Welcome to Face Time Fly Fishing

I’m your host Eric Stroup

Many of you know me as a full time guide, writer and fly tier. I am all of the above. In fact, we may have had the pleasure of spending a day or two on the water together which is something I enjoy at my core more than anything else.

The world moves so fast and rarely do we have time to escape to the stream. Life, family and career consume our time, however we ALL deserve a break from time to time because there is nothing like a day on the stream to focus the mind and set things right.

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Creating Slack in the Cast

Nothing is more important when fishing a hatch than being able to introduce slack into the leader for a proper presentation. Here are a few ways to accomplish this valuable necessity….

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The Poly Caddis (Grannom)

This pattern is designed to float like a cork and to be visible. It is an easy tie and the materials are already in your tying desk. This pattern is extremely diverse and today, I pattern it after the Grannom….

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CDC Suspended Nymph

The Suspended Nymph is a great pattern to imitate the vulnerable stage when the the nymph is hatching in the film. This pattern can be adapted to any match any hatch with only slight variations of size and color….

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April Fools Day

My first memory of this river is as a four year old boy. (Same age as my son) My passion for it has never left. Enjoy the first of April with me as I enter another spring season. Lord willing, there will be many more……….

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