing Waders from Simms

Repairing Waders via Simms

Cleaning Fly Lines from Rio Products

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Part 2-

Get washing!

A Tribute to John Prine 1946-2020

April 10, 2020

I pray he’s fishing, and whistling, in Heaven.

The Orvis Guide to a Fly Fishing – The New Fly a Fisher

April 4, 2020

Finally, the new season opens with this excellent episode on fly fishing for bass, spring, summer and fall! Lots of tips, techniques, strategies and equipment, to improve our success with bass on the fly. Not to mention great photography, animations and narration!

Here we go!

“Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” Season Two Broadcast Schedule – Orvis News

April 2, 2020

Who hasn’t been anticipating being able to watch this second season?!!

“Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” Season Two Broadcast Schedule – Orvis News
— Read on

Dry Fly Nirvana – Another Episode of the New Fly Fisher

March 29, 2020

Dry Fly Mania! Only 27 days to go for the Trout Opener in Ontario, and this episode has me getting anxious for the dry flies on the Grand River come May and June!

Another Way to tie Rim Chung’s RS2

March 26, 2020

I’ve struggled to tie this fly and have watched various YouTube videos, had someone show me one-on-one how to do it, but I still couldn’t get it right. This method looks so much easier when it comes splitting the tails.

Have a look at this one:

Atop the Angling Mountain: The Five Stages of Fly Fishing | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

March 22, 2020

And while we are at it…one more article from Hatch Magazine that helps describe the fly fishing addiction.

I don’t remember when I first heard the phrase, but for a while now experienced fly fishers have been regaling new anglers with tales of “The Five Stages of Fly Fishing.” These are the levels we all go through at one point or another in our fly fishing careers; at least if we stick around long enough to move up the ladder. Enough to satisfy the Stage Three fly fisherman? Don’t bet on it. (photo: Chad Shmukler)
— Read on

Fly fishing through a pandemic | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

March 22, 2020

Some thoughts on fly fishing during these uncertain times via Hatch Magazine.

The world is changing all around us. March Madness was cancelled. The NBA season was suspended. So was the remainder of spring training and the beginning of the Major League Baseball season. Schools are closed. Grocery stores are having a hard time keeping goods on the shelves. (Good luck finding hand sanitizer or toilet paper.) Meanwhile, anything approaching a normal life has disappeared in Europe, where Italy and France are locked down and modern medical facilities are being overwhelmed by the global pandemic.
— Read on

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