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Fly Fishing

Currently fly Fishing is at the top of my list of things I enjoy.  I learn something every time I go to the water.  I enjoy tying flies and it’s more fun catching fish on a fly that you tied yourself.  Also on popular rivers the bigger fish see the same flies hundreds of times a day, and some of us believe that a variation or something new will get more strikes than the same old patterns.

About 15 years ago, Zeke and I decided that we would like to fish in some of the famous places one hears about.  We first fished in Alaska about 2007.

Montana,         More Montana Photos

(Henry’s Fork),        More Henry’s Fork photos and

South Holston in Tennessee June 20-24 2013 

 Jackson River in Virginia,

 Stauton River also in Virginia.

Escatawba Farms  Covington Virginia

Roanoke River at Salem Virginia

Additional Link is the fly tying page.

Useful chart of bead sizes  This small chart is small enough to put in your wallet.  It then becomes easy to match beads with common hook sizes.  See Bead Chart