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"Soft Hackles For Striped Bass" in American Angler

The November/December 2015 issue of American Angler hit the newsstands and fly shops last week. “Soft Hackles For Striped Bass” covers some salty soft hackle basics, and features six patterns: three from Ken Abrames, and three from yours truly.   57 more words

Steve Culton

Fly Tying: The MuhMerger

Article Contributed by Field Staff Writer H. Jefferson.

Although the emerging stage takes up a very small portion of the mayfly’s lifecycle it is a time when they are extremely vulnerable to fish. 588 more words


Fly Fishing Wexford

Last week I had the pleasure of welcoming Inland Fisheries Ireland staff and associated visiting anglers/journalists to Wexford for the second year in a row with only one thing on our minds, catching Bass on the fly. 324 more words

Bass Fishing


So as we wait… and wait… and wait… and wait… for steelhead season to really kick off in Northeast Ohio, I’m putting the finishing touches on the full restocking of my fly boxes.   1,228 more words

Fly Fishing

Fly Tying- Making an Easy flat Lead Tape substitute

“If you can’t find Lead Tape/Foil then why don’t you make your own using a Seam Roller….. ?”

Davie McPhail‘s question/suggestion says it all. first of all, flat lead tape, whether sticky-back or not isn’t always easy to find and it’s more expensive than it should be. 247 more words

Fly Fishing

The Deadhead Minnow

The September 2015 Fly of the Month, the Deadhead Minnow, has been added to Fly Patterns page on this website.  The Deadhead Minnow by Casey Smartt

Fly Tying- Tim's Double T

by Tim Flagler via MidCurrent

here’s a nifty wee bug sure to unsettle more than a few for more than a few reasons.
firstly, it looks like a dry fly but it isn’t, it’s a wet. 431 more words

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