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Slimy Ladies on the Beach

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, Montana

1As the weather cooled in SW Montana, we headed south to Tampa, Florida to visit relatives (Apollo Beach to be exact) for Thanksgiving. Of course, I wasn’t going to travel that far south to one of the most varied Gulf Coast fishing destinations without a flyrod. November in the Tampa Bay region is a time of transition and finding fish can sometimes be a challenge. I had heard good reports of Pompano along the beaches, so that’s what I really prepared for, but the opportunity to fish with a friend for a couple of days found me in Tampa Bay’s backwaters as well.

Fly of the Month – December 2016

Guest Blogger: Paul Beel, FrankenFly

FOM salad shooter for info pageEvery month we feature one fly, give you links to all the ingredients and a full list of steps to complete the fly for yourself. For December 2016, we offer you the SALAD SHOOTER FLYMPH!



Hook: Mustad 94840, Size #12 (This fly was originally designed using the Mustad 94842 up-eye which has been discontinued. We’ve made a down eye substitution.)
Thread: Pearsall’s Gossamer Red Floss
Hackle: Partridge
Tail: Partridge
Body: Spirit River UV2 nymph/caddis dubbing olive spun on a Clark Block* (photo below right)
Rib: UNI Flat Embossed French gold tinsel Xtra Small

Introducing Our Fly of the Month

Guest Blogger: Paul Beel, FrankenFly

FOM Pumpkin Crunch 10 2017 360x360In October we launched a new feature on our site, the Fly of the Month. The first fly we highlighted was the Pumpkin Crunch, a parachute dry fly that you can dead drift while fishing for browns, brookies or rainbow trout. Here’s how to tie it!

Hook: Mustad 94840
Thread: UNI-Thread 6/0 Dark Brown
Body: UNI-Floss Orange
Post: Hi-Vis – White
Hackle: Brown and grizzly
Tail: Turkey fibers