The Klink Hopper

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By Bob Reece The world of fly patterns is well saturated with hopper patterns. It’s rare to see something in this genre that separates itself from the masses. Colby Crossland’s Klink Hopper does just that. Colby is a guide for the Spinner Fall guide service on...



Western Fly Guide for Eastern Anglers

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By Kent Klewein ARE YOU SITTING AT THE VISE DREAMING OF THAT BIG TRIP OUT WEST THIS SUMMER? I get asked all the time by eastern fly anglers heading out west for the first time, what fly patterns they should stock up on before they leave. What...



The Demon Midge

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Complex patterns are sometimes needed for success on the water. At other times, ingenious simplicity wins the day. The latter is true for one of Matt McCannel’s most recent creations, the Demon Midge. Matt’s motivation for the Demon Midge was to create a...



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...



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...