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 Bobbin holders http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/bobbin-holders/ Tools: Most people use a bobbin holder when they tie flies. In spite of being a simple tool there are some pretty advanced models out there. This is a look at the ins and outs of bobbin holders

 

 

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Kayak Fishing http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=324 Review: An excellent all-round kayak fishing book, richly illustrated and with lots of useful information on everything from kayak choice to rigging the kayak and - of course - fishing from it. Read the review here

 

 

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Nymph Fly-Tying Techniques http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=323 Review: Over 1,000 color photos is both the strength and the weakness of Jim Schollmeyer\'s nymph book from 2001. Read the review here

 

 

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Kayak fly-fishing - the sequel http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/fishing-kayak/ Sailing: I have been fishing in the ocean from a kayak before, but these days my motivation is not mobility but rather immobility and my needs are different. Here\'s what I have learned the second time around.

 

 

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Biking and Fly Fishing http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/biking-and-fly-fishing/ Ride: Having a hard time finding new fishing locations is a common complaint. How about using your bike to go new places? Mike Hogue introduces you to the combination of biking and fishing. Read his recommendations here

 

 

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Rising Salar Q&A http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/rising-salar-qa/ Video: The DVD Rising Salar takes a different approach to doing a fishing video and we have talked the the three guys behind it. Here are the questions and the answers

 

 

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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 Young, Wild and Free http://globalflyfisher.com/video/young-wild-and-free
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Follow the Fishermen on Instagram: Antoine Baudrier @antoinebaudrier Louis Mermoud @louismermoud

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The Runner - pike streamer http://globalflyfisher.com/video/runner-pike-streamer
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The Stained River - Bass http://globalflyfisher.com/video/stained-river-bass
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Just a small part of a 4 day kayak fishing and camping trip up the stained river chasing Australian Bass.]]>
Sunset http://globalflyfisher.com/video/sunset
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Click here to see materials used in this movie: http://www.bluedotmediashop.dk/group.asp?group=310

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Forrest Jay's Panty Dropper PMD http://globalflyfisher.com/video/forrest-jays-panty-dropper-pmd
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Light Cahill Dry Fly http://globalflyfisher.com/video/light-cahill-dry-fly
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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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Geobass: Special GoPro Edition from Papua New Guinea http://globalflyfisher.com/video/geobass-special-gopro-edition-papua-new-guinea
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See more at http://bit.ly/geobass

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A River of Change: The Joe Brooks Story http://globalflyfisher.com/video/river-change-joe-brooks-story
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Joe Brooks was one of the most influential sportsmen in American history. He was best known for his regular appearances with Curt Gowdy on ABC’s “American Sportsman” in the 1960’s and 70’s, one of the most popular sports shows of all time and one of the very first television shows about fishing. Brooks had a major impact on modern fly fishing not only through pioneering new techniques, new places and new species of fish, but also through his prolific writing about the sport. Joe became one of the best known writers of the 20th century on fishing. His story has never been fully told.

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A Day of Reflection: Lip Rippin' pt. 1 http://globalflyfisher.com/video/day-reflection-lip-rippin-pt-1
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The day for the books at the Fraser River in Winter Park, Colorado. FYI... This isn't a fly fishing video. It's just three buddies hanging out that happened to be fishing and a dog too.

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Bobbin holders http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/bobbin-holders/index.php#41084 Many of the companies offer warranties. So if you get a bad one, ask for a swap. What is interesting is that some of the tools listed are actually Indian made. Many of these bobbins listed contain components from Chinese or Indian sources , some have Indian feet or frames. In our world economy, items often come many sources. Typically any brass work is usually done in Asia due to issues related to lead and work place health. Most USA, EU and UK manufactures have restrictions working with lead which is contained in brass. Indian tools tend to have quality all over the place. Well made Indian tools can be quite good. To avoid issue with fraying look for models that have flared or ceramic ends. Those models typically have less issues with fraying. Also Martin is quite right, often the thread can be the reason for fraying.The ends of the tubes are places that usually cut thread. I import Indian tools and have sold hundreds and hundreds of bobbins. They are usually half to a third of the price of domestic bobbins. I have some Indian tools I have used for many years with no issues. Usually the better tools are examined for quality and the bad ones are pulled before the customers see them. One thing not mentioned is that ceramic tubes can shatter. I have seen several broken ones with ceramic tubes. Tubes with bead ceramic tips can often have issues with beads cracking or breaking. Bob Petti mentions Griffin which is very dependable, well made and easy to use. His basic model is one of the best. Look at what the tool does and what your expectation is. If you are tying bass or saltwater, or you pull hard, some of the fancy ones aren't the best. Some of the more solid models are the ones with the less expensive price. Feet are my biggest issue. Ball feet makes the bobbin twist and those tend to roll in your hand. I like recessed feet. By far the best model I have ever used is Matarelli. For many years the son ran the company. He stopped making bobbins earlier this spring due to some health issues with his Father. His feet never slipped and the tubes never cut thread because they were polished. A true Matarelli is stamped with his Dad's initials on each side. "FM". Those are gold.

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Bobbin holders http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/bobbin-holders/index.php#41083 Martin... B R I L L I A N T !!! [as usual] What a fine information resource... that being said, I'm a long time automatic bobbin user / addict and have NO regrets... with that in mind, I've got some well exercised Ekich and Norlanded bobbins and there's NO going back for me [although there is quite a curious collection of standard bobbins standing by at the ready, just in case... fat chance!...] To fully appreciate the opportunity that these auto gems afford, consider the common rotary application of a palmered feather tight in the grips of most any hackle plier... you have wrapped the feather and the plier is now left hanging under the hook shaft just waiting to be lashed in place... the automatic thread retraction factor allow you to zip down around the hanging plier than back up close to get a proper bight on the target then back down and around the plier and so on and so forth until the job is secure... snip the remaining feather and whip finish the thread and Bada Bing Bada Boom, the auto rewind function has shown it's promise and made your tying day... It just gets BETTER and BETTER...!!! and then there's dubbing loops and several other tricks that simply SET YOU FREE... I'm a bit ripe to be this breathless... Forgive me, Pleeeze...

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Bobbin holders http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/bobbin-holders/index.php#41081 Great article Martin! A very good information of many bobbin holders most of us didn't have or know about. Now we can consider new tools for enjoying even more our tying time. I use most of the time Umpqua Ergonomic bobbins, a "standard" ceramic bobbin holder with a twist on the handle, a very sturdy and well constructed tool, I have many of those for years working perfectly. Thanks for sharing this knowledge! Carlos.

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The first (fishing) blog.... ever? http://globalflyfisher.com/about/first-blog-ever/index.php#41075 Howard, I'm certainly glad too! It's been a amazing journey with GFF now approaching the end of its second decade online. The first article (a gallery page) was actually online in the beginning of 1994, so that's already well past the 20 year mark - but the formal celebration of the 20 year anniversary will be sometime early next year I think. Martin Martin

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The first (fishing) blog.... ever? http://globalflyfisher.com/about/first-blog-ever/index.php#41074 Well I'm glad you started your blog way back then. Let me say I'm glad you started this web site. It's consistently great! Thanks for all you do.

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New tube materials http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/new-tubes/index.php#41061 Nils, Just a quick question....on the grey ghost variant in this article, when you put the pro soft disc on reverse on the back of the flexitube are you laying down a small layer of glue to hold it in place.....or what are you doing there??? Because wouldn't the disc just ride up the tube if you didn't...just curious...great flies though.

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Portrait of a fishing dog http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/fishing-dog/pic.php?id=11542#41062 We had a Shelty that looked just like this. He was the perfect dog. I recently got a Brittany to fish with me.

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Baby Buggers http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/babybuggers/index.php#41057 I have tied & used these for the last couple of years. Using a 14-16 hook, but I also make my tail just a little bit longer. Even when I tie a #10, have found that making the tail just a little bit long and putting some flash in it that I have had exceptional luck.

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Biking and Fly Fishing http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/biking-and-fly-fishing/index.php#41055 Don't forget tenkara. Great way to minimize your gear.

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http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=more_by/Get%20Happy%20FlyFishing#41050 Happy, We met on the beaver head, Mt in May 2014 - I was the 54 chevy pickup guy. Great fishing on that very placid river below the dam. I enjoyed meeting you and am interested as to the whether you released any video from that day just after opening day. I trust all is going well. As I mentioned to you - you should really work your way up to Calgary to try out the world famous Bow river and other tributaries never mind the High Mountain lake fishing that is exceptional here inWestern Canada. Bob

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Fishing - Kayak flyfishing http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/kayak/fishing.php#41026 A two piece paddle is really convenient. You can carry it inside your car and not worry about it getting stolen if you stop for gas or food. Buy at least a fiberglass model. The weight compared to aluminum is significantly lighter, more so than compared to carbon fiber. A light weight paddle is simply easier to handle. If you're fishing moving water, water with current, always wear your life jacket, no exceptions. Anything can happen.

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Saved soles http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/feltsoles/index.php#41025 You could also make your own felt using wool roving, hot water, soap, and elbow grease. As an aside, what are the downsides of having felt soles for everyday use? Does it wear/tear easily?

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Very Nice Seatrout at Nightfishing http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=448fdf29cf5b9
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Catching Rainbows, Brookies and Brown Trout with Guide Mike Wlosinski from Cumberland Drifters http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=504dda2f5142
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A Worm http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=7b94bea31ac3
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Size 20 Parachute Adams under extreme macro settings http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=5452cbe2044b9
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A great day on the Chewaucan River canyon in Eastern Oregon Outback/high Desert. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=1eed1316d9dc
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Scud http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=27e9315b7cf2
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Nymph http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=556f3f649735
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Nymph http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=f6517b6fdd3e0
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Nymph http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=f26c8691cb79
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43'' Atlantic Salmon from Alta River, Norway. Basswood handcarved trophy style plaque. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=446bba8addb2
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Slider & Reel http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=7169dff04efb
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Used bodkin to make the 2mm sticky back crafting foam body. Size 8 hook. Black synthetic fur for the body. Black and white pre-packaged feather. I'm just barely beginning to learn how to tie flies. I've watched several of Davie McPhails videos trying to learn different techniques. Any suggestions or advise are welcomed. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=9977ec894c6f
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