Category Archives: Hot Flies

Jay Spencer’s Floating Dragon Fly Nymph – The Story

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Jay Spencer’s Floating Dragon Fly Nymph by Jay Spencer Jay at the Vise The Floating Dragon was my attempt to tie a buoyant dragonfly nymph to be fished on a sinking line for trout.  My intent was to suspend the … Continue reading

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Jay Spencer’s Floating Dragon Fly Nymph – Tying Instructions

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  Jay Spencer’s Floating Dragon Fly Nymph – Tying Instructions Material list:  Hook- TMC 8089 size 2 Bass Thread-  Black 6/0 Rib- Fine red wire Tail-Black goose biot Underbody-1/8” black sheet foam Wing case-1/16” black sheet foam Abdomen-Dark Olive furry … Continue reading

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Dusty Abney’s Upsidedown Frog – The Story

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  Fly Tying Dusty Abney’s Upsidedown Frog – The Story By Dusty Abney  Dusty at his vise Sometimes innovation is driven by jealousy. Being one of the only fly anglers on a lake covered by the crank and yank crowd … Continue reading

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Dusty Abney’s Upside Down Frog – Tying Instructions

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Fly Tying – Dusty Abney’s Upside Down Frog Materials List -Spinner bait skirt -Grey chenille -0.30 lead wire -Deer body hair in green, yellow, and cream -White 210 Thread -Gamakatsu (HAI!) B10S hook in size 2 Tying Instructions Secure the … Continue reading

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The Red Meat Neutralizer Fly – the Story By Lee Haskin

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  Lee Haskin at the vise where it all happens The Red Meat Neutralizer By Lee Haskin  Since the Neutralizer was first used on tarpon, back in 2004, I have considered other flats species that might be a match for … Continue reading

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Red Meat Neutralizer Fly – Tying Instructions – by Lee Haskin

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  Red Meat Neutralizer – Orange   Note: The tying instructions/illustrations for the Red Meat Neutralizer-Orange, are exactly the same as the Red Meat Neutralizer Black-Gold, below. Simply substitute the material colors. Materials list Fly Type: Neutral Buoyancy Fly Style: Saltwater-especially for … Continue reading

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Fatal Attraction – Tying Sequence

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Originally published on www.outdoors.net on May 3, 2004.   Tying The Fatal Attraction                               Material list: Hook: Your favorite streamer or steelhead hook, size eight to … Continue reading

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Fatal Attraction — Story by Dan Blanton

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Originally published on www.outdoors.net on May 3, 2004. FATAL ATTRACTION by Dan Blanton These days it seems that the vast majority of fly anglers are falling all over themselves extolling the virtues of working the top. Bass-buggers scream about the … Continue reading

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The Slumdog Fly – the Story

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  The Slum Dog By Greg Mau The Slumdog By Greg Mau  Motivation  A decade plus had passed since first reading Dan’s “Pushing Strike Buttons” and being motivated to work with rattles in Striper flies.  Sure, there had been spurts … Continue reading

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The Slumdog Fly – Tying Instructions

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Slumdog by Greg Mau  Materials List  Hook:  3/0 jig 60 degree (original fly used red but other colors work too)  Thread:  3/0 (one color to match wing top and one to match hook)  Eyes:  7/32 barbell eyes (select eyes with … Continue reading

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