5 out of 5 Stars! “Great First Boots!”
Congratulations to Kevin from California! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of May 7 – May 13, 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Korkers Greenback Fly Fishing Wading Boots with Convertible Outsoles
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With a name like Holy Grail Caddis this fly out the gates better work right? Does it ever!! Utilizing go to natural materials, Partridge, Pheasant tail and Hare’s ear and offering just enough flash with the tinsel ribbing this fly has it all. I love fishing this fly in the summer months as a dropper below a large Elk Hair Caddis, Puterbaugh’s Caddis or any other buoyant caddis dry fly. It works great when the you have an early caddis emergence with the majority of the bugs making their way up the water column or stuck under the surface tension of the water. This a must have summer fly in my box
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This is a tale of Tenkara, adaptability, and success. In early February, a couple of my fishing buddies and I embarked on an exploratory journey of a section of the Lower Yuba River we’d never fished. Located in western Nevada County, California, the Lower Yuba flows from Englebright Dam to the Feather River, but most fly fishing occurs on the 4-ish miles between the Highway 20 bridge crossing and Sycamore Grove, the take out point for watercraft. So, for our expedition, Sycamore Grove was our starting point and we hiked and waded downstream from there. Continue reading “Unorthodox Approach Pays Off”
5 out of 5 Stars! “A wonderful product!”
Congratulations to Joshua from Washington! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of April 30 – May 6, 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Hareline Variegated Chenille
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All of the flies we have tied for tying Tuesday have been developed by other tyers and we simply offer our version while trying to call out the creator when we can. I have to call out an awesome tier I follow on Instagram for this one, back_to_the_stream. If you are into seeing other tyers on Instagram this is one to follow. He is the first person I have seen (not sure if he is the first ever…) take the woven method (usually used with yarn on flies like the polish woven caddis or the well known bitch creek) and apply it using wire. The look that comes out of this, in my opinion, is excellent and sort of creates an exoskeleton. The fly tied here is a simple caddis pupa with the elegance of the woven wire creating an awesome looking fly. To be honest I have yet to fish this fly but am looking forward to trying it out this summer!
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5 out of 5 Stars! “Best Hat…”
“…in the world! You read that right! 71+ hats later – this is – hands down – the best looking hat I’ve ever owned. It screams quality, creativity, sexiness, uniqueness, and beauty. You’re not just wearing an ordinary hat, you’re wearing an amazing halo – and people will take notice and compliment you and maybe…just maybe… buy you a beer. You will feel like awesome wearing this hat. I felt like I could end world hunger, solve complicated math problems, or cure cancer after putting this baby on. Continue reading “Howler Brothers Tie Down: Prize Fight Snapback Product Review Winner”
This weeks fly features the new Firehole Outdoors 718 hook! If you like the Tiemco 200R but get frustrated with failed hook ups or houdini fish popping off, look no further than the 718. The new 718 has an awesome elongated profile with a unique wide gape making this a very deadly hook. The fly we are tying on this today is a simple but deadly fly. The brown color abdomen with matching thorax and wing case/legs makes this a very realistic baetis. Depending on the hatch your are matching you may want to tie up some olive or tan variations. I like to fish this fly all year round while staying smaller in the winter fishing it alongside midge pupa’s. Through the other three seasons of the year, you can go larger and fish it in many different rig configurations.
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The desperate urge strikes every year, sometimes as early as January, and it grows stronger with every warm day. Grayling come from the arctic, but ironically, we have to wait for winter’s grip to ebb before they re-emerge from the ethereal depths of imagination. So the memory of billowing iridescent sails takes hold, and I wait.
We need snow to fill our lakes and reservoirs so we can keep the forests lush and green through summer and to fill streams with cold, clear water for trout, char, and whitefish, and for something else too: Arctic Grayling. Continue reading “Fly Fishing For Spring’s Gray Ghosts”
5 out of 5 Stars! “Must have for the dog on the go!”
Congratulations to Jill from Kansas! She was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of April 16 – 22, 2018. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Ruffwear Quencher II Dog Bowl
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The good old prince nymph right? Almost, but why not make it flashy? This is a great attractor fly that brings me personally a lot of confidence when fishing it. Some say fish flashy on sunny days and others say they work better on overcast days and in deep dark water. My belief tends to be the former as I see the truth in the theory that light penetration is key for lighting up the bugs at the bottom of the river to make them glow. However, I, and I’m sure many others have experienced good luck with flashy flies on dark dull days as there is something to fishing an attractor fly that does just that and draws attraction. This is an awesome dropper fly in a hopper dropper rig from spring to fall and can even produce on warmer days in the winter.
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