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February Red

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The Super Pupa

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This fly is NOT called Europe!

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The Flies that Catch Fish

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Light Cahill Dry Fly

This YouTube fly tying tutorial features one of my favorite flies of all time, the Light Cahill. Created by Daniel Cahill over a hundred years ago, this fly is a classic pattern that continues to catch fish today, especially in situations that require a heavily-hackled fly in faster currents. The Light Cahill was one that I turned to on a regular basis when I first became addicted to this sport over 25 years ago, and a pattern that I still call a "go to" on a regular basis.

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Stimulator Dry Fly

During this fly tying tutorial, guest tyer Don Ward ties a favorite attractor dry fly, the Stimulator. Don, owner of Keystone Fly Rod Company, talks about his influences in building bamboo fly rods before going into detail about this pattern. Once tying, it's obvious that Don has an understanding of this pattern, being that he offers many tips on how to tie the Stimulator more effectively.

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Foam Backed Humpy
The Humpy is a classic dry fly pattern. Learn to tie the Humpy with the a modern addition - a foam back.
Haystack Adams Comparadun

Materials Used;
Hook Size 18s to 10s
Thread, Uni-8/0 Dark Brown
Tail, Coastal Deer Hair
Body, Natural Rabbit and American Fox Squirrel Mixed
Wings, Roe deer and Grizzle Hackle Tips

Fat Albert

Tying the Fat Albert Dry Fly
Material list
Hook: MFC #7026 Size 8 2XL heavy
Thread: 6/0 Dark Brown
Over Body: 2mm Dark Brown Foam
Under Body: 2mm Tan Foam with .5mm orange foam glued to tan
Wing: MFC Widows Web white
Legs: MFC Speckled Sexi Floss Tan

Detached Body Caddis

Materials Used;Hook, Kamasan B160 size 16
Thread, Uni-8/0 Tan
Body, Cinnamon Micro Suede Chenille
Thorax, Natural Rabbit and Fox Squirrel Dubbing
Underwing, Elk Hair
Wing, CDC
Horns, Grey or Bronze Mallard

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