The Back Stabber
The Back Stabber is a great go-to fly when they just wont eat. It can be a swimming fly, a bottom fly, a piece of moss, a bug or anything in between. Don’t underestimate simplicity when carp fishing. This fly can make a tough day better and a great day amazing.
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Back in the day when I was about 9 years old and deemed old enough by “Mom” to go fishing alone, it was all I wanted to do – and all I did after chores were done. We lived about a quarter-mile from a river that was stocked for the trout season and had its share of typical river species as well. Unfortunately, my dad was always working in the family business to make ends meet for us, so it was just me and my meager gear. Continue reading “Learning A Good Fly Fishing Knot”
The Two Bit Hooker
The Two Bit Hooker is yet another masterpiece from local fly tyer and fisher Charlie Craven. The brilliance of adding two beads to a fly could have only been though of by him. Adding lead wire to a fly can be a great concept but doesn’t help keep a thin mayfly like abdomen that is necessary for a lot of our matching the hatch needs. With an extra bead under the thorax you get the needed added weight and are still able to keep the slim body profile. This fly is a must during run off and will also fish great year round in faster and deeper water.
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The Big Eyed Stuart Little
Mice, voles, rats, and other rodents commonly construct their homes on the banks of rivers. Look for big cut banks that back up to long grass and weeds and rocky formations on the side of the river or stream. After a heavy rain or increase in flow it will flush out these critters from their homes sending them down river dead or alive. Not only are they getting forced into the water because of high water, but during low light hours when there’s the most bug activity these rodents will be feeding on flying and clinging insects along the rock formations near the water’s edge. While foraging a mouse/rodent may swim from one spot to another. This makes an easy meal for larger predatory fish to snag a quick meal. I went with the big glow in the dark eyes to make it easier to fish during low light hours giving you a better idea of where your fly is when fishing it. Carry your UV torch with you and hit the eyes in between cast to really make them glow.
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Fly fishing is immersive. No, we’re not talking about getting dunked in a river as a rite of initiation. We’re … Continue reading Fundamental Fly Fishing Terminology
The RS-2 is a small nymph, size 18-24, used to imitate small mayflies, callibaetis, blue wing olives, and midges . It is tied in various colors including black, dun, purple, and Adams gray. The flies’ profile is a slender body, forked tail, and the emerging wing much like that of small mayflies and midges. The RS-2 can be fished as an emerger, dropper fly on any two fly rigs, and sight fished for wary trout. Continue reading “The RS-2: The Most Versatile Fly on the Market”
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Congratulations to James Gilbert from Texas! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of June 10-16th, 2019. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Redington Zero Fly Reel!
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Barry’s Carp Fly
THE OG carp fly. This fly is intended to be a heavy fly that will get down quick to the feeding zone of any carp. It will have a heavier presentation when it hits the water but don’t let it scare you from using it. This fly is extremely effective in moving water and gets the job done in still water situations. Make SURE you have at least one in your box when you go out.
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Congratulations to Gary Foster from Texas! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of June 2-9th, 2019. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Griffin Bobbin Threaders!
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The Para Midge
The Para Midge dry fly is a go to Midge adult in my box. It works great all year round and on a variety of waters. This fly is simple to tie but deadly when fished. The Para Midge is one of my favorites due to its fish ability. With the Klinkhammer style post it allows this fly to be fished high and dry or just under the water surface film where a lot of emerging insects fail to break free and are swallowed up.
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