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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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Ice Out Time in AZ

Ice out is a much awaited time for everyone after a long winter. Here in AZ the winters aren’t so long and sometimes they’re not so…well, wintery. This is usually the first trout trip of the season for me and because of the unusually warm temps in Feb. it was …

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Welcome

Welcome to the first post of the eye of the fly.  I’ve thought long and hard on what I wanted this site to be, and in a way, I still haven’t decided.  So here it goes, whatever it morphs into, it will find its own path.   What you will …

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