The GBF Articles Page

Your resource for educational articles from fellow GBF members
and prominent angling authors from California and beyond.

Last update Nov 4, 2022

Note that these articles are in pdf format so will download to your computer first,
then may require further action from you to display on your screen. On a PC check the
lower left of your screen then click the “^” symbol for further options.

 *  On the GBF Short-Line Nymphing reading list

GBF Member Contributors

The Bill Carnazzo Page – The complete works of  Bill Carnazzo
The Upper Sac Canyon Trail in 1862 – by Eric Palmer, May 2018
GBF Basic Fly Recommendations – Various members contributing
* Ted Towendolly and the Origin of Short-Line Nymphing on the Upper Sac – by Eric Palmer, Oct 2017
   The Copper John Fly – by Eric Palmer, Oct 2022
   The Wiggle Tail Fly – by Eric Palmer, Mar 2017
A Stretch of River East of Town – The San Francisco Fly Caster’s Story, by Eric Palmer, Oct 2015
The Pheasant Tail Fly – by Eric Palmer, June 2016
The Woolly Bugger – by Eric Palmer, Nov 2015
Tenkara Fly fishing – by John Pellegrin, July 2013
Tenkara Survey 2020 – by John Pellegrin, Oct 2020
Tenkara & Pesca alla Valsesiana – by John Pellegrin, Jan 2018
Tenkara & Landing Large Fish – by John Pellegrin, Jan 2018
Tenkara Information – by John Pellegrin, Feb 2022
Retrospective on Oni School – by John Pellegrin, Jan 2018
Tenkara Aerial Mends – by John Pellegrin, Sept 2019
Investing in Your First Fly Rod  – by John Hogg, April 2013
Rigging for Nymph Fishing with Strike Indicators – by Pete Koistinen, 2013
Tailing Loops – The Caster’s Dilemma – by John Hogg, 2012
Demystifying Spey Casting – by John Peterson, 2012
*   Short-Line Nymphing: Another Perspective  – by Bill Carnazzo, 2011
*   Short-Line Nymphing: Technique  – by Bill Carnazzo, 2011
  Introduction to Fly Lines – by Bill Carnazzo
Introduction to Rigging Fly Lines and Leaders – by John Hogg, 2010
A day on a Local Salmon Creek – Gary Flanagan, Dec 2004
The Pleasures of a Fishing Journal – by Jack L. Parker
Fly Fishers are Pack Rats – by Jack L. Parker
Early Season Trout – by Jack L. Parker, 1986
Developing and Improving Your Double Haul – by John Hogg, 1998
 high sticking,  high-stick nymphing, nymphing, high stick fishing, tight line nymphing,
   high sticking, high-sticking, tight line nymphing, tight-line nymphing, pocket water nymphing

Other Contributors

The Ralph Cutter page – A collection of works by Ralph Cutter, noted guide, teacher and speaker (ret.)
The Saga of the Klamath River – Dam Removal and Recovery… – by Mark Rockwell, NCCFFI, Jan 2023
Confessions of a Lazy Fly-Tyer – by John Byron, Tying Times Newsletter, Jan 2017
The Bill Schaadt Story – by Jack W. Berryman, NORTHWEST Fly Fishing, Fall 2005
The Turnover Point – by Andrew Harris, California Fly Fisher, June 2004
Steelhead Fishing California Rivers – by John Norstrand, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Oct. 2012
*   Nymphing (Short-Line or Czech) – by Lance EganFly Fisherman Magazine, Nov. 2011
*   High Sticking Debunked – by Andrew Harris, California Fly Fisher, June 2010
*   Czech Nymphing – by Pavel Adamovsky, April 2006
Seeing Double – “Dropper Flies and Tandem Rigs”, by Philip Monahan
How to Choose Leaders and Tippets, by John Merwin
Bass Food, by Larry D. Hodge, 2008
Galloup’s Nymph Rigs, by Kelly Galloup, Fly Fisherman, 2008
*   Going Deep in the Name of Trout Research, by Kirk DeeterField & Stream, Jan. 2007
The North Yuba River, by Ralph Wood, 2007
Effect of Cutthroat on Truckee River catch rates, by Dave Rice, The Reno Gazette-Journal, 2007
An Interview of Bill Carnazzo, by Bud Bynack for California Fly Fisher, Apr 2006
*   As the Cro Flies, origins of vintage Upper Sac flies, by Chip O’Brien, California Fly Fisher, Dec 1996
The Return of the Upper Sac, by Chip O’Brien, California Fly Fisher, June 1994
Getting into Insects, by Chip O’Brien, California Fly Fisher, May/June 1994
  Truckee hatch chart, by The BigFlyCompany
Truckee hatch chart, by Ralph Cutter
Upper Sac hatch Chart, by Chip O’Brien

An Andy Guibord photo. Click above image for pdf instructions on Bill’s short-line rig.

The Carnazzo Archives

The complete writings of Bill Carnazzo: Master Fly Tyer, Guide, Author, friend to many.  Works spanning 2002 thru 2012.

        Click here for more information about Bill.

*   On the GBF short-line nymphing reading list. See more above.
  Testament of a Fisherman – by Bill Carnazzo, 2012
*   Short-Line Nymphing: Another Perspective  – by Bill Carnazzo, 2011
*   Short-Line Nymphing: Technique  – by Bill Carnazzo, 2011
*   Fall Bounty – the October Caddis – by Bill Carnazzo, California Fly Fisher, 2002
  Fly Fishing Etiquette – by Bill Carnazzo, 2011
  Entomology – by Bill Carnazzo, 2008
  The North Yuba River – by Bill Carnazzo
The Upper Sacramento River – by Bill Carnazzo
The Rubicon River – by Bill Carnazzo
  Fly Tying 
  Protecting and Storing Your Fly Tying Materials – by Bill Carnazzo, 2011
  Fly Tying Tips and Tricks – by Bill Carnazzo, 2011
  Tricks, Tips, and Techniques for Fish-Fooling Dry Flies – by Bill Carnazzo, 2004
   Bill’s October Caddis Series – by Bill Carnazzo, Oct 2009