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Feb 16 2012

Three Tips for Fishing High and Dirty Water for Trout

It’s supposed to rain a lot this weekend. Don’t give up on the river.

From Kent Klewein at Gink & Gasoline:

Have you ever pulled up to a stream after a heavy rain, ready to fish, but canceled your fishing plans because the water looked too high and dirty? I’ll be the first to … (Continue Reading)

Feb 16 2012

Tying the Clear Cure Goo Rainbow Trout

The weather is warming up, and there have been reports of warmwater species being more active in the river.

Oh boy!

This is a pattern that will imitate the most abundant food source in our general area; the fingerling trout.

Trout will eat it. Bass will it. I would eat it if I was … (Continue Reading)

Feb 16 2012

Fly Fishing for Bass

If you are going to catch a bass, act like a bass. This doesn’t mean you have to eat frogs and harass cute little baby ducks. But you need to think like a bass. When I talk to bass fishers, I often get a similar reaction. Fishing for bass inclines you to stalk them like they stalk their prey.  … (Continue Reading)

Feb 15 2012

The Gilmer H.S. (Ga.) Trout Unlimited Club – Second Annual Fly Tying Contest

Calling All Fly Tiers: Open Invitation to Submit Entries for The Gilmer H.S. (Ga.) Trout Unlimited Club – Second Annual Fly Tying Contest

Official PDF here.

The Gilmer TU Club hereby announces the Club’s Second Annual Fly Tying Contest. Entry is easy. Fly tiers of all abilities are … (Continue Reading)

Feb 13 2012

Tying a Rolex Streamer

From Slowstreamer

This is a great pattern for the murky muddy water conditions we have right now since it is pretty much all FLASH.

Hook – shown on #8 TMC 5263 2x heavy, 3x long, but any streamer hook size 4-10, 2x to 4x long.
Thread – Tan or gray 70 Denier or 6/0 Uni
Eyes – X-small … (Continue Reading)

Feb 07 2012

Single Wing Flatwing

This line of roosters has been carefully selected over many generations to grow long saddle feathers with web. They are wider than dry fly saddle hackle and the fibers are softer.

The bright colors are perfect for tying flatwing fly patterns. The stems are strong and these webby feather … (Continue Reading)

Feb 03 2012

Fly Tying Tutorials – Master Index

 

Fly tying is the process of producing an artificial fly to be used by anglers to catch fish via means of fly fishing. Probably the most concise description of fly tying is the one by Helen Shaw, a preeminent American professional fly tyer in Fly-Tying.
“Fly-tying is a simple … (Continue Reading)

Feb 03 2012

Tying a Muddler Minnow

The Muddler Minnow was spawned, so to speak, by Don Gapen of Anoka, Minnesota in 1937, to imitate the slimy sculpin. Gapen developed this fly to catch Nipigon strain brook trout in Ontario, Canada. The Muddler, as it is informally known by anglers, was popularized by Montana, USA fisherman … (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)