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Adams

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Uses: The Adams is a well-known fly tied in a wide range of sizes. Used primarily to target trout, the fly is used in its smaller sizes to cover midge hatches and mayfly hatches. In the right size it makes … Continue reading

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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

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Booby

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Origins: Gordon Frazer’s original Booby Nymph dates from the early 1980s and has its roots in the patterns of US fly tiers Charles Brookes, Doug Swisher, Carl Richards; and UK fly tiers John Goddard, Bryan Clarke, and Neil Patterson. Regardless … Continue reading

Nelson's Bunny Ribbit

Bunny Ribbit

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Uses: This is a slider pattern used especially for largemouth bass. A slider is sometimes the answer to weary bass that may be spooked by popping bugs, or for fish chasing frogs subsurface. How to fish: Nelson’s Bunny Ribbit is … Continue reading

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Chromie

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Uses: The Chromie is meant to represent a deep lying chironomid pupa at the stage in its life cycle just before the ascent to the surface. At this time the pupa takes on a silvery appearance generated by gases that collect beneath … 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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Comparadun

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Uses: The Comparadun is best in medium to slow flows where a low profile pattern is required. Used in mayfly hatches, it sits with the body on or in the meniscus and can often induce a strike where a heavier dressed pattern … 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

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Doe Fry

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Uses: Choose this pattern when the fish are preoccupied and feeding on jelly fry. It’s not a guaranteed solution just like there’s no dead cert for a caenis hatch, but the Doe Fry is sometimes the only pattern for the … Continue reading