JBFF KNOWLEDGE BLOG
Fly Fishing Tips and Tricks
The Qualities of a Trout Stream
Expert fly fishermen Stave Harry and Jerry Armstrong demonstrate the attributes of a quality trout [...]
The Foam Fly Box
I use the foam fly box almost exclusively especially for steelhead fishing. It's lightweight, it [...]
The Basic Principles of Fly Imitation
The Four Elements of Imitation Most of the time it is important to imitate a [...]
The original blood dot flies
White Death White Zonker
Want to catch more steelhead?
Understand what they eat
Then select fly patterns that are highly effective.
The right pattern matters!
No matter whether you tie flies, buy flies, or both; the effectiveness of the fly pattern matters. Some flies are designed to catch fishermen more than they catch fish. Some flies are highly complex to construct and don’t warrant the time investment at the tying bench. Whether you tie flies, buy flies or both, use the Four Elements of Imitation to evaluate the fly patterns effectiveness. Then be sure to look at the pattern, and its materials, as the fish see it – wet and submersed in water!