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Tied flies now available

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I'm happy, I think, to announce that Algonquin Fly Tying Supply is taking tentative steps towards selling flies. You can find them at our Flies for Sale section on the drop down catalog  menu. When I say tentative steps, I mean it. Essentially, I'll be stocking overruns of flies I've tied for myself and friends.That means you'll see a dozen here and a dozen there go up on line. The type of fly will echo the season. Right now I've placed a few Clouser minnows up for grabs since it's bass season.  As we approach autumn, it might be steelhead...

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Bass season opener

Posted by Steve Galea at

Bass season opened this weekend and it was accompanied by a cold front. That's my excuse for the slow fishing. By slow, I mean we didn't catch 30 or 40 fish and not one lunker. My buddy and I did manage to catch a bunch between us though. I figure I landed 10 or so on the fly rod. He did not do as well using a spinning rig but mostly because he spent time handling the boat and putting me into casting position first. Keith is a generous guy. Still, even when we trolled between spots, the bass were...

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The way to a bass's heart

Posted by Steve Galea at

The way to a bass's heart is defintely through its big old mouth. And one of the things a bass can't resist putting in its mouth is a Clouser minnow. I've just finished a box of rough but serviceable Clousers in preparation for our bass season, which opens on the last Saturday in June in this part of the province.  These Clousers are two-tone with crystal flash or equivalent lateral lines. I tied each pattern with dumbell eyes in three sizes so I could fish them at shallow, medium and deeper depths. Bass season is coming quickly. I'm almost ready now....

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