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Busy Week & How to Fish a Dry Fly

It's been a busy week around here. Water levels dropped from the deluge we got last week, Caddis and March Browns are hatching, fishing is good, leaves are popping, fields are green, new calfs, colts, lambs, goats are arriving everyday. It's been busy here too with guiding, lessons, and fly orders to process.

We got some good news this week. Umpqua featured our Polyfluff Caddis in an Instagram post, described as, “The pattern has a buggy down wing silhouette mimicking an adult caddis. It can be fished by skating or dead drifting and floats well even without being dressed.” It also works well in a dry dropper combo. Find it in our online store or any fly shop that sells Umpqua flies.

We also find ourselves in the current issues of both Fly Fisherman Magazine and Gray's Sporting Journal. FFM recalled the day back in 1980 when we were part of a group of anglers along with then publisher of FFM, John Randolph, invited to spend the day with President Carter near Camp David. It was quite an experience for us, one we'll never forget. And, Gray's has our golden dorado photo essay, Mousing for Dorado. That's pretty exciting too! We are very lucky to have these two premier publications to enjoy. They remind me of two ships sailing in a digital sea.

How to Fish a Dry Fly

We've featured Farbank/RIO tutorials in the blog before and this week the Far Bank School brings us Simon Gawesworth, with “How to Fish a Dry Fly”. Perhaps you've been fly fishing for years, but chances are there will be something here for you. It's light, interesting, and entertaining, along with tips that we all can use. Be sure to watch Part 2, about equipment too.

That's all for this week. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. We hope you get out to fish this week. Spring will be gone before you know it!

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