Monthly Archives: March 2005

Dan’s Punch Tying Instructions

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Tying Instructions Illustrations by John McKim 1. Tie in chain bead eyes 1/4 inch from the eye of the hook. 2. Wrap the thread to the hook bend and tie in small bunch of desired color bucktail. Tie 10 to … Continue reading

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Dan’s Punch Materials List

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Materials List Hook: Eagle Claw 254 or Tiemco 811S 2/0 to 3/0 (may substitute Eagle Claw 413 60 degree jig hook) Thread: Hot Orange or Chartreuse Danville flat waxed or Fly Master Plus Optics: Large silver bead chain Head: Hot … Continue reading

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Glazener’s Spinster Story

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The Spinster Story by George Glazener When I first started fishing for striped bass in the early 80′s I tried the same old lures that everyone else was using – big Pencil poppers, 1 oz. lead head jigs with Sassy … Continue reading

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Glazener’s Spinster Tying Instructions

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The Spinster by George Glazener Tying instructions Step 1. Slide the swivel over the hook to bend behind eye and tie off. Step 2. Rough hook shank with file and wrap with thread.  Wrap several turns of .035 diameter lead … Continue reading

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Glazener’s Spinster Materials List

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Materials List Hook: Eagle Claw 413 60 degree jig hook, size 2/0 to 3/0 Thread: White and Red Danville flat waxed or Fly Master Plus Weight: .035 diameter lead wire Tail: Four long, slender chartreuse saddle hackles with 20 strands … Continue reading

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Horner’s Brown Shrimp Story

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The Horner Brown Shrimp By Dan Blanton The Horner Brown Shrimp fly, including all of its noted variations, is one of the most deadly patterns ever created for tidal estuary and lower-river salmon and steelhead fly fishing. In fact, a … Continue reading

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Horner’s Brown Shrimp Tying Instructions

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The Horner Brown Shrimp By Dan Blanton Tying Instructions Variations of the Horned Brown Shrimp 1. Wrap the thread to bend of hook. 2. Wrap from 6 to 10 turns of lead wire (size varies depending on need) on hook … Continue reading

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Horner’s Brown Shrimp Materials List

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The Horner Brown Shrimp by Dan Blanton Materials List Hook: Your favorite steelhead or salmon hook – size 8 to 2 Thread: Danville Plus – brown or black Body: Silver, pearl or gold Diamond Braid, or equivalent. Tail and Shellback: … Continue reading

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Dan’s Sar-Mul-Mac Story

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Tying Instructions Salt water fly-fishers who tie their own flies often face an incredible dilemma when first preparing for a major excursion to an exotic angling destination, the likes of Ed Rice’s “Blue Water Invitational”. The dilemma? What flies to … Continue reading

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Dan’s Sar-Mul-Mac Tying Instructions

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Tying Instructions The entire fly is tied using the forward half of the hook shank only. Wrap thread to mid-way point and center 10 wraps of lead wire on top of the thread. wrap over the wire and cement. Tie … Continue reading

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