In This Issue

Summer 2020 - Volume Twenty-Six , Issue 2

Features

The Spey Fly Advantage for Trout

A New Way to Catch Our Favorite Fish

What’s all the excitement about using Spey tackle for catching trout? Read about the equipment, flies, and fishing techniques. It sounds like fun!

GLENN ZINKUS

Marabou with a Twist

14 Fish-Catching Flies

Marabou is usually used for making large streamers and Woolly Buggers, but it is also one of the best ingredients for crafting small trout flies.

JOHN WOOD

21st-Century Soft Hackle

Better Feathers—Better Flies

Brahma hen feathers are superior to India and partridge hackles for tying many fi sh-catching patterns. This small change will make a big difference in the quality of your flies.

PAUL SHEPARD

DIY Fly Tying

10 Useful Ideas YOU Can Use

Learn how to fashion helpful fl y tying aids and improve the tools you already own.

AL & GRETCHEN BEATTY

The Versatile Muddler Minnow

Tie This Famous Fly the Right Way

We all know this pattern, but can you tie one? Our author leads a master class on selecting the right materials, making the recognizable deer-hair head, and completing the fly.

ERIC AUSTIN

ON THE COVER: David Klausmeyer Photo

Columns

Editor’s Bench

Overcoming Writer’s Block

DAVID KLAUSMEYER

First Wraps

Tie-a-Thon Is Paying It Forward

ROBERT JOHN PALES

Intermediate Skills

Perfecting Deer-Hair Dry Flies

JERRY CORVIELLO

Beginner’s Masterclass

An Improved Trico Spinner

TIM FLAGLER

New Dimensions

Fun with Foam Panfish Flies

GARY R. YADEN

Profile

Sara Jo Royalty: Blending Fly Tying with the Rest of Life

DAVID KLAUSMEYER

One Fly

The Sparkle Pupa

DAVID KLAUSMEYER