Realistic Flies Are Worthless Without Movement

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Worthless may be a little overboard, but there is some truth behind it. Every year new fly tying products burst onto the scene that are specifically designed for making our fly patterns look extra realistic. I’ll be the first to admit many of them are...



Blow Up Bobbers

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By Justin Pickett Not too long ago I received a phone call from a good friend of mine asking if I could help with a guide trip for a handful of folks who were on the books. It was a group of five anglers, and the...



The Orvis Helios 3 F and D

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Which Helios 3 fly rod is right for the saltwater angler? I have spent the last two weeks fly fishing for bonefish in the Bahamas. As you would expect, there were some beautiful days and some real howlers. In my rod quiver for the trip were...



Sunday Classic / Is That Fly a Nymph? A Look At Insect Life Cycles

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IS THAT FLY A NYMPH? THAT'S THE QUESTION I GOT FROM A READER THE OTHER DAY. A fair question from a guy who's only fly fished for redfish and isn't familiar with trout flies. A simple question with a very complicated answer. Complicated enough that I...



Saturday Shoutout / G&G Tyers

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Looking for more great tying content? Well, here it is. If you are a regular reader of G&G, then you are familiar with Bob Reece and Herman deGala. These guys are wizards at the vise and I am very proud that they are part of...