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Howard Cole Yellow Sally Emerger - 17:12

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Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers and Flies of the West. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and where he is co-owner of High Country Flies.

Cole says: “Living in the Yellowstone Area, I never take for granted having one of the world’s most diverse trout fisheries right in my backyard. The plain truth is: Trout live in the most beautiful places. Simply observing the subtle rings left by a rising fish, rouses the same emotion that I had when I first came to this sport.”
Please take a look at Howard's site: http://www.flyfishingjacksonhole.com for trips, gear, and info as well as flies and fly tying materials.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Tiemco 5212BL #12-#16
  • Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Tan
  • Undertail: Z-lon Amber
  • Tail: Wood Duck Flank Fibers
  • Abdomen: 1/3 Dubbing Flourescent Orange 2/3 Dubbing Creamy Yellow
  • Wing: Z-lon Dun
  • Thorax: Dubbing Creamy Yellow
  • Hackle: CDC Light Dun
  • Wing Case: Ethafoam Thin

"I believe the Flourescent Orange Butt of this fly is a Hot Spot or Trigger Mechanism to trout. I have fished this fly with and without the Orange Butt and swear the fly fishes better with it. One of the little known riddles to many Fly Fishermen is not all Stoneflies crawl out of the water and hatch on land. Like Mayflies and Caddis, some Stoneflies actually hatch in the water. The Little Yellow Sally (Isoperla) is one of them. Sometimes, matching the emerging lifecycle stage of this insect can be invaluable. Most of the waters in the Yellowstone area will harbor this insect, but on waters like the South Fork, Madison, Firehole, and Yellowstone this bug can be extremely important with prolific hatches. "

- Howard Cole

Howard Cole Loop Wing March Brown - 23:01

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Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers and Flies of the West. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and where he is co-owner of High Country Flies.

Cole says: “Living in the Yellowstone Area, I never take for granted having one of the world’s most diverse trout fisheries right in my backyard. The plain truth is: Trout live in the most beautiful places. Simply observing the subtle rings left by a rising fish, rouses the same emotion that I had when I first came to this sport.”
Please take a look at Howard's site: http://www.flyfishingjacksonhole.com for trips, gear, and info as well as flies and fly tying materials.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Tiemco 900BL #12 & #14
  • Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Gray
  • Tail: Micro-Fibetts Brown or Dark Dun
  • Underbody: Gray Thread
  • Body: Flexi-Floss Brown or Super Floss Brown
  • Wing: Teal Flank Fibers
  • Hackle: Sadddle or Cape Hackle Cree

An aspect that makes this fly unique is how the body is formed. Make a smooth tapered Underbody with the Gray Thread. Then over the top, Palmer the Flexi-Floss forward evenly and leave a space between each wrap. This will present a ribbed effect from the Gray Thread, giving the body segmented look. Though Western March Browns (also referred to as Rhithrogena or Rhiths) are the first large mayfly of the season, they are a fickle insect. A lot of our western waters have this mayfly, but some years the hatch can be insignificant while others years quite memorable. Year after year the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, and Yakima normally have consistent hatches. Commonly this mayfly is found in faster sections of rivers and streams. Also, generally it takes awhile for the fish to turn on to the adults but once they do they can really key in on this insect.

Howard Cole's Unusual Usual Flav Emerger - 15:16

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Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers and Flies of the West. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and where he is co-owner of High Country Flies.

Cole says: “Living in the Yellowstone Area, I never take for granted having one of the world’s most diverse trout fisheries right in my backyard. The plain truth is: Trout live in the most beautiful places. Simply observing the subtle rings left by a rising fish, rouses the same emotion that I had when I first came to this sport.”
Please take a look at Howard's site: http://www.flyfishingjacksonhole.com for trips, gear, and info as well as flies and fly tying materials.

Recipe:

  • Hook: Dai-Riki 300 #14 & #16
  • Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Olive Dun
  • Undertail: Z-lon Amber or CDC Gold/ Amber
  • Tail: Wood Duck Flank Fibers
  • Abdomen: Goose or Turkey Biot Olive
  • Thorax: Dubbing Dark Olive
  • Wing: Snowshoe Rabbit Dark Dun
  • Hackle: Sadddle or Cape Hackle Grizzly/Olive

Even thought this fly rides low in the surface film, it is an extremely visible fly for the fisherman. And by changing material color or substituting different materials it is an emerger pattern that can imitate the many categories of mayflies.

Howard Cole's U-con Emerger - 16:06

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This weeks tier is Howard Cole from Jackson, WY.

Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers and Flies of the West. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and where he is co-owner of High Country Flies.

Cole says: “Living in the Yellowstone Area, I never take for granted having one of the world’s most diverse trout fisheries right in my backyard. The plain truth is: Trout live in the most beautiful places. Simply observing the subtle rings left by a rising fish, rouses the same emotion that I had when I first came to this sport.”
Please take a look at Howard's site: http://www.flyfishingjacksonhole.com for trips, gear, and info as well as flies and fly tying materials.

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Recipe:

  • Hook: Tiemco 900BL #14-#20
  • Thorax: Glass Bead 11/0-15/0 Diamond
  • Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Rusty Dun
  • Tail: Z-lon Amber
  • Body: Dubbing Dark Olive
  • Overbody: Z-lon Dark Olive
  • Wing: Deer Hair

Proper positioning of the Overbody is critical for the way this fly will fish. After pulling the Z-lon Overbody forward, secure it with 2 soft thread wraps. Then pull fibers back and to the sides so that when you view the fly from the bottom, the Overbody is heart shaped. Size and colors can be changed to match the different orders of Caddis. This is a very versatile fly. It can be fished dead-drift on the surface or in the film and also underneath, on the swing. Also, when you have that occasional rising fish, that doesn’t look like he is really feeding on anything per se, not a bad place to give this fly a try

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