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...

Sunday Classic / Gary Merriman Ties The Tarpon Toad

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I'VE KNOWN GARY MERRIMAN FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS AND ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT A YEAR AGO THAT HE WAS THE CREATOR OF THE TARPON TOAD. ...

8 Elements of Fly Design to Follow for Imitating Trout Food Sources

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When tying fly patterns, it's very important that you try your best to incorporate several different elements of fly design to increase their effectiveness. No one knows with complete certainty what order or priority trout rank each element of a food source or fly pattern,...

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...

10 Yellow Sally Fly Patterns That I Love

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When I think back on all the times I've fished Yellow Sally stonefly hatches over the years, I honestly can't remember ever having a bad fishing experience. If I can find them on the water, I usually have no problem getting trout to take my...