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The HammerHead

The HammerHead   This creation is the product of a gurgler modification project I undertook awhile back.   I spent the better part of the topwater season one year messing with gurglers, mostly trying to get them to cast better.  Now when it comes to catching fish, the gurgler needs no modification.  However, …

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BedRobbers

  Fishing for bass during the spawn or “bed fishing” as it been called has been a center of controversy around here for some time.  The whole method of yanking a bass off a bed right under the boat doesn’t seem to take a lot of skill (its not as …

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Fixing the Gurgler

  The Gurgler was invented by the late fly tier Jack Gartside and is one of those all-around useful patterns than will catch everything from panfish to tarpon. It’s success is almost certainly of the unique “gurgling” style of action that attracts fish and it has quickly become one of …

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The Mother of all Dads

The creation of the MOAD When I was a youngster, I had this weird facination with crawdads. They seemed to be everywhere and all fish ate them and it just seemed like the fly tying world would have capitalized on that fact.  But when I began searching there were very few …

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Tying with AZ Simi Seal

Simi seal is the invention of John Rohmer of John Rohmer Materials over at azflyfishing.net.  John probably has more days on the water fishing than I’ll ever have if I live to be a million and he knows his stuff. I first found Simi Seal years ago, “back in the …

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The Saggy Shad

This fly was so named after the local lake where I do most of my fishing, Saguaro Lake, mostly known to the locals as Saggy.  This is the go to fly when I fish new waters and don’t know whats going on or I just show up at the lake …

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