January 17, 1927 - April 10, 2020
Ed Shenk, a Pennsylvania icon and a man who left a lasting legacy on the sport of fly fishing passed away peacefully last week. He was 93 years old. Barry remembers Ed fondly because as a 17 year old kid, Ed took him to Montana fishing. It was Barry’s first trip west and it cemented a life long friendship with Ed. He was a mentor, friend, and a very talented fly tier and fisherman. Read more from Fly Fisherman.
Tags and Trailers
This is a subject that we've covered before, but it is so important for us anglers to think about how the nymphs we are fishing are actually behaving in the water. It can make a huge difference in our success on the water. Domenic Swentosky is the master at writing about fishing nymphs on a long leader and in this article he makes us think about the weight and of the nymphs, the length of the dropper or trailer, and when to use one over the other. Plus, if you don't already use the Uni-Knot, you may want to after reading his excellent article. Thank you Domenic.
Biostrike & Neon Wax
While we're on the subject of Tags & Trailers, Cathy has a short clip here on Biostrike and Neon Wax as effective ways to add a sighter (like a strike indicator) on nymph leaders. A sighter is preferred when anglers are fishing European nymph style, but are very useful whenever you're high-sticking nymps.
Free Neon Wax
Here's your chance to try a free tube of Skafars Neon Wax, compliments of the folks we know in Slovenia. We have it in neon chartreuse, neon red, neon yellow, neon orange, white, and black. Order our Early Season Nymph Special and we'll include a free tube. We'll send a neon color while supply lasts, starting with red, orange, and green.