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Tying the Caddis Poopah

Monday, January 06 2014 6:00 am - for Fly Tying
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The Caddis Poopah is an extraordinary fly pattern designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. Looking at this pattern from a basic construction stand point, the fly is most certainly…
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Tying the Madam X

Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:00 am - for Fly Tying
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The Madam X is a versatile hopper pattern developed by author, guide and fly tyer Doug Swisher to trick resident trout of the Bitterroot River in Southwestern Montana. Although the…
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Tying the Barr's Spork Fly

Saturday, December 07 2013 6:00 am - for Fly Tying
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With so many different carp/sucker flies on the market, how does an individual find their way through the endless flash and feathers to the perfect fly? First and foremost let's…
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Fly Tying with Biots

Tuesday, October 01 2013 10:00 am - for Fly Tying
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One of the most interesting and unique materials to ever grace a fly has to be the biot feather. This one-of-a-kind material is actually a single feather barb from the…
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Tying the Stimulator

Friday, July 26 2013 7:00 am - for Fly Tying
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The stimulator is one of those patterns that does not necessarily denote a specific fly, but more an arrangement of patterns to use with differing color variations. The stimulator can…
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Marabou Feathers and Fly Tying

Sunday, July 21 2013 7:00 am - for Fly Tying
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Perhaps no other tying material has influenced the tying of big fish flies such as marabou, while still having endless uses in traditional patterns. Of all the different feathers used…
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Tying the Egg Sucking Leech

Tuesday, July 16 2013 7:00 am - for Fly Tying
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From Alaska to Arkansas, the Egg Sucking Leech without doubt is one of the top producing streamer flies to ever come out of a vise. As good as the traditional…
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Spinning Deer Hair

Monday, July 08 2013 7:00 am - for Fly Tying
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Of all the techniques involved in fly tying, spinning deer hair is one of the most challenging. Patterns that use this technique tend to be large and involved, often scaring…
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If you have ever looked into learning to tie your own flies for fishing you probably have become disillusioned by the sheer number of products said to be a necessity…
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Fly Tying Materials Buying Guide

Thursday, June 20 2013 4:00 pm - for Fly Tying
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Similar to purchasing the tools for fly tying, trying to decipher what materials are necessary can put a beginning tier into a head spin. Many of the materials available are…
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