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Fly Fishing Delmarva

This our fly fishing section for Delaware and Delmarva. Articles on the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware Club, as well as events and fly tie meets. Micah Dammeyer of Knee Deep Fly Fishing guide service in Maryland will be posting here as a contributing writer. Any suggestions or submissions are always welcome. Enjoy the stories of wizards of the long wand.

Tying Hendrickson’s Flies

I was whipping up a handful of flies for an outing on the gunpowder and thought I’d record it and pass it along. The Hendrickson’s are a big mayfly that we see in the early season on many Eastern rivers in the spring. The Big Gunpowder Falls sees good activity on warm sunny days. I like to fish them by swinging them down and across in the…
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Fly Tie Saturdays

This past weekend was the first of many fly tie Saturday gatherings for the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware Club.   Also known affectionately as the donut club, we eat a lot of donuts.  This last Saturday meeting was laid more so than most.  Usually it is crowded the first meet, but the weather as of late has been an issue for many.…
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Tying Terrestrials, Ken’s Crazy Ant

I said I’d come up with more on terrestrials and I’m making good on it. Of course, I'm a fisherman so it took a little longer than “over the weekend” as I’d promised. The Boss was out of town so I spent some time in the basement and got crafty with a how-to tying video. I'm pretty excited about this first run at it and I even sent it to the…
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Fly Tying Demonstration Sunday

When summer really gets into swing, and the aquatic hatches start to thin out, terrestrials like ants and hoppers become important forage for trout. Tomorrow (Sunday July 23rd) the Orvis shop in Bethesda Maryland will be hosting me and we’ll be tying flies four a few hours beginning at noon. If you’ve decided it’s too hot to make the run over…
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Water Water Everywhere

Water water everywhere It's been a wet spring. From the beaches to the trout streams there seems to be no shortage of runoff. While I couldn't join the crew on the beach in the last week I was lucky enough to be guiding up on The Big Gunpowder Falls. If you aren't familiar with the river it's one to put on the road-trip list. With flows…
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I Don’t Know If I’m Going Fishing Today

I remember saying that right before an empty can of something was thrown at me by my brother or one of the other mechanics working at the local garage. Back when I was 18, I would go on a work binge, and then take time off to loaf and enjoy being young. Mostly I fished. What I didn't know back then was, telling a bunch of dudes who chose a…
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Spring Has Sprung!

Just before my trip to fish with my brother and father last week I fished with Gene from Backwater Angler up on the Gunpowder. This was one of three trips in a row where I'd sat on the freeway in hours of traffic while watching the weather go from perfect to awful before I was even close to the river.  Gene and I fished a stretch of water I'd…
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Changing Plans On The Fly

Sometimes you tie flies late at night for weeks thinking you're going to go on a particular adventure and then everyone gets scared you're going to out-fish them and the plans change. Saturday was one of those days. As it's not all trout at our house I always have the boot-foots and stripping basket in the truck when I head to the D. Even…
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So Why Fly Fishing?

I’m often asked what the appeal of fly fishing is, or what drew me to fly fishing, or – often – “isn’t it boring?”  That last one gets me fired up and I end up taking the inquirer down a long path where I try to enlighten them on the subtleties of fly fishing. This topic itself has come up in my head as I think about “where does…
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