Saturday Shoutout / Orvis Tips for Getting Your Fly Patterns In Catalog

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I've been tying flies for decades for myself and clients, yet I've never submitted a single fly pattern to any fly tying companies to date. It's not that I haven't wanted to, I just never seem to have time to get to it on my...



The Economy of Wraps in Fly Tying

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THE HALLMARK OF WELL-TIED FLIES IS NATURAL PROPORTION. This is never more true than when tying tiny trout flies. Trout are visual feeders and there are three primary criteria that a fly must meet to elicit a positive response. It must match the natural in size,...



Saturday Shoutout / Bar Flies

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WHAT DO GUYS IN MICHIGAN DO ALL WINTER? Apparently they drink beer and tie flies. And with some of the talent they have on hand, who can blame them? The guys at Schultz Outfitters have started a fun tradition. They teach fly tying classes at a...



Dickey’s Mighty Mantis

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I WAS, FRANKLY, A LITTLE SHOCKED WHEN JOEL DICKEY DECIDED TO SHARE THIS FLY WITH US. I have fished Joel's Mighty Mantis for years and I can attest to its mojo. Friends, this fly works. It's the most productive bonefish fly I have ever fished and...



Saturday Shoutout / Kleis’s Mysis Shrimp

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If you've ever fly fished in Colorado, or for that matter, on any trout stream or river that has large numbers of Mysis Shrimp, you probably know how important it can be to have some of these patterns stocked in your fly box. Years back,...