Many thanks to all who contributed fly patterns to the Modern Archive over the last several months. Impressive flies, & a lot of fun seeing what others are tying & fishing. We threw the names of all contributors into the hat, swished them around, & pulled out Mark Hagopian & Allen McGee to win copies of Upper Columbia Flyfisher. Congrats Allen & Mark. May the rest of your season be lucky.
Enjoying having an archive for reader patterns, & heartbroken that everybody who contributed didn’t win something in the drawing, so we’ll keep the archive going as a regular feature in SHJ, & have more drawings from time to time, as prize jang-jang arises, all contributors old & new included in the hat.
Soft~Hackle Journal is moving to print.
Fly Fishing & Tying Journal was the first magazine I ever subscribed to. For a young flyfisher in the early 1970’s it was an incredibly useful source of reliable information, particularly relevant to Northwest anglers. It was within the pages of FF&TJ that I met Roderick Haig-Brown, who inspired me to want to write someday. Knowing the caliber of the anglers who’ve inhabited its pages, I’m humbled to report that Soft~Hackle Journal will appear as a regular column in Fly Fishing & Tying Journal magazine starting in the Summer 2016 issue. I have some good things planned for the column. Hope you’ll check it out.