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Entries from July 2008

Tonight’s tie – Tiger beetle

July 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Preparing for an upcoming trip by adding to the terrestrial box. Black foam beetles, with a peacock body, are go-to flies, but they are tough to see on the water. Some patterns add an orange strike indicator. The guys at Blue Ribbon Flies came up with a great idea, incorporate the indicator into [...]

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Tags: Fly Tying

Client – Guide relationships

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

I have heard stories from guides and fellow fly fisher’s alike of some miserable times spent with a guide. Some guides I have known have related stories of difficult to please clients. No matter what they did or how they did it, the client would not be happy. Likewise, I have heard from fellow fishermen [...]

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New writer for Whiskey Creek: SteelheadFred

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Welcome to Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing Blog. SteelheadFred is expert fisherman for Steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. He is also no slouch at fishing for Large Mouth Bass.
Welcome SHF!

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Blast from the Past – A River Runs Through It

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Nick Lyons reviewed a novel in the 1976 mid season issue of Fly Fisherman. That novel was A River Runs Through It and Other Stories. The review shared some of my favorite quotes:
“there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing”
“He told us about Christ’s disciples being fishermen, and we were left to [...]

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Costco and The Macallan – 18 year old

July 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Twenty years ago, The Macallan distillery had excess capacity, creating more whisky than they could bottle and sell. So, they sold their excess whisky to independent bottlers. Eventually, Costco acquired some and are currently selling bottles of 18 year old single malt whisky from the Macallan distillery for $60 a bottle. This compares to [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing · Whiskey

Declining interest in Flyfishing?

July 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is a new blog about fly fishing. I’ve seen many new fly fishing sites pop up in the past year. Seemingly, in my world, fly fishing is growing. However, we also see many fly shops closing. Is interest in fly fishing waning?
According to Google Trends, internet searches have declined about 45% since 2004. The [...]

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PMD Sparkle Dun

July 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

The PMD Sparkle Dun is an outstanding pattern for matching Pale Morning Dun adults.
Tie on a dry fly hook, here is a Tiemco 100, size 16. Use 6/0 yellow or light cahill thread. Tie in the wings first, triming the butts. Next, tie in the tail, this is zelon in “mayfly brown” color. Trim the [...]

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Henry’s Fork – Box Canyon

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Mike Lawson of Henry’s Fork Anglers showing how to fish Box Canyon

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