Tying On The Road

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When Kent and I hit the road for a Gink and Gasoline outing, among the pile of rods, waders, cameras and Cliff Bars there's always a canvas tool bag stuffed to the gills with feathers and fur. It's generally a ridiculous amount of materials. Way...

Flynn’s Stonefly Nymph

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I HAVE SAID ON MANY OCCASIONS THAT, I DON'T CARE TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE TROUT DON'T EAT STONEFLIES. My good friend Dan Flynn shares my obsession with the noblest of insects. Dan is a great tyer with an impressive repertoire of classic patterns. I...

The Christmas Tree Fly

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It's Christmas Eve. The stockings are hung, the children nestled in their beds, bikes and doll houses are assembled, gifts are wrapped, turkeys are stuffed, credit cards are maxed, and still, you have found a few minutes to look at Gink and Gasoline. God bless...

Ronnie Hall’s Floating Baetis Nymph

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When it's time to get technical, he's your man. Ronnie's flies have been honed from decades of guiding. They are as elegant as they are effective. Beautifully proportioned and deadly simple, with carefully chosen materials. Watch the video to see Ronnie tie the Floating Baetis Nymph...

Is 5-Minute Epoxy a Thing of the Past?

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I can’t remember the last time I had to break out my smelly two-part epoxy bottles at the tying bench. For several years, 5-minute epoxy was a mainstay in my fly tying. It worked great for molding my streamer heads, coating my popping flies and...