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Howard Cole started fly fishing over 35 years ago and has been tying flies nearly as long. He has tied flies at numerous events including the Federation of Fly Fishermen Conclave and the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Some of his original flies have been published in books like Emergers and Flies of the West. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and where he is co-owner of High Country Flies.

Cole says: “Living in the Yellowstone Area, I never take for granted having one of the world’s most diverse trout fisheries right in my backyard. The plain truth is: Trout live in the most beautiful places. Simply observing the subtle rings left by a rising fish, rouses the same emotion that I had when I first came to this sport.”
Please take a look at Howard’s site: http://www.flyfishingjacksonhole.com for trips, gear, and info as well as flies and fly tying materials.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Tiemco 5212BL #12-#16
  • Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Tan
  • Undertail: Z-lon Amber
  • Tail: Wood Duck Flank Fibers
  • Abdomen: 1/3 Dubbing Flourescent Orange 2/3 Dubbing Creamy Yellow
  • Wing: Z-lon Dun
  • Thorax: Dubbing Creamy Yellow
  • Hackle: CDC Light Dun
  • Wing Case: Ethafoam Thin

“I believe the Flourescent Orange Butt of this fly is a Hot Spot or Trigger Mechanism to trout. I have fished this fly with and without the Orange Butt and swear the fly fishes better with it. One of the little known riddles to many Fly Fishermen is not all Stoneflies crawl out of the water and hatch on land. Like Mayflies and Caddis, some Stoneflies actually hatch in the water. The Little Yellow Sally (Isoperla) is one of them. Sometimes, matching the emerging lifecycle stage of this insect can be invaluable. Most of the waters in the Yellowstone area will harbor this insect, but on waters like the South Fork, Madison, Firehole, and Yellowstone this bug can be extremely important with prolific hatches. “

Howard Cole

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