Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Monday, February 22, 2016

Yesterday At Charlies And A Classic Wet Fly

"Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point"Thomas McGuane

First, we had a great time at Charlies Evening Sun Fly Shop yesterday! The place was packed!!I spent the first 90 minutes working up some Swift River flies, answering lots of questions, taking some tying requests,answering more questions and then finishing with the Millers River presentation and a short slide show of flies.

One fly that caught some attention was the Millers River Sedge. This is a classic wet fly style that I worked up 10 or so years ago BECAUSE I love old, classic flies and this beauty works on those late Spring and Summer evenings when the caddis are popping up. It has a wide wet fly profile that grabs their attention as you swing this fly through your favorite set of riffles.

Hook - wet or dry size 12 or 14

Tail - brown hackle fibers

body - yellow, orange or olive dubbing of rabbit

Wing - brown turkey quill

Hackle - brown partridge or hen hackle one size longer than usual

When I first started fly fishing the tackle catalogs were loaded with classic wet flies. Now they're pretty much gone. Some were junk (like some of today's flies) but many always caught trout and still do. So be brave, tie some up and hit the freestones this Spring. I think you'll do well.

To the gentleman you wanted to know about my "taped caddis" I posted the tying instructions back earlier this month. Just back cast a few posts and you'll find it!

Daylight Savings is only 3 weeks away!!!



Anonymous said...

Good to see the classic flies. They always worked.

Just Me said...

Thanks for the presentation at Charlie's Ken. It was both interesting and enlightening. The Q & A session was most useful.


Falsecast said...

Will you be selling that "Miller's River Sedge"?

Millers River Flyfisher said...


Thanks for the comment


I'm glad that you enjoyed it. It was good to be around other fly fishers for a few hours


When I decide to REALLY retire I'll start selling flies again. The recipe is online but if you need some I'll give you some. We just have to meet.


Anonymous said...

Excellent presentation Ken . Very well done and very imformative . Thank you very much .

Millers River Flyfisher said...


Thank you!