The Grey Hackle Yellow
This fly was recently shown to me by a customer in the store who has fond memories of how many fish it has caught for him. Today it is a hard fly to find commercially tied but really isn’t too difficult to tie. I have not yet fished this pattern but have great confidence after talking with this particular customer. I would fish it in smaller sizes during a solid PMD hatch or in larger sizes as a Yellow Sally imitation. The red tail is sure to encourage strong strikes
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I just started using this trick, after a long morning in the water I was struggling to get my feet out of the neoprene booties on my summer waders. I look over at my buddy and he already had his waders off, camp shoes on, fly rod taken apart, and was eating a cold can of soup for lunch. I just sat there stunned until he noticed and came over to help me pry the booties off my feet. After some work I am free and said, “You know there is an easy solution for that.” I had no idea what he was talking about, so he went on to tell me about “The Bag Trick.” It is a simple trick really that works like a charm. All you must do is put your feet in plastic bags before putting them into your waders. Simple as that! Continue reading “The Bag Trick For Your Fishing Waders”
The Ghost Rider Booby Fly
This fly looks alright out of the water, but amazing in the water. The marabou pulses dramatically upon every strip. This pattern is a bit of an attractor pattern but can imitate a leech swimming if the fisherman slows the retrieve way down. This fly is best fished on a sinking line so that it will sink deep but avoid snags on the bottom due to the foam eyes. I like to tie it with a stinger hook as well if I plan on it being the last fly in my rig. The bottom line is that this fly has great action and can be fished many different ways.
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The Waterworks-Lamson 2020 Lineup is almost here! With revamped reels and slick new improvements, this latest lineup of reels is sure to make a statement on the water. Below we’ll go over each individual reel and all of their main specs, along with what new changes have been made to their configurations.
Waterworks-Lamson will be releasing the reels in phases, so stay tuned to our website and this timetable chart at the bottom of this blog post for the latest updates.
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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, 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”
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.
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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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