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Louisiana Redfish 2020
Louisiana Redfish 2020

I have been meaning to get this article out for about the past five weeks.  Unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way of the things we WANT to do and we have to focus on the things we NEED to do.  That said, I am taking a moment to write down a few notes about ... Read more

Thoughts for Beginning Fly Tiers
Thoughts for Beginning Fly Tiers

After introducing and teaching people how to tie flies over the last 18 years I have answered many questions about constructing flies.  Most are about specific patterns, or maybe a particular material.  A typical question would be, “how to do a Whip finish by hand”?  Another might be, “what can I substitute for xyz material”?  ... Read more

Soft Hackle Beadhead Prince Nymph Step by Step
Soft Hackle Beadhead Prince Nymph Step by Step

Written by Ian Anderson     Background The Prince Nymph is one of the first nymphs I was introduced to when I started nymphing.  It is a extremely versatile pattern and can be fished with success in many different waters and for many different species.  Normally, the Prince Nymph is tied using a brown rooster ... Read more

PA Ant Step by Step
PA Ant Step by Step

Written by Ian Anderson   Background The PA Ant was developed many years ago to fill the need for a quick and effective ant pattern for fishing the spring creeks in central Pennsylvania.  Many years ago I had the opportunity to spend some summer hours chasing Browns, Rainbow and Brookies on some of these small ... Read more

Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph Step by Step
Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph Step by Step

Written by Ian Anderson Background The Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear is a nymph that has been around for as long as I can remember.  It was actually one of the first trout nymphs I ever fished when introduced to the technique of nymphing.  When I decided to tie this fly for Dressed Irons and do ... Read more

Whitlock’s NearNuff Crawfish Step by Step
Whitlock’s NearNuff Crawfish Step by Step

The NearNuff Crawfish was created by Dave Whitlock to fish the waters of the White River in Arkansas. It has proven itself over the years as a consistent pattern for trout as well as bass. This article has step by step instructions on tying the fly so you can enjoy your time at the vise and on the water!

Black Ghost Marabou Step by Step

Step by Step instruction that accompany the video on tying Ed Story's Crackleback. The Crackleback is one of the most versatile flies ever created.....

Black Ghost Marabou Step by Step - copy
Black Ghost Marabou Step by Step - copy

Step by Step instruction on tying the Black Ghost Marabou. This article accompanies the video on the Black Ghost Marabou and between the two will show you how to tie this wonderful classic freshwater streamer. Read the article. Read more

Tying The Mop Fly - Step by Step - copy

A detailed Step by Step article on tying the Morlock Goby Fly Read More...

A detailed Step by Step article on tying the Morlock Goby Fly Read More...

Tying The Mop Fly - Step by Step

A quick summery of a recent R&R trip to Michigan for Steelhead and getting some pleasant surprises along the way. Read More...

A short Step by Step article on tying the Mop Fly Read More...

Of Steelhead and Sheep - copy

A quick summery of a recent R&R trip to Michigan for Steelhead and getting some pleasant surprises along the way. Read More...

A quick summery of a recent R&R trip to Michigan for Steelhead and getting some pleasant surprises along the way. Read More...

Carter's Rubber Legged Dragon Step by Step
Carter's Rubber Legged Dragon Step by Step

Carter's Rubber Legged Dragon is a wonderful fly to tie as well as fish. Great for all sorts of warmwater species. Learn to tie one today. Read more

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Louisiana Redfish 2020
Thoughts for Beginning Fly Tiers
Soft Hackle Beadhead Prince Nymph Step by Step
PA Ant Step by Step
Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph Step by Step
Whitlock’s NearNuff Crawfish Step by Step
Black Ghost Marabou Step by Step
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Tying The Mop Fly - Step by Step - copy
Tying The Mop Fly - Step by Step
Of Steelhead and Sheep - copy
Carter's Rubber Legged Dragon Step by Step
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