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Malbran is the fly that catches everything. Created by Ramiro Garcia MalbrÓn and tied with simple and cheap materials it's the ideal fly for fierce predators like dorado, pike and bass.
Learn to tie it here
The Djihad is a bright fly with a shiny body, silver combined with black and red. Just my kind of fly. I like the Irish Shrimp tradition flies, and this is such a fly on steroids. It even uses one of my favorite materials: Golden Pheasant.
See more here
Oatman's Silver Darter
Step by Step
: Someone asked me how to create the "slightly tapered" body on an Oatman Silver Darter and it was pretty difficult to describe in words, so I tied up a sample and took some photos along the way. Here for your enjoyment is a Lew Oatman favorite, the Silver Darter
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The Bloody Zonker
: This fly is a bright and tasty looking bite of feathers and fur that can sometimes be the key to luring a big trout. It's a variation of a variation of the Bloody Butcher.
Lots of tying steps and tips here
Yellow Marabou Special
Marabou Winged Streamer
: While tying up a batch of streamers for a fly swap, GFF partner Bob Petti remembered an old tinsel trick that reduced some of the hand cramping thread wrapping that is all too common with long shanked streamers.
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Big Hole Demon
: A classical pattern originated back in the sixties - here adapted for Scandinavian sea trout fishing, but probably also useful for bass and other species as well as the brownies it was originally tied for. The fly is fairly easy to tie and we have made it even simpler.
See how to go about it here.
Fat and shining
: Shiny tubing materials are widely used as body material on streamers. So is ordinary tinsel. Here is a new way of making glittering, but more volumnious, pulsating and living bodies for your streamers using Angel Hair or a similar material.
Get the short step-by-step here
The killer fly
: How about a fly which has caught tuna in the tropics, salmon and trout in Russia, cod in Denmark and a number og other fish in Global destinations? Claus Bech-Petersen's simple Tinsel Fly is such a fly. Read Claus' article with history, patterns and fishing methods.
Find the article here
Add a tail
: This simple method is also applicable for many other materials and situations. One that immediately comes to mind is the precise placement of tinsels or floss.
Read how to here
Better tinsel bodies
: How to tie a nice, even, ribbed tinsel body. Here's one way. The description assumes that you want a silver body. If you want gold, just replace 'silver' with 'gold' below.
A well worm, ugly, but nevertheless effective specimen of The Moyerfokker
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