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Black Death Tarpon Fly

The Black Death is a must-have fly pattern when fishing for Tarpon. Though it looks large and messy when dry, it slims down into a sleek-profile baitfish imitation in the water. Its light weight makes for a soft landing on water, crucial for these spooky fish. Another benefit of the slim profile is the large […]

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Green Czech Nymph

This Czech Nymph is a beautiful scud or shrimp variation, and is sure to attract fish with its red hotspot in the middle of the body. Is that blood? Eggs? Let the fish decide, either way, they’re sure to attack. This fly was tied by Jan Wittner of Prague. Check out more of his flies

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Olive Scud

This is just one of many variations of a scud pattern. Here I use olive and hare’s ear dubbing, with an olive scud skin and mono for the segmentation. A brown permanent marker on the top of the scud back adds some realistic coloration. These are super successful in spring creeks where there are lots

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Caddis Emerger

I can’t remember where I first saw a fly similar to this, but the thing that made me want to tie it is how versatile it is. You can easily fish this as a dropper, an emerger, or even a dry fly if you tied it on a lighter hook. The fly is pretty simple

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Black Booby Fly

The Booby fly isn’t really a fly at all, it’s more of a category of flies. There are certainly as many varieties of boobies as there are wooly buggers, and we’re not just talking size and color. Some people tie these very simply with a marabou tail, some silver tinsel, a marabou body, and the

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Pheasant Tail CDC nymph

Olive PT CDC Nymph

“This fly I created is the best of both worlds, while it’s extremely buggy it’s also realistic, with a 3.8 mm tungsten bead it puts itself in front of a fish quicker.” – Karson Eskeland CDC is a wonderfully buggy feather that can be dubbed in a dubbing loop, wrapped like hackle, or tied on

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Caterpillar dry fly pattern

Caterpillar Dry Fly

I’m not sure why caterpillar fly patterns aren’t as popular as hoppers, beetles, and ants, but they should be! Especially useful in waters with overhanging trees and bushes, a big caterpillar makes for a big meal for a hopefully big trout. They’re easy and fast to tie, and they float really well. This version is

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