Lighting The Way

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By Bob Reece I leaned forward to check the UV coat that I had just applied to my finished fly. The quick searing pain in my fore head reminded me that I had come too far. This was the last straw for me, the desk...



Two Streamers Alaskan Guides Always Carry

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No Alaska angler should be without these two fly patterns. If you ever plan on visiting one of those famous Alaskan fishing operations like Alaska West or if you're more the angler who rather prefers to do it yourself, I highly recommend tying up several of...



Fly Tying Tip: Use Contrast Colors For Your Tying Desk

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It doesn’t matter if you have been tying flies for one week or thirty years. Chances are, right now, your tying desk is a chaotic mess of thread, feathers, furs, hooks, and beads. It’s just a fact of the tying life. Despite all of the drawers,...



Pheasant Tail Nymph Attractor

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A WHILE BACK I POSTED ABOUT A ATTRACTOR MIDGE PATTERN THAT ALWAYS WORKS WELL FOR ME DURING THE COLDER MONTHS. I received some really good feedback from the post from G&G followers. One follower even tied some up and landed multiple twenty inch fish with the...



Beefcake Stone

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By Bob Reece As the winter snows of the Rocky Mountains begin to thaw, a change is set in motion. The landscape breaks loose and emerges from a crisp exoskeleton of winter. For many fly fishers the pinnacle of this yearly change is the transformation of Pteronarcys...