Category Archives: Hot Flies

Darting Jig Hook Sea Habit – Tying Instructions

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Materials Hook: Targus 2/0 TAR9413 jig hook or equivalent. Eyes: Just Add H2O 8mm Frantic Eye, chartreuse or favorite 3-D eyes. Thread: White Danville’s 210 waxed Flymaster Plus.  Keel weight: Wrapped-lead wire over mono or Cascade Crest Tools’ Channel Lead, … Continue reading

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Darting Jig Hook Sea Habit – The Story

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Darting Jig Hook Sea Habit By Dan Blanton             Fly angler/tiers who love to pull streamers and bucktails have long desired to have flies that dove and wobbled or darted like so many of the gear angler’s profoundly successful … Continue reading

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Blanton’s Rabbit’s Foot Story

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 Blanton’s Jig Hook Rabbit’s Foot            Back in the 80s Bob Clouser, top guide for smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna River, came up with the “Clouser Deep Minnow”.  I doubt back then that Bob had any idea just how profound … Continue reading

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Blanton’s Jig Hook Rabbit’s Foot Tying Instructions

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  Blanton’s Jig Hook Rabbit’s Foot Materials List 1. Hook: Eagle Claw EC 413 Jig hook size(s) 2 and 1. 2. Thread: White Danville Fly Masters Plus. 3. Optics: 3/16 inch Spirit River Real Eyes Plus – nickel/yellow or nickel/red. … Continue reading

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King’s Kinky Muddler Story

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Jonny King is a lifelong fly fisherman and tier from New York City.  Although he has fly fished throughout the United States and in Canada, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, his favorite haunts are the Delaware River System … Continue reading

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King’s Kinky Muddler Tying Instructions

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KINKY MUDDLER TYING INSTRUCTIONS Materials List: Hook – short shank saltwater, such as Varivas 2600 ST-V, Mustad Signature C68S, or Owner Aki Thread – fine mono Tail – bucktail under three pairs of saddle hackles, tied in “tented” fashion to … Continue reading

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Louie’s NZ Cicada Tying Instructions

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Tying Steps Wrap hook with thread glue, wrap Glo bug yarn to mid-point Carve bodies from foam with scissors to boat shape Soak yarn with super glue, press body down and X-tie down Using indelible markers, color body as shown … Continue reading

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Louie’s NZ Cicada Story

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Louie the Fish When I first came to NZ in 1980, Cicada hatches (and everything else in nature), were more regular than it is now. New Zealand has nine species of Cicada, some big and dark; some small and tan … Continue reading

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Noel’s NPD Diver Tying Instructions

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Noel’s NPD Diver Story

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About Noel’s NPD Diver By Noel P. de Guzman The NPD Diver was designed with the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta striped bass in mind. It’s a fly that filled a desire to throw a big topwater pattern to test the theory … Continue reading

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