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All hail to the Prince

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The beadhead Prince Nymph is an unlikely looking pattern,  but it is also one that has caught countless fish. Perhaps it is the peacock herl body -- fish seem to love how that works in the water. Then again it could be the red hotspot, gold beadhead or biots that draw them in. All I know is that when I need a good searching pattern, the BH Prince is often the one I'll tie on. It is another one of those classic patterns that work well in the waters of Algonquin Park and beyond. The recipe is: Hook: Any standard nymph...

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The McMillan Stone

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It's not about the money

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The photo accompanying this blog post shows a slightly worn copy of Bill McMillan's classic book on steeleheading. It's also the book I'm reading now.  I'll admit, this was not my intent. In fact, I was practically forced into the process by my better half. Before you think that she's some sort of angel who only wants what's best for my angling education. let me explain how this unlikely conversation came about.  Tying a couple of Winter's Hope steelhead flies caused me to recall having this book somewhere in my vast fly tying library. I wasn't 100 per cent sure, however. So when...

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