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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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The Holidays are here

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One fly box ready for battle. The fly tying season is upon us. Which reminds me, there's some other holiday I'm forgetting in the midst of all these fly tying festivities. It'll come to me...

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My little stone fly hatch

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I finally got around to sitting down and tying some flies. I was undecided as to what to tie after my long absence from the bench ( I know, this blog post now sounds like something from LA Law) but eventually settled on this A.K. Best pattern.  The decision came as I was cleaning off my fly tying bench. I put on an old VCR tape I've got of A.K. on nymphs and this was the first pattern he presented. (By the way, is it just me or does anyone else also think he sound just like Johnny Carson?} I tied...

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