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Vladi’s Woven Polish Nymphs

As we start to get closer to run-off, this is a great pattern to add to the bottom of your euro rig to get down quick, so we pulled it out of our newsletter archive to share! Vladi is a Polish fishermen who has helped the US Team become proficient in Polish Nymphing (where the […]

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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Patterns

Seducing Large Fish with Barr’s Meat Whistle

The Largemouth pictured above was caught on Monday of this week by Erik Staub in a lake adjacent to Greeley, CO John Barr’s Meat Whistle by Umpqua is a popular fly pattern for Bass and Trout.   John originally developed the fly for bass fishing in Colorado to replicate the pig n’ jig used by conventional […]