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Tagged With: fly tying

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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Intruder Alert

This is a flexible pattern that’s intended for Steelhead but it works for all of our lake run fish.  Intruder style flies are designed to create a large profile with minimum materials.  The takes on this style of fly can be electrifying and it swims like a champ.  They don’t look like food but their … Continue reading »

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Early Trout Season Preparations

With trout season rapidly approaching there are a couple things in particular that come to mind; black stone flies and big streamers.  I’ve yet to capitalize on the early season stone fly hatch, but I have seen them crawling around on snowy banks near riffles on more than one occasion.  Now prepared with a few … Continue reading »

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New Pike/Bass Flies

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  Holidays have been keeping me busy with family parties, which was really nice to have some fun with a lot of family that I don’t see nearly enough.  Normally for me by mid January winter starts to feel like a case of the “mondays” and I start counting … Continue reading »

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Inside My Fly Box

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