Wallace with a 30lb Redfish
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Redfish Rundown

It’s odd that December has become one of the most important months for fly fishermen. In the old days the best thing you could do in December was tie flies for next season. These days, fly fishermen are not only pounding the local tailwaters in sub-freezing conditions, but they are also spending a lot of […]

Rich Strolis Ice Pick Fly
Patterns

The Ice Pick Fly

Rich Strolis’s Ice Pick fly is still one of my favorite streamers that I seem to always come back to. Rich developed the Ice Pick streamer with the famous New Zealand Zonker in mind. This fly can be assembled as a standard, single hook streamer, an articulated single hook version (using Flyman’s articulated shank) and […]

Tying with CDC Header
Materials

How to Tie Flies With CDC

By Hans Weilenmann Source: Fly Fisherman Magazine From midges to bonefish flies, cul de canard (CDC) is equally at home in drys, wets, nymphs, and saltwater patterns. The description “Cul de Canard” was reputedly coined in the late 1950s by French tier Henry Bresson for one of his patterns. The description has contributed to some […]