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Hare’s ear of a different color

by Brian Zinger on February 13, 2018

Tying a Hare’s ear is a standard way of tying nymphs; Tail 1st, then tapered and ribbed abdomen, bulky thorax, legs and a wing case. If you change materials or colors you produce a nymph that can imitate a specific insect.

Here I changed everything that I use to tie a traditional Hare’s ear, to produce my fav pattern for March Brown nymphs.


Work around the snow

by Brian Zinger on February 6, 2018

It’s finally time for the club to get together again and we have a decent snow storm slated to hit us tomorrow. Since the height of the storm is expected to hit during the time we are normally knee deep in feathers and fur, we are moving the meeting to Thursday night.

The snow won’t stop me as I am finishing up some size #14 princes at home. I’ve also been working on Hare’s ears from a lesson I’ve been giving to Aaron Shamp, Thursday when we meet I’ll be getting started on gold stonefly nymphs.

The stonefly nymph that I’ve been tying over the past few years is a pattern originally tied by Wes Butler. We started using it while he was a guide at Stream and Brook and it out produce any other golds we’ve fished. Particularly killer for targeting winter trout and steelhead.


Princes, are the Prince of nymph patterns

January 15, 2018

          The Castaway fly club meets again this Wednesday evening. I plan to stick with tying the the fly I need the most and have plenty of them. The fly I be twisting up is the Prince nymph. The Prince is my favorite nymph pattern. It is by far the most […]

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Woolly buggers are a no brainer

January 11, 2018

The brutal cold temps we have been enduring, have kept me inside and my vise hot with flies going on and off. I’ve been banging out my fav patterns of woolly buggers. You can’t have enough of them, or have them in enough colors. Woolly buggers are great because they’re so easy to tie. Simple […]

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Resolve to tie flies in 2018

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year everyone.  The new year means many things to different people. For me, I try to use it as a fresh start to be better as a person, a husband and father and as a business owner. It also signifies the start to fly tying season. My fly boxes and inventory are always […]

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March is Military Appreciation Month

March 6, 2017

March is Military Appreciation Month at Stream and Brook Fly Fishing Guide Service. With the safe return of ALL Vermont National Guards and the Green Mountain Boys from their recent overseas mission, Stream and Brook would like to show our appreciation and say thanks to all service personnel. During the month of March, we are […]

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