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Flashabou-ribbed hare's ear

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Another classic for the spring fly box

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Here's yet another pheasant tail nymph that I tied today. I'm nearing somewhere around three dozen in the last few days. PT nymphs are a great fly to tie and fish. If I could have one nymph pattern in my fly box, this or the gold-ribbed hare's ear would easily make me happy.  I won't go into the recipe because it's so well documented, but I will say that if you are relatively new at tying, this is a useful and fairly simply pattern to learn. Oh, and it's also an inexpensive one since the materials are pheasant tail, fine copper...

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Quiet places

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Thus far, this blog has been about fish, flies and materials. All that stuff is of great interest to most fly anglers. But the truth of it is we're more attracted to those quiet places where fishing is almost secondary to our surroundings. This photo shows one such place I visited this spring with a friend, having portaged that canoe and our two packs about a kilometre in total to get to this fine brook trout water, three lakes back. We camped there for two days, caught quite a few nice brook trout and generally had a good time. It...

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