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Fly Tying Do’s and Don’ts for Newbies

Guest Blogger: Jeremy Anderson is an amateur fly tyer and professional Creative Director at an advertising agency in Nashville, Tennessee. He lives with his wife and two boys in a log cabin by the Harpeth River. You can find Jeremy @hacklejob

Getting into fly fishing and tying my own flies may just be the only New Year’s resolution that I’ve actually stuck out. I currently have 25,674 unread emails and a dad bod and I’m okay with that. I’ve found something that brings me more life than clearing out my inbox or working on the elusive six pack.

There’s nothing like catching a gorgeous fish on a fly that you tied. That said, there are a few things I learned as a newcomer to tying, so if I can spare you any moments of frustration, buyer’s remorse or feelings of futility by sharing them with you, I’m all for it.

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Tying Flies for GooDoo

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, Montana

In preparation for several days of angling for GooDoo, the indigenous name of the Murray Cod, I’ve been filling a large fly box with a variety of patterns that I trust will connect with a respectable sized cod. In March 2020 I’ll be fishing in Eastern Victoria, Australia with local guide Cam McGregor of River Escapes on some of the tributaries of the Murray River. Compared to trout flies, researching GooDoo flies has been a challenge. There are few if any specifically tied for cod with well-known names, but among them there are some common features that appear routinely.

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