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Tying LaFontaine’s Sparkle Emerger

Producer: Tim Flagler  |  Tightline Productions

Matt Grobert ties the late Gary LaFontaine’s highly popular Sparkle Emerger, which, videographer Tim Flagler notes, “along with the Sparkle Pupa [is] nothing short of miraculous when catching trout.”  Introduced in Gary’s groundbreaking 1981 book Caddisflies (read an excerpt here), the Sparkle patterns derived from the author’s revelation that emerging caddis rose to the surface with the aid of a bubble of air around the abdomen.

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  • John Heaney fly fishing guide

    Both Matt and tim have done a great job in there series of capturing effect flies .their soft hackle fly also feature on your sight is also a outstanding fly, the detail and tim,s vido and instructional skill are second to none. I am glad that your site features both I highly recommend this site and their feature to all of my angling friends and former students they have truely capture what I have been telling my students for years .