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The dirtier dozen: 12 flies that will catch trout—and more—anywhere they swim | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

December 15, 2019
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Suggestions for 12 flies that everyone should fish when pursuing trout via Hatch Magazine. What are you favourite 12 flies?

A few weeks ago, a buddy asked me which flies he should tie for the upcoming season. I thought about it for a few minutes, e-mailed him some potential choices, and then remembered a little game I used to play with the annual Orvis Flies & Fly Tying catalog.
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All Things Scud: A Tactical Conversation with Mat Wagner | MidCurrent

December 13, 2019

Thinking of tying or fishing Scuds in the Grand River next spring? Then you need to read this. Although it’s about Wisconsin’s Driftless Region, most of what’s written here applies to the Grand.

All Things Scud: A Tactical Conversation with Mat Wagner | MidCurrent
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Gift Ideas for Fly Tyers

December 6, 2019

If you have a fly tyer in your family and don’t know what to get them for a Christmas, have a look at these suggestions!

Is the high price of Gore-Tex really worth it? – Paddling Magazine

December 5, 2019

Although this is not a fly fishing article per se, the fly fishing fraternity has embraced Gore-Tex wading jackets as part of their kit. There’s something to be learned from the backpackers when it comes to jackets and waders too, for that matter. Have a read!

Is the high price of Gore-Tex really worth it? – Paddling Magazine
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The RS2 and its Many Variations | Fly Tyer

December 2, 2019

This just might be an effective pattern to have in various colours and sizes for next season! My plan is to learn to tie it well, starting now, so that I’ve mastered it come Spring. Tim Flagler’s recent Fly Tyer article and accompanying videos are especially helpful!

RIM CHUNG CREATED THE PATTERN WE CALL THE RS2 IN THE 1970s, and since then this fly has developed an extremely loyal following. I believe the main reason
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A brown trout quirk | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

December 2, 2019

This turned up in the email newsletter and it confirms what I’ve learned in many seasons fishing for Browns on the Grand River tailwater. Read on!

For the past several seasons I’ve been spending most of my fishing time pursuing brown trout. Free-rising brown trout. While so engaged I’ve been reminded countless times of a feeding quirk particular to this species. It’s this: Brown trout react to food according to their own whims and fancy, completely independent of its presence and abundance. Surround them with a good hatch, spinner fall, or stonefly flight, and brown trout might feed readily, might feed haphazardly, or maybe not at all.
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Motherhood and fly fishing: Many issues to face but here’s why I wouldn’t have it any other way – The Globe and Mail

March 23, 2019

Women are the only growing demographic in the sport and mothers are a small sub-group within that culture who are on the frontier of blending the sport with their babies
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A fascinating read!

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