Denny's Shiner Minnow |

Denny Rickards Shiner Minnow

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Denny Rickards Shiner Minnow. Denny’s Silver Shiner Denny offers these flies in different colors, including Golden, Silver, Olive, Blue Back, Rainbow, and Yellow. I purchased this fly a…

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Bouface Streamer |

Barr’s Bouface Streamer

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is John Barr’s Bouface Streamer. This is another fly I found in the book entitled Barr Flies (2007). I’ve been tying Dolly Llama streamers and Barr’s Bouface was very…

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Dolly Llama Streamer - 3 Different Collars |

Creating Variations of Effective Flies

Have you ever heard the term “variant”? It’s used a lot in fly tying and has multiple meanings. Originally, a variant used to be a fly style, similar to traditional dry flies, but the fly…

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Blonde Goddess |

Mike Jacobs’ Blonde Goddess

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Mike Jacobs’ Blonde Goddess. I learned about this fly from a customer asking if I could tie the fly for him. He planned to fish for rainbow trout…

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Happy Holidays |

2022 Fly Fisher’s Christmas List

Welcome to this year’s holiday wish list for fly fishers. I hope you find something useful on the 2022 Fly Fisher’s Christmas list. Many of these items can be purchased at your local fly shop…

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Kaufmann's Simulator Peacock |

Randall Kaufmann’s Simulator

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Randall Kaufmann’s Simulator Peacock. I was paging through John Shewey’s Favorite Flies for Oregon (2021) and found Kaufmann’s Simulator. I’ve been a big Randall Kaufmann fan since the…

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Hook Supply |

Time to Order New Hooks

The first week of November is over already. Where has the time gone? As I wrote in my Seasons Change post recently, the first of November is a time when I begin to tie more…

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Tiny Midge Adult with Upright Wings |

Tiny Midge Adult with Upright Wings

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is a Tiny Midge Adult with Upright Wings. Size 28 I found this fly in Ed Engle’s book entitled Tying Small Flies (2004). I really enjoy opening Ed’s book…

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Zelon Midges - Sizes 20 & 22 |

Tying Flies and Casting for Recovery

Tying season has arrived earlier than previous years. As I mentioned in last week’s post, the weather changed, and I’ve found myself at the vise tying Zelon Midges since I featured them in last week’s…

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