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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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fly tying, hen saddle, soft hackle, Whiting Hackle -

As mentioned before in the blog on the blog for the October Never Sink Caddis this is a major food source for fish entering fall and the winter months.  It is one of the top hatches for producing large trophy size fish.  This pattern is tied to be fished at the begging of the hatch just before the fish begin rising to the hatching bugs.  If you haven't experienced a fish take a swinging soft hackle you are truly missing out.  This fly is truly versatile in many ways.  First you can tie this in different colors to match any caddis...

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

This pattern has been a go to for us this year.  The fish have especially loved the metallic colored beads paired with the shiny body of this fly and the fish can't resist.  We have combined a few different patterns into one with this one.  Perdigon style flies are becoming all the rage, and they flat out catch a lot of fish.  For us though there is nothing like a soft hackle nymph pattern.  combine the two of them, and you have an extremely beautiful fly along with one that is extremely effective.  This is a great addition to our...

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Brandon Moon, fly tying, soft hackle -

For those who have followed us on social media they know how much we love the color purple in tying and fishing flies.  This is our spin on the Purple and Starling Western Soft Hackle, or Purple Snipe.  This pattern has been around for a vey long time, and is just as effective today as it always has been.  Traditionally this pattern is tied with a purple silk thread.  Silk thread has some very cool characteristics, and changes when it is waxed just before tying.  With our version we are going to use Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread 12/0, and create a...

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