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Fly Days of August: CDC Rusty Spinner

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments

The rusty spinner works for many mayfly species, as they are spent with egg laying. The dead/dying flies are flush in the film, with their wings splayed out. When fish are keyed on spinners, they take a relaxed rise, conserving energy and not too worried about the bugs escaping. Usually, you’ll just see a nose [...]

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Fly Days of August: Henry’s Fork Caddis

August 9th, 2009 · No Comments

This is a darker variation of the Harrop pattern, Henry’s Fork Caddis. Instead of an olive biot, this one uses a stripped peacock herl.
If you are not familiar with Rene’ Harrop’s patterns, he is a master fly tyer and the guy behind The TroutHunter on Henry’s Fork. In my opinion, his selection & quality of [...]

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Harrop Family Ties

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Harrop Family Ties is a well made tying DVD, which shows the Harrop family tying the flies that made the House of Harrop famous.
The video starts with a tribute to Andre Puyans, inventor of the AP Nymph and a beloved instructor of fly fishing and fly tying.
Six flies are demonstrated, showing a variety of species [...]

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