May Fly Entomology Pt. 5

The Hatch I saw this video on the Moldy Chum’s Blog and on Mountain River Journal’s Blog and found it to be quite informative and very well done. As it is of mayflies I thought it fitting to post it here for my future¬†reference. Note: The nymphs in the beginning …

More W.F.F. Flies…

Since starting my flyfishing journey in June I have since bought a wonderful rotary vise and spent quite sometime researching, watching (youtube.com), thinking about fly tying and how I can create my own flies mainly because of two reasons the first practical, Winona lacks any concept of a fly shop …

May Fly Entomology Pt. 4

The Burrowers The Slit Dwelling Burrowers Families Ephemeridae, Potamanthidae and Polymitarcyidae The first thing that should be said about the three species of mayfly I chose to research is that both The Hex, and the White Fly are both excluded from the hatch chart I’ve been using and the reason …

May Fly Entomology Pt. 3

The Clingers The Fast Water Clingers Family Heptageniidae These nymphs all have flat slender bodies, they also all have stronger legs to hold in fast flowing water. All the nymphs except the Epeorus genus have three tails, epeorus having only two. The mayflies that have substantial hatch numbers in S.E. …

What's the Count?

Spent alot of time on the water this summer. Saw amazing things and wanted to share a video. I remember watching this wondering what they were feasting on. I now believe it was midge flies. The picture was taken that same morning less than 50yds upstream. I tried counting all …

May Fly Entomology Pt. 2

Note: This information is as region specific (S.E. MN) as I can tailor it to be. It may be relevant to Northern Parts of Iowa and Southwestern Wisconsin. Also, if I forgot something/made a mistake in my information PLEASE post with what needs to be changed. This is for my …

Fly Tying Friday!

The Winona Fly Factory has been hard at work tying new and different flies for next season and this winter. Working on dry fly midges, white caddis, midge larva, deer emergers, ect. I will be posting those in the W.F.F. Flies page. This makes my winter tying total up to …

CDC and Deer Recipe

Hook: Dai-Riki 135 #16 Thread: White 6/0 Abdomen: Lt. Dun CDC Wrapped Forward Underwing: Final Wraps of CDC Wing: Deer Hair Tied Short Thorax: Olive Rabbit/Nymph Dubbing Notes: No Additional Weight, Just the bead. This is a pattern like many that I’ve been working on that I have not fished …