Tying Effective Hair Wings

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By Bob Reece Social media allows for the viewing of frequent and numerous fly patterns.  As with all things fly fishing, there are seasonal trends.  This time of year dry flies make a common appearance.  Many of those incorporate some form of hair as a wing...

Sunday Classic / The CDC Blood Midge

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MIDGE PATTERNS CAN BE REMARKABLY EFFECTIVE FOR TROUT. Depending on how you count them there could be over a thousand species of midge. That's a lot of choices for the discerning trout. There are almost as many choices for the angler and a midge obsession can...

The Hydropsyche With Peacock Quills

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By Herman deGala Here’s some advanced technique for tying flies with peacock quills. Fly tying has always been the art of linking a series of techniques to achieve an overall design. Innovative techniques are often a result of problem solving. I have always enjoyed the look of...

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...

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...