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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, dry fly, fly tying, guide series flies, Whiting Hackle -

Legendary fly angler Gary LaFontaine said that the October Caddis hatch is one of the four best hatches for an angler to catch a trophy sized trout.  With this in mind it is important to be prepared when they start popping off the water.  When these bugs start hatching they are one of the biggest food sources for fish.  They are a big nutritious meal, and with colder winter months approaching they are important in preparing for them.  These insects are one of the coolest looking aquatic insects you will see with a beautiful orange colored body, and their pure...

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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, dry fly, fly tying, guide series flies, Whiting Hackle -

The Royal Wulff is not only a beautiful fly to look at, but also so fun to fish for rising trout.  It is an attractor pattern used when there are no hatches going on.  The original pattern calls for calf tail or body for the wing post.  Although beautiful this is when tied, it is time consuming and limits the size of fly you can tie.  By simply changing the wing material to Poly Yarn you can add a lot of variety in the wing and tie this fly more quickly.  Our Guide Series flies are flies that are both...

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