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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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No better time for Winter's Hope

Posted by Steve Galea at

I planned on ice fishing this morning but the thermometer outside my window read -24. Since I wasn't going to fish from a hut, I chose to pursue my other winter pastime instead. That being tying flies for the season to come.  That's why it is appropriate that the fly pictured above is called "Winter's Hope." It's an old steelhead pattern designed by the legendary west coast angler Bill McMillan. As always, my version has a few flaws -- the return tinsel wrap has a gap or two and the head might be a touch too large --  but, ultimately, that...

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