As the mercury hangs at a balmy 10 degrees, the only thing to keep you warm might be coffee and the thought of the first rise on the river. What flies are going to be key in the new year? Are there some new tying styles or developments that can alter your strategy? I have found in the most recent years, going back to some of the classic ties and tying styles have proved beneficial on many selective trout. Classic Parachute Adams always comes to mind, No-hackle Comparaduns and the Hackle Stacker style fly will find a place in your fly box. Let’s get our vices out and begin.

Bob Quigley gave us this unique tying method to wrap a hackle post on the dorsal side of the fly.


Used in a variety of mayfly patterns, this can be tied as a Blue Wing Olive or a beefy Drake or even a Hex style if you choose.

The video below show in good detail how to tie a Hendrickson for your spring time fishing. Get ready.