Author Archives: Ed Mitchell

Tying a Clouser Deep Minnow

Clouser Deep Minnows are an essential part of your saltwater fly box. Hell, they ought to be in your freshwater box too. Typically, they are tied on either standard length or 1x long hooks. The weight of the dumbbell eye … Continue reading

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Trout love Midge Pupa

Trout Love Midge Pupa: Yesterday my friend Phil reported a midge hatch at his club pond.  And he nailed some nice fish on small flies including the chunky rainbow below. Yup, trout love to slurp up midges. And why not. At … Continue reading

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Worse Season Kickoff I can Remember

This is the worse  season kickoff I can remember. Damn it has been weird. And after a mild winter I didn’t expect that. Not one little bit. In some good part it has been the virus and the stay-at-home deal … Continue reading

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Review: Gamaktsu G Series Fly Boxes

Gamakatsu is well known for their excellent hooks, but recently I came across some nice plastic boxes also offered by them. Since my saltwater fly boxes badly needed to be replaced, I took a chance and ordered two from Bear’s … Continue reading

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First Day on the Water this Year

Like nearly everyone else, I’ve been doing the stay-at-home routine. Yeah, yeah, bouncing off the damn walls. But the cabin fever was building something fierce, so yesterday I took a shot. Threw my gear in the truck and headed to … Continue reading

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