Since the bass fishing has slowed down I want to discuss an effective approach for developing and tying your own bass flies that will help you catch more bass in your own waters. A logical starting point is to consider the areas you fish and look at the specific flies you fish in each situation and are these flies productive or not. I will be discussing my Murray’s Hellgrammite, Strymph, Magnum Streamer Series, and Floating Minnows.
My next fly tying class will be on Saturday, January 14 from 10a.m. to noon at Murray’s Fly Shop.
For more information visit our website or stop by my fly shop at
121 S. Main St, Edinburg VA 22824 Ph 540-984-4212
Many years ago when I showed Howard West, an executive with Scientific Anglers, how I made these with old fly lines. He was very excited and offered to build a hollow version and put them on the market as Scientific Anglers Indicators. Today it is my favorite indicator because it preforms many invaluable angling functions in addition to detecting strikes. Some of these include being a depth gauge when swing nymphing, tippet locator when using a back up drift streamer technique, fly-locator when fishing midges on long leaders, depth gauge when using the escape streamer technique and strike detector when using a dead drifting nymph technique. Many of you who have taken my “On the Stream Schools” will be familiar with these ways of using the Scientific Anglers Indicators.
This months fly fishing question and answers podcast includes Harry Murray discussing the swing nymphing technique used with Scientific Angler Indicators, hook sharpening files, barbless vs. barbed hooks, landing nets, and what insect repellent can do to your favorite fly rod.
Fly Fishing with Nymphs is one of the most productive methods of taking trout throughout the country and around the world. Using a slide show we will have an in depth discussion about the fine points governing the techniques, tackle and effective nymphs which are productive for trout in mountain trout streams, large trout streams and spring creeks. We will cover dead drift nymphing, swing nymphing, czech nymphing, strike detection, and how to make your indicators work (for you). To register: Give us a call at the fly shop (540-984-4212) or register online.