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...

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...

Starting Fly Tying Season Off Right

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By Bob Reece While some people tie flies year round, the majority of fly tying in the Northern hemisphere takes place during the winter months. As the chill builds in the air, we move into this time of year filled with hours spent behind the vise...

Reece’s Beefcake Beetle

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By Bob Reece Beetles are abundant in the riparian environments that surround many of the waters that trout inhabit. Though their size range varies drastically, their appeal to trout in those areas is consistent. On water where trout frequently see hopper patterns, a properly presented beetle...