All Global FlyFisher RSS feeds as one http://globalflyfisher.com A merge of all GFF feeds - articles, videos, blog, comments, forum posts and user pictures en-us Jewel of the Rockies http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/jewel.php Memories: Little jewels of the mountains, greenback cutthroats cruising along the shore, easily visible from the rocks and eager to take almost anything offered. Read the story here

 

 

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My float tube is a sputnik http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/cod.php Memories: I enter the water... I enter another universe. My tube is a sputnik suspended in the space above a lunar surface of sand and stone. I\'m the astronaut. The clear water is my vaccum. I turn on my mental time lock and make the first cast. Read the story here

 

 

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The man with the silver waders http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/rainbow.php Memories: This is about a steelhead - a sea run rainbow trout. We don\'t have wild rainbow trout here, so all rainbows we catch are escaped hatchery or sea farm fish. And most are butt ugly. But not this one. Read the story here

 

 

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My most recent decent fish http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/recent.php Memories: Oddly enough the first fish I thought of when I started writing this series was my most recent decent coastal sea trout, which I\'m ashamed to say was caught more than four years ago. Read the story here

 

 

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I remember that fish http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/ Memories: In spite of having caught quite a few fish in my life, some stand out. Not the biggest, not the most spectacular, not the most difficult... just some... Read the intro to the series here

 

 

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Saltwater Flies http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=330 Review: A nice book with a wealth of very different saltwater fly patterns from the Gulf coasts of the US. With contributions by a large number of well known and not so well known tyers. Read the review here

 

 

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I F***ing Love Fish Science! http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=376 Summer casting party http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=375 Kiss the Water http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=374 A glimpse of trout secrets http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=373 GFF made a nickel in a day! http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=372 The Blue Marble http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=371 Complex Twist Slider http://globalflyfisher.com/video/complex-twist-slider
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Dubbed Body Zebra Midge http://globalflyfisher.com/video/dubbed-body-zebra-midge
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Hook: Scud #16 - #24
Thread: Black
Rib: Silver Wire
Body: Black Dubbing
Wing: Grey CDC

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Long Live the King - Extended Cut http://globalflyfisher.com/video/long-live-king-extended-cut
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Long Live the King is a story of hope and resurgence for Alaska's great King Salmon fishery. Returning numbers of the fish have been dropping steadily, and both 2012 and 2013 hit especially hard - with multiple rivers and regions across the state seeing some of the lowest returns ever, forcing Alaska Fish and Game officials to close or severely limit salmon fishing around the state, including on some of Alaska's most iconic rivers.

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Teal and Partridge Hot Spot Wet Fly http://globalflyfisher.com/video/teal-and-partridge-hot-spot-wet-fly
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Hook: Std/2xl Nymph #12-#18
Hot Spot: Flor. Orange Thread
Thread: Black
Rib: Pearl Tinsel
Body: Light Hare's Ear
Wing: Teal Flank
Hackle: Partridge

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Feliz Navidad http://globalflyfisher.com/video/feliz-navidad
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Student http://globalflyfisher.com/video/student
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The Student is a fly pattern popularized on the Bighorn River. It isn't much to look at, but like the F-Fly this simple CDC (Cul de Canard) dry fly catches its share of fish. Tie some up for the Baetis Hatch on your trout stream or river, you will be glad you did.
Tied by Ryan Gabert of Dakota Angler & Outfitter

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Whitebait Mushy http://globalflyfisher.com/video/whitebait-mushy
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My version of the Whitebait Mushy by Dave Skok and Jamie Boyle.]]>
Ginny Midge http://globalflyfisher.com/video/ginny-midge
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Fly Ohio: Mad River Fields http://globalflyfisher.com/video/fly-ohio-mad-river-fields
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I followed Josh as he explained his passion for fly fishing and whats its like trout fishing in rural Ohio.

BMCC / Davinci / Film Convert

Shot/Edited-Taylor McGohan

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http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=more_by/Wesley%20Grant%20Parke#41488 Pity there is very limited footage of fish being caught, especially for a fly fishing DVD

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Bob Popovics Ultra Shrimp http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=tying-ribbing-and-other-materials#41480 Always exciting to come upon a new (to me) technique that makes my tying easier/more streamlined. This one is fabulously smooth and simple. Why didn't I think of it years ago?? Thx ever so, Hans.

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PET Blue NJ http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/pet-blue-nj/index.php#41477 I believe all of the salmon photographed are dead. A live salmon's eyes will be down turned in response to unaccustomed light. Am I right?

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My float tube is a sputnik http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/cod.php#41476 Great article, Martin. And yes, float tubes are lot of fun everywhere. Good fishing! Juan

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PET Blue NJ http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/pet-blue-nj/index.php#41478 Jim, I have no idea whether a salmon turns its eyes down as a reaction to light. I have never heard about that before and never seen it happen, but you might be right. Regarding the life or death of the fish that Nils is holding, I'm almost 100% sure they are all alive and were returned to live on. Nils is an avid C&R fisherman, and even though he does keep a bright fish to eat now and then, basically all his salmon are released again. Martin

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Fly patterns http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/full_list.php#41470 I need a pattern for a John Deere which is popular at Bennett Spring, Missouri. The fly is tied on a jig hook with a green head and yellow eyes but I don't know the colors of the body and tail. Surely appreciate any assistance.

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The man with the silver waders http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/rainbow.php#41467 Martin, this is the way how ALL hatchery fish should look like, but I personally never caught one of those pig look-alike escapers. Nice article. Rgds, Ole

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Everyday Fly Tying Tips http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tips/index.php#41466 I love the tips. I also use many of the tips mentioned here such as the gerber food containers, the magnetic square on the base of my vise. A few more that I would like to share are: 1. Dryer sheets (such as bounce only cheap ones) work really well when tying with hair or if the environment is extremely dry as it is here in Northern California. 2. The drying wheel is critical. My father made one for my step Mom and one for me using a BBQ rotisserie motor. It works so incredibly well and the motors were actually scavenged from BBQs that had been thrown away. 3. Wine Corks... These little buggers are such a useful item. I use them to put flies on as they dry, I use them to protect my bodkin tip (and myself) and for dozens of other things. I also cut the corks in half and clue them to a picture frame so I have a way to display some of my flies. It actually looks very classy. 4. Hemostats, like a doctor uses, are very useful tools. I use them as tools to hold things, I use them for that extra flash that I only used part of. etc.. 5. Tic Tac boxes work really well to house beads, cone heads and any other small parts. I have found some plastic bins at the dollar store that will hold the tic tac boxes so they too are organized. I could go on and on as I love tying flies but I also love the challenge of seeing what is out there that can be used or reused that was never intended for fly tiers. I also agree that a fly tier never throws anything away. LOL I look forward to additional tips, tricks and quirks from anyone who is willing to share. :) Happy Tying to all!

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OSA Nymph http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/osa-nymph/index.php#41460 Tony, this fly is equally at home in stillwaters and rivers. The profile, shape and size can be so many insects, that fish very seldom swims past it, without taking a nibble

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Vintage Streamers http://globalflyfisher.com/streamers/vintage/index.php#41452 timo, yeah the original muddler is nothing like todays stuff...people have adapted them for themselves and different applications that the original was intended for. the muddler was at first tied to sink as fast as possible and imitate a wide body sculpin. the original's wide sparse collar and heavy hooks represents this fish well. florian...yes many of those very long shanked hooks were for trolling or just hanging off the end of a canoe when anchored...these flies are just examples of how some of the original flies were tied mainly to imitate smelt.

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Tube Fly Turmoil http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tube-flies/pic.php?id=4051#41450 David, These are generic no-name tubes, but look like copies of Loop Bottle Tubes, which seem to be discontinued. But originals and copies can still be found online a few places. Korsholm has some short ones in their webshop and Fisknu.dk seems to have them in 16mm (in Danish). Hope this helps. Martin

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Tube Fly Turmoil http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tube-flies/pic.php?id=4051#41449 Can you suggest where to get these tubes? I was in Denmark this summer but Korsholm in Skjern did not have any 16mm. Thanks

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Jig Nymph http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=29f63d54e9d4
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My brother Rick with a very nice Yellow Tail Grayling, Shiskid River Mongolia. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=8f8afa8f46d3
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Taimen caught in Mongolia on a 6wt TFO BVK. August 2014. Had just put the 9wt away when this guy ate a mouse pattern! All I could do was point the rod at it and wait for hope there was enough backing! Released for a rematch next year! http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=1d8d4dea7d2d
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B&W of Lake Norfork sunset http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=919a3c141ada
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Sunset over Lake Norfork http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=61bf846164c3a
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The most beautiful sea trout I've ever caught - and by chance also the biggest :-) 5,1 kgs. - 73 cm. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=427b174eb8d9d
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House over Sylamore Creek http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=e6236c5fcea8
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The Oswego, New York Lighthouse located in Oswego harbor. Photo was taken by Brian Katzman. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=90b7c8c174084
Photographer: Richard ]]>
Blue Eyed Crayfish. Built with grizzly olive feathers. Thread is olive Danville 6/0 thread. Eyes are made of silver bead coated 2 times with Loons UV head cement colored with blue magic marker and then coated with Krazy Glue. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=d49d7cb2779c
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Red Eye Crayfish. Hook is a #6 bait hook; claws and body is grizzly olive feathers; weight used is .020 lead plus Florescent Orange brass eye chain beads; eyes are gold beads encased in 2 coats of Loons UV head cement colored with red magic marker and coated with Krazy Glue; thread is 6/0 olive Danville. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=172ce618b61d
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Dam & Mill http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=283916d4f84d
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This is "Rocky" the flying squirrel. Most of the materials that were used to make this fly came from a gray squirrel, except for the hook, wings, eyes and thread. I used size 12 dry fly hook; black 6/0 thread; wings were from a Mallard duck; the eyes were clear halographic 1/4 inch. I ran this fly through my home made swim tank (see You Tube for my video on how to build your own swim tank for $40.00 US). This fly swam perfectly with a lot of action. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=904346615090
Photographer: Richard ]]>