Read “Old-School Striper Patterns are Still Deadly During the Fall Run” at Field & Stream online

Fly anglers are always looking for the next best thing. Especially when it comes to fly patterns. But often, “new” doesn’t translate to “better.” Some of these patterns are decades old, but they still get eaten because the stripers haven’t gotten any smarter. So if you want to see what’s in my fly box this fall — and at the end of my leader — read “These Old-School Striper Patterns are Still Deadly During the Fall Run,” brought to you by our good friends at Field & Stream.

The Magog Smelt Bucktail didn’t make the article, but it’s another fall favorite of mine. You can find out more about this pattern here.

6 comments on “Read “Old-School Striper Patterns are Still Deadly During the Fall Run” at Field & Stream online

  1. Bill Giokas says:

    Nice article Steve. I don’t have the patients to count out the individual fibers to make those flies.
    Bill

    • Steve Culton says:

      Hi Bill, I highly recommend you give it a shot. There are multiple reasons. To start, you get a better idea of what the pattern’s creator was thinking of. Next, you get a firm grasp on how sparse 30 bucktail hairs really is. And finally, once you master the first two, you can accurately approximate the number of hairs without the painstaking counting. Hope that helps!

  2. rich rubin says:

    Thanks
    Rich

    Good health is true wealth

  3. Alan says:

    How do I buy these flies

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