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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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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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fly tying, guide series flies, partridge, soft hackle, Whiting Hackle -

The Guides Choice Hares Ear Soft Hackle has been around for a long time.  It's survived the test of time because it just flat out catches fish.  This variation of this pattern uses some materials substitutes that we believe are easier to tie with, and give you a wider variety of color choices to tie this pattern.  With this one we went with an olive color, with a hot spot head.  This pattern is deadly fished on the swing, or dead drifted because the soft hackle gives this pattern life.  Tie them up in a variety of colors and sizes,...

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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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