Category Archives: Salt Water Flies

Classic Flies for Salt Water Species

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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Duck numbers up!

Ducks Unlimited has released the USFWS Duck Breeding Population Survey and the numbers are encouraging. Fly tying and duck hunting are a fun compliment to each other and I (and my AWS Belle!) look forward to the season with great … Continue reading

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Freshwater Flatwing

The flatwing streamers of Ken Abrames have become a real saltwater / striped bass classic design. I decided to tie one up on a sz. 1 black hook for use in freshwater while fishing for black bass. Fishing last week … Continue reading

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Domino

Here’s a new one for the stripers…

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Knighthawk

   John Alden Knight’s “Knighthawk” was considered by it’s originator to be a great “all around attractor” pattern and he fished and tied it for trout, bass, and yes, even salt water game fish in both feather and hairwing versions. … Continue reading

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Muck Worm

In the summer of 1941, Hugh Grey, later fishing editor of Field & Stream, published an article entitled “Streamers for Stripers” in the June issue (vol. 1, No.3) of the short-lived periodical “The American Fly Tyer”. Hugh was an ardent … Continue reading

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Martinek’s Pickpocket

If there is any pattern that exhibits all the qualities necessary to be called a modern saltwater classic, Mike Martinek’s “Pickpocket” is it. Inspired by classic & traditional freshwater streamer patterns, it brings to the salt a beautiful heritage. This … Continue reading

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America’s First Sand Eel?

Imagine my delight in sharing with my friends a sand eel pattern developed in the 1930′s by salt water fly anglers here in New England that has somehow been neglected and forgotten until now… “…there have recently appeared an increased … Continue reading

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Tabby Cat

Like the earlier “Shrymph” pattern I posted, the “Tabby Cat” is a small SW pattern designed for light tackle SW panfishing; schoolie stripers, scup, white perch, harbor pollock… what have you got! Don’t be afraid to bring a six weight … Continue reading

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Shrymph

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A simple lesson…

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Eelvis

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Gartside Soft Hackle

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Gartside’s Soft Hackle Deceiver

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Kriller

Here’s one for the Stripers of 2013!

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