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What are Bunyan Bugs Flies?

What are Bunyan Bugs Flies?

Bunyan Bugs are a series of synthetic objects used as fly rod bait in fly-fishing, designed to look like a wide variety of insects, including grasshoppers, stoneflies, Mayflies, horse flies, bumble bees, ants and caddisflies. In 1923, the Bunyan Bug was conceived, made and used for the first time. The…

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What is the Brown Bi-visible  Dry Fly

What is the Brown Bi-visible Dry Fly

The Brown Bi-visible is an attractor style dry fly first promoted by angler Edward Ringwood Hewitt in his work Telling on the Trout (1926). A generic, high floating pattern, the fly was designed to provide visibility of the fly for the angler in low light conditions. Darker colored flies were…

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What is the Blue-winged Olive fly?

What is the Blue-winged Olive fly?

The first mention of Blue-winged Olive as common name may be in Frederick Halford's Dry Fly Entomology (1897). Halford's Blue-winged Olives were identified as members of the genus Ephemerella. Both Alfred Ronald's Fly-Fisher's Entomology (1837) and Mary Orvis Marbury's Favorite Flies and Their Histories (1892) do not refer to any…

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What is the Alexandra Wet Fly Pattern

What is the Alexandra Wet Fly Pattern

The Alexandra wet fly originated in Scotland in the 1860s primarily for trout in lakes. . The artificial fly is also known as the Lady of the Lake, the fly was named by English angler Major William Greer Turle to honor Alexandra, Princess of Wales.  The fly gained popularity because it was…

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What is an Adams Trout Dry Fly?

What is an Adams Trout Dry Fly?

One of the most best fly and popular is the Adams. The Adams is a traditional dry fly primarily used for trout. It is considered a general imitation of an adult mayfly, flying caddis or midge. It was designed by Leonard Halladay from Mayfield, Michigan in 1922, at the request…

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Zonker Strips in Fly Tying

Zonker Strips in Fly Tying

What is a zonker?A zonker is a fly made from a strip of fur. The strips are known as zonker strips and they have the hide attached. Once waterlogged, this softens and create a fly with bulk that pulsates when retrieved. It's great for larger flies, such as streamers and…

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What is dubbing in fly tying?

What is dubbing in fly tying?

What is dubbing in fly tying? It is essentially the material you apply around the thread to make the fly body. The materials come totally different shapes and shapes. You'll be able have synthetic materials or go for common materials.Here are some Natural DubbingHare DubbingDubbing from the Hare is gotten…

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Best Knots You Need To Know for Fly Tying / Fly Fishing

Best Knots You Need To Know for Fly Tying / Fly Fishing

Uni Knot and Uni-to-Uni Knot (or Double Uni Knot)These easy fishing knots can be used for every type of connection, making them among the best fly fishing knots. How to tie Uni Knot?Run line through the eye and double back, forming a circleTie uni-knot by wrapping tag end around double line…

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What is backing line or fly line backing?

What is backing line or fly line backing?

In our blog this week I will be providing some fly backing line information. Hopefully this could give out a few information on new fly tyers out there.What is fly line backing?Fly line backing is a line that extends the total length of line on your fly fishing reel. Usually…

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What is the use of rabbit strips in fly tying

What is the use of rabbit strips in fly tying

In this blog I will be discussing about rabbit strips use in fly tying and difference in the cut.  Various rabbit strips colours and dye patterns are available for tying a wide variety of flies.  A Rabbit strip is the skin and hair cut from a tanned rabbit hide cut…

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