In This Issue
VOLUME TWENTY-FOUR, ISSUE 2
16 Guide-Tested Flies
Match emerging mayflies and caddisflies, and catch more trout.
Pro Tips You Can Use
Splitting Hairs: Part 2
Properly preparing deer hair is the key to using this common fly tying material. Our author tells you how to do it.
Better Flies Made Simple
Bullets by the Dozen
AL & GRETCHEN BEATTY
Flies featuring bullet-shaped heads look realistic and catch fish. Learn how to make these important patterns.
Meet a Rising Fly Tying Star
The Creative Streamers of Gunnar Brammer
Discover what it takes to design new patterns from one of our craft’s hottest young tiers.
Tie a Classic Trout Fly
Leave Room for Renegades
The author found an old fly hanging in a tree along the bank of the Beaverkill River and discovered it was once a famous fish-catching pattern. Read her story and tie the fly.
14 Must-Have Patterns
Favorite Flies for Fall Steelhead
Anglers crowd Great Lakes tributaries to catch migrating salmon, and often overlook the steelhead. Learn the strategies and tie the flies for catching those trophy fish.
A Better Beginner’s Class
BILL “BUGS” LOGAN
Up the Creek, and French flies with an American influence.
JAY “FISHY” FULLUM
Beginner’s Master Class
Mastering the Half & Half
GERRY M. HERRERA, PH.D.
Sinking with the Fishes
ON THE COVER: A layout reminiscent of how Fly Tyer looked in 1978. Wow!