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Through the years, I and the fly people in my family have used various patches to hold and dry fly patterns that have been used or placed in a handy location for immediate access. Whether one uses a vest, chest pack or sundry other devices to hold equipment for fly fishing, fly patches have been a fly fishing mainstay for a long time…here’s our evolution with some other alternatives tossed in…

DAD FRYING PAN VEST -1-Some younger guy, on the Frying Pan River in CO with no fly patch around 1978…

JMH RF ROAD -1-Jean Marie, above the Roaring Fork River, Aspen, CO – with a vest and (count ’em) two fly patches made from sheep skin – one of the worst patches ever made when attempting to extract an un-de-barbed hook…leave one’s flies in there and watch them rust…

ally-madison_1_-2Ally, on the Madison River, MT with my TEENY VEST ( which I got for tubing) and a sheep skin fly patch..I recall her saying, “I’ll be takin’ that vest !”…

POP OWENS FLY PATCH -1-Me n’ Angelo on the Lower Owens River with one of the first foam patches Simms made for their vests…they didn’t hold up too well and I kept asking the guys at Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing store to see if they could get a replacement from the company…

POP NF TULE FLY PATCH -1-On the North Fork of the Tule River with an almost destroyed Simms foam patch…

SIMMS FLY PATCHES -1-Simms foam fly patches…OK (above) – Mo’ Betta’ (below)…

MOO FLY PATCH EWR -1-Michael with the current Simms patch on the East Walker River…

FLYTRAPs -1-Waterworks Fly Traps…a little Velcro and it goes here…

DAD MAD FLYTRAP -1-Upper left vest pocket flap on the older Simms Guide model – on the Madison River, MT…

patch_zoomSimms patch box…closed…

simms-patch-fly-box-04Simms patch box…open…

FINSPORT FLY PATCH -1-FINSPORT BUG CAGE…closed…

FINSPORT FLY PATCH OPEN -1-FINSPORT BUG CAGE…open…

DAD TULE FINSPORT -1-FINSPORT BUG CAGE in use…on the North Fork of the Tule River…

IMGP08622__74715.1277351919.1280.1280Hardy Leather Fly Patch…I really like many of the Hardy leather products …unfortunately, this patch has sheep skin inside…

streamworks_chest_fly_holderThese are from STREAMWORKS …plastic with foam or magnetic insert…

11a0291.1_2_3This is the Wychwood Vuefinder Fly Patch…reviewed by Andy Buckley…

t349_ca071ead27fd224e1512d347e9e781cbFrom C&F DESIGNS… magnetic and something to pin on your hat or vest…

s7_320099_999_01A magnetic fly patch from Cabela’s…

I am personally keen on the Finsport Patch…It is enclosed and I don’t find myself losing flies when navigating “wait a minute ” bushes… Michael likes the Simms foam patch and is always asking me to replace fies…

EW MYSTIC -1-Stuff that will grab yer’ flies on the East Walker River…

This is the new Tacky Tube which folds together and is held by magnets so bushes don’t snatch yer’ flies – (July 2015)…

TACKY TUBE

NEXT: That Annelid

PT/TB

Wychwood Vuefinder Fly Patch
Wychwood Vuefinder Fly Patch
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Me and my kids ( Michael and Ally and their significant others-Josh and Aimee) will be going up to fish the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Tule River,this Sunday, June 28. I plan, along with Aimee, to take a ton of photos which will be posted here and provide useful information on the water’s location and surroundings for those adventurous souls who might like to visit…

Great trip!!! 125 ( 2.25 fish per hr., per person) fish, I fell in up to my neck!!! We( 4 of us) fished from 6:30 AM till 6:30 PM. Michael and I took lots of photos with my small Olympus film camera…Ally left my digital sitting in the charger…DOH…


Will post the photos A.S.A,P.!!! See “THAT PLACE”, Pub. 8,03.09


After discussing this matter with those who have worked in the trade for numerous years, the general conclusion arrived at is: that most people would never find this spot and if they did, would not return – because it is just too difficult to Fly Fish there .

PT/TB

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Michael on the North Fork of the Tule River – 2003…

In the meantime, tight lines!!!

PT/TB :punk:

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Here they are…DOGS COUNT TOO!!!

Michael and Ally at the TOP of the WORLD…Saline Valley…

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Children of dune…Saline Valley…

Michael and a person with their tongue sticking out…at Trumbull Lake, Bridgeport, CA…

Ally gives shooting instructions to my mentor, Sal A. (guess she wants to do some writing…like I have to do)

Ally at the campsite with Angelo, Hogback Creek, 2002 Winter

This was a GREAT steakhouse that burned to the ground in 1993 on Hwy. 178 between Ridgecrest and Kernville. I tipped more than enough here before…Sal got a hold of me…

PT and Allo on the Madison, 2001, photo by Michael

Ally getting whacked by hailstones on the East Walker, August 2000

Michael and Ally DEEP in the VALLEY of the ” Aliens “…April 2001

Angelo,bookin’ it after a strange encounter…2002, January

Down the Wabbit HOLE….

Angelo, playin’ with pinecone, White Mtns., Jan. 2002

Big Pine Creek, Fall, 1999

Pond…off Big Pine Creek

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Michael, Jack Flat, North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Tule River…1987

He ate a BWO…Spring 2007

…and he ate a Bat Wing Baetis, Lower “O”, spring 2007…

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Ally in Bouquet Canyon…

This place has a spiritual nature… Winter, 2003

…maybe the people who left this grinding stone could explain…

Another time, another place…

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Michael, Charlie’s Butte, spring 1986

Michael, East Walker River, July, 2003

Michael, below the dam, East Walker River, August, 2003

Michael, North Fork of Middle Fork of Tule River, June 2002

Mr. Newt…NF Tule, 2002

Nice waterfall & pool on the Tule, June 2002

Wild Trout section, Owens River, December 2002

…and below 5 Bridges….

Upper Owens River, May, 2003

Nad & Pop, Hot Creek, 1976

Tule River, may 2004

Owens River, Fall 2001

Snow in the Owens Valley, 2003

Road to the highest weather station in the U.S., White Mtns., 2002

Ally, at her favorite eatery in the VALLEY – Lala, 2009…

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Michael on the Owens, Fall 2002

Ally blasting on the Owens, Fall 2003

Above: Michael & Ally Goose Lake, Owens Valley, Winter 1994

Above: Pond, Road to Glacier, Big Pine, CA Fall 2000

Michael & Ally, $3.00 Bridge, 2004

Planettrout, North Fork of The Tule River, Spring 2007

Michael, Hot Creek, CA, 2003

Michael in the foothills, 2003

$3.00 Bridge, Madison River, 2004

Ally, Virginia Lakes, Fall 2003

Above, Brown on the Madison, $3.00 Bridge, September, 2004

Top: Virginia Lakes (Little) Sept, 2004

Bottom: Me ‘n Angelo, East walker River, May 2006

East Walker River, May, 2006

Michael and Ally, Lone Pine Creek, 2000

Michael and Ally, Trumbull Lake, 1995

Michael, West Walker, 2003

Looking for “GREYS”, Deep Springs Valley, 2000

Michael and Angelo, Owens River 2002

Nadia and Fishing Pal “Angelo” 2008

Ally at Lake Sabrina, Bishop, CA 1995

Stillwater River, Sept, 2001

Michael, North Fork of The Tule River, Spring 2003

Planettrout, Owens River, Spring 2001

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