Category Archives: Hot Flies

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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Dan’s Sal-Mul-Mac Materials List

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Materials List HOOK: Tiemco 611- S size 3/0 to 5/0 – can be tied in tandem, rear hook up for billfish and wahoo. THREAD: White, Danville Fly Master Plus or equivalent. UNDER BODY: Three amp lead wire or non-lead equivalent. … Continue reading

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Lee’s Gurgler Tying Instructions

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Gurgler* By Lee Haskin Tying Instructions 1. Attach 30-40 strands of silver Flashabou at bend to form tail. Cut blunt. (Fig 2) Approx. 1/2 to 1/3 the shank length. Note: tail may also be bucktail, or hackles or combinations of … Continue reading

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Lee’s Gurgler

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Tying Lee’s Gurgler Some of Lee’s Gurgler Variations Lee’s standard saltwater Gurgler Lee’s Pike Gurgler Lee’s Pink Gurgler for Silver salmon Lee’s Mouse Gurgler Lee’s Barracuda Gurgler Lee’s Rattling Gurgler More Information On Lee’s Gurglers

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Lee’s Gurgler Materials List

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Gurgler* by Lee Haskin Materials List Hook: Mustad 34011 OW ; size 1, 1/0 Thread: White and Red 3/0 Uni-fhread, or Kevlar Tail: Silver Flashabou, Holographic, or similar Underbody: Medium Pearl Crystal Chenille, (Option: silver or White) Foam Overbody: White … Continue reading

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Gartside Gurgler Story

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The Gartside Gurgler By Dan Blanton Rich Grau with one of many trophy pike taken on a pike Gurgler Lee Haskin’s Pike Gurgler I was a little (maybe a lot) slow tuning in on to just how effective the Gartside … Continue reading

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