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Fly of the Month – 7″ Sizzle

J. Stockard Pro Tyer: Nome Buckman, Portland, ME. Fly tying instructor, guide & educator. You can find her on Facebook & Instagram Fly Recipe: Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk 6/0 Hook: 5/0 Gamakatsu B10S or Ahrex PR320 Predator Stinger Hook Buck Tail Spreader, Back of Chartreuse Bucktail Tail: EP Game Changer Blend “Limetruse” Fibers Flash:  Semperfli Mirror Orange Mirage Flash: Semperfli Flash Krinkle Fluoro Green Wing:  Hairline Extra Select… Read More »Fly of the Month – 7″ Sizzle

Winter Fishing

J. Stockard Pro Tyer, Son Tao, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Son can be found on Instagram. As the leaves fall off the trees and the temperatures begin to dip, many fly fishermen hang up their waders and spend more time behind the vise. While trout aren’t as active and the bitter cold can be miserable, you can still have a successful day on the river. Best… Read More »Winter Fishing

Fly of the Month – Grey Fox

by J Stockard Pro Tyer: Luke Stacy, Virginia Beach, VA, find Luke on Instagram The Grey Fox is a classic Catskill pattern developed by Preston Jennings to imitate a wide range of mayflies that the avid angler is likely to encounter while out on the water. I mainly tie this pattern in size fourteen along with an occasional size sixteen but can only assume this… Read More »Fly of the Month – Grey Fox

The Skinny Humpy

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, Montana I can claim no credit for the name as other tiers have coined the name “Skinny Humpy” for sparsely tied Humpies. As we all know the Humpy is a popular fly, especially for fast pocket water. The buoyancy of the deer or elk hair and heavily hackled front end are its key defining attributes. Paul Beel wrote a nice post a few… Read More »The Skinny Humpy

Fly of the Month – Thunder Creek Minnow

Guest Blogger + FOM Tyer: Mike Klein, Bozeman, Montana In the 1970s, Keith Fulsher, a commercial fly tier from New York, popularized the Thunder Creek Minnow style of baitfish streamer.  The reverse bucktail style head enabled larger heads and eyes on otherwise slender baitfish patterns.  The style has been widely adapted to both fresh and saltwater species.  Although a relatively simple pattern to tie, creating… Read More »Fly of the Month – Thunder Creek Minnow

Fly of the Month – Jay of the Wood

Fred Klein Author, Fly tyer and fisher of early traditional flies. Fly fishing historian, author and speaker. It was a morning that seemed to be made for a fly fisherman. A cloudless blue sky and crystal clear river flowing strong, fed from many cold spring streams beginning their journey high in the Appalachian Ridges. The early morning shadows were receding to bright sunshine in the… Read More »Fly of the Month – Jay of the Wood

Frenzy Fiber Material Review

Guest Blogger & FOM Tyer: Paul Beel, J. Stockard Pro Tyer Team Leader and owner of FrankenFly I’ve noticed photos of the new Frenzy Fiber from Just Add H2O and from what I could see I thought it might be a nice streamer material, but it’s always difficult to know just by looking at photos. So I ordered some and put the stuff to the… Read More »Frenzy Fiber Material Review

Fly of the Month – Svend’s Cray Cray

J. Stockard Pro Tyer: Erik Svendsen, Provo, UT You can find Erik @ and If you love fishing crayfish patterns this is a must have for your box. It is a combination of many patterns I have tied and tested over the years and finally love the way this one fishes and is tied. There is nothing new about some of the things I… Read More »Fly of the Month – Svend’s Cray Cray

An Expletive that Catches Fish

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller & more to come Now, I know what you’re going to say: “Mike, stop trying to sound tough; you’re no street-cred-wielding expletive-user…you wouldn’t know an expletive from extra cheese.“ Well, let me tell you, that there’s a bunch of horse patootie, that is. Expletives of one sort or another can roll thick… Read More »An Expletive that Catches Fish