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 Renato Rizzo http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/renato-rizzo/ Fishy Art: Italian artist Renato Rizzo draws beautiful, simple but still very complex and detailed black and white pictures of flies... with a lowly BIC ballpoint pen Renato shares some pictures and replies here

 

 

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The LAW of attraction http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/the-law-vise/ Tools: I was amongst the lucky fly-tyers who managed to lay my hand on one of Lawrence Waldron\'s LAW fly-tying vises while he made them - and they could be bought at reasonable prices. Read the story of my vise here

 

 

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Spring dreams http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/spring-dreams/ Images: We\'re in the middle of the dampest, grayest, wettest, warmest winter I can remember for a long time, and I\'m dreaming of spring. See some spring pictures here

 

 

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Pacific Salmon Flies http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=332 Review: 70 pages packed with great pictures, excellent fly patterns and a brief but to-the-point introduction to the Pacific salmon and fishing them. Not a large book, but not expensive either. Read the review here

 

 

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The pike that stared http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/large-pike.php Memories: This was one of those fish that staid glued to my inner eye for a long time. The largest pike I ever caught gave up a very good and pretty harrowing fight. Read the story here

 

 

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School of roach http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/i-remember-that-fish/roach.php Memories: I\'m not picky when it comes to fishing and any day I can catch 12-15 fish is a good day - even when the fish are humble roach. Read the story here

 

 

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Danish Fly Festival 2015 http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=377 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 Girdle Bug http://globalflyfisher.com/video/girdle-bug
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The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop Rubber Legs/Girdle Bug Fly Tying Video]]>
San Juan Worm http://globalflyfisher.com/video/san-juan-worm-1
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Fly tying instructions for the San Juan Worm from The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop In Missoula Montana.]]>
Bloodworm Buzzers http://globalflyfisher.com/video/bloodworm-buzzers
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Hare's Ear Cripple Dun http://globalflyfisher.com/video/hares-ear-cripple-dun
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Hook: Semi- Dropped #14 - #20
Thread: Dark
Shuck: Brown Boot Lace
Rib: Extra Fine Copper Wire
Abdomen: Brown Boot Lace
Thorax: Hare's Ear Light
Wing: Natural CDC
Hackle: Natural CDC

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Electric Chicken http://globalflyfisher.com/video/electric-chicken
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Tying Instructions for the Electric Chicken Fly. This pattern is the first saltwater fly I used and began tying. I made this pattern up to mimic the standard tackle electric chicken fly This is still my go to fly for sea trout and it catches red fish too.

Materials:

2/0 Saltwater Hook
Large Red Thread
Red Dyed Bucktail
Green EP Fibers
Pink EP Fibers
Crystal Flash
Large Bead Chain Eyes

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Crazy Charlie var. http://globalflyfisher.com/video/crazy-charlie-var
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For more info see http://www.hedroninc.com/products

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Caddis Larva http://globalflyfisher.com/video/caddis-larva-0
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Detailed instructions for tying a Caddis Larva fly.]]>
Ragin Craven Fly http://globalflyfisher.com/video/ragin-craven-fly
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Materials Used :

Hook: Tiemco 800S #2 or #4
Tail: Tan Craft Fur and Barred Tan Neck Hackle
Body: Tan Craft Fur
Flash: Rootbeer Krystal Flash
Legs: Tan or Brown Silicone Legs
Eyes: Small Plain Dumbell Eyes or XL Gold Beadchain
Thread: 210 denier Tan

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Thor's Hammer http://globalflyfisher.com/video/thors-hammer
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Hook: Std Dry #12 - #16
Thread: Black
Tail; Grizzly/Brown Hackle
Abdomen: Adams Grey Hackle
Wingpost: White Antron Yarn
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Grizzly/Brown

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Fishing a bubble http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/bubble/index.php#44629 My friends and I have developed the same system quite independent of yours in Denmark. Its purpose was to encourage people not skilled in using a fly rod how to fish. It works brilliantly. Some New Zealand waters are swift flowing and outside the range of all but the very active. It means those of us who are older (over 75 years) can still access the best waters without putting your life in danger. A spinning reel on a fly rod works well and means you only need to carry one rod on a trip. We have all been very successful using this system

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Your pictures http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=cc8a993acb2d#44419 J, Are you sure you have the fish right? This is not a non-native fish. According to Fishbase it's native to Central and South America: Costa Rica to Argentina in most rivers basins. This image is from Argentina where the Trahira or Wolf Fish is quite common and quite native as far as I'm informed. Martin

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Your pictures http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=cc8a993acb2d#44416 With this being a highly aggressive and dangerous non native fish, why would anyone knowingly release it into a fishery? Does this person have a total lack of common sense?

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http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=more_by/Frank%20Pizon#44004 well, my name is stefano and pleased to meet you on line. i must thank mr frank pison (je vous remercie) about these dream of waters and silence. man is no more able to listen to silence of elements. the only real world for our human beings . is find again and would say quickly our roots through this universal path. fishing could be a good way to reach it. hope that fathers unstead of pcs will learn to their sons, our sons, fishing . they will discover a magic real world. who we are really! a part of hidden mysteries of nature. thank you very much. if mr frank pison would answer , je parle tres bien la langue francaise. ciao stefano

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What is a switch rod? http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/switch-rod/index.php#43980 Hi Wesley Rademaker. You can easily use a switch rod for salmon, that's what I do most of the time. I both use the "real" switch rods which are 11 feet and cast with single hand weight. But also the now more normal switch rods like Sage which are longer and cast with double hands weights. But in my point of view, these rods are spey rods and not switch. My Sage one 11,6 line 7 is called switch by Sage but its way to long to cast as a single hander. The line weight will also make you tired in now time. But with the double weight on, its cast as a dream as a spey rod and of course has the handling power as one. Compared with my Loop S1 and Spey #7 "true" switch rods, they don't have as much handling power as the Sage and cast with much less weight. But I can use them as single hand and spey when need. In general on the switch rods, I think that the market is turning more towards the american way if doing a switch rod. That in my opinion means spey rods so for those of you who want to real thing, get it now. Br Nils

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Djihad http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/djihad/index.php#43960 It's an amazing Fly i'll catchend 90% of my Fish's with it last Autum.. I Tyed some a little bit smaler but now i only use the Bigger ones. Thx for this SbS

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Renato Rizzo http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/renato-rizzo/index.php#43963 A fantastic artist.

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Bob Popovics Ultra Shrimp http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=fly-tying#43964 Mike, There's more than 6,500 videos on our video channel and claiming "that half of these videos are really commercials in disguise" is a pretty bold statement. Sure some are commercials. These videos are brought to you for free, and some of the producers need more than intellectual satisfaction to motivate them. Doing commercials or having sponsors are way this can work. But in disguise...? I don't think so. Most of the commercial ones are pretty obvious endorsements, and don't try to hide the fact. On the contrary. That's the whole idea. And also: I screen every single of the videos that come online here, and I do not tolerate blatant commercials with no valuable content. I do accept some advertising if the video is good, but the channel is not a poster board for ads. So if you find this almost endless stream of free content too commercial for your taste, simply don't watch them. Martin

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Bob Popovics Ultra Shrimp http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=fly-tying#43959 Why does it seem that half of these videos are really commercials in disguise?

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Cutting and buying zonker strips http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/zonkers/cutting.php#43958 This is such wonderful info. I have looked in a lot of places for this info on cutting skin stripes. You made it easy . Thank you much.

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Tapâm Q&A http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/tapam/index.php#43953 And I thought I was crazy getting the big three from a kayak. I would be hesitant to do that in Florida because there, sharks, gators and crocs can be a problem. I have never had a bull get interested in my kayak even though I hooked a few. Some of my friends however got some issues with sharks. Great pictures and video. Looking fwd to do something similar out of a hobbie inflatable. Cheers! Serge Thomas. Ph.D. PS. you should come over and visit algenol.

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Bob Popovics Ultra Shrimp http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=blushing-buzzer#43956 nice looking fly the blushing buzzer.

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I call this the "Chief's Bonnet" hook fly. I used a size 4 bait fish hook with the barbs mashed down. Lead weight was added to the shank using .030 lead wire. The feathers were from the Golden Pheasant skin. I used the yellow, red and blue/gray feathers. The head was finished with 1/4" red holographic eyes and Loon's thin UV head cement. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=509ae8bcd0c9
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Panfish fun http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=ff81e8ce73cd
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Awesome fly fishing adventure pic! http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=d5271ec4bea0
Photographer: Nathan Cunfer ]]>
PA Brook trout. Caught on a prince nymph. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=46db61d5705f
Photographer: Nathan Cunfer ]]>
Rainbow 3,250 kls. caught with a woolly bugger olive in the dike Potrerillos. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=4f3335daf26e3
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Size 8 Brook Trout Streamer http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=fb23bf8aaa84
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Here is my classic "Dragonfly" built on a dry fly size 12 J Stockard 430 Multi-Purpose Curved hook. The segmented body is made of light olive 2 mm foam. All parts of the fly was built on my Nor-Vise rotary vise. I used the "tube" adaptor to build the extended body and then switched to the regular vise adaptor to complete the fly. You can view the fly tying video on You Tube by going to Richard Katzman Fly Tying channel and search for "Dragonfly" instructional video to see how it's tied. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=762a5d3edfa1
Photographer: Richard Katzman ]]>
This hook fly is called the "Angel Mirage" built on a size 12 dry hook from J Stockard Fly Fishing Supplies. The name of the hook is a 430 multi curved hook. As this fly swims in the water it gives the impression of an Angel. Search my "You Tube" channel, Richard Katzman Fly Tying for the Angel Mirage fly. There is also a swim test video of this fly. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=126d2939c9d3
Photographer: Richard Katzman ]]>
Size 8 Orange Streamer http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=383228513161
Photographer: Don Paradise ]]>
A Hydropsyche Larva tied by MW Art Flies. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=cdbd5959125d
Photographer: Michael Wenzel ]]>
A Baby Perla Nymph tied by MW Art Flies. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=818a941c3d770
Photographer: Michael Wenzel ]]>
Brown trout of the Trolope River (Adams#18 fly) http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=548c7a66a62d
Photographer: Eduardo Ferraro ]]>