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

With this pattern we look to the wire wrapping technique inspired by Barry Ord Clark.  This technique allows you to wrap your wire body without losing the symmetrical form of the hook, and body of your fly.  We believe it also simplifies the process of tying, and adds to the aesthetics of this fly.  although the aesthetics of how it looks may not impact how effectively they bring fish to the net, as a tier I try to tie flies that also look good.  This pattern is simple in only using a couple of materials, making it a quick 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, 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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