The Hydropsyche With Peacock Quills

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By Herman deGala Here’s some advanced technique for tying flies with peacock quills. Fly tying has always been the art of linking a series of techniques to achieve an overall design. Innovative techniques are often a result of problem solving. I have always enjoyed the look of...

Shea Gunkel’s Radiation Baetis

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By Bob Reece The creation of some fly patterns results purely from the need to fill a niche. Others however, result from a blending of emotions and experience. This latter path of development leads signature Umpqua tyer Shea Gunkel to the creation of his Radiation Baetis. Moms are...

The Pregnant Scud: Tying Video

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By Herman deGala In the early 80’s I had a design professor by the name of Herb Kobayashi from Hawaii who tried to instill in us the concept of shibui. Shibui has no direct translation into English but describes the aesthetic of simplistic, elegant beauty not only...

Sunday Classic / Ronnie Hall’s Floating Baetis Nymph

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When it's time to get technical, he's your man. Ronnie's flies have been honed from decades of guiding. They are as elegant as they are effective. Beautifully proportioned and deadly simple, with carefully chosen materials. Watch the video to see Ronnie tie the Floating Baetis Nymph...

The Avalon Fly- Video

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Wherever you find permit, you’ll find the Avalon. This innovative crab pattern is a staple in most saltwater boxes. The Avalon made its name as a permit fly but it works well for bonefish and likely many other saltwater species. It has a life-like action and...