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fly tying

Fly Tying – Articulated Streamer

I still don’t have all the materials to tie the D&D correctly, but it has been inspiring me to tie some big articulated stuff with many of the same characteristics.  Here is a time lapse of my latest spin-off of the D&D.  

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Drunk and Disorderly Streamer Video

I’ve been waiting a while for this one.  I’ve seen this streamer hanging out of more huge brown trout faces than many others combined.  Deer hair heads have always had a irresistible diving and side to side action when stripped erratically.  Adding a bunch of flash, a rattle, and articulation never hurts.  See The Fish … Continue reading »

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Steelhead Flies

Flies for steelhead or lake-run trout are by far my favorite to tie.  There is no “hatch matching” here.  Each hook or tube is like a blank canvas open to reflect whatever mood or style of fishing you desire.  Bright colors and alien-like characteristics are encouraged with these flies.  There is no need for emulating natural … Continue reading »

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Footsteps & Connections

I didn’t reconnect with fishing until I started going to Community College after High School.  It was around this time I started to get panic attacks too.  While I was on medical leave from work due to the frequency and severity of my panic attacks, I turned to a pastime I had almost forgotten…fishing.  I went … Continue reading »

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Summer or Fall?

Lately, I’ve been wondering if we’re ever going to see a real heat wave or if this abnormally cool summer will transition right into Fall.  With more salmon sightings in harbors, and even some rivers, I believe the Fall is coming fast.  With that in mind I start thinking of steelhead, and how lucky I … Continue reading »

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Hoppers

Andrew and I went to check out some spring creek hopper fishing on Sunday, but the weather was cool and cloudy and the hoppers never started hopping.  We could see plenty of hoppers in the tall grass along the creeks acting kind of lethargic.  In my experience it takes some good sunshine to get them bouncing … Continue reading »

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