Category Archives: Hot Flies

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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Ron Dong Crease Fly Story

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Ron Dong’s Version of the Joe Blados Crease Fly AKA – the RDCF How I came to develop my version of the Crease Fly By Ron Dong In the sea of Cortez every game fish from dorado to marlin eat … Continue reading

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Ron Dong Crease Fly Tying Instructions

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Tying Tying Instructions Tying Sequence 1. To tie the tail, put an Owner Spinnerbait 3/0 or equivalent hook in your vice. The sequence of building from bottom to top is pearl Polarflash (or a mixture of pearl Mylar and fine … Continue reading

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Sellers’ SST Tying Instructions

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Tying Instructions

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Sellers’ SST Story

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by Dan Blanton

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Dan’s Punch Story

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The Story by Dan Blanton I created my first Punch – the Tropical Punch – around 1980 to entice flats and channel snappers, snook and baby tarpon.  It proved to be deadly on Rio Chico, Venezuela snook and tarpon and … Continue reading

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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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