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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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Green Butt “No Skunk”

I am such a fan of the Lady Caroline and wanted to come up with a hybrid cross version that would fish higher up on the Lower Deschutes where the fish seem to like more buggy and natural looking flies.

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How to make furled leaders – Simple

I have been researching furled leaders for the last few years. Every time I commit to figuring it out I am always overwhelmed in the complexity of the instructions. What I found is that the process is elementary simple but

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Intruder Base on the Nor-Vise

I did a quick video on how I start my shank based intruders with stinger trailing hook.  Given the amount of time I might fish a single fly I tie my intruders with an eye towards durability.  The setup prior

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MOAL with the Nor-Vise – New and Improved!

As an update to my previous post Holy MOALY! I have come up with the solution to tying articulated patterns on the Nor-Vise without two vises!  You may not be excited about this but I AM.  Many sleepless nights went

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Flashback/Epoxy-Back Pheasant Tail Nymph

A great Callibaetis imitation for the lakes.   It can be tied with or without a bead head.   Lead can be added to the abdomin but be careful of extra bulk.  Simple quick and effective.  

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