Realistic Flies vs. Traditional Flies

Fly Talk: Fishing Realistic Flies vs. Traditional Flies

As a fly fisherman and a fly tier, tying artificial flies that look as close as possible to aquatic insects, was always a challenge to me. However, no matter how much one succeeds in imitating them, the questions many would ask is: “Are realistic flies more effective than traditional?” Most fly fisherman come to a…

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A Fly Fisherman or an Angler

Fly Talk: Graduating to an Angler

I try to be generous with my younger self as I recall my early days fly fishing. Not only because my internal size chart was skewed, typically by half-a-palm, but because I related a great fish directly to a long fight. One of the first questions that accompanied a big fish photo was an ecstatic…

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FrostyFly Silicone Body Pupa with Jim Misiura

Fly Tying a FrostyFly Silicone Body Pupa with Jim Misiura

This time Jim shares with us his FrostyFly Silicone Body Pupa video recipe. Steps are in Jim’s usual easy-to-follow style, the ingredients you can find below, all is left is to give it a try – this is one great caddis pupa fly pattern that will provoke some good strikes. By using our ready-made Silicone Caddis…

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FrostyFly Hydropsyche Nymph with Jim Misiura

Fly Tying a FrostyFly Hydropsyche Nymph with Jim Misiura

Here is a great recipe for a hydropsyche nymph pattern using our Weighted Hydropsyche Larva Bodies with Hooks. It is an easy-to-follow series of steps, in Jim’s usual style, and it shows how these handy bodies can be used to make some super-effective flies. Very simple recipe and great results. Thanks Jim for sharing! Ingredients: Hook/Body:…

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Daniel Parsons - Fly Guide

Fly Talk: An Angler’s Accent

Fly fishing as a culture tears us from the mundane. I crave the return of my boots to a river bottom like a chain smoker craves that familiar smoke break. Our everyday life is haunted by the tug of a trout and the security of pine painted canyons. Well, haunted doesn’t seem to fit, but…

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Corey's Rusty Spinner

Fly Tying with Corey: Rusty Spinner

Our next fly tying tutorial is for Corey’s Rusty Spinner pattern – an interesting, quick, easy and durable fly that imitates a rusty spinner, tied using Hemingway’s realistic fly tying materials. Ingredients: Hook: Size 12 Maruto Dry Fly D31SSC Hooks Thread: 6/0 Danvilles Waxed Thread – Olive Tail: Brown Saddle Hackle Body: Hemingway’s Synthetic Peacock…

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Opal Spider

Fly Tying with Corey: Opal Spider

From Corey’s QEE series comes our next video fly tying tutorial: Corey’s take on tying the Opal Spider pattern – a simple and flashy soft hackle or spider fly. This wet fly is just as effective as it is easy to tie. Fished on a tight light, swung through the current, or dead drifted, this…

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Semi-Realistic Stonefly Nymph

Fly Tying with Corey: Semi-Realistic Stonefly Nymph

The next great recipe from Corey Cabral, Frosty Fly Pro Staff – his Semi-Realistic Stonefly Nymph. This pattern imitates large dark stonefly nymphs that frequent the waters of a lot of Lake Ontario tributaries. Ingredients: Hook: Size 6 Hemingway’s H118 Dry Fly & Curved Nymph Fly Hooks Thread: 8/0 Uni in black color Weight: Lead…

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Frenchie Nymph

Fly Tying with Corey: Frenchie Nymph

From Corey’s QEE series comes our next tutorial: how to tie the well-known Frenchie Nymph pattern. This is a quick and effective pattern tied and fished by anglers and competitive fly fisherman and women from all over the globe. It can easily be adapted to suit different needs by changing the composition of the bead,…

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We welcome our new Pro Staff!

We are proud to announce new additions to our Promotional Staff crew: Sylvan Rathfon and Ken Held! Welcome aboard guys! Both Idaho residents, they share the passion and love for all things fly fishing. Here are their stories: Sylvan Rathfon “Idaho has always held a place in my heart from day one of my mother’s…

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