Sunday Classic / 6 Proven Winter Dry Fly Patterns

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Nothing allows me to forget about the cold temperatures of winter quicker, than spotting the surface rings from trout feeding on Midges or Blue Winged Olives. It's not an everyday occurrence by any means, but when it happens, it feels like someone turns the heat...



Saturday Shoutout / Stranger Things

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This new streamer pattern from Andrew Grillos gets the job done. I’ve known Andrew for about a decade and I learned pretty quickly to pay attention to what comes out of his fly box. Patterns like the Hippy Stomper, Party Animal and Bob Gnarly are epic...



Keeping it Clean

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By Bob Reece WINTER HAS ARRIVED IN MY HOME STATE OF WYOMING.  FOR ME, THIS SIGNALS THE START OF MY “TYING SEASON”.   AS A FIRST STEP ON THIS FIVE MONTH JOURNEY, I FOCUS ON THE CLEANLINESS OF MY TYING DESK.   This may be a sore...



10 Successful Subsurface Trout Flies for the Dead of Winter

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By Bob Reece As winter provides its deepest chills, most surface activity fades.  Food items for trout become almost strictly subsurface and the size of those offerings in the drift typically decreases.  There are currently a plethora of subsurface patterns available in the world of fly fishing...



Reece’s Masterpiece Midge

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By Bob Reece From still to moving waters, members of the Chironomidae family abound.   As a result of this, they are frequently found on the dietary menu of trout.   Having a diverse selection of imitations for this family of insects can greatly increase your chances...