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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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Brown trout and my go-to fly

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Yesterday, members of the Haliburton Highlands Fly Fishing Club, of which I am a proud co-founder and current President, visited a trout farm and fly fished as a group. A trout farm like the one we visited is great fun because it allows a group to fish together, have a laugh or two and learn from each other. We went there knowing they are not wild fish. But we looked upon it as a great opportunity to teach new members and try out different techniques. Oh, and scout it out. You see, the place we visited has not been open...

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