As articles and features are added to the Fly Foundry site, they will be summarized here:
Just completed refurbishing of the original Juicebug Damsel Nymph pages to update links, some of which had gone out of date.
Wes Wada’s teaching session for the Central Oregon Flyfishers Winter Fly Tying Series is March 3rd. Flyer and pattern recipes for the class are now available.
The last in a series of articles: Magnifying Your iPad for Fly Tying and Fly Fishing – some very slick tips!
The third is a series of articles: Water Storage Data – Important Signals for Stillwater Fly Fishing.
The second in a series of articles: Using Google Earth to Scout Unfamiliar Fishing Water.
The first of several articles reviewing Discoveries and lessons learned from the 2014 fishing season. Covered in the first article: tips about Logs, Weather Assists.
The feature article and tutorial on Wes’s Kick-Ass Ant is now available. This is a 15-year old Go-To pattern that is wickedly productive.
After dealing with a serious family medical emergency in the spring, and then a great fishing and camping season, efforts are underway to reboot the Fly Foundry web site.
Curious about what people think about Wes’s workshops? Listed at the bottom of the page are the new comments from participants in the Redding, California, Shasta-Trinity Fly Fishers event.
How dry is the USA West? Bone Dry with an Expanding Mega Drought. The implications of drought on our beloved pasttime.
A crazy good bass fly that teaches all sorts of useful skills, Larry’s Lizard tutorial
Download the presentation about Spirit River’s UV2 products, including a terrific UV2 photo gallery.
New updates and photographs of the Ninja chironomid pupa added November 2014.
The new Mayfly Cripple fly patterns feature article is launched! For a limited time only, full workshop length Step-by-Step downloadable PDF presentations are available for your tying pleasure.
A short article about the recent appearance by British Columbia’s Phil Rowley at the Winter Seminar sponsored by Sunriver Anglers and Central Oregon Flyfishers.
A long blog post about current tying and teaching activity and plans for a new macro photo section for the site.
Recipes for two original Mayfly Cripple Patterns plus photos of two other cripple flies and a Tenkara fly, have been posted. The full step-by-step digital tutorials will be placed on this site in mid-February.
The first feature of the 2013 fly tying season: Tying Small Articulated Flies – the Easy Basics. Includes an extensive PDF format tutorial.
A short essay on an important mental block: “Does this catch fish?”
In the blog: new photos of teaching flies for UV resin layering work
The Brian Wise article, featuring his outstanding video tutorials of Kelly Galloup Articulated Streamers, is now launched.
All That Glitters…see the new article about the pros and cons of designing and fishing with flash materials.
For designers and visual creators: a blog post about rapid change and its impact on mentoring.
An essay from Sugar Creek Ranch writing archives: Stealth – Be the Heron.
The second in a continuing series of original fly tutorials, Snake Eyes, is now available to view. This is an innovative interpretation of bass fishing’s Texas Rig adapted for trout fly use. A snag-resistant, bottom bouncing fish catcher!
Five new YouTube tying videos from Hans Stephenson, South Dakota.
Review of 1001 Fly Fishing Tips, Headwater Books, compiled and edited by Jay Nichols, former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine.