Category Archives: Flies and Fly Tying

A YOY Sand eel Fly

Recently we took a look at tying sand eel flies. While digging through my fly tying material mess for that post, and believe me it’s a tangled mess,  I came across a young-of-year (YOY) sand eel pattern I used nearly … Continue reading

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Pandemics make for full Fly Boxes

Okay I’m pulling you leg amigo, but one positive effect of this God awful,  sinking pandemic is this: I spent oodles of time behind the vise. Hours and hours. Snipping, cutting, stacking, gluing, clear coating, whip finishing. Tying, tying, tying. … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts to Speed up Your Fly Tying

I’m not a commercial tier, or an exhibition tier. But I’ve been behind the vise for 40 years and have some thoughts for folks just getting their feet wet at the game. Realize it is rarely a good idea to … Continue reading

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Tying a Shrimp Pattern fo the Northeast

Tying a Shrimp Pattern for the Northeast Dreary day. Once again I’m stuck inside. And once again I ended up behind the tying vise. Oh well might as well get something done. Right? This time we’ll talk about imitating shrimp. … Continue reading

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Preventing a Streamer from Fouling

Yes my hard drive is still alive! Got a new one coming. Fingers crossed. One of the most annoying things on the water is discovering after many casts that your fly is fouled. This is especially a problem at night … Continue reading

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