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Innovation – The BHDF!

rocky-river-bottom-1587362Guest Blogger: Mike Vorhis, Fly Fisher & Author, FreeFlight Publishing

After much scientific research and with an eye toward catching more and bigger fish, awhile back I began noticing the number of days when no rise rings were evident on the streams I plied. And those days were many. I realized at some point that perhaps putting my dry fly more in front of the fish’s eyes could be an advantage. So, heretical as it may sound, I invented the “bottom-hugging dry fly.”  It’s a clever, insightful, wholly new approach to fly fishing, and is particularly effective if the fly is tied to look like a bug that’s…get this…not very mature. You drift it wherever fish are not rising. The BHDF, my own invention, has thus been born!  I doubt that fly fishing will ever be the same, and I’m now scrambling to write books on “dynamic BHDFing” and “tactical BHDFing” and “Czech BHDFing” (since my buddy Janek reluctantly agreed to try one out after he spilled all his other flies in the river). more…