|Bead Head Nymphs & Wet Flies|
|Bead Head Attractor Nymphs||Bead Head Midges|
|Bead Head Caddis||Bead Head Mayflies|
|Bead Head Krystal Buggers||Bead Head Stone Flies|
|Bead Head Leeches||Bead Head Flash-A-Buggers|
|The brass bead head fly has become one of the most popular fly types. This is because the weight of the brass bead helps keep the fly very close to the bottom where trout are used to seeing and capturing naturals. The flash of the brass bead has also proven to be very attractive to several other kinds of sport fish. Possibly it just makes the fly easier for the fish to locate. The patterns listed in these files are offered in the most productive sizes and kinds.|
If you would like to know about the History
of the Bead Head Fly, check out this fascinating article by Roman
We think the pictures in the fly files listed above are state of the art for the internet. We hope they are interesting enough to make up for the lack of text. Let us know what you think.
Saracione 4" Narrow Disc Drag Fly Reel
Saracione 3" SCA Trout Fly Reel
This fishing report comes to us
regularly from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico
If you are interested in fishing the South Pacific coast of Mexico, this weekly report has proven to be very reliable. You can subscribe to the report from this hyper link.
REFERENCE: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Sportfishing Report 4/6 - 4/11/02
|Dramatic changes in sea conditions over this past week caused very good changes in the fishing as the week progressed. The Blue water which was out beyond the 40 mile mark last week is now within 10 miles of Zihutatanejo Bay. Warmer water, ample schools of bait have turned the bite on and double digit SAILFISH shots per day per boat are returning to the area. Colorado Angler James Lake opened his fishing this week on the R 3 Marais II, landing 1 SAILFISH and loosing one other. A day later fishing aboard the Yellowfin II Mr Lake landed 2 SAILFISH and lost three others. Yesterday Mr. Lake landed 5 SAILFISH and lost another 5.|
East Coast angler Andrew
Cousins fishing aboard the El Soltar landed 2 SAILFISH and lost 3
others. Top SAILFISH performance was turned in by Pennsylvania
angler Don McClure and Son in Law Victor Bowman. After being
delayed in Houston Texas by a spring storm and missing their first day
of fishing the duo more than made up for the delay by landing 6 SAILFISH
and loosing 5 other on their first day of fishing with captain Adolopho
on the Dos Hermanos. Captain Adolopho reported a very productive band of
clear water which was located between 8 and 11 miles out from
Zihuatanejo Bay. Inshore The Action is heating up as well as
captain Adolopho recorded 2 ROOSTERFISH and 27 big YELLOWTAIL JACKS in
one day of fishing. Several MARLIN in the 300 lb Class were also
reported this week and the TUNA are sill in the area but the bite is off
There is still availability for the MAY INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT to be held May 2nd to May 5th. Interested anglers are encouraged to contact our office for details.
Ixtapa/ Zihuatanejo Climate: Seasonally beautiful, great fishing weather !
Sea Conditions: Calm
Best Fishing Area: 8 - 11 miles
Bait Supply: Good
Read about our Sail Fishing Vacation that occurred here last November.
from Rick Hafele M.S.
June 22, 2002, 9am-4pm
Rick Hafele is the best know angling entomologist west of the Mississippi. He earned his Master of Science degree in 1979 from Oregon State University. In 1981 he and Dave Hughes burst on the scene with the first understandable hatch book for the western United States. It was appropriately called "The Complete Book of Western Hatches".
book was an instant success and is now a classic. Rick is much in
demand as a writer, lecturer and teacher. We are very lucky to
be able to make him available to you.
This class will teach you what trout feed on in a stream environment. Understanding world of aquatic critters is a fascinating part of fly fishing. You will become a more productive trout fisher as you learn how to identify hatches and select the flies that match them. Rick is the master that will help you unlock the secrets.
This class will begin with a 3-hour slide show in our new class room. Rick will explain the different families of aquatic insects while you relax with snacks and soft drinks.
In the afternoon you will drive to one of the local streams where you will collect insects and identify them. You may explore several different streams. Rick will help you select flies that will represent these same insects to the trout.
Save yourself years. 10 students maximum. First come first served.
|HATCHES-MA||"Learn About Hatches", Class June 22||7-hours,
Sandy River Fishery Information Bank
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