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Ally’s Shrimp

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Uses: Ally’s Shrimp is one of the great all round Atlantic Salmon patterns, tied on a variety of hooks it can be used in high and low water at almost any point in the season. HOW TO FISH: Present using … Continue reading

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Aztec

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Uses: The Aztec is an adaptable pattern. By switching colours and adjusting the fly’s size and profile it can be used for a large range of species and presented using a number of techniques. The version illustrated is a classic … Continue reading

Clouser Deep Minnow

Clouser Deep Minnow

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Uses: Designed by Bob Clouser, the Clouser Deep Minnow (or Clouser Minnow as it is commonly known) is another pattern originally developed for smallmouth bass. In several variations on the example illustrated, the pattern can be used to target a … Continue reading

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Dexter

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History: I created the Dexter way back in 1983 as a copy of the Mepps #2 red-and-white spinner. One summer day I was out on Guelph Lake, here in Ontario, fishing for Smallmouth Bass with several spin fishermen. At days … Continue reading

Larry Dahlberg's Flash Dancer

Flash Dancer

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Uses: This now standard streamer was designed by Larry Dahlberg especially for smallmouth bass but will work for several species of fish, including rainbow, brown and other trout, largemouth bass, peacock bass, pike, European perch and several saltwater species including … Continue reading

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Glo-bug

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Uses: The Glo-bug is one of a number of egg-flies designed to imitate fish roe. This pattern is effective in targetting resident river trout, migratory trout and salmon, or any other fish that feed on the stray ova washed away … Continue reading

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Humungus

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Uses: This is a popular derivation of the woolly bugger. Designed by Scotland’s fly-fishing team member, David Downie, for fishing Loch Leven for trout. Will work for any species that respond to streamer patterns, and known to be effective in … Continue reading

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Larry’s Dahlberg Diver

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Uses: In appropriate sizes, the ‘Dahlberg Divers’ are effective for many saltwater species, including redfish, seatrout, striped bass, and tarpon; and fresh water species, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike, muskie, European chub, African tigerfish, and South American brown trout. How … Continue reading

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Muddler Minnow

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Uses: This is a long established pattern with a history preceding the famous Woolly Bugger. Designed by Don Gapen, as a sculpin imitation for trout, the Muddler works for any species that respond to streamer patterns, especially in circumstances where fish … Continue reading

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Plonker

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Origins I developed the Plonker in 1985 as a drowned mouse pattern for Northern Pike, large Brown Trout, and Smallmouth Bass. I tied it on a #4 Mustad 3366, so I could go after these fish using the same 5-weight … Continue reading