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12 Best Steelhead Flies

September 29, 2020

Learn about ” Best Steelhead Flies” that are sure to help you catch more fish on flies!
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The Art of Fly Fishing Short Film

September 22, 2020

This film won an award at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival this year. Have a look. Enjoy.

Top Five Fishing Knots – The New Fly Fisher

August 21, 2020

Here’s a great video which animates how to tie 5 of the most important fly fishing knots.

Lake Erie record brown trout was caught on small spoon – Sports – – Erie, PA

August 14, 2020

Lake Erie record brown trout was caught on small spoon – Sports – – Erie, PA
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Rio Kahuna Indicator How-to vidéo from Rio

July 17, 2020

I use these indicators and find them really useful for my aging eyesight but more importantly for more delicate presentations compared to other strike indicators. Here’s how to put them on your line.

Tips for nymping with tiny flies | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

July 6, 2020

This article on small nymph fishing has many applications to our Grand River Tailwater. It was originally published online at Hatch Magazine. Have a read.

I’d rather fish larger nymphs, but there’s a corner of my fly box dedicated to flies that imitate tiny critters too. And trout seem to ask for them often enough. Fishing extra-small nymphs is a little different than fishing the standard fare, and for many anglers it’s hard to have confidence in them. But a few refinements in tackle, rigging and onstream approach can help make the most of the itty-bittys.
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Another simple yet effective Tim Flagler Nymph Pattern

June 23, 2020

Here’s another in Tim Flaglers’s Orvis sponsored fly tying videos. It’s not the first time he’s used Wood Duck flank feathers to tie and the results are very realistic looking. I’m going to tie a few of these in various sizes for the Grand River.

Confused about Leaders and Tippets?

June 9, 2020

Simon Gawesworth of Rio Products explains everything you need to know about tippet, and compares Rio’s offerings and products for the fly fisherman in this video.

Hendrickson Mayfly Mating Biology

May 29, 2020

The last few evenings, depending on where you are along the Grand River Tailwater, a natural spectacle has occurred. It’s the mating ritual of the Hendrickson mayfly, whereby males and females flutter over a riffle in the river and mate at dusk. The females then lay their eggs and after all the reproductive work is done, the spent insects fall to the water as spinners, where they are frequently consumed by hungry trout. Here’s a video of this spectacular event from Wednesday evening, just downstream of Fergus.

Hendrickson Mayfly Dance

5 flies that catch trout across the Rockies—and beyond | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

May 24, 2020

“What did it eat?” I hollered. Across the lake, my fishing buddy Pat yelled back, “Red chironomid. Again.” I set my rod across my lap and unzipped a pouch on my float tube. It was a brilliant spring day, warmer than it had any right to be, and Pat and I were on my favorite high country lake a full month earlier than I’ve ever been before. Usually snow blocks the road until the first week of June. We were floating it before Mother’s Day.
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