Category Archives: Flies and Fly Tying

Small Clousers

Just whipped up some small Clousers. Now when I say small I don’t mean micro; these are size 1#. But by saltwater standards that is on the smaller side, unless you’re thinking bonefish ammunition.  Heck here in the Northeast, 1/0 … Continue reading

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Synthetic Flies by John Betts

Nearly 40 years ago I bought a fly tying book to add to my reading stack. A self-published work, it was only available directly from the author. So I stuck a check in an envelope, and fired it off to … Continue reading

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Small Flies for Stripers?

Small Flies for Stripers?  Here in the Northeast, striped bass anglers most often reach for a 1/0 Deceiver. And why not?  Tied about 4″ long, it imitates a wide variety of forage fish. And in the previous post you found … Continue reading

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Fly Tying during a Plague

Fly Tying during a Plague: Did that title catch your eye? This corona pandemic is extremely serious and causing havoc worldwide. No question, we must all do our part in slowly the spread of this virulent virus. In staying apart, … Continue reading

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The Klinkhammer

The Klinkhammer dry fly hasn’t received much press in recent times so I felt the subject deserved a visit. Developed in the 1980’s by Dutch angler Hans van Klinken this innovative dry fly has proven itself worldwide, and richly deserves … Continue reading

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