Reece’s Clearwater Crawler

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The Clearwater Crawler provides an anatomically accurate imitation of the prevalent gills found on the abdomen of this class of mayfly nymphs. In addition to this the thorax of this pattern displays a translucent quality seen in the naturals as they carry out their lives...

Improving Fly Tying Efficiency  

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By Bob Reece Many beginner and novice tiers that I’ve talked to equate improved efficiency at the vise with rushing through the tying process. While applying the techniques below can speed up pattern creation, that result is not their sole purpose. The main focus...

Garners Twisted Whistler

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SOMETIMES TO CATCH BIG STRIPED BASS YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TWISTED. Garner Reid is back and he's opening up his fly box to share part of his arsenal. When you guide for the toughest of freshwater predators, you have to be prepared to do what...

The Economy of Wraps in Fly Tying

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THE HALLMARK OF WELL-TIED FLIES IS NATURAL PROPORTION. This is never more true than when tying tiny trout flies. Trout are visual feeders and there are three primary criteria that a fly must meet to elicit a positive response. It must match the natural in size,...

Add Some Fish Appeal To Those Old Flies!

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By Justin Pickett We all have one…..The box full of rejects, misfits, oddballs, freaks…. deplorables. These are the flies that have been bought by you. Given to you. Found by you. Or, likely, tied by your own hands… possibly in a bourbon-fueled rage the night before a...