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 Welding your loops http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/weldingloop/ Weld loops like the pros: A simple 7 step-by-step guide will show you how to make small, neat loops on your fly lines. Just like the pros - just neater. Now you can finally say goodbye to big clumsy loops, acetone, glue and sewing processes. Doing it this way will give you, small, noiseless and round loops. Get your welding certificate here

 

 

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Beaver Kill River http://globalflyfisher.com/global/beaver-kill-river/ Catskills: The Beaver Kill River is one of the very famous US rivers and an important part of the history of US fly-fishing Visit the river here

 

 

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What is a switch rod? http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/switch-rod/ A jack of all trades: There\'s single hand and two hand rods. The one in between should be the switch rod, right? This article is about how salmon guide Nils Jorgensen sees it. Single or two hand?

 

 

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FlyOn tube fly system http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/fly-on/ New paradigm: A simple idea for switching tube flies lightning fast without cutting the leader or tying any knots. See how to do it here

 

 

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Preserving Feathers http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/preserving-feathers/ DIY: A simple method of preserving bird skins from birds like ducks. If you hunt or know hunters, there\'s a rich supply of materials, almost for free Duck skins preserved here

 

 

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Casting That Fly http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=310 Review: A set of excellent casting DVDs that will appeal in particular to the beginner and medium advanced fly angler who wants to get started with more advanced casting and not least shooting heads Read the review here

 

 

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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 New boat http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=370 Good books http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=369 Ode to three books – and Mike http://globalflyfisher.com/blog/?d=368 Olive Beast http://globalflyfisher.com/video/olive-beast
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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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Rockfish Candy http://globalflyfisher.com/video/rockfish-candy
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Ain't entirely sure, but I think the Surf Candy fly style is undeservedly under-appreciated on the US Pacific Coast.

As I researched saltwater flies, beginning my personal venture offshore, I was struck by the fly's simple construction, slim profile, and the transparent sheath created by application of Cure Goo. These qualities seemed desirable to fly tyer and fly consumer (the fish, silly).

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Klinkhamer Special http://globalflyfisher.com/video/klinkhamer-special-0
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My Top Fishing Flies #4 with Jim Misiura http://globalflyfisher.com/video/my-top-fishing-flies-4-jim-misiura
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Before The Leaves http://globalflyfisher.com/video/leaves
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The Sacrifice http://globalflyfisher.com/video/sacrifice
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Easter is over, and Season Two Episode 2 is here.
Press CC for English subtitles, and enjoy!

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Yellow Butterfly Dry http://globalflyfisher.com/video/yellow-butterfly-dry
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Charlie Craven's Two Bit Hooker nymph http://globalflyfisher.com/video/charlie-cravens-two-bit-hooker-nymph
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During this fly tying tutorial, I demonstrate the procedures to tie a slight variation of Charlie Craven's "Two Bit Hooker" nymph. This heavy mayfly nymph is intended to get to the bottom of the water column quickly, being that it is tied with two tungsten beads. The fly is a simple one to tie, and I encourage all to vary the colors and size to match the natural insects in your area. In this tutorial, I used olive thread, dubbing, and hen hackle, all to match the Blue Wing Olive (BWO) nymph.

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Mardi Gras Minnow - MGM http://globalflyfisher.com/video/mardi-gras-minnow-mgm
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MGM = Mardi Gras Minnow, so named because of the material used for the eyes.

I started tying this fly as an imitation of Casey Smartt's Meaty Minnow(R)

As you can see, my results didn't come out anywhere near as elegant as Casey. But for some reason the fish seemed to like my disaster well enough. A trip to the Devil's River showed us that the action of the materials was enough to get strikes.

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Gama stinger hook, size 2 (or Mustad 34007, size 2)
Size "A" rod wrapping thread, color to match craft fur

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FlyOn tube fly system http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/fly-on/index.php#40283 To Richard Katzman: Thanks for your feedback. In the yellow box "Wont I Loose my flies" we mention that you can increase the friction between the FlyOns and the tube fly by adding melted plastic. Your idea of melting a collar works fine as well, but the collar has to be very small. When you tie your tube fly the tying thread can actually compress the tube to the extent that the FlyOns wont fit. You can use this (the compression) as an advantage if you mount a FlyOn when you are tying. This way you can control the friction and get a proper fit (hard to explain in words and so much easier if you try for yourself). You are absolutely right about the problems that arise if you try to use the FlyOns on different tube diameters. That is the reason we mention the conical FlyOns in the end of the article. If someone could produce these we would be happy. For now we are limited to using one system (1,5 mm inner tubing/2,5 mm outer tubing in our case, but maybe someone can find other systems). The freedom we have gained, especially when using the small hook rigs mentioned in the beginning of the article, makes it worthwhile to tie a bunch of new flies for this system. We use this system almost exclusively now and the only flies we have lost were in the early stages of testing.

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FlyOn tube fly system http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/fly-on/index.php#40285 To gordo: Excellent idea but it wont work with the small hook rigs mentioned in the beginning of the article.

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FlyOn tube fly system http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/fly-on/index.php#40284 To Stephen Clarke: The fly slides almost as freely on the leader as a "regular" tube fly. Look at the pictures in the last part of the article or better yet: try it out for yourself. You can make the fly slide easier on the line by changing the angle of the holes in the tubing.

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Beaver Kill River http://globalflyfisher.com/global/beaver-kill-river/index.php#40282 Rene, thank you. It is an amazing place. The photos were taken with my iPhone. I was able to watch my fly every step of the way. I didn't catch any fish that day but it was amazing to watch the trout following my fly. Search my name on You Tube to see my videos and slideshows. Best regards and tight lines. Richard

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David Miller http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/david_miller/index.php#40281 Hey:David; Your fish art is very good. I enjoy the scenes with a lot of variety in lighting effects on the fish and the watery environment. I bought a copy of Beneath the Surface, your book is one of the best!

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Ad Swier http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/ad-swier/index.php#40280 Hey: Ad :IReally enjoy your expressiveike paintings . Yoyr sportfish art is very dynamic!

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Beaver Kill River http://globalflyfisher.com/global/beaver-kill-river/index.php#40279 Awesome pictures.That water is made for flyfishing. Grtz.Rene V.

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A few from Ora Smith http://globalflyfisher.com/streamers/orasmith/index.php#40278 The best part of creating your own flies, is catching a fish on something you have created with your own hands. The other best part is being able to create flies where your imagination is your only boundary. Sometimes just creating a different more beautiful fly is enough. Some flies are meant for fishing and some are meant just for display. I don't know about anyone else, but I photograph every fly I create to keep a documentary of each creation. At the end of the day it's only what you like and not what everyone else likes. If others can enjoy my work, the that's just icing on the cake.

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Braided sleeve and silicone tubing http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/braided.htm#40271 Steve, There's no reason to be skeptical! This system works just as described and creates a very durable and smooth connection, which has been used by thousands and thousands of anglers. It can fail, of course, but so can any connection. Lines get worn, coating cut through and knots slip. We've all been there. I used this method for many years when I started fishing, but use a needle or Albright knot nowadays. I have no problem recommending the system to novices who might find the knots a little intimidating or need to be able to easily change the fly line on a reel without cutting any line. Martin

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Fyfishing ICELAND 2011 http://globalflyfisher.com/video/index.php?q=fly-tying&page=394#40265 A very good side with fine patterns for every fly-tyer. Keep up the good work.

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Braided sleeve and silicone tubing http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/braided.htm#40266 Just seen this and, yes, I am a bit sceptical. I've always attached backing with an Albright knot.

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Bubble float http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/bubble.htm#40261 You dont need a sliding tube float, although it may be better. I use a fixed one, with two holes either side of it. I think there are advantages to using this type however. By fixing the bubble at the end of the line and having 2-3 flies up the line spaced apart(up to you by how much) you can do something quite special in a breeze. You can mimic insect life of water moths and water beetles. The breeze lifts the fly out of the water and then you can temper it back down gently on to the surface by adjusting slack line. the disturbance attracts fish and you can mingle your flies among the real insects. This float position is better for surface fly fishing, not so much for getting the fly to any decent depth however. So experiment.

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Brown Trout in the middle Magra river http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=646efad0559a
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Nice Start to the Season ... http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=deefb93c63c2
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Most fishing enthusiastic are thinking for walleyes. Walsten Outposts is the top provider of walleye fishing in Canada which can lead you to the fish destinations by flotation plane. It is also providing high class accommodations which can give you heavenly feelings. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=6fc1a373a47d
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Muskie fishing is a nice way to enjoy leisure time. Green Island Lodge is one of the best Muskie fishing service provider by which you can fish Muskie in fresh water lakes in Canada. This will add extra happiness into your vacation. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=c3a7c1916141a
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Grayson is 240 air miles from Fort Frances. Great fishing for northern pike and walleye. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=b57e61cb4b0fc
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This is a picture of my "Windsor Arrow" fly. It was taken on my fly tying bench after I built it. I thought it was a nice photo and wanted to share it with others. The fly was built for trout fishing. http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=1b7da13ea1e22
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Punker http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=d1547fae9eba
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Salmon Tube http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=ff162a91cdb70
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Tube fly http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=915b2281b7211
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Tube flies http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=4c1ff6f6417b
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Chub flies http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=afdc209c1866
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Streamers http://globalflyfisher.com/pix/display.php?code=1d3c68e4e272b
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