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Published Jan 1st 2009

The articles published on the Global FlyFisher neatly ordered by year and month


Articles published in 2000
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Book column November 2000
Fly fishing obsession, does it exist? "The final question is; should any man turn his back on ambition, profit, security, and a parking place in the city, just to pursue a fish!"
Go to Chris Edghills salt water patterns
Chris Edghills salt water patterns
A selection of saltwater patterns from Chris Edghill
Go to Chris Edghill
Chris Edghill
I have fished from the time I could walk down to the beach only 20 feet from our house, but at the age of six I was taken by that long rod my uncle put in my hand one cold day in Scotland.
Go to Sullys Rod Drying Motor
Sullys Rod Drying Motor
I don't expect much from a rod drying motor. It should turn smoothly and hold a rod section securely while it turns. Bumps and wobbles and starts and stops are most unwelcome. Sections that come loose and stop turning are definite no-nos. An on-off switch is nice
Go to Book column August 2000
Book column August 2000
I'd like to discuss the topic of old and antique fishing tackle from two perspectives. First as actual fishing tackle and second as collectibles. The resurgence in interest for old stuff seems to be okay to me because I'm also old and worn.
Go to Book column June 2000
Book column June 2000
Go to Book column May 2000
Book column May 2000
Go to 21st century
21st century
A small gallery to celebrate the joy of fly fishing. Fly fishing photos from the 21st century
Go to Book column April 2000
Book column April 2000
Go to Streamer Video
Streamer Video
Of the numerous videotapes available to aid and instruct the tyer in the various fly types, relatively few fall under the category of the streamer fly. For the streamer-fanatic, to have another tape available on the subject is a treat. Read Chris Del Plato's review of this new video by Mike Martinek.
Book column March 2000
Book column February 2000
Go to Ghost Reindeer Shiner
Ghost Reindeer Shiner
This article should rightly be subtitled "what to do when you don't have the right material that a pattern calls for?"
Go to Robb Nicewonger
Robb Nicewonger
Smallmouth bass fisherman.
Go to Susquehanna Smallmouth patterns
Susquehanna Smallmouth patterns
If you mention smallmouth bass fishing in Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River immediately comes to mind. This article features 14 efficient flies for Susquehanna smallmouth from the hands first time contributor Robb Nicewonger.
Go to George F. Grantís Flies
George F. Grantís Flies
George F. Grant's flies utilize some very special techniques.
Behind GFF
A short intro the the concept of the Global FlyFisher and the people behind the site.
Go to Woodduck Flank
Woodduck Flank
I have to admit a particular fondness for woodduck flank. Ever since I was given my first baggie of feathers from a duck hunting friend, I was smitten. The color - the texture - the barring of the feathers.
Go to Thunder Creek flies
Thunder Creek flies
Kieth Fulsher was particularly concerned with the size of the head and the eyes. He didn't feel that thread heads with painted eyes or jungle cock eyes appropriately represented the large head of a minnow.
Book column January 2000
Bobs Garage
There is a story behind "The Garage". Not too long ago my wife and I were renting a two story house that had a tiny little room upstairs with no closet. Since we already had a spare bedroom for family visitors, this room was quickly claimed as the "Sports Room".
Go to Spey Hackles
Spey Hackles
I've been fascinated with spey flies for a long time. The first I had ever seen was a Purple Spey tied by Tim Purvis, which arrived in a swap of steelhead flies a bunch of us FF@'ers exchanged several years ago. The next was an Olive Spey tied by Juro Mukai in a swap of atlantic salmon flies.

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