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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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Brandon Moon, dry fly, dry fly fishing technique, furled leaders, Whiting Hackle -

Either the Parachute Adams or the Adams Cripple Emerger can be fished alone, or and tandem to increase your odds of a hook up.  Bonus if you get a double with them too!!!  This combination is easily one of our most successful dry fly set ups to fish.  Often the fish are keying in on the Parachute version of the insect in its life cycle, but not always.  When they are keying in on the more vulnerable insect the Emerger/Cripple pattern is key. The Adams patterns are timeless classics that are extremely effective.  A big reason they are effective is...

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Brandon Moon, dry fly, fly tying, Whiting Hackle -

The Parachute Adams is quite easily one of the most tied and fished dry flies on the planet.  There is a reason for this, and that is that it flat out just works.  The reason it is so effective is it fishes extremely effective during multiple hatches due to the neutral color tone.  All you have to do is change the size of the fly to match most any Mayfly pattern and this fly will work.  This is why it is easily one of the most sought after patterns to tie and fish.      Materials List: Hook: Moonlit ML052...

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Brandon Moon, dry fly, fly tying, Whiting Hackle -

Our Adams Cripple Emerger can imitate the bug as it is sitting in the surface film vulnerable as an  emerging insect, or crippled and just sitting on the surface film.  It is effectively tied in a multitude of sizes ranging from sz 10 for larger dries to size 20.  The Adams is an attractor pattern in that it doesn't imitate one insect in particular, but because of its light color shade can represent a multitude of insects and work effectively. Materials List: Hook: Moonlit Togatta ML101 sz14,  Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed 12/0 Steel Tail: Whiting Medium Ginger CDL Tailing fibers...

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