Author Archives: Alec

First Responder

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Colonel Clink

I just keep scratching that red & yellow itch…

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Golden Doctor

In error, I actually tied this fly with a silver body… My friend Bob Petti fixed the color in photoshop! Amazing! A wee bit of Madison Avenue here at Favorite Flies!

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Yummy

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Full House

No; it’s not a fly; it’s a “Fly & Spinner Combination” a traditional long rod offering that is saddled with one of the most unimaginative names in our canon. I much prefer the name that J. Edson Leonard gave them; … Continue reading

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Colonel Fuller

“Red and Yellow Gets a Fellow…”

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Keene’s Bronze Coachman

Those who’ve shared a canoe with me know the delight I take in catching panfish, and especially the white and yellow perch. I have a firm devotion to the “Ol’ Black Pan”,  and the furs and feathers that litter the … Continue reading

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In the teeth of a storm..

Wood Special Yellow Miller Big Top

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American Parrot

A slight variation of Ken Sawada’s “Amazon Parrot” on a great little vintage herters TUE iron. I have a favorite brook trout spot in NH just in mind…

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Supervisor

A bass fly translation of an old trout and salmon classic streamer…

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Gees-Beau

A wonderful classic trout streamer from the Pine Tree state…

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Crayzee Bug

Smallmouth LOVE crayfish; but they will almost always choose the wee molters over the mature well-armed adults. The Crayzee bug is just that; a little molter (Mustad 9671 sz. 8 ) with plenty of action, and the orange drives the … Continue reading

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Bumbleberry

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Silver Horns

Silver Horns. A 19th century wet fly caddis imitation, (here in sz. 12), wherein the teal flank tail represents the insects spotted antennae. Its praises have been sung by those that fished it. I need to step outside of my … Continue reading

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Bandit

The Bandit; a deceiver style smallmouth pattern. I used to tie these with Reeves pheasant for the cheeks, but those feathers are just to expensive and uncommon. Guinea hen is always a good choice. This pattern has proven its worth … Continue reading

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