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carp, fiberglass -

When Brandon Moon at Moonlit Fly Fishing asked me if I wanted to beta test out one of his newly developed fiberglass, the Nirvana PhoenixGLASS. “Absolutely!”, I said. “I’m a sucker for glass”. Brandon asked me to “provide an honest opinion on it and let me know what you think”. He knows if he asks me that, I will tell him the truth (good or bad), and I have. I have at least a dozen glass rods from various companies in my collection. Some I like more than others.  When you scroll through my Instagram gallery, you’ll instantly notice that I...

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Brandon Moon, dry fly, fly tying, guide series flies, Semperfli tying materials, terrestrials -

Hoppers in the summertime can be so much fun to fish.  The aggressive eats on the top are enough to make a grown man smile, and this one here giggle like a kid again.  As I began my tying experience though, I was scared and intimidated to tie them. This pattern is one that is a must have in your box because it is effective, versatile, durable taking a beating, and a quick tie.  This is why we classify this as one of our Guide Series Flies.  These patterns are so fun to tie and fish.  This pattern can be...

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Brandon Moon, fly tying, guide series flies, partridge, soft hackle -

When fishing the summer months you want to have a collection of PMD fly patterns in your box from nymphs, dries, emergers, or cripples.  This pattern for the emerger is deadly effective, when fished all by itself on the swing, or drifted trailing behind a dry fly pattern through a riffle or to rising fish.  We classify this as one of our Guide Series Flies because it is extremely effective, durable, and quick to tie.  These kinds of flies are a must have in your box.  We love the segmented look a biot gives the fly, for a realistic feel...

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Brandon Moon, dry fly, fly tying, terrestrials -

If you have never fished an ant pattern before, than you have been missing out.  Ants are easily one of the most readily accessible food sources for fish with the pure abundance of them found along streams, rivers, and lakes alike.  Because of that fish are eager to partake of this morsel.  This pattern sits low in the water column which increases the hook up rate, and with the parachute and Kapok dubbing floats really well.  Ants are great attractor patterns when nothing else is hatching and you are wanting to get a strike and take on top. This pattern...

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fly tying, nymph, Tungsten Bead -

Although we love tying and fishing all of our nymphs as soft hackles we know there are plenty of other great patterns we like to pull out of our box.  This pattern is definitely one of them.  Stonefly nymphs are a big part of fish food source year round as the nymphs are tumbling down the stream looking for another rock to hide under.  These insects provide a good size meal and not much work to get it.  If you are struggling picking up fish have some of these in your box to switch up your luck and start bringing...

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