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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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