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On The Vise Q & A: "How do I use the wiggle shanks?"

I have had quite a few questions in regards to the Isonychia Wiggle Emerger, and the best way to tie with the Flymen Fishing Company- 959 more words

Fly Tying

June 7th, 2017: Ridge & Valley TU Presentation

I would like to thank the Ridge & Valley TU Chapter for inviting me to tie a few patterns for some of their members on June 7th, 2017.  136 more words

Fly Tying

On My Vise: Isonychia Wiggle Emerger

Isonychia Wiggle Emerger

Hook: Fine wire Caddis or emerger hook size 14

Shank: Nymph-Head® Articulated Wiggle-Tail Shank™

Thread: 8/0 brown

Wiggle Tail Body: Brown/natural pheasant tail counter wrapped with fine gold wire. 1,797 more words

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Brown Drake Emerger

The Brown Drake Mayfly begins the big dry fly season as a precursor to the Hex. I know many Michigan trout bums that would rather fish the Brown Drake hatches because they take place just as it’s getting dark and you’re in bed by midnight after the spinner falls. 714 more words


Due to my schedule I have not been able to get out and wet a line as often as I want. Considering my predicament, I decided it was time to tie some flies so I am ready for next week. 292 more words



I will be the first to tell you I have been struggling for a long time to catch a carp on the fly.  Pretty much the first time I tried for it with my friend Nate, I became obsessed with learning how to do it.   1,345 more words

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Parachute Biot BWO

Here in Michigan Blue Wing Olive mayflies come in various sizes.  This fly not only looks great but is a great floater and can be turned into an indicator fly for a parachute/dropper combination with relative ease. 441 more words