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Becoming a Euro Dork

Becoming a Euro Dork When I first picked up a fly rod all those years ago, I could not have imagined there was more to it than plopping down an oversized dry fly and waiting for a fish to feed – or that I’d become a Euro dork, myself. Several years later, I was introduced …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Knots for Fly Fishing

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Knots for Fly Fishing By Mark Sassi   Many things need to happen before one can be successful on the river. Proper casting and presentation of your rig along with being able to read the water are a few parts of the equation. The third part is selecting the …

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Euro nymphing in Colorado with Minturn Anglers

Euro Nymphing (EN): How to Read Water To Be More Effective

Euro Nymphing (EN): How to Read Water To Be More Effective Euro nymphing (EN) is a technique that on some levels, has been around forever. Anglers would remove indicators with a high stick or tight line technique. They would cast close by and then straighten their rigging by taking in the slack line as it …

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Levi’s UV Scud Pattern – Fly Tying Video

In my opinion, the scud is very under utilized fly when it comes to tailwaters, it’s not very glamorous pattern to tie or to fish, but man, can it be effective for catching trout I can tell you from my lake fishing experience that a body of water that has a healthy population of scuds …

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Levi’s Variation on a CDC Spinner – Fly Tying Video Tutorial

CDC Spinner This easy pattern is a great additive to the fly box, especially if your a waterfowl hunter who happens to have a stash of cdc feathers. I have found this pattern most effective when tied in Trico and BWO colors and sizes. I take a slightly different tact on tying in the cdc …

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Christmas Midge by Levi Lambert

This exceeding simple pattern was developed as an alternative to the small flashy patterns that were available I wanted something that incorporated a visibly distinct segmentation in the abdomen with colors that were very visible, these attributes coupled with the small amount of flash in the abdomen (mimicking trapped gases) makes this pattern very effective, …

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Levi’s Top Brass Midge – Fly Tying Tutorial

Levi’s Top Brass Midge This fly was created with a emphasis on simplicity, durability, and the ability to be fished throughout the water column. The Top Brass midge with it’s foam gills and super fine dubbed head and thorax can be fished on the surface film or in a nymph or dry dropper rig, the simple …

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Wire Midge Pattern – Levi Lambert

One of my favorite midge larvae patterns to fish in the winter, this minimalist pattern is basically an Ian’s Brass Ass without the added flash on the cheeks of the fly This particular pattern, in addition to being a great midge larvae imitation, also mimic’s the small species of annelid that are a prominent food …

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Strippers and Spoolers Part 1 – Duane Redford

Strippers and Spoolers – Part One Of every fish that eats your offering, you probably recognize 60 percent of the takes. Of that 60 percent, you probably hook slightly less than 50 percent on the set.  Of that 50 percent the average fly angler lands, or brings to net, maybe 40 percent.  Face it folks, …

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