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  Chewy October Caddis Nymph Hook: Dai-Riki 135 #6-#8 Bead: Black Nickle (-1) Size Abdomen: Orange Antron Yarn Rib: Hare’s Ear Dubbing Collar: Black UV Caddis Dubbing Wing Buds: Starling Antennae: Pheasant Tail Weight: .015 Lead (or substitute) Wire Thread:

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Glo Bug – Clown Color

This past year I experienced the power of the fly fishers PowerBait; McFLYFOAM eggs.  As many of the other videos on youtube will tell you this pattern is much more challenging to tie than it looks at first glance.  It

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The Original – Lady Caroline

On a recent trip in my early morning haste I tested my knot so thoroughly that I pulled the delicate wing from one of my Lady Caroline’s.   Stuck at home today I decided to repair the wing with an

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Tying the Steelhead Coachman – Herl and Rib Bodies on the Nor-Vise

Yet another fly I could find no reference to on the net, literally only 3 photos that were less than ideal.  I believe this is an http://www.idylwilde.com/ pattern because I can’t find a recipe anywhere.  It was on my list so I

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What’s that?

  My response to the inquiry was; “something I made up”.  Over the past few weeks I have been tying to fulfill a long list of “trad” flies for my upcoming Lower D trip and I just have been feeling

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Holy MOALy

One of the fly’s on my list for my September Steelhead trip on the Lower Deschutes in Oregon; is the MOAL (Mother of All Leech’s) leech.  I know that in September it is an unlikely pattern, however if it gets cold

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Fly Du Jour Pattern Alternative

In prepping for an upcoming steelhead trip, I was provided a list of recommended flies from our guide Vail Borne of RiverBorneOutfitters.com.  There were many familiar patterns on the list but there was one that I had never heard of

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