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Fly Tying- Building a better Boobie

by Philip Rowley

Boobie flies, lovem’ or hatem’. personally, i’m somewhere in between but loving them or not isn’t really the point of today’s post but one of cleverly thought-out fly design and technique(s). 516 more words

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Film: "Backyard Browns" from On the Rise

Here is a great short film by some younger fly fishermen from Western Wisconsin. Enjoy!

We’re lucky enough to have the Kinnickinnic River just steps out our back door. 28 more words


Brown Trout

and moving back to my favourite method of fishing – spey casting streamers. Here is my rabbit tube fly “brown trout” imitation when I am searching for bigger fish. 28 more words


foam post

To build on the previous post, I thought I would illustrate a parachute dry fly with a foam post.  The good news is that the post can be low and very visible to the fisher-person, but it is hard to build a good thin body in a continuous taper when dealing with the hidden (buried) tied in end of foam.


sulphur mayfly

I am more likely to swing a large fly for a trout, but there is no doubt a mayfly in spring on the surface is a lot of fun.   405 more words


The Bassassinator Fly tying tutorial

The Bassassinator is a fly I came up with one evening while thinking about making a fly that would have plenty of  baitfish like movement and push water when stripped while being having a very slow sink rate. 727 more words


Fly Fishing Purism

My grandfather fished dry flies, wet flies and streamers.  And he was deadly at it.  The same goes for my father, although he incorporated nymphs and emergers in his own arsenal.   356 more words

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