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Flies

DIY Magnetic Fly Box

Louis Cahill, over at Gink & Gasoline, put together a fun story on how you can create your own DIY magnetic fly box. As Louis says, one thing all fly anglers have in common is that we carry way too many flies. For those of us who carry smaller flies, magnetic boxes are particularly great, says Louis, because it's easier to get the flies off a magnet...

Organizing Your Fly Box

George Daniel put together this great piece on some different ways anglers can organize their fly boxes. I've always found keeping my boxes orderly and full of the right flies to be a challenge, and I reckon tons of other anglers feel the same way. You can read George's story about it here.

Tying Tuesday: Black Gnat Dry Fly

This week's edition of Tying Tuesday comes to us from the folks at Trident Fly Fishing, and shows how to tie a black gnat dry fly. You can view it below.

Best Fly Patterns for Hopper Season

Chris Hunt put together this list of his favorite five patterns to use during hopper season. I'm always on the lookout for ways to diversify my hopper boxes, so this is a great - and timely - piece of writing from Chris. Read it in full here.

Dragonfly Nymphs for Trout

This story from Ted Fauceglia over at Orvis discusses the role dragonfly nymphs could play in trout fishing. It's an interesting read, about an insect I'm sure many of us have overlooked. Find the story in full here.

Tying Tuesday: Libby's Stonefly

This week's Tying Tuesday comes to us from the folks at Fly Fish Food. The video shows how to tie Libby's Stonefly, in a golden stone color scheme. Check it out below.

A Crash Course in Hopper Fishing

Ross Purnell put together this story about fly fishing with hoppers for Fly Fisherman Magazine. It's a great read that goes over all the finer points of what you need to know in order to find success while fishing with hoppers. Read it here.

Tying Tuesday: Smoky Mountain Candy

This week's edition of Tying Tuesday comes to us from Savage Flies, and features a fun little pattern called the Smoky Mountain Candy. This video also shows the fly in use, which is a nice touch to a tying video.

Fly Fisherman Throwback: Wulff Flies

The folks over at Fly Fisherman Magazine have been periodically re-publishing stories that had only ever appeared in print magazines. Their most recent story is from Lee Wulff himself, on the origin of the omnipresent line of Wulff flies. It's a fun read, especially with Lee's own insight into these special flies. You can find the story in full here.

Tying Tuesday: Top Shelf Hopper

This week's edition of Tying Tuesday comes to us from the YouTuber Drew LookNFishy. The pattern is a fun hopper fly that looks like it should do some serious work on high-elevation trout streams.