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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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Brandon Moon, dry fly, fly tying, hen saddle, soft hackle, Whiting Hackle -

Grannom are a Sedge fly, or also known as Caddis.  These insects hatch all over the world, and in basically every stream.  This makes them a vital food source for fish living around the world.  As time passes more and more anglers are looking to tie and fish these types of patterns because of their importance in the food chain.  They are abundant from spring time through fall.  Combine that fact with the fact that emerging insects are extremely vulnerable and easy target, this pattern becomes more important and deadly effective.  We have added the Soft Hackle to the original...

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Brandon Moon, Euro Nymphing, fly tying, guide series flies, hen saddle, nymph, soft hackle, Tungsten Bead, Whiting Hackle -

Today we are doing our spin on a timeless classic the Guides Hares Ear Soft Hackle Nymph.  This pattern is a must have in most fly fishing guides boxes.  It is both quick and easy to tie, but also durable, and deadly effective.  These are some very important things to look at when choosing what pattern to tie.  With the materials substitutions we make here the possibilities become endless to your imagination.  This pattern can be fished anywhere you would fish a hares ear nymph, and can be tied unweighted as well.  We would love to see what you tie....

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