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fly tying

Pike Fly Sessions

I can only take so many days chasing fish that don’t wanna eat (lake-run trout) before I get the urge to watch a reckless predator chase and eat a 10 inch fly.  So, I’ve decided to fill up my pike box with some new patterns for this spring.

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Craft Fur Minnow

White craft fur, flash, and a variety of colored markers and you can match the baitfish hatch in your local waters.

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The Hog Days of Summer

I haven’t gotten my trout or smallmouth fix in for a month and I’m really chomping at the bit.  Time and timing are two valuable commodities I’ve been in short supply of lately, but I have been able to get my fix on a local pond on Anthony’s property we  affectionately refer to as “The … Continue reading »

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Mini D&D

Another fun video from Schultz Outfitters of the Fish Whisperer tying a smaller version of his signature fly; the Drunk and Disorderly.

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Cabin Fever Fly Tying

My usual mid-winter cabin fever fly tying has kicked in with patterns ranging from small trout flies to larger streamers, and even some saltwater stuff for my trips to the Everglades thrown in there.  One thing about being a fly angler in the midwest is that it can force a person to learn to tie … Continue reading »

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Wally Winged Mayfly

Here’s my first extended bodied mayfly and also my first attempt at the “Wally Wing” technique to make perfect mayfly wings by splitting a barred mallard feather stem.  Click here for a better description and instruction on how to tie these beautiful wings that can be applied to any mayfly pattern with a variety of different … Continue reading »

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