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Author: midcurrent

How to Tie a Hardy's Favourite Wet Fly

Davie McPhail: "I'm going to tie an old wet fly, an old pattern called the Hardys Favourite.  It's just a basic fly, a good color combination and I thought you would just like to see it...." Materials Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium, size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet Rib: Red Floss Body: Peacock Herl Hackle: Brown Partridge...

How to Tie a Spoiled Goby

"Today we will be tying this little white rabbit streamer inspired by a fly called the Spoiled Goby from a guy called Frederik Lorentzen.... ...just for the sake of this video it makes it a lot easier for me to tie on a bit bigger hooks so you can see what I'm doing. I mainly tie this in a size 6 maybe 8 sometimes.  I just laid a base layer here or tying...

"Christmas Island Fly Fishing Adventure"

"It's neat that you can come here and then literally, in the middle of the Pacific.. you can't get any farther from anywhere but here." What makes Christmas Islands so special besides the local culture being peaceful, friendly, great people is that it's 200 square miles of flats fishing—unless you want to fish the same flat twice.  You're learning new...

Tying Tip: Managing Material Hanks

"Dealing with loose hanks of tying materials such as Krystal Flash and Flashabou can be problematic. I greatly prefer leaving the material in its original package so that I'm absolutely positive of its make, size, and color. The package also protects the material and keeps it from tangling. To access the material while it's still in the package a hole punch...

How to Tie Landon Mayer's Mini-Leech

This somewhat different looking fly is Landon Mayer’s Mini-Leech. As many of you know, I’m a sucker for any pattern that includes pine squirrel, and this one most certainly does. It also happens to be incredibly easy to tie and an absolute fish-catcher. I’m going to start with a Fulling Mill Czech Nymph hook in size 14. Get the hook firmly secured in...

"Rita's Revenge"

Charlie O’Dowd was in mid swing when the silver Lexus pulled in behind his truck. His legs flexed as the maul sliced through the log he’d set on a stump. “Hey, you,” he called when his daughter stepped out from the driver’s door. “Hey, yourself,” she called back while her eight–year-old daughter climbed out of the back seat of the sedan. The...

Wet Fly Swing Podcast: Hank Patterson on Becoming the Greatest Fishing Guide Ever

Wet Fly Swing host Dave Stewart talks to Hank Patterson about how he became the Greatest Fly Fishing Guide on the planet.

Hank Patterson Talks Grizzlies, Bug Sex and How He Became the Greatest Fishing Guide Ever

Wet Fly Swing host Dave Stewart talks to Hank Patterson about how he became the Greatest Fly Fishing Guide on the planet. Patterson also reveals tips for dealing with bears, bug sex, and his best fishing tips.

Field Test: Gear for Louisiana Redfish

I’ve spent the last eight years working as a fly fishing guide with WorldCast Anglers in and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It’s hard to beat trout fishing in the Tetons and that’s why I make my home there. Growing up in the South though, gave me a love for warm Gulf waters, so when the guide season winds down, I’m more than primed to put down the...