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Emergers, fly tying, guide series flies, Hen Capes, North Country Spiders, soft hackle -

Traditionally this pattern was designed to imitate what they call the Olives, and tied in olive.  Cannon Greenwell and James Wright are the originators of this pattern and it is still one of the most popular North Country Spider patterns to this day. I have taken that to be like a Green Drake, or green Mayfly.  The charts I've seen for this range from size 10 to size 16.  I tie and fish them in sizes 10 through 20 to fish during Green Drakes, Flavs, and BWOs. I've also tied it in a Rusty Brown for a March Brown Spider...

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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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Midges are an insect that hatches year round, but more importantly a vital food source during the colder months while there is less abundance of food sources for fish to choose from.  Due to the small sizes of these bugs they can be frustrating to tie.  Simplicity is key when tying a good midge pattern.  This pattern utilizes few materials, that make it easier to tie a clean fly.  It is also very durable, and effective so we classify this pattern as one of our Guide Flies.  Quick to tie, durable, and effective at catching fish. This pattern is one...

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Fish feed the majority of the time subsurface underneath the water column. This means that having a variety of flies tied to get into the zone quickly is important.  This pattern does just that, and more.  We call this Guides Choice for three reasons.  First, the pattern is deadly effective and brings fish to net. Second, it is extremely quick to tie meaning I can tie a lot of them in a short period of time.  Third, and last but not least it is very durable and will take a beating and keep on ticking! We tie and fish this...

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carp, fiberglass -

When Brandon Moon at Moonlit Fly Fishing asked me if I wanted to beta test out one of his newly developed fiberglass, the Nirvana PhoenixGLASS. “Absolutely!”, I said. “I’m a sucker for glass”. Brandon asked me to “provide an honest opinion on it and let me know what you think”. He knows if he asks me that, I will tell him the truth (good or bad), and I have. I have at least a dozen glass rods from various companies in my collection. Some I like more than others.  When you scroll through my Instagram gallery, you’ll instantly notice that I...

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