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JOHN ALBRIGHT
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Tube Fly Bunny Bugger
Ahhh…  A nice late-season Eastern brown trout, and the bunny bugger tube fly that it ate.   A fish like this makes any trip well worthwhile. Many anglers who routinely fish for trout, smallmouth, and other freshwater fish, still think that tube flies are fo...
Tube Fly Bunny Bugger
Tube Fly Bunny Bugger
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The LINETENDER -- Stripping Basket AND Shooting Basket.
Many of you likely don't use a stripping/shooting basket when you fish with a fly, but there are times when you should.  A good stripping basket can add a new dimension to your angling, and solve a number of bothersome situations that can detract from your ...
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Trout Flies on Tubes or Tube Flies for Trout
However one says it, the point here is that tube flies are great for trout.  Many anglers out there still think that tubes are only for bigger fish - like steelies, salmon, and stripers and other saltwater gamefish. But some anglers (a growing number) are f...
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Best Storage for Fly Tying Cones and Beads
Or, how to clean up your fly tying bench and make it fun to decide to tie a bunch of bead-head nymphs. The problem for me was all the tiny bags of tiny beads and not so tiny, but myriad cones in different sizes, materials, and colors.  Seriously, it was an ...
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JIGS ON TUBES ? We have a good friend who comes into the shop now and then to talk about fishing, flies, and life (what else is there to talk about?).  He is well placed in the world of FFF fly casting; is one of the most proficient casters and instructors ...
The Fly Tyers Blog
The Fly Tyers Blog
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HIST 101.  HMH VINTAGE VISES, CHAPTER 2 THE 'API' YEARS - PART 2, THE SPARTAN "MINI" VISE (This series of posts highlights the various HMH vises models since their entry into the marketplace in 1975.  The intent here is to enable those with older HMH vises ...
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Two Dollar Bill Flies I don't mean flies that cost $2.  I mean flies that are worth $2. As in a two dollar bill. Whenever i think about it, I ask for dollar coins.  I like to have them.  They feel good (i.e. hefty) in my pocket, but they don't stay there lo...
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HIST 101.  HMH VINTAGE VISES, CHAPTER 2 THE 'API' YEARS - PART 1, THE STANDARD, and the 'HMH II' (This series of posts highlights the various HMH vises models since their entry into the marketplace in 1975.  The intent here is to enable those with older HMH...
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HIST 101.  Vintage HMH Vise Models, Chapter 1 "The Original HMH Model Standard Vise" I once saw a copy of an ad in Fly Fisherman Magazine in which Bill Hunter, of New Boston, NH, was advertising his new 'HMH Model Standard Vise'.  That issue was from the fa...
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(Wet) Fly Taxonomy ?? Hoo-boy.  I should be more careful about what I promise.  Taxonomy of fishing flies?  What was I thinking? Well, I was thinking that there are more than a few patterns out there all of which are called 'soft hackle', and that doesn't s...
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