My Top 6 Simple Fly Picks For Trout

My Top 6 Simple Fly Picks For Trout

Walking into a fly shop can often be overwhelming at times. There are so many flies, variations, and sizes. The first thought that can come to your mind is how am I supposed to know which fly to choose? When selecting a fly, many factors can play a part. Trout are weary and sometimes they just simply won’t eat. Depending on who you ask, different people will tell you it’s because it’s simply because of temperature, weather, flows or even because they only eat dropper hopper dropper rigs. Let’s throw all that out the window and stick to very simple and effective patterns that produce fish. After all, you have a chance to catch a fish on the wrong poorly tied fly with the right depth and a good drift. Continue reading “My Top 6 Simple Fly Picks For Trout”

How To Tie The Critter Getter: Fly Tying Instructional Video

How To Tie The Critter Getter: Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Critter Getter

The Critter Getter does exactly what the name describes. It is a buggy, swimming fly that is a great option for still water fishing because it is meant to replicate an injured leech. It has a gentle presentation when it hits the water but gets down fast to the feeding zone of any carp. It will be a great addition to any carp box and will prove its value when it is in front of any carp.

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AvidMax Is Now Carrying Orvis Product Line

AvidMax Is Now Carrying Orvis Product Line

AvidMax, headquartered in beautiful Centennial, Colorado, is proud to announce the addition of the Orvis line of fly fishing products. Orvis shares the AvidMax core values and dedication to 100% customer satisfaction, offering top quality products to the outdoor enthusiast. AvidMax is now carrying the complete line of Orvis fly fishing packs, bags, wading boots, fly lines and accessories, along with a hand-picked selection of Orvis apparel. Continue reading “AvidMax Is Now Carrying Orvis Product Line”

How To Tie The Rabbit Zonker: Fly Tying Instructional Video

How To Tie The Rabbit Zonker: Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Rabbit Zonker

The first and most popular Rabbit Zonker was created by Dan Byford. This fly has evolved and spun off in many different directions but the classic still holds strong for me. With the hidden lead wire, this fly gets to depth quickly and can be adjusted based on the water type you are fishing. The Mylar underbelly imitates a baitfish belly perfectly and the rabbit strip over top creates a great two-tone contrast as well as excellent movement in the water. This fly will fish in many, many, different conditions and for just as many species of fish.

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How To Tie The Blood Chirnomid: Fly Tying Tutorial Video

How To Tie The Blood Chirnomid: Fly Tying Tutorial Video

The Blood Chirnomid

The Blood Worm is present in almost every Stillwater and is an everyday meal for trout. The bloodworm will be in different parts of the water column depending on time of day and year. The bloodworm is best fished under an indicator or on a slow sinking line. Both should be fished with a slow retrieve to imitate these bugs making their way to the surface to hatch. It is a simple tie and can be very effective in the early months after ice off.

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