Tie the Chard Choker Permit Fly

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Permit fishing is as exacting as it gets. When asked to list the top ten reasons permit will refuse a fly, Bruce Chard listed, among other things: a butterfly in Indonesia flapped its wings and because that's what they do. Getting a shot a a tailing permit...



Reece’s Big Bandit

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By Bob Reece THE COMBINATION OF SIMPLICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS ARE APPRECIATED BY MANY FLY TIERS. Constructed from three major body materials, the Big Bandit epitomizes this concept. Its simple construction eases the time invested in the tying process while its effectiveness on the water justifies...



Reece’s North Park Nasty

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By Bob Reece Terrestrial season is a high point in my angling year. Some of the fisheries that I frequent require highly accurate imitations to achieve ultimate success. Others do not. For those bodies of water I created my North Park Nasty. The marriage of...



Improving Fly Tying Efficiency  

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By Bob Reece Many beginner and novice tiers that I’ve talked to equate improved efficiency at the vise with rushing through the tying process. While applying the techniques below can speed up pattern creation, that result is not their sole purpose. The main focus...



“I’m Down To Seven Patterns Fuckit”

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By John Byron MY FISHING FRIEND RON WINN SAYS THIS: “I LOVE TO TIE FLIES. I LOVE TO FLY FISH. IF I HAD TO PICK ONE… I’D PROBABLY TIE FLIES.”  I’m kinda there too. So when I started chasing bonefish a few years ago, I sopped up patterns like...