Fly Tying, Less Is More

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CLICHÉ SAYINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS HELPFUL OR APPLICABLE. THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS HOWEVER, WHEN IT COMES TO TYING FLIES. “LESS IS MORE”. Over the past ten years I’ve been blessed to spend time teaching new fly tiers of all ages. Regardless of...

RS2 – One of My Favorite Picky Trout Fly Patterns

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By Kent Klewein There's days when trout fishing is so slow, it seems like conditions couldn't possibly get any worse. You may find yourself questioning if any trout in the stream are willing to feed at all. At other times, you'll have no problem locating pods of...

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....

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...