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This site is dedicated to fly fishing, fly tying, and the men and women who enjoy doing both.  I have been blessed with a number of people who have shared much of their knowledge on the topic of fly fishing, both on the water and on the vise. I've shared many emotions; helping an 11-year-old make the perfect cast to catch and release a huge brown on a small stream; walking off the river skunked one day, going home that night to tie a fly that would match that hatch that skunked me, finally to catch over 20 fish the next day.

This site is my attempt to give something back. I hope as you peruse the links, you will gain some knowledge, and share some of my emotions on my adventures, both on the water and at the vise.


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April 13, 2018

Get a lesson, give a lesson

Brian Zinger

This has been a fun week of tying flies. Everything from dry flies for trout, tiny jigs for panfish too 7-9 inch streamers for anything that can eat one. Kevin Ramerez stopped by Wednesday night for a lesson in not only how to tie these monstrous flies, but some knowledge on leader construction and knots […]


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Get a lesson, give a lesson

by Brian Zinger on April 13, 2018

This has been a fun week of tying flies. Everything from dry flies for trout, tiny jigs for panfish too 7-9 inch streamers for anything that can eat one.

Kevin Ramerez stopped by Wednesday night for a lesson in not only how to tie these monstrous flies, but some knowledge on leader construction and knots that he uses to stand up large Pike and Musky.

Gave Aaron Shamp his fist lesson on tying dry flies. We tied a Royal Coachmen that was a “bucket list” fly for him and one I haven’t tied in awhile. Great teaching fly. He learned the skill of tying a hair wing and dividing it, also how to make wraps of hackle for the Catskill and Wulff style of this pattern.

Also, Shawn Giard supplied me with his annual supply of some little jig head hooks. He likes having a little feather and fur tied on in different color combos for spawning panfish. Happy to oblige and hope to get with him to bend the 3wt on some slabs for dinner.

 

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