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fly fishing basics
Have you been wondering what it would take to get started fly fishing.  To learn the Fly Fishing Basics so you can go connect with nature and reel in a big one? Maybe you're thinking it will just cost too much money to start a new thing?  Looking at the price tags on some of this gear and wondering - WTF! That's...
hares ear
I demonstrate how to tie a flashback hares ear in todays fly tying video.  This is a little variation from the original because of the brass bead and flashabou wing case but works pretty perfect. Click here to watch the video on Tying the Flashback Hares Ear: Hook:  Daichii #1710 Size #12 Bead:  1/8" Brass Bead Thread:  Size 70 Ultra thread Tail:  Pheasant Tail Rib: ...
Fly Tying Instructions for Beginners
It's kind of crazy I haven't written this blog post yet.  After creating The Fly Tying Mentor which is essentially Fly Tying Instructions for Beginners, I didn't really explain fully to the world how it is valuable to someone who is new to fly tying. I'll do this today so you understand why you might want to get involved in...
purple peril
We just got off the river from our annual cast and blast deer hunting and steelhead trip.  During the fishing, hunting and beer drinking we managed to get a fly tying session in.  The Purple Peril was a pattern that killed it that day and is the reason for this post. Although the deer numbers and steelhead numbers were down...
reading water
  I give up. I spent a large amount of time trying to put together the perfect blog post to answer one of my readers questions but at the end of the day I realized that it's pretty f'n simple. It doesn't take a huge article to tell you how to steelhead.  Sure there is the water speed, depth and cover keys,...