Craig Mathews released his first fly tying video this week – on YouTube that is. Welcome aboard Craig!
Craig walks us through tying a simple midge fly pattern, or at least Craig makes it look simple, that is reportedly a killer on the Madison River this time of year. The Zelon midge is designed to imitate an emerging midge and they are just about everywhere so I figure this pattern ought to work just about anywhere.
You can find Craig hanging at Blue Ribbon Flies, a fly shop in West Yellowstone, MT he started some 30 years ago. Acclaimed author of numerous books, with several notable works on fishing the waters of the greater Yellowstone National Park area, Craig is also an avid steward of the environment and advocate for watershed protection.
Honored as TU Stream Champion in the Winter 2010 issue of Trout Unlimited Magazine, Craig has been a steadfast advocate for protecting one of the crown jewels of this county, Yellowstone National Park – for which we thank him. Yellowstone is one of my favorite places on earth and I look forward to taking my boys there for the first time next year.
Happy Tying and Happy New Year!
Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and is on a quest to map the best places for fly fishing in America. He created the DIY Fly Fishing App to share this information and help you find new places to fish.
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