Nets are often an overlooked piece of equipment in the fly fishing world. Believe it or not there are a lot of nets on the market that are not safe for catch and release fish handling practices. Here’s a few things to take into consideration before purchasing yourself a nice new net.
Peacock herl is a great material for an array of flies but often becomes too bulky & hard to glue without ruining its iridescence. One use for peacock herl that is often overlooked is stripping the fibres and using the quill as a body material. It creates beautiful segmentation as well as a very natural looking colour for a chironomid pupa.
Below the surface of the water on any of our interior lakes, there are a smorgasbord of options for fish to enjoy at any given part of the season. The tricky part is knowing how, when and why to imitate each of these food sources. First things first, we will discuss exactly what bloodworms are.