College Budget + Fly Fishing Trout Addiction = Redington Zero and Classic Trout

College Budget + Fly Fishing Trout Addiction = Redington Zero and Classic Trout

It was early spring, class just let out, and I had plans to visit my girlfriend for the weekend in Western North Carolina. I packed a few fly boxes and slid my Redington Classic Trout 9 foot 4 weight fly rod into my rod tube, hoping to get a shot at some Southeastern trout. After a long night, foggy headed, and weather conditions alike, I pull up to one of Western North Carolina’s best kept secret fly fishing spot. Working my way up stream, high sticking a frenchie, I come to a deep run accompanied by a few boulders. As my fly naturally drifts past the second boulder, my fly line begins to tighten and the click and paw drag on my Redington Zero starts to sing. As the trout races upstream, the Redington Classic Trout does a superb job controlling the fish and protecting my 6x tippet. A few acrobatic moves later I land the fish and the weekend trip to visit my girlfriend was all worth it! Continue reading “College Budget + Fly Fishing Trout Addiction = Redington Zero and Classic Trout”

How To Tie The Sparkle Dun Fly Tying Instructional Video & Recipe

How To Tie The Sparkle Dun Fly Tying Instructional Video & Recipe

The Sparkle Dun

The Sparkle Dun dry fly is basically a Comparadun with a polypropelene tail to imitate a trailing shuck of an emerging mayfly. It can be tied in a variety of colors to mimic many different mayflies. From larger Green Drakes and March Browns down to the classic BWO’s and PMD’s. The Sparkle Dun is a great fly to imitate an emerging or a crippled mayfly. The deer hair tied up will help this sit right in the film as an emerging bug would. The emerger yarn resembles a shuck as this bug gets ready to spread its wings. Pair this bad boy with some Shimazaki dry shake and the fish will eat it like it’s going out of style.

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