How to Tie Egg Sucking Bunny Leech: Video

How to Tie Egg Sucking Bunny Leech: Video

Need a very effective fly for big trout?  Look no further than the Egg Sucking Bunny Leech.  While it can be fished year round it will be most effective in the spring when rainbows are running or in the fall when browns are on reds.  Using the bunny strips along with the McFly foam for the Egg this pattern has the best of both worlds.  If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie an October Caddis Fly.

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5 Reasons Why Fly Fishing is Good For You

5 Reasons Why Fly Fishing is Good For You

Fishing is one of the great American pastimes as a poll has revealed that as many as 33 million people aged 16 or older participate in the activity. Recreational fishing ranks even higher than playing basketball, soccer, softball or bowling, and more Americans fish than play golf and tennis combined. Apart from the satisfaction of catching your own fish, fly fishing has many health benefits, and it also has been shown to improve one’s quality of life. If you’ve never tried fly fishing before, you may want to try it out sometime to see how it can impact your entire well-being.

Trends in fly fishing
Fishing has become extremely popular in the country. Previously, the activity was associated with senior men, but a study has found that a high percentage of young female participants are taking up the sport. In the research, it was found that 43.9% of youth who are interested in fishing are female. Moreover, fly fishing has the highest rate of new participants among all the fishing categories as almost 13% of participants were new to fly fishing in 2014. It is expected that there will be more fly fishing enthusiasts in the future as fishing can positively impact one’s health in various ways.

Here are five reasons why fly fishing is good for you.

It relieves stress
A study has shown that many Americans take up fly fishing as a way to relieve stress. In the research, 38% of people who take up the pastime said they think that the soothing sound of flowing water and the pull of a fishing line is enough to drive their stress away. Being constantly stressed can lead to a host of health problems including obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Fly Fishing is Good For You”

How to Tie an October Caddis Fly: Video

How to Tie an October Caddis Fly: Video

The October caddis fly is the last chance to throw big bugs for eager trout. With winter bringing midge season soon this is definitely something to look forward to. Our version is tied with an orange body and a very full elk hair wing. This gives it a great profile on the water when trying to imitate the large wing of the October caddis and also keeps it very buoyant. Fish it on its own or on top of a dropper rig. If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa.

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Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange

Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange

Halloween is around the corner and it seems that everywhere you look you can’t escape the color orange. While changing leaves, pumpkin patches, and snack-sized peanut butter cups abound, for fly fisherman, the color orange presents a different appeal—one that triggers a ferocious take, the arching bend of the rod, and the screeching sound of line peeling from the reel. Everyone’s go-to fall color is universally appealing for both humans and fish alike.

As the weather cools and you hunker down in your fly tying cave before sneaking out for some pre-winter time on the water, it’s important to embrace orange and use it to your advantage. Here are four great ways to put a little more orange into your fly box. Continue reading “Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange”

How to Tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa Fly: Video

How to Tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa Fly: Video

The Beadhead October Caddis Pupa, also know as the Great Autumn Sedge is a go to caddis pupae imitation. Tied with a soft hackle and segmented coloration this fly can be very effective if fished at the right time. Look for the emergence of these bugs to happen later in the day, sometime between September and November. The more leaves you see falling to the ground the better. It is also a great top fly in a tandem rig with a small midge imitation trailing. Check out another orange themed fly here, the October Caddis Fly. 

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How to Tie a Poison Tung Fly: Video

How to Tie a Poison Tung Fly: Video

Developed by Carlie Craven, this pattern is a great midge imitation. He developed this pattern with a light body, blue ribbing and a grey collar creating a fly that is unique and will fool fish in picky situations. Our variation is a dull version tied with a dark gray body and black ribbing rather than the blue. You can also tie it in various browns and with different tints of blue wire. This is a must for any winter tailwater fishers box.

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