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Bugger Buddy In Olive
09 Feb 2015

Southern Boys Flies

Pete Colding of Southern Boys Flies was advertising “flies made to order” just the other day. Not only did his line of flies show some creativity, but his pricing was the most competitive I’ve seen. In an effort to show some of this creativity with our readers, I requested he

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Free Fly Giveaway for February
06 Feb 2015

2015 Monthly Fly Giveaway for February!

Subscribe to our Newsletter and be eligible to win each month! Monthly, we give away free flies to those currently subscribed to our Newsletter! A winner is chosen each month at random from our subscription base. Each winner is announced on or before the seventh (7th) day following each Promotion

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Leather Jack on Fly
18 Jan 2015

Super-Light Weight Fly-Fishing in the Florida Keys

Saltwater fly-fishing typically demands a heavier rig, specifically the elements, as they throw everything at you in a moment’s notice. Some say the size of the fish demand the heavy weight gear. This is true, only if you are aiming to pick up larger fish, targeting a specific area, using

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Bonefish
13 Jan 2015

Top 10 Fly Patterns for Bonefish

2015 FAVORITES: FLY PATTERNS FOR BONEFISH I’m sure we all agree, Bonefish will take a variety of fly patterns when hungry. If you happen to miss feeding time, well, let’s just say you’ll have to be more crafty with your approach. When Bonefish are more selective, you will need a

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Whip-Finishing a Fly
08 Jan 2015

Whip-Finishing: Final Steps in Tying a Fly

Finishing a fly can be done a number of ways. I’d like to share two of the most popular ways to finish a fly and demonstrate one of them with video. Before reaching the point of finishing a fly, make any additional thread wraps to shape the head of the

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Free Fly Giveaway for January
08 Jan 2015

2015 Monthly Fly Giveaway for January!

Subscribe to our Newsletter and be eligible to win each month! Monthly, we give away free flies to those currently subscribed to our Newsletter! A winner is chosen each month at random from our subscription base. Each winner is announced on or before the seventh (7th) day following each Promotion

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Surgeon's Knot with Monofilament
20 Dec 2014

Fly-Fishing Knots: Rigging Your Rod & Reel

Many resources are available on the net these days, all advising which knots are best for rigging a fly-line and leader. A majority of these knots have a similar breaking strength, especially when you look at all the loose variables in tying them. For example, how many wraps were used,

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Bendback Deceiver in Blue
02 Dec 2014

Less Is More: Great Fly Patterns Can Be So Simple

Many new to fly-tying may find the creativity side of tying flies somewhat overwhelming. Not to fear, some of the best and most effective flies simply consist of a small collection of hairs tied to a hook shank in the right place. It is important to remember fish can be

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