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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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Copper John

First created by John Barr in the 1990s, the Copper John has become a favorite among trout fishermen and women. While wire of some sort remains a mainstay of its many variations, the other materials have been substituted almost as much as any other fly. Pretty much every color wire has been used for the

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Straggle Bugger

Just another one of many variations on the classic wooly bugger pattern. The Straggle Bugger replaces both the traditional chenille and hackle with synthetic straggle hackle. This not only gives the pattern a flashier look, but also makes tying it much faster. In this variation we also add a second bit of marabou tied in

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Pheasant Tail Nymph

The Pheasant Tail Nymph is a classic and versatile fly pattern renowned among fly anglers since its creation by Frank Sawyer in the 1950s. Originating in England, Sawyer designed this pattern to imitate mayfly nymphs, a staple in trout diets. The fly features a slender body made from pheasant tail fibers, offering a lifelike appearance.

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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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