Cast and Crank With Gilbert Rowley: Sight Fishing Flats and Pedaling Climbs

Last week I got out with my friend Gilbert Rowley who was also the film maker for both of the Modern Nymphing films and Adaptive Fly Fishing. I started the day by cycling up one of my favorite climbs. Then Gilbert and I fished a section of stream that has long slow flats with lots of sight fishing opportunities. In the video vlog from the day we show you how to approach that type of water and have fun catching fish in the process.

To pick up a copy of my book Tactical Fly Fishing: Lessons Learned from Competition for All Anglers click this link  https://www.tacticalflyfisher.com/tactical-fly-fishing-lessons-learned-from-competition-for-all-anglers-by-devin-olsen/.

To pick up a digital copy of our most recent instructional film Adaptive Fly Fishing click this link  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/adaptiveflyfishing/399952857 . Or to pick up a DVD copy click this link  https://www.tacticalflyfisher.com/books-dvds/

Here are the recipes for the flies we used in the film.


Devin's CDC Midge Dry Fly

Hook: Dohiku 301

Dohiku HDD 301 Dry Fly Hook (18)

Thread: Black Veevus 16/0

Veevus 16/0 Thread (Black - 01)

Body: Hareline Krystal Flash in black, peacock, medium brown or any color you like

Hareline Krystal Flash (Black 15)

Wing: Swiss CDC Khaki Campbell, dark pardo, or dun

Swiss CDC (Khaki Campbell)

Over wing/indicator: Nature’s Spirit CDC Fl. Pink

Nature's Spirit duck cul de canard (CDC) (Fl. Hot Pink)

Hackle: Whiting 100 pack in grizzly or dun

Whiting Hackle dry fly saddle 100 packs (20/Grizzly)

Gilbert’s Orange and Claret Perdigon 

Hook: Dohiku 303 Dohiku HDC 303 terrestrial/light nymph hook (18) Bead: Tactical Fly Fisher Slotted Tungsten Beads in gold Tactical Fly Fisher Slotted Tungsten Beads 50 pack Silver, Gold, Copper, Black Nickel, and Unfinished Tungsten (Gold, 2.3mm) Tail: Tactical Fly Fisher Coq de Leon Tactical Fly Fisher Coq de Leon imported from Spain (Dark Corzuno) Thread: Veevus 16/0 fl. orange (use it for the hot spot collar as well) Veevus 16/0 Thread (Fl. Orange - 15) Body: Veevus Body Quill Claret Veevus Body Quill (Claret - 06) Wing Case: Black Nail Polish Black Nail Polish Resin: Solarez Bone Dry Solarez Bone Dry UV Cure Resin

Devin’s Red Perdigon 

Hook: Dohiku 303 Dohiku HDC 303 terrestrial/light nymph hook (18) Bead: Tactical Fly Fisher Slotted Tungsten Bead in Copper Tactical Fly Fisher Slotted Tungsten Beads 50 pack Silver, Gold, Copper, Black Nickel, and Unfinished Tungsten (Copper, 2.3mm) Tail: Tactical Fly Fisher Coq de Leon Tactical Fly Fisher Coq de Leon imported from Spain (Dark Corzuno) Body and Thread: Veevus 16/0 red Veevus 16/0 Thread (Red - 07) Ribbing: Sulky Christmas red holoshimmer tinsel Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Tinsel (Christmas Red 6014) Wing Case: Black Nail Polish Black Nail Polish Resin: Solarez Bone Dry Solarez Bone Dry UV Cure Resin


Devin's Unweighted Midge Pupa

Hook: Dohiku HDC 303 terrestrial/light nymph hook (18) Abdomen thread: Tan, dark tan, olive, or blue winged olive Veevus 16/0 thread Veevus 16/0 Thread (Dark Tan - 10) Ribbing: Hends Perdigon Tinsel in pearl or whatever you prefer Hends Perdigon Tinsel Fine (01 Pearl/transparent) Thorax thread: Veevus 16/0 Thread (Black - 01) Resin: Solarez Bone Dry Solarez Bone Dry UV Cure Resin

Unweighted Pheasant tail 

Hook: Dohiku 302 Dohiku HDN 302 nymph/wet fly hook (18) Thread: Veevus 16/0 in brown, rust, black, or blue winged olive Veevus 16/0 Thread (Brown - 11) Tail: Tactical Fly Fisher Coq de Leon Tactical Fly Fisher Coq de Leon imported from Spain (Dark Corzuno) Body: Nature’s Spirit pheasant tail in color to suit your preference or the local insects Nature's Spirit ringneck pheasant center tails (Muskrat Grey)