Piscator Flies

Crazy 8 Chironomid -

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Crazy 8 Chironomid -

This chironomid pattern was inspired by Chan's Chironomid with its dual set of breathers. I did quite a few experiments at the vise with trying to put the split breathers onto a beaded chironomid fly pattern. Z-lon and Stillwater Solutions Midge Gill were the 2 best materials I found for gills. You can tie the fly with a variety of different thread colors to change the overall look. Just keep in mind that the resin will darken the fly once it gets soaked into the thread and is cured with UV light. Crazy 8 Chironomid Fly Pattern Recipe Hook: Firehole...

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Squirmy Worm

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Squirmy Worm
Likely the most popular fly for trout in the past couple of years, the Squirmy flies have had a big impact on fly anglers and tyers alike. The original Squirmy Wormie has evolved into a number of basic variations and the material is getting worked into a number of new fly patterns. 

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Bring on Spring with the Lunar Warrior Jig Fly

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Bring on Spring with the Lunar Warrior Jig Fly
The Lunar Warrior was inspired by the famous Rainbow Warrior designed by Lance Egan. This version is tied on a Firehole 516 jig hook, but could also be tied on a standard nymph hook as well. My pattern has evolved a couple of times since it’s inception...

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The Howard Norton Special Steelhead and Salmon Fly

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The Howard Norton Special Steelhead and Salmon Fly
The Howard Norton Special is a fly from the popular series of Comet patterns. This Comet pattern was originated by Howard Norton of Sebastopol, CA. The fly was tied to be fished in the Russian River and gained popularity along the west coast steelhead corridor from California up to British Columbia.

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Free Streamers 365 Digital Download

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Free Streamers 365 Digital Download
We're giving away free copies of the Streamers 365 digital format for the first 20 anglers to use the code FREEDIGITAL at checkout. No purchase necessary.

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