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Materials | Tagged

Choosing the Right Thread

Throwback Thursday! It’s that time of year where you’ve depleted your box during the prime time right before run-off started and now run-off is winding down and hatches are going off like crazy. Time for a quick refill. This article originally appeared in our February 2005 newsletter, but much of the information still holds true […]

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Fishing Report, Patterns

What Do These Fish Have in Common?

They were all caught on a fly I’ve been using for the last month.  I call it the Red Rider.  In the last 30 days I’ve caught over 60 bass, 4 Walleyes, 12 Wipers, and a considerable number of Crappies on this pattern which emulates a crayfish.  It has a lot of materials but its […]

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Materials

Simplified Quill Body Flies

Hareline Dubbing recently introduced a synthetic body wrap material that simulates natural quills.  It’s tough, long, offered in half dozen colors (can be modified with a marker), and reasonably priced ($4.50). The body needs to be coated with a varnish or a light cure acrylic (Clear Cure Goo, Bug Bond, or Loon Clear Finish) to […]

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Patterns

Straw Boss Questions

We’ve had a couple of questions about the Straw Boss pattern featured in the July Newsletter and how well it works for small tarpon.  Here’s a picture taken yesterday by Joe Mahler….”Caught 4 and lost 3 over 5 # on my 3 wt bluegill rod.”

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Patterns, Species | Tagged

Giving Montana’s Hybrid Carp Fly a Go

I happened across the Hybrid earlier this year I finely got around to giving it a try this weekend.  It produced three very nice carp on a lake near Longmont. The original pattern is a bit different than how I tied them, but the profile and materials are pretty close Original Recipie:    •Hook:  Size 8 […]