Ideal Flies. Select the flies you carry to the stream carefully so you can meet the demands at that specific time. One day on the Yellowstone River at Livingston, Montana I handed my wife a small fly box containing a dozen flies and showed her where to fish a beautiful riffle as we entered the stream. My guide of seventeen years, Ray Hurley, and I headed upstream to fish some heavy water. Ray paused and said, “Just what twelve flies did you give your wife?” When I told him he smiled and said, “She is better equipped than ninety percent of the fishermen on the Yellowstone River.”
In order to help you have the right flies at the right time I have put hatch charts in my three trout books and two smallmouth bass books. I also present a podcast at the beginning of each month where I discuss the fly needs and the hatches for the coming month. My weekly “Anglers Club Newsletter” provides great timely information on the fishing and current fly needs as does my free Monthly Newsletter.
As I am doing this fly fishing podcast I am realizing that many of you are going to be enjoying the outdoors this July 4th weekend by the phone calls, emails, and orders the fly shop has been receiving. Please be safe and considerate of the land owners and others as you take in natures beauty. I plan to enjoy it myself!
In this podcast I want to discuss the how, when, and where to fish my new “change of pace” dry flies for trout that feed selectively. I thought that if I could develop a different fly which showed the trout a new silhouette and light pattern that matched a natural food they feed upon, I might be able to catch these trout. By experimenting I developed the Murray’s Housefly Dry, Oakworm Dry, Yellow Jacket Dry, Moth Dry, Wasp Dry, and Horsefly Dry. I fish all of these with a Classic 9ft 6X Leader.
The smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent due to the great food load and the rains keeping the water levels up. Hence, in a recent school one of our instructors stuck a smallmouth bass that was over 5 pounds on our Murray’s Crayfish pattern while showing the class the swing nymph technique. Our topwater action is picking up and we have been doing very well with our famous Shenandoah Blue Popper. I fish these on a Bright Butt 9ft. 2X Leader.
Murray’s Fly Shop Fly Fishing Podcast on iTunes – Learn to fly fish or brush up on your tactics by listening to our Fly Fishing Podcast on iTunes. These Fly Fishing Podcasts cover many topics related to the fly fishing world.
We have over 25 episodes on a variety of fly fishing topics. Smallmouth Bass fly fishing? We have a dozen episodes on it. Trout fly fishing? We have 15 episodes on it. Scott Radian Fly Rod review? We have an episode on it. Carp fishing? We have an episode or two on carping with a fly rod. Gear Reviews? We beat up gear and give it a review afterwards.
Is there a topic we haven’t covered that you would like to hear? Drop us an email or give us a call and we will see what we can come up with. We will reward original ideas!
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