Articulated Nymphs, All Hype or the Real Deal?

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If you pull any serious streamer fisherman aside and ask them to name their favorite streamer pattern, chances are the fly pattern will be articulated. Ask the same question instead to a serious nymph fisherman, and most will answer with names of nymphs that aren't articulated....



Bruce Chard’s Key Lime Pie Tarpon Fly

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SPOOKY TARPON? NO PROBLEM. Feeding tarpon a fly on bluebird days when the sun is high and the water is clear can be quite a challenge. It's always a little mind blowing to see a six foot long monster run from a three inch fly bit...



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...



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...