Hatches: Spotted Sedge

Spotted sedge (Hydropsyche), with at least 25 sub-species in the West, as well as Midwestern and Eastern counterparts (all very similar), could be considered one of the most important, if not the most important, insect to practitioners of trout spey and swinging wetflies.

Episode 46 – Matthew DeLorme

https://www.spreaker.com/user/11272357/episode-046 This week I got the chance to talk to Matthew DeLorme. We talk fishing with family, learning languages, photographing for Trek, woodcuts and printmaking, entomology, cutthroat, and peanut butter offerings to our overlords. … Become a member of Swing the Fly To read this article and receive other special member-only benefits, including the Anthology […]

Scandi-Style Trout Tube

Recently shifting a lot of my tying focus to Trout Spey, I realized that I still had an abundance of fur in the 2.5-3-inch range; perfect for the trout flies I desired. And the Scandi-style was the perfect recipe for a decent-sized, lightly weighted fly that would still cast easily on any light trout rod and line. Bingo.

The V-Loop

As it pertains to Anchor-Centric Spey Casting You might be expecting an article on how to create the magical “V-loop” and the ensuing super-charged Spey casts you have always heard of. My apologies. Instead you are going to get an article on why the V-loop is a bad idea and possibly even fallacy… Become a […]