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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 for you to use.  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 for this blog post is to help you know more about each one of our leaders, how and why they perform the way they do, and why...

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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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Brandon Moon, Euro Nymphing, fly tying, nymph, soft hackle, Tungsten Bead, Whiting Hackle -

  The Purple Haze Parachute Dry Fly is one of the most used and productive dry flies in the west today.  There is something magical about the color purple and how it holds its color as it transcends into the depths of the water.  It is also close to the UV color spectrum making it very effective in catching the fishes attention.  The thorax is made from a UV blend of Vicuna Dubbing in Purple, and the Metallic Purple Bead adds a little extra flash to this bug.  The soft hackle creates amazing life like movement during your dead drift...

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

As many of you know we don't really tie traditional nymph patterns, and replace the traditional pattern with a soft hackle version.  We do this because the soft hackle brings the fly to life even on a natural dead drift with a small natural pulse from the current.  The Pheasant Tail (PT) Nymph is easily one of the most effective nymph patterns to tie and fish.  We have tied this pattern as a Soft Hackle Nymph and the amount of fish we've caught on it is insane.  It is as if the fish just can't resist it.  The PT Nymph...

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