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Fly Tying Step by Step – Hooks #2 – What do all these Xs mean?

In the last post, we discussed cross referencing hook brands, and the four parameters important for hooks. Here we’ll continue that discussion, beginning with a discussion Shank and Weight. Fly Tying – Hook Weight Let’s pick a #12 Dry Fly hook as the basis of this discussion. A #12 is made with wire of a particular Read more about Fly Tying Step by Step – Hooks #2 – What do all these Xs mean?[…]

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Fly Tying Step by Step – Hooks #1 – Which Brand? What Size?

I’m sure that some who read this blog are going to think this is the dumbest topic in the world, but I’m going to write about it anyway. I’ve had an idea for some time of working back through all the things I learned when I was learning to tie flies. Things that are obvious Read more about Fly Tying Step by Step – Hooks #1 – Which Brand? What Size?[…]

Woolly Bugger: The Old Standards Still Work

  After a couple of hours fishing below the dam, we decided to move down river to Cow Shoals. The first time I saw Cow shoals, it looked like s scene out of A River Runs Through It. Yesterday morning the water was down and the sun was up. At Cow shoals, the river was Read more about Woolly Bugger: The Old Standards Still Work[…]

Fly Tying: Thoughts on Tying Charlie Craven’s and John Barr’s BC Hopper

I’ve been working through the BC Hopper instructions that are in John Barr’s book Barr Flies. You can also find the instructions here on Charlie’s Fly Box site. Here are a few thoughts, referenced to the step numbers on the site. First of all, the BC Hopper takes a little time to tie, but it Read more about Fly Tying: Thoughts on Tying Charlie Craven’s and John Barr’s BC Hopper[…]

Fly Tying and Fly Fishing On Hold: Moving the Office

So I’ve not posted for several days. And I’ve not tied any flies for several days. And I’m still trying to find stuff that I seem to have lost. Why? We moved. Everything. The inventory, the fly tying stuff, even my fly fishing stuff got moved over the last couple of weeks. So my office Read more about Fly Tying and Fly Fishing On Hold: Moving the Office[…]