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Mil Spec Perdigon

Mil Spec Perdigon

Euro Nymph or Dry Dropper One late night as I was tying for our trip to Argentina I was trying to crank out as many flies as I could, so I turned to the good ol' mil spec technique to create some quill-looking perdigones.  The fly that you see pictured here was actually one of those late night accidents because I was tying them with a gold bead, but I grabbed a copper/brown bead and it ended up on one single fly in my box.  You know how that story goes right?  Yup...  It was the best dropper pattern of the whole trip.  I had several others tied with gold beads, but there was something about this color of bead that made the fish eat it without hesitation.  We were fishing a very productive run with this fly, and I was worried that I'd lose it so I tied on a gold bead to see if I could catch fish on it...  Usually the fish aren't that picky, but in this case, the bead made all the difference because I caught exactly zero fish on the gold bead.  Once the brown bead

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Project Hopper Version 2.0

Project Hopper Version 2.0

Simple, Precise, Realistic. This one is pretty exciting to me because it's been a long time coming through tweaking and development.  I was talking about this the other day with my son, and he reminded me that he has the original Project Hopper version 1 with rubber back legs and everything.  He wouldn't give that back to me for $100 right now because he thinks he's pretty cool...  Anyway, I digress.  The Project Hopper has been tied in lots and lots of configurations over the past few years that I have been playing with it, and this version is perhaps the most time effective at the vise.  With the help of my good friend Clint Vought (who is basically a bearded mini squatch with insane drafting skills) I was able to direct the design of a perfectly scaled cutter set from River Road Creations for a size 6-10.  The cutters make this pattern quite a bit easier to tie, and you can even use these cutters for more than just this fly.  I also started using it for the Slum Ho

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Tiger Trout TOADS!

Tiger Trout TOADS!

We Caught some Pigs Big B with the Big T Our latest adventure takes us up into the high country on a hike searching for some Tiger Trout. We ended up with some decently sized fish. The fish liked the Balanced Damsel and we also caught some on the Frenchie Chironomid and some callibaetis to boot. The links are below: Balanced Damsel Tutorial Purchase the Balanced Damsel Fly Frenchie Chironomid Tutorial Callidrangus Callibaetis pattern and the video...

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Terrestrials in the Rain?  Provo River Float

Terrestrials in the Rain? Provo River Float

The Fish are Already Wet... We had been playing the weather by ear since the day before, but when you are presented with an opportunity to float in the rain, the answer is always yes - you just rely on good rain gear.  We were kind of hell bent on fishing Bionic Ants even through the rain, and we are glad we did!!!  I actually started the day off with a new color combo of Grumpy Frumpy that worked pretty well, but the Bionic seemed to get the fish really moving aggressively.   Here is basically how the trip went: Cheech breaks H3 rod in short order (after catching a couple fish on it.) Lance shows off accuracy with his fancy G Loomis Asquith (which I then fished for the rest of the trip.)  Asquith is a CRAZY nice rod... Rain is somewhat drizzly and relentless, which made for perfect conditions for the fish to be aggressive.  Fish go nuts on the Bionic Ant for the rest of the trip...  As you will see at the end of the video, the ant that I was fishing had a few modificati

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Stoneflopper - Foto Foam Version

Stoneflopper - Foto Foam Version

Killer Gets an Upgrade If you fish hoppers or stoneflies you NEED this in your box.  I have been fishing this pattern for a number of years, and I immediately knew how I'd incorporate the new Foto Foam from Montana Fly as soon as we got it in the shop.  At first I was concerned about the durability of the printed pattern on the foam, but after fishing several patterns that use it, I have been very impressed with both how well the pattern stays on the foam, but how long the foam lasts.  I also made a few simple adjustments to make this fly a little bit simpler, like changing the wing from elk hair to EP Trigger Point Fibers.   Also, as a general note, I use both 3XL hooks (like the TMC 5263 ) and 2XL hooks (like the TMC 5262 and the Daiichi 1710) on this fly with great success.  Because those models are all pretty fast moving models, if one of them is out of stock, you can easily sub for one of the other models - or just buy the 5263 in a 100 pack . Material

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