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Jan 20 2012

Shrimp Boil is another success

Hard to believe but this has been going on for 37 years. Make sure you thank Thom Underwood for coordinating this as he has for the past several years. Thanks also to all those that donated items as well as those that purchased. For those that bought fishing trips just remember, I’m your … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Pheasant Tailed Nymph

The Pheasant Tail is a popular nymph imitation used when fly fishing. It is used to mimic a large variety of creatures that many fish including Trout feed upon. It is also widely referred to as the Sawyer’s Pheasant Tail, in relation to the original creator of this fly.

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Jan 02 2012

Tying a Hare’s Ear Nymph

The origins of this fly are hard to come by but I found references that trace it back to the 1880′s, and even as far back as the 1600′s. Charles Cotton and Izaak Walton ring a bell.  Enough said, this fly has stood the test of time. With all it’s variations the gold ribbed hare’s ear can imitate … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Sex Dungeon

This may be one of the most deadly flies for big fish ever created. The sex dungeon is a jointed fly that contains a bit of everything…..lead eyes, deer hair/sculpin type head, bugger type hackle, marabou and some rubber legs. Deadly on big trout and especially deadly on largemouth. Main … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Light Cahill

From the middle of May to September, depending on where you live, hatches of different varieties of light colored mayflies now commonly known as Light Cahills can be found. This is a recent collective common name that covers many groups of the Heptageniidae family of mayfly insects. In the … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Blue Winged Olive

These tiny mayflies are rarely absent from the river. Fishable hatches can begin as early as February and continue through April or May, then start up again in September and last until really cold weather sets in, usually around the end of October or early November. In mild climates they never … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying an Egg Pattern

From Gink and Gasoline:

Sometimes in fly tying it’s the little things that really make a difference in the quality of your finished fly patterns. When I first started fly tying I always hated the look of my egg patterns because I could always see my thread down the center of my finished … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a San Juan Worm

This is another of those flies that everyone seems to talk about, tie, and fish, but nobody seems sure as to exactly how it’s tied. The method shown here is my favorite, but you will see plenty of others.

Rick Hafele, professional entomologist and fly-fishing author, tells me that the San … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Wooly Bugger

The Woolly Bugger is an artificial fly commonly categorized as a wet fly or streamer and is fished under the water surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for both freshwater and saltwater game fish and is generally listed as one of the top patterns to have in any fly box. John … (Continue Reading)