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Euro Nymphing, fly tying, guide series flies, nymph, Semperfli tying materials, Tungsten Bead -

This is a favorite of ours to tie and fish.  We enjoy it so much because it is such a visually stunning pattern, quick to tie, and deadly effective.  We love the darker colors in the wintertime combined with a metallic bead to garnish attention, but it will work in a myriad of color combinations to your hearts content.  We fish it as a searching attractor nymph, or in color combos to match Mayfly Nymphs in a variety of sizes from 12 through 16 on your favorite jig hook and slotted tungsten bead.   We love fishing this in a two...

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fly tying, nymph, Tungsten Bead -

Although we love tying and fishing all of our nymphs as soft hackles we know there are plenty of other great patterns we like to pull out of our box.  This pattern is definitely one of them.  Stonefly nymphs are a big part of fish food source year round as the nymphs are tumbling down the stream looking for another rock to hide under.  These insects provide a good size meal and not much work to get it.  If you are struggling picking up fish have some of these in your box to switch up your luck and start bringing...

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Euro Nymphing, fly tying, guide series flies, Semperfli tying materials, terrestrials, Tungsten Bead, Whiting Hackle -

The Salvation Ant is a sunken ant pattern tied to fish below the surface.  Ants are one of the most prolific food sources during the warmer months with an over abundance of them scattered along any stream, river bed, in the trees, or bushes falling into the water.  Because of that they are an extremely effective bug to fish.  Not every ant will remain on the surface until eaten though, and many will become submersed in the water dropping into the fishes feeding zone.  This makes a sunken ant pattern a must have in every anglers box.  This one is...

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Euro Nymphing, fly tying, guide series flies, micro streamer, nymph, pine squirrel, Streamer, Tungsten Bead -

This pattern can be tied in a multitude of colors and differing sizes.  With how fast they are to tie, how well they catch fish, and the variety of colors and sizes to tie they are a must have in anyone's fly box.  This pattern can be fished deadly on a dead drift, swing and retrieve twitch, jig action, under an indicator, or with a nymph rod and tight line technique.  You better make sure you have some of these in your box tied up in sizes from size 8 to size 12, or 14 if you're feeling really adventurous. ...

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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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