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Tying the Dark Hendrickson wet fly

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The San Juan Worm

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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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The Hornberg

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  There was a time when the Hornberg was considered an almost unfair fly to fish with. Invented by an American Game Warden of that name, this fly quickly gained a reputation as a slayer of brook trout. This spring, on my favourite brookie waters, I'm going to give that rumour a test. In preparation, yesterday, I tied my first three of these flies, so if they seem a little sloppy, you'll have to forgive me. I used a hen, soft hackle grizzly feather like the original pattern called for. I plan on fishing it as a streamer anyhow. The...

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