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  The Purple Haze Parachute Dry Fly is one of the most used and productive dry flies in the west today.  There is something magical about the color purple and how it holds its color as it transcends into the depths of the water.  It is also close to the UV color spectrum making it very effective in catching the fishes attention.  The thorax is made from a UV blend of Vicuna Dubbing in Purple, and the Metallic Purple Bead adds a little extra flash to this bug.  The soft hackle creates amazing life like movement during your dead drift...

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As many of you know we don't really tie traditional nymph patterns, and replace the traditional pattern with a soft hackle version.  We do this because the soft hackle brings the fly to life even on a natural dead drift with a small natural pulse from the current.  The Pheasant Tail (PT) Nymph is easily one of the most effective nymph patterns to tie and fish.  We have tied this pattern as a Soft Hackle Nymph and the amount of fish we've caught on it is insane.  It is as if the fish just can't resist it.  The PT Nymph...

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Euro Nymphing, nymph, soft hackle, Streamer -

The Tungsten Jig Euro Bugger is the perfect pattern for anyone who is Tactical Nymphing or Euro Nymphing to fish Streamers with.  Don't miss out on targeting those aggressive fish looking for a big meal.  This pattern can be tied in a multitude of size to meet your needs. This pattern is equally effective fishing as a regular streamer on the swing with tremendous movement and action from the current.  You can easily change the colors of this pattern to meet your needs.  The great thing about this pattern is it uses very few materials and is extremely quick to...

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We are fortunate to live in an area with pristine and abundant water choices to choose from.  World famous fisheries people travel from all over the world to fish, and honestly there is a reason why they do.  These lakes and rivers provide some of the best fishing with opportunity for some very aggressive and large trout.  We love fishing these waters and have found some spots that receive less pressure.  There are some smaller water that provide some amazing fishing from small Idaho Desert Spring Creeks where the water is cool, and crystal clear holding healthy populations of smaller...

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Furled Leaders have a long interesting place in the history of fly fishing (photo by Michael Hackney).  They have been around for centuries, and originally comprised of horse hair.  Since then there have been some advancements in materials.  Most Furled Leaders are constructed using polyester tying thread, or equivalent.  Their construction is made like a two strand rope made of just thread.  This creates a leader that is extremely limp, and lacks memory.  Although this has some benefits over traditional tapered leaders, it lacks the punch to finish turning over and laying out your fly without added bulk to the...

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