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

The Royal Wulff is not only a beautiful fly to look at, but also so fun to fish for rising trout.  It is an attractor pattern used when there are no hatches going on.  The original pattern calls for calf tail or body for the wing post.  Although beautiful this is when tied, it is time consuming and limits the size of fly you can tie.  By simply changing the wing material to Poly Yarn you can add a lot of variety in the wing and tie this fly more quickly.  Our Guide Series flies are flies that are both...

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Brandon Moon, fly tying, guide series flies, micro streamer, pine squirrel, Streamer -

Sculpins are a very important food source for Trout.  Because of this it is important that you carry a few patterns to imitate these baitfish.  They are different than a trout minnow, or minnow of another species in that they are not very good swimmers, and have no air bladders.  This makes them less buyout and stay near the bottom.  They tend to bob up and down more than just swimming.  It is important to have a pattern that will get your fly to the bottom quickly and bounce across the bottom.  The Sculpin Fish Helmet allows you to do...

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