Author Archives: Alec

Royal Coachman

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the development of the Royal Coachman wet fly. Developed and first tied by New York fly tyer John Haily in 1878, its perseverance, popularity and certainly its familiarity are without peer. This season … Continue reading

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“W.T.”

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Pink Lady

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Jenny Lind

Finally getting around to tying a pattern I’ve admired for years. I think that white perch’ll like this one!    

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Grass Hopper

A classic wet fly for bass ready to delight in the ’16 season!

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Salty Professor

For the life of me I can’t remember where I read it, but this past winter I read a passage from the 1890’s wherein a fellow was reporting the great striped bass fishing he had been having with some large … Continue reading

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Maybelle Dragon

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Pennell’s Sweep

Sooty as a ‘sweep, Harry Pennell’s “The Sweep” is an English chub fly introduced in the Fishing Gazette in 1877. It later appeared with it’s simple pattern recipe in it’s originator’s book “Fishing: Pike And Other Coarse Fish; London: 1885. … Continue reading

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White Jungle Spoonwing

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Bob Wilson

“Bob Wilson” on a sz. 8 Sawada Limerick wet fly hook. I like the look of these hooks and they are sharp! An excellent fishing hook with a nice black finish.

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Ferguson

A streamer fly conversion of the classic bass fly “Ferguson”…

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“Tricked out” Black Pond

Black Pond, sz. 1, on a Mustad 3890 with a painted ring-eye. Rust-Oleum Protective Enamel, gloss white. I saw this “trick” in a Japanese book some years ago. Just for fun!

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White Marabou Muddler

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My New Etsy Shop

I have opened up a new Etsy Shop where I will be offering vintage Fly Tying Equipment, flies and other goodies. I’ve just begun adding stock, but more will be coming daily. I hope you’ll visit and feel free to … Continue reading

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Wee Smallies on the FWD

This past week I fished my Fan Wing Damsel on a small New Hampshire River during low-water conditions and had a great time with wee smallies. 9′ 4X tippet, sz. 10 FWD’s and my cane 5 weight made for a … Continue reading

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