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...

Working With Stretch Tubing

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By Bob Reece I love flies that have both transparency and durability.  Incorporating stretch tubing into the construction of a pattern adds both of these elements.  In addition to this, manipulating the material and those that it’s paired with, can help produce more effective flies.  Stretch tubing...

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...

Fish Floating Nymphs for Selective Trout

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TELL ME IF THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR. You're kneeling at the edge of a slow glassy pool watching several big trout inspect what floats above them. You change flies, again, and make yet another perfect presentation, only to watch the fish move three feet out of the...

The Magic of Soft Hackles

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SOFT HACKLES ARE THE SHARKS OF THE FLY BOX. Like the shark, the soft hackle is one of the oldest of its ilk, and like those ancient predators, it has evolved very little from its inception. Like the shark, it is a deadly design that could...