Top 10 Trout Flies For The American West

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I HAD A CLIENT COME INTO THE STORE THE OTHER DAY ASKING ME TO SET HIM UP WITH THE BEST PATTERNS FOR FISHING THE WEST. He was planning on traveling around Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana this summer and his goal was to put together a...

Tie Connor’s Jerk Minnow

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THIS DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE FLY IS ALL ABOUT THE ACTION. Connor Jones, from Cohutta Fishing Company, ties this versatile baitfish pattern for bass and trout here in the southeast. It's a simple fly with a clean profile and it's easy to tie in a variety of colors. The...

Reece’s Glo Worm

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By Bob Reece Whether you like it or not, fish eat worms. This wiggly addition to fly boxes is adored by some and scorned by others. If you happen to be a fly fisher that embraces the application of annelids, this pattern is worth its weight. When tying...

Hell Razing Cousins

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By Bob Reece On the whole, leech and crawdad patterns typically land in the medium to large size range in the world of flies. These offerings have proven their worth. However, their vast success in these profiles has led to an oversight on the productivity that...

Rubber, Above & Below

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By Bob Reece Round rubber and spandex are two members in the vast tide of synthetic materials that have washed over the fly tying world in recent years. They have both been used to create numerous surface and subsurface patterns. However, I would argue that one is...