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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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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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Bumbleberry

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Chuck Caddis

Eric Leiser’s Chuck Caddis is simply one of the best searching as well as representative patterns ever developed. Simple, durable, effective.

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Fry a few!

Here’s a link to a Maine Fish and Game Insider blog post that serves as a good reminder that its OK to fry a few, when the conditions call for it! http://mefishwildlife.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/cr-not-for-all-waters/ So go ahead… fry a few!

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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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Topwater Tangle

A Yellow and White Topwater Bug brought this fit and healthy buck bass to the net. The bass are just off their beds in Maine and on a feeding tear. What a time to be on the water!

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Trueblood’s Otter Nymph

Earlier this season Ray Bondorew shared Ted Trueblood’s Otter Nymph at his blog. Remembering to listen when Ray speaks, I tied up a few for my trout vest. Out on the pond just after sunrise this morning I tied on … Continue reading

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Reverse Spoon Wing Black Gnat Yellow

The Black Gnat Yellow; I’ve tied it here as a reverse spoon wing; a flash of yellow in the hackle by blending the standard black with a badger dyed yellow. This will be a fun one to fish!

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Shrymph

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Autumn Twilight

Here is an originally un-named  Austin Hogan pattern that he described in his Jan. 1970 article “Blues for an Autumn Twilight”.  A beauty for the bass of the Schoharie!

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Bloody Sally

The Yellow Sally is a great fly, in both warm and cold water alike.  About five years ago I tied a spoon wing variation that has become a go-to fly for me for bass and calico’s; The Bloody Sally. Try the … Continue reading

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