Category Archives: Hot Flies

Hanley’s Surf Grub Story

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The Surf Grub by Ken Hanley Fly Pattern and Story by Ken Hanley – Photos by G. Kishi I believe many of the patterns created today are variations of past triumphs at the vice. My Surf Grub was inspired by … Continue reading

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Hanley’s Surf Grub Tying Instructions

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The Surf Grub by Ken Hanley Fly Pattern and Story by Ken Hanley – Photos by G. Kishi Tying Instructions Step 1: The Tail AssemblyBegin the fly by securing your thread at a tie-in position just above the hook’s point.  … Continue reading

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Hanley’s Surf Grub Materials List

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Surf Grub by K. Hanley Fly Pattern and story by Ken Hanley – photos by G. Kishi Designed as a non-specific attractor pattern, to imitate such foods as marine worms or crab roe found in the breaking surf. Materials List … Continue reading

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Dan’s SPS Flashtail Whistler Story

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Flashtail flies markedly improve your odds both in freshwater and saltwater. The author took this 29-pound striper on a flashtail Sa-Mul-Mac from California’s San Luis Reservoir. Increasing Your Odds With Flashtails Written and Photographed By Dan Blanton You want to … Continue reading

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Dan’s SPS Flashtail Whistler Tying Instructions

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SPS FLASHTAIL WHISTLER Written and Photographed by Dan Blanton Tying Instructions 1. Place your hook in the vise (barbed or de-barbed), and wrap the thread to just in front of the hook-point. The entire fly will be tied from the … Continue reading

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Dan’s SPS Flashtail Whistler Materials List

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SPS FLASHTAIL WHISTLER an original by Dan Blanton Materials List Hook: Tiemco 800S or Wright & McGill 254 plated 2/0 to 4/0(use short-shank hooks only! Thread: Danville’s Fly-Master Plus or equivalent, red. Snag guard: Size 6 or 7 doubled single … Continue reading

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Howard’s Poon Wiggler Tying Instructions

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Tying instructions Step 1. Step 2. Tie in a layer of Craft Fur, a few strands of Crystal-Flash, then another layer of Craft Fur. Cut out the lip from Craft Foam as shown Step 3. Step 4. & 5. Turn … Continue reading

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Howard’s Poon Wiggler Story

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Howard McKinney with a nice Barramundi taken on a Poon Wiggler Howard’s Poon Wiggler It all started in the Florida Keys.  My guide of 10 years, flats fishing guru and master angler Captain Simon Becker, shared a magical event where … Continue reading

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Kate & Bill’s Tarpon Alf

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Tarpon ALF I am pleased and honored to have Kate and Bill Howe’s Tarpon ALF featured as the first Hot Fly. Kate and Bill Howe are professional fly tiers who both have contributed much to our sport. The Tarpon ALF … Continue reading

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