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

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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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Irish car bomb! KABOOM!

    It was hard to find a pattern for this great fly.   What a fun tie on Alec Jackson gold hooks.   I believe the wing is black calf tail but not 100% sure.   I believe this fly was created

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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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