Shea Gunkel’s Radiation Baetis

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By Bob Reece The creation of some fly patterns results purely from the need to fill a niche. Others however, result from a blending of emotions and experience. This latter path of development leads signature Umpqua tyer Shea Gunkel to the creation of his Radiation Baetis. Moms are...

The Hydropsyche With Peacock Quills

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By Herman deGala Here’s some advanced technique for tying flies with peacock quills. Fly tying has always been the art of linking a series of techniques to achieve an overall design. Innovative techniques are often a result of problem solving. I have always enjoyed the look of...

The Avalon Fly- Video

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Wherever you find permit, you’ll find the Avalon. This innovative crab pattern is a staple in most saltwater boxes. The Avalon made its name as a permit fly but it works well for bonefish and likely many other saltwater species. It has a life-like action and...

Bruce Chard Ties The Gnarly Bandit

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SIMPLE IS OFTEN BEST. Our good friend Captain Bruce Chard is back today to prove it. Fishing guides need effective flies that will put their clients on fish but don't take hours to tie. Bruce calls these kind of flies,"guide flies." These flies have all of...

Dickey’s Mighty Mantis

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I WAS, FRANKLY, A LITTLE SHOCKED WHEN JOEL DICKEY DECIDED TO SHARE THIS FLY WITH US. I have fished Joel's Mighty Mantis for years and I can attest to its mojo. Friends, this fly works. It's the most productive bonefish fly I have ever fished and...