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  • Denny Rickards Shiner Minnow
    This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Denny Rickards Shiner Minnow. Denny offers these flies in different colors, including Golden, Silver, Olive, Blue Back, Rainbow, and Yellow. I purchased this fly a few years ago at his booth during the NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo in Albany, OR. Here’s what Denny writes about…
  • Spending More Time Tying Flies Than Fishing
    I’ve been prospecting with my dry flies recently and don’t have much to show for my time on the water. I fished last week and noticed small mayflies, probably size 20 – 22 Blue Wing Olives, floating downstream. A couple of fish rose sporadically. But drifting a fly over them didn’t produce even a look….
  • 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 similar to that fly. The Bouface is featured in chapter 19 and includes detailed tying instructions. Originally tied as a…

Throw Back Thursday Flies

Stalcup's Stillborn Emerger - Bottom View |

Stalcup’s Stillborn Emerger

Guides off the Map to secret Destinations

Bergman's Hawthorne |

Bergman’s Hawthorne

Tips on what to look for that make or break a trip


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