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The Last Chance Cripple pattern was designed by famed angler and tier Rene Harrop.  The pattern was designed to fish for picky fish on spring creeks and the Railroad Ranch on the Henry's Fork.  This pattern incorporates a CDC wing that imitates a crippled bug trapping air bubbles, making the insect look vulnerable, and an easy target. It can be tied to match any Mayfly by changing the size and color.  It is an extremely effective pattern to fish when fish seem to refuse your traditional dry fly, and we love to use as a trailing fly with our dry...

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Winter means that Midge patterns are king.  Josh Williams is the creator of this pattern.  What we like about this pattern is its simplicity, effectiveness, and it is just a flat out versatile pattern.  Originally this pattern is tied in purple, pink, and orange.  We like this pattern in black and olive as well.  This pattern is tied in sizes 14-20 and because of the material for the wing is easier to see.  Make sure you have a variety of sizes and colors of this pattern in your box during the winter season. Materials List Hook: Moonlit Competition Hook ML051...

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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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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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