Marbled Sand Flea

Fishing, and fly tying, for that matter, are supposed to be fun. Given the opportunity, casting to hungry Redfish can be as much fun as anything out there. Every spring, from Louisiana to Florida, Sand Fleas form…

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Kriller

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to tying steelhead flies. Everyone has their superstitions about what does and doesn’t work. Unfortunately, this means we almost exclusively fish patterns that are based on the same rules. Today, we’re going to bend those rules a bit…

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Mantis Candy

Malaysian fly tyer, Dron Lee, is one of my favorites when it comes to creativity and color. He is well known in Southeast Asia for his innovative work at the vise, but perhaps less so in the western hemisphere…

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Pincushion Merkin

Del Brown’s Merkin is undoubtedly one of, if not the most, successful permit fly of all time. In fact, a Permit or Redfish box looks incomplete without at least a few Merkins. Many of your favorite permit hero-shots were likely taken shortly after removing one of these bad boys from its mouth…

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Fresh Flesh

Wednesday of this week marked a day of action for the effort to stop the Pebble Mine development permit. Outdoor brands and Anglers alike joined forces to spread the message that the Army Corps of Engineers’ Draft Environmental Impact Statement fell far short of revealing…

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Honeypot

In the right environment we all know how effective neutral colored bonefish flies can be on discerning fish. But, when wind and tidal flows color up a sand flat it pays to add a little color. With some flash…

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Lulu Intruder

It will come as no surprise at this point that this week’s steelhead/king fly is going to involve a lot of movement. The Lulu is a combination of a number of popular patterns and can be fished to a whole host of…

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Amy's Ant

Despite the snow storms we’ve been having in Colorado, it looks like winter is finally being chased away by warmer temps. To celebrate the coming spring, were going to be tying up my favorite point fly, Amy’s Ant. Originally tied by Jack Dennis…

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Edison's Teardrop

With Tarpon season right around the corner I thought this week we would tie up one of my favorite flies for targeting Megalops. Similar to many other popular patterns, the teardrop shape of this fly is a classic and creates a whole host of attributes that we look for in Tarpon flies…

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Halftime Prawn

For many guides who tie their own flies, February marks the time of year when they would rather file their taxes than tie another Pat’s Rubber Legs. For me, this pattern in my current go-to to break up the monotony of preparing for the upcoming season…

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