Fly Feature: Stealth Bomber

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By Justin Pickett IT DIVES AND IT GURGLES. IT SPUTTERS AND IT BUBBLES. AND IT JUST PLAIN CATCHES FISH! The Stealth Bomber is by far my number one topwater fly pattern for warm water species. Whether I’m after smallmouth or largemouth bass, or targeting bluegill, it’s always...



Reece’s 307

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By Bob Reece Change can be challenging. It can also be highly productive. Through its simple construction and subtle adjustment of beads, Reece’s 307 avoids the strife while providing productivity. My design for this pattern was to create a buggy and durable alternative to...



Reece’s Stepchild Stone

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By Bob Reece The title of stonefly conjures up images of gargantuan aquatic insect life. This is true for several species in the late reaches of their life. However, their more petite partners and developmental stages should not be overlooked when filling your fly box. Stonefly...



Reece’s Surface Assassin

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By Bob Reece For many fly fishers there is nothing more enchanting that watching trout sip emerging insects from the water’s surface. This allure can often lead to frustration without the proper pattern and presentation. While the fly fisher is responsible for presentation, Reece’s Surface...



3 Classic Flies For New Tyers

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By Bob Reece Three points of contact provide stability. There are a plethora of patterns that new tiers could begin with. Yet three in particular lay out the fundamental techniques needed to create a stabile foundation for your fly tying future. The Woolly Bugger,...