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Words: Alan Bulmer   Images: Tim Angeli

When I was young and learning to fly fish I was given a tattered book on trout fishing by a curmudgeonly old friend of my fathers. 1,208 more words

Alan Bulmer

Last (planned) dry tie fly for the year - Sulphur Dun

To complete my collection of suphur flies that are very yellow and “can” tend towards chartreuse, here is my yellow sulphur dun. Key notes that distinguishes from a production fly: 111 more words


Enchanted: Introduction to the Cascades

I recently moved to Seattle, so the first thing on my agenda after watching yet another promising Mariners season dwindle into disappointment from a closer vantage point than usual was to start exploring the Cascades high lakes in earnest. 696 more words


Dry Fly Hooks Sizes

Return to an old theme, manufacturer’s hook sizes are really useless.  What you need to know, one you select your hook, is how long is the body. 252 more words


Yellow Sally - Tan

I have two more dry flies left to tie for next year – Yellow Sally White and Traditional Sulphur.  This is my Yellow Sally reflecting my observation that many of the early stoneflies have a green head.


small (16) - Sulphur Klinkhamers

While I wait for an order of fly line tips for my new rod to come in, I finished up some small (size 16) Sulphur Klinkhamers. 282 more words