Fly Fishing Isonychia Bicolor Mayfly Pattern

On the rivers of southern Ontario where I usually fish, Isonychia bicolor mayfly used to hatch normally right after Green Drakes, which is around the beginning of June, and than, a sporadic hatch during the summer and again in the middle of August. This was in the past. Today this is all different, unfortunately. This…

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Realistic Flies vs. Traditional Flies

As a fly fisherman and a fly tier, tying artificial flies that look as close as possible to aquatic insects, was always a challenge to me. However, no matter how much one succeeds in imitating them, the questions many would ask is: “Are realistic flies more effective than traditional?” Most fly fisherman come to a…

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Streamer Flies and Why Fish Strike at Them

by Dimitri Ristic   Almost 100 years ago, during 1920s, the streamer fly became a very popular fly in the northeastern parts of the US and Canada. Why streamer flies attract fish to strike at them would be a logical question. If we look at all streamers we can divide them into two very different classes.…

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by Dimitri Ristic   I met Boris for a coffee and a friendly talk, as we sometimes do. Boris is much younger than me, but fly fishermen don’t choose companions by age. Somehow, conversation was fishing streamers and I mentioned a muddler pattern. In my fly box, one whole side is just muddler patterns and…

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