Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tying the CDC Split Wing Sparkle Dun

Tying the CDC Split Wing Sparkle Dun

The name is a mouthful. Got to improve the fly naming skills. Well it works anyway.

Blue Winged Olives (aka Baetis) create superb early and late season hatches. This simple but effective take on the sparkle dun pattern features a split CDC wing. Fish this fly as fish begin to feed on the surface. Its fine if the fly hangs a bit in the film. This fly can even be tied on a curved shank emerger hook to fish as an emerger.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Fly Fishing Film Tour Coming to Rapid City April 23rd 2011

Don't forget that the Film Tour is coming to the Elks Theatre this Saturday April 23rd.

The showing is set for Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Elks Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are available at Dakota Angler & Outfitter for $12. Tickets the night of the show will be $15. Stop by the shop to get your tickets!

Hans' Sowbug

Tying Hans' Sowbug

Hans' Sowbug is an alternative to some of the more common sowbug patterns. This pattern has worked quite well on the Bighorn River. The Ray Charles pattern works great, but it is nice to have a slightly different fly to try if the fish get picky.