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 The evolution of a fly http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/evolution-of-klympen/ Fly Darwinism: This is the true story of Klympen - a sea trout fly pattern, which I witnessed being created - and have seen evolve into something surprisingly far from the original. Read the true story here

 

 

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Sharon Burger http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/sharon-burger/ Details: Sharon Burger is a modern day scrimshaw artist from South Africa. She does fine scrimshaw work for knife handles, inlays and more. See her work and hear her tell here

 

 

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Arturas Merkevicius http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/arturas-merkevicius/ Leather: Lithuania based artist Arturas Merkevicius makes beautiful fly fishing themed leather art. We approached with the usual row of questions for fishy artists. Read his replies and see his art here.

 

 

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Damon Toney http://globalflyfisher.com/staff/damon/ Alabama: Damon Toney makes custom fishing tackle at Black Warrior Lures. He started by making jigs, flies, streamers based on the kinds of bait fish found. Read his bio here

 

 

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The Poly Dodger http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/poly-dodger/ Bass bug: The Poly Dodger imparts its own action and sound by deflecting water via mounting a polymer clay disc onto the main hook itself. Read the story and learn to tie it

 

 

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Scissors for fly tying http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/scissors/ Tools: What should you look for when choosing fly-tying scissors? Well, that all depends on a number of factors. This article takes an in-depth look at one of the fly tier\'s most important tools. See a lot of scissors 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 The Real Deer Hair http://globalflyfisher.com/staff/ostermann/realdeer/index.html#45903 You are very talented, your flies look so real, they even look like deer ticks. 10/10

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http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=more_by/Jim%20Misiura#45888 Ron, How much I'd love it to be the case, I'm afraid Jim does not follow this video channel closely, and comments here cannot be expected to reach him. You will have to contact him elsewhere - maybe through his YouTube channel. Martin

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One Mallard Shrimp http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/one-mallard-shrimp/pic.php?id=10723#45887 Intend to use this in the marsh along the NC coast. Hope it's as productive as I hope. Easy tie and looks good on a #6.

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Bob Popovics Ultra Shrimp http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=transformer-midge#45883 Hi, Micro suede chenille is this widely available as I have chenille but it didn't look as stiff as the micro black suede chenille used on the Hawthorn Gnat which looked almost stick like

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http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=more_by/Jim%20Misiura#45886 Jim, Haven't heard back from you about the stretchy material that you bought at the Dollar Store. Can't find it. What do you call it and where do I look. I've been at the Dollar Store and Micheal's and all I've found are small rubber hair bands. Ron

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Bob Popovics Ultra Shrimp http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=t-motion-issue-1-catch-magazine-todd-moen#45879 Would like info for the 2009 fly fishing (for bass w/poppers) vid in Montana. Is that location open to the public? If so, could you send the specifics to my email? Thank you.

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http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=more_by/Jim%20Misiura#45863 Jim, Where can I buy the stretch cord that you use? I tried the Dollar Store as you suggested, no luck. I even tried Micheal's, no luck! Great videos, thanks. Ron

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O'io Boy'o! http://globalflyfisher.com/reports/hawaii2004/index.php#45861 Too many fish stories to tell about Hickman flats,back when you could not fish there unless you are in the Military or work for the Goverment.I was very fortunate to be able to fish there wading or Kayaking.Great place to fish...they are there you just have to have what my dad would say to us fish eyes.And you have to be Stealth no noise no sudden movement like most tourist.I am truly sorry you had no luck but like Dad would say to me and my brothers if it was easy everyone would do it......Ask me later I'll tell you how to catch at Hickam....Hana Paa Aloha.the lost Hawaiian

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Picking hackle http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/hackles/picking.html#45854 Barry, That's quite true. You should always select the hackle to fit the fly. It's the tips that do the magic - whether it's a soft hackle or a dry fly hackle. A few patterns call for a clipped hackle, but that's to obtain the look that's provided by the clipped off hackle barbs. Martin

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The North Country Fly http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=333#45853 J, I wrote the review, and as I write this I sit with my back turned to a bookshelf with many hundred books on fly-fishing and fly-tying, and compared to most of them this book holds a very high standard. Coming from a scientific background I know that demands on research can be high and that a given article, paper or book must have "scholastic rigour" and of course be free of errors. Luckily the world of fly-fishing and fly-tying does not require quite the same standard. A book shouldn't contain errors, but apart from that I'm personally interested in great writing, good presentation, personal views and a writer's ability to entertain, enthuse and educate me. This book delivers. My previous knowledge of soft hackles comes from other books and articles, and the few facts I have present do not collide with anything I read in this book. People with more profound knowledge (yourself maybe?) might see errors, missing facts, misleading content and bad research, but gullible as I am, I was impressed and both learned something and was well entertained underway, and no matter what, the amount of work put into this book is enough to impress me, and I'm sure many others would agree. I have seen a few other reviews online, and most seem to be in line with mine. The book gave me an urge to start tying soft hackles and left me with a very good impression. I stand by my rating. Martin

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The North Country Fly http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=333#45850 This review is far too enthusiastic. Although the book is well presented the it nowhere near deserves Global Class rating that your reviewer suggests nor is it "a modern landmark in the history of the soft hackles". It gives an overall impression of serious research but this is misleading. The historical section lacks scholastic rigour and contains far too many errors and assumptions.

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Picking hackle http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/hackles/picking.html#45849 I have read that one should never clip hackle if it is too long. Trimmed barbels will not float as well -- will break the surface tension of the water. Only use the correct length hackle. Is this true??

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South West Tasmanian Pre-Spawn Brown Tout http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=ecfc847d8e9f2
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Salomon Chappel a nice place to fishing or dreaming http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=939c275e5b1f
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Tasmanian Gum Beetle http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=5b48782aa36a
Photographer: Bigbucks ]]>
river cat http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=a787c710a5c6
Photographer: Vanuz ]]>
The "Peach Orange" is a Dry Fly built on a size 12 hook. Thread is white 6/0. The body is formed using the bottom fluffy part of the Hen feather trimmed off and then made into a dubbing loop wrapped around the hook. The Florescent Orange feather fibers were pulled away from the stem and then tired onto the hook shank to form the top wing. the head was formed using the white thread. It was finished off using Sally Hansen hard as nails sparkle gloss. Don't tell my niece that I used her nail polish for my flies. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=72981ccf6a5e
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The Orange Blossom is built on a size 10 bait hook. White 6/0 thread was used to cover the lead .015 wire wound over the shank twice. Florescent dubbing was wound around the white thread and then wrapped over the shank of the hook. The first wing was a Hot Florescent Strung hackle that extended past the bend of the hook. The second pair of wings was a light Hen hackle used to offset the outside of the fly. The head was finished with 7/32" golden holographic eyes and then I used Loon's UV head cement to complete the head. A small amount of clear hard as hull head cement was used to seal the Loon's resin. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=c83ef0853986
Photographer: Richard Katzman ]]>
The Badger is a dry fly. I used a size 10 Mustad dry fly hook with the eye down. The thread was dark brown 6/0. The tail fibers were Squirrel and the Body was Badger fur. The head was part of the Badge fur that stood erect after I tied the fur in place. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=a49c86dbbb0b6
Photographer: Richard Katzman ]]>
This fly is called the "Puff Fly." It is built on a size 12 bait hook. The tail is a small white feather taken from underneath of the wing of the Mallard Duck. The thread is black 6/0. The over wing is a grey Guinea feather that acts like Marabou but has white spots at the end of each fiber. I used a medium gold bead and 15 turns of .015 lead wire from the front of the hook turning backwards. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=a3ec76c414f7b
Photographer: Richard Katzman ]]>
Caddis pupas Hook- Mustad Signature C49S #12, Body- Yellow and Olive Braid core, Legs- Orange and Grey Deer hair, Thorax- home made dubbing, Head- Tungsten http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=f6498eeed8e3
Photographer: Bogdanovic Ivan ]]>
These two flies are my "Rocket Streamers." The one on the left is built on a tube and the one on the right is built on a hook. The tube fly is built as a "step down" from a medium size rigid tube to a micro tube for the head of the fly. The materials used are: orange rooster hackle for the body wing; mallard grizzly feathers for the underwing; black rooster hackle for the over wing and jungle cock eyes for the side wings. Thread was black ultra thread. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=28386a186780
Photographer: Richard Katzman ]]>
A Swimming Perla Nymph tied by MW Art Flies. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=91ab1f8c81c9
Photographer: Michael Wenzel ]]>
Catskill Get Around fly is built on a size 4 bait hook with the barbs mashed down. Body is made from medium black Cactus Chenille. The thread is black 6/0. Tail wings come from the Whiting Farm's 4 B Rooster Cape color variant. The wings are from the Mallard duck. I used red 1/4" holographic eyes and finished the head with Loons UV thin head cement. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=c873cd151917
Photographer: Richard Katzman ]]>