A Threaded Discussion: Video

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by Bob Reece What's the best thread for fly tying? One of the benefits of social media is its ability to open lines of communication. I frequently receive pictures of various fly patterns that people have tied. In tandem with these photos, I’m often asked...



Dead or Alive

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by: Landon Mayer On many Colorado tailwaters, such as the Fryingpan, Blue, or Taylor, a good Mysis pattern is money. With so many Mysis shrimp patterns on the market, finding the best one can be problematic. Many lack the movement and color of the natural crustaceans....



deGala’s CDC Callibaetis

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By Herman deGala A new twist on a classic trout pattern. In escrima, Filipino Martial Arts, we have what is called a “Colonial Mentality”. For years escrima languished in obscurity in the Philippines while martial arts from other countries grew and became very popular. It hasn’t been...



Zack Thurman’s Swimming Leech

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By Bob Reece The simplicity of most leech patterns can lead to the misconception that the accuracy of their imitation is not important. As with many patterns, their above water appearance is often the sole determining factor for whether they are used or passed over....



Sunday Classic / Protect the Head of Your Nymphs with Thin Skin

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The more durable a fly, the more fish you can catch on it and the longer the life of the fly will be. Making a point to tie and purchase your flies with durability in mind will save you time at the tying bench...