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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, 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, dry fly, dry fly fishing technique, furled leaders, nymph, soft hackle, Streamer -

We have worked hard over the years to make the best and most optimal performing leaders in the world. Here we help explain each of our Furled Leaders, and how to pick the best one for you.  Learn more about Moonlit Furled Leaders, and furled leaders here. We work tirelessly to bring the highest performing products to the market, and always looking for ways to improve.  Because of this we are the leading innovator in the Furled Leaders market. With the array of options to choose from, we want to help you make the right decision.  That is the reason...

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Brandon Moon, dry fly, fly tying, guide series flies, Whiting Hackle -

Legendary fly angler Gary LaFontaine said that the October Caddis hatch is one of the four best hatches for an angler to catch a trophy sized trout.  With this in mind it is important to be prepared when they start popping off the water.  When these bugs start hatching they are one of the biggest food sources for fish.  They are a big nutritious meal, and with colder winter months approaching they are important in preparing for them.  These insects are one of the coolest looking aquatic insects you will see with a beautiful orange colored body, and their pure...

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