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 Fish Flies I and II http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=108 Review: An impressing couple of books. An encyclopedia of fly patterns, history and tying methods. Huge and with enormous amounts of material. Read the review here

 

 

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Threading a bobbin http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/threading-a-bobbin/ Thread: Considering how simple the goal is: to get the thread through the tube of a bobbin holder, there\'s a surprising number of ways to do it. Find a few tips here

 

 

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Dorado http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/dorado/ South America: Locally it is known as \"el tigre de los rios\", the tiger of the rivers, and Argentina\'s famed Dorado is a popular and sought after gamefish. Read about it here

 

 

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Flyfishing for Coarse Fish http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=326 Review: I have fished for roach, bream, chub and of course pike and always wanted to try to target carp and tench. This is a book for me and any fly-angler who wants to venture beyond simple trout fishing. Read the review here

 

 

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Take the F...ing Fly http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=325 Review: A very different fly-fishing book and a book right after my heart. Poetry, watercolors... and the F-word! Read the review here

 

 

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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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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 Fly Fishing at Thornwood springs UK http://globalflyfisher.com/video/fly-fishing-thornwood-springs-uk
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This video is a short film showing a days fly fishing at Thorrwood Springs trout fishery just outside London UK.

Contact http://www.thornwoodtroutfishery.com

Music was kindly supplied by www.bensound.com

Originally the footage was shot as a camera test for my Sony PMW F5. Movie was shot in XAVC 100mb mode in hyper gamma 4. Edited in FCPX and Graded in Davinci Resolve 11.

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Complex Twist Bugger http://globalflyfisher.com/video/complex-twist-bugger
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Buy these materials online: http://store.flyfishfood.com

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Sea Trout Bonanza http://globalflyfisher.com/video/sea-trout-bonanza
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Tube Flies: Part 2 http://globalflyfisher.com/video/tube-flies-part-2
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This is my second installment of the "Tube Flies" series of fly tying tutorials. In this part, I discuss some updates in regards to materials, and then go through the setup for tying using the HMH Tube Fly Tool and Rigid Tubes. The fly tied is a Woolly Bugger, intended to show that a variety of patterns can be created when tying tube flies. If you are experienced in this style of tying, please be sure to mention your own thoughts, techniques, and tips in the "Comments" section below.

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Mangled Fly Muskie Vacation http://globalflyfisher.com/video/mangled-fly-muskie-vacation
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Erik Rambo, Kevin Feenstra and Jon Ray spend a day chasing Muskie on the fly. Spending a few days on a guides vacation searching for the elusive muskie. Flies did become Mangled in the jaws of these apex predators, with a couple different muskie deciding to play with the topwater fly. "Have a nice day" fly - a unique Feenstra invention.]]>
The Hulk http://globalflyfisher.com/video/hulk-0
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Materials Used;
Hook, Kamasan B175 size 10
Thread, Uni-8/0 Fire Orange
Tail, Mixed No.11 and No.12 Glo-Brite Floss
Underbody, UTC Opal Mirage Tinsel
Body, Fl-Yellow Edge Brite
Wing, Black Marabou and Flash
Head, Lime Green or Chartreuse Deer Hair

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Aurora Cascade http://globalflyfisher.com/video/aurora-cascade
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Materials Used;
Hook, Loop Double Salmon size 8
Thread, Uni-8/0 Fire Orange
Tags, Gold Oval Tinsel and Hot Green Uni-Floss
Tail, Orange and Yellow Bucktail and Krystal Mirror Flash
Rib, Gold or Copper Wire
Body, Gold Holographic Tinsel
First Hackle, Yellow Cock or Hen
Wing, Natural Gray Squirrel and Dyed Blue Polar Bear
Front Hackle, Hot Orange Cock or Hen
Eyes, Jungle Cock Top and Bottom
Head, Glo-Brite Floss No.4

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The 6th Man http://globalflyfisher.com/video/6th-man
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This video is about tying the 6th Man.

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Kreelex http://globalflyfisher.com/video/kreelex
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This video is about Chuck Kraft's Fly Tying DVD Volume I and it shows a sample from the DVD on how to tie the Kreelex. This is one of Chuck's best flies he ever developed and is deadly on Freshwater and Saltwater species. Since 1996 this fly has literally caught almost every fish you could think of from Smallmouth to Dorado, to Trout to Musky. It has won fishing tournaments and was outlawed in certain fly fishing tournaments for being too effective. Simple to tie and if we had only one fly to fish for anything it would be the Kreelex.]]>
The art of the trout fly http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/dunham1.htm#41218 Egmont, I have always loved this book, which was one of the really early ones in my now rather large library, and one I often return to and love to run my fingers through. 4x5 and 8x10.... them were the days. When I used to write for and edit printed magazines, we often used large format cameras for the covers, and I was always fascinated by these large gizmos and the beautiful results they produced. Your photos for this book just confirms that fact. You did a very good job. I guess mine is a first edition from 1988, and in a very good condition too - and even signed by Judith Dunham. But I'm not parting with that any time soon, so I hope you will find a copy somewhere else. Martin

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The art of the trout fly http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/dunham1.htm#41217 Greetings, I was searching for a copy of the first edition when I came across this review. I wish to say thank you for the very kind words you wrote about the book and the photography, considering I am the photographer of the book. In those days all images were taken with a 4x5 camera and there are even a couple of sets were I used an 8x10. All images were taken inside the garage studio. I had a great time putting together all the sets on an 4 by 8 foot plywood table. Warmest regards, Egmont van Dyck

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Bob Popovics Ultra Shrimp http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=6th-man#41214 Very cool fly. Nice motion.

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Fish Flies I and II http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=108#41196 There is an original volume 1 and 2. The newer volume is an update and a single volume. Terry passed away a few years ago. When he was working on the update he contacted me. The volumes are decidedly USA and even more importantly, Western Trout. There are other types of patterns in these books, they are after all reference books. There aren't a lot of photos in this book compared to several other newer books. If you get a copy of Dave Hughes' Trout,and the Benchside Reference by Leeson and Schollmeyer, I suspect you'll have most of the reference materials covered.Hughes' book is quite good also. Some of the writing in this book is quite good. While there are some omissions, this is a reference book and as such it really is one of the best. There are very few reference books with the depth of this one.The author admits that he didn't include a lot of stuff. Since most of the stuff is pretty traditional, things like Czech patterns are really derivative in nature and are often variations of many things. Even the "F" fly is derivative in nature and based on a trude wing pattern design which is included. He also talks about substituting materials and making things out of other materials as well. Perhaps there needs to be a World or European type book done. Given all of Martin's exposure to flies, this sounds like the prefect project! I am not sure that a lot of the current vogue of using plastic, tons of glue is what this traditional fellow is all about. I also know he has Catskill roots and lived out East for awhile. He was great friends with Glenn Overton of the wonder wax fame . Glenn wrote some material for our Catskill Fly Tyers Guild newsletter a while back.

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Sullys Rod Drying Motor http://globalflyfisher.com/rodbuilding/reviews/sully.php#41193 where can I get this Sully's 2-Speed Rod Drying Motor and how much is it?

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Threading a bobbin http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/threading-a-bobbin/index.php#41190 If you play guitar the waste ends of a wound steel strings in various gauges make excellent cleaners for gunked up bobbin tubes. The thinner gauge non-wound steel strings make for good threaders - glue a few beads on as a 'handle' and to make it easier to find on a messy desk.

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Favorite Flies for Baltic Seatrout http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/favorite-flies-for-baltic-seatrout/index.php#41184 Hey Martin, I know it's been a few years since this topic was active but I am planning on fishing a day near Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands in a week or so and I was wondering if these flies would apply down there or if you could point me in a direction for some info on Falkland patterns! Jeff

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Threading a bobbin http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/threading-a-bobbin/index.php#41183 There is already a hook end bobbin threader on the market. I have one and it works fine. Just give it a twirl and it catches the thread for you. This task would be easier if manufacturers made the spool end(inner end) of the tube funnel shaped. The thread could be stuck into the tube easier. Floss threaders are great, and you could also use them for, you know, flossing.

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http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=more_by/Erik%20Moncada#41182 Wow, I did not know you had me on here... Thanks for thinking my videos are good enough. Cheers!

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Threading a bobbin http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/threading-a-bobbin/index.php#41177 A friend of mine has a really good tip. He cuts one leg off the standard bobbin threader so that it has just one leg ending in a hook, like a letter "J". Push this through the bobbin tube spin it around once and pull back. The hook picks up the thread when you spin it. Not my idea credit to Wes Ower for this one.

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Your pictures http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=248593afc543#41166 Bonefish like this have been running wild out on the Joulter Cays all Season. What a thrill to catch one of these Gray Ghost.

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Dorado http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/dorado/index.php#41164 Great article! Dorado are excellent game fish and I remember seeing them at Iguazo Falls a few years ago.

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This y is the "Golden Sally" tube fly. The tube I used is a small clear flexible liner tube. I used white 6/0 thread. The body was built using white hackle feathers tied on by the tip and palmered forward to within 1mm from the front tip of the tube. Next, I used golden pheasant cape for the wings and longer strung feathers for the over wing or antennas. The eyes are halographic golden self hadhesive size 3/16" or 5 mm. The head was finished off using Loons UV resin light and set with a laser UV torch. The book is a dry hook size 12. Instead of using a hook tube to fasten the hook to the tube, I heated a scratch awl tip and inserted it into to end of the tube. This process stretched the end of the tube allowing me to set the eye into the tube. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=afbcecaf7a3ea
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While sitting at my fly tying bench, a house fly was buzzing around me. After I convinced it to stop, I decided to tie one. Here is the "House Fly" tied on my Nor Vise. The materials I used were black thread; black moose hair; small feathers from a Whiting 4B rooster cape and a size 12 eye up Mustad 94842 hook. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=3cbae77bccb3
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This is my "Queen of Hearts". Taken just after I tied it. It is a wet fly tied on a size 6 bait hook. The Queen was tied on my Nor Vise. This fly looks to be suspended in mid air with out benefit of a fly support or prop. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=523da78fc7991
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This fly is the "Kingfisher". http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=ea6a81b19177
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a nice Marmorata (Marble Trout) hooked last April on the Varmo a chalk stream in North of Italy, using a beaded harehair nymph #12. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=dbda244bc9245
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Larva http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=d3218170a6c2
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Very Nice Seatrout at Nightfishing http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=448fdf29cf5b9
Photographer: Mathias Burmeister ]]>
Catching Rainbows, Brookies and Brown Trout with Guide Mike Wlosinski from Cumberland Drifters http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=504dda2f5142
Photographer: Christian Thalacker ]]>
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
Photographer: David Swart ]]>
Scud http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=27e9315b7cf2
Photographer: Zawile ]]>