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Fly Fishing Column - August & Early September

By Bill Liscombe, Mar 21st, 2011

The heat of August and early September cause the low elevation lakes and streams to become too warm for trout, and the fish go to the bottom and sulk. Even if you manage to hook into a ...
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Drift Fishing Techniques

By Luhr Jensen, Mar 21st, 2011

Drift fishing is easy, fun and effective. The technique has gained popularity over the years as more and more streams across the country are supporting trout, steelhead and salmon runs. Whether a beginner or a more experienced ...
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Fly Fishing Column - October

By Bill Luscombe, Mar 21st, 2011

October brings the cooling effects of autumn and the fish in most waters should again be active. Unfortunately, fall does not bring with it many insect hatches and most of us have to c ...
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The Tom Thumb

By , Mar 21st, 2011

HOOK: 1x or 2x long, size 10 to 18

BODY: Deer Hair.

THREAD: Grey. Strong thread is recommended

TAIL and HACKLE: Deer Hair

TYING TIPS:
Perhaps the simplest of dry flies to tie, t ...
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The Marabou Leech

By , Mar 21st, 2011

HOOK: 3x or 4x long, size 4 to 10

BODY: Black yarn, chenille or dubbing, with maraboo tied down in clumps.

BEARD: Optional. Crystal flash or Flashaboo.

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Techniques for Kokanee

By Luhr Jensen, Mar 21st, 2011

LAND-LOCKED SOCKEYE SALMON
Kokanee salmon were experimentally introduced into several lakes and reservoirs in western North America in the mid-1940s. The success of these introductio ...
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The Halfback Nymph

By , Mar 21st, 2011

HOOK: 1x or 2x long, size 8 to 14.

BODY: Peacock herl.

WINGCASE: Pheasant rump.

TAIL: Pheasant rump feather tips, tied down frome the wing case. ...
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The Carey Special

By , Mar 21st, 2011

HOOK: 3x long, size 6 to 10

BODY: Yarn, chenille or dubbing.

HACKLE: Two or three pheasant rump feathers

TAIL: Pheasant rump

TYING TIPS:
Perhaps the most common color combinatio ...
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The Doc Spratley

By , Mar 21st, 2011

HOOK:1x, 2x, or 3x long. Sizes 6 to 12.

THREAD: Black. BODY: Black wool or dubbing or floss.

RIB: Flat silver or gold tinsel.

TAIL: Grizzly hackle fibers or guinea fowl.
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The Pheasant Tail Nymph

By , Mar 21st, 2011

HOOK: 2x long, sizes 10 to 18
TAIL: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers
RIB: Gold Wire
BODY: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers
WINGCASE AND LEGS: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers. ...
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