Saturday Shoutout / The Art Fly Tying

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Hugo Harlin is a 24 year old Swedish fly tyer, and a straight up artist. It was just four years ago that Hugo saw an article in a magazine on tying a marabou streamer. He dug his fathers old tying kit out of the attic and...



Starting Fly Tying Season Off Right

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By Bob Reece While some people tie flies year round, the majority of fly tying in the Northern hemisphere takes place during the winter months. As the chill builds in the air, we move into this time of year filled with hours spent behind the vise...



The Magic of Soft Hackles

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SOFT HACKLES ARE THE SHARKS OF THE FLY BOX. Like the shark, the soft hackle is one of the oldest of its ilk, and like those ancient predators, it has evolved very little from its inception. Like the shark, it is a deadly design that could...



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, Pheasant Tail and Elk...



Sunday Classic / 3 Ways to Make Your Wiggle Minnow Fish Better

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The foam wiggle minnow has been a mainstay streamer for me for trout and other predatory game fish for several years now. When you combine its realistic swimming action and the significant water it pushes during the retrieve, its one of the best streamers I...