In This Issue

Winter 2019 - Volume Twenty-Five , Issue 4

Features

American Wet Flies - The Evolution Comes Full Circle

20 Must-Tie Patterns

Modern anglers are discovering the charm and effectiveness of these old-time flies

ERIC AUSTIN

Realism Rules!

Tie a Better Bug

Learn simple tricks for making a lifelike nymph that catches the wariest trout.

NADICA & IGOR STANCEV

Favorite Flies for Winter Tailwaters

13 Guide-Tested Flies

The weather is cold but the fishing is hot. Grab your tackle, bundle up to stay warm, and fill your fly box with these fish-catching patterns.

AL RITT

What’s the Deal with Dubbing?

9 Pro Tips You Can Use

There’s a right and a wrong way to use all fly tying materials. Learn important tricks for using this very common ingredient.

GRETCHEN & AL BEATTY

A Caddisfly for All Occasions

Matching the Hatch Made Simple

This generic pattern is a great imitation of most medium-size to large adult caddisflies. Tie it, cast it, and catch more trout.

BARRY CLARKE

Pacific Northwest Coastal River Flies

16 Best Patterns

These flies catch salmon, steelhead, and sea-run trout. What’s not to love?

GLENN ZINKUS

ON THE COVER: Adam Tavender photo.

Columns

Editor’s Bench

Congratulations, Gretchen Beatty

Editor’s Bench DAVID KLAUSMEYER Congratulations, Gretchen Beatty

First Wraps

Tucker Carlson (Yes, That Tucker Carlson) Ties Flies, plus a fly tying thriller and more.

DAVID KLAUSMEYER

Beginner’s Masterclass

The RS2 and Its Many Variations

TIM FLAGLER

On the Bench-On the Water

Great Gear for Tying and Fishing

Intermediate Skills

The Catskill Curler Stonefly Nymph

JERRY COVIELLO

Salt Water

Bare Bones

SETH FIELDS

Profile

Carl Sanders: Proving Old Flies Still Catch Fish

DAVID KLAUSMEYER

One Fly

Blueback Trout Thunder Creek

DAVID KLAUSMEYER