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  1. How to Tie the Blue Wing Olive Dry Fly

    How to Tie the Blue Wing Olive Dry Fly
    The Blue Wing Olive is one of the most iconic mayflies in North American trout streams. Due to their small size, they can produce up to three generations each year. They make excellent dry-fly insects because they hatch in large numbers, and the duns ride the water for a long time before taking flight. Follow along as Levi shows the step-by-step directions needed to tie this effective pattern.
  2. How to Tie the Quill Gordon Fly

    How to Tie the Quill Gordon Fly
    Quill Gordons are one of the first significant mayfly hatches on the east coast each year. They offer excellent early-season dry fly opportunities due to their relatively large size and prominence on the water. Theodore Gordon's Quill Gordon Dry Fly has been catching fish for over a century, and we're going to show you how to tie this classic Catskill-style dry.
  3. How to Tie the Prince Nymph Fly

    How to Tie the Prince Nymph Fly
    The Prince Nymph is an essential pattern regardless of where you are fishing. Designed by Doug Prince, this fly sinks well, has just enough flash, and fools trout all over. The Prince Nymph is particularly effective in moving water and streams with large stonefly populations. Break out the Peacock Herl and get ready to tie this indispensable bug.
  4. How to Tie the RS2 Fly

    How to Tie the RS2 Fly
    The RS2 is a small emerger pattern you can turn to anytime fish are feeding on smaller insects like BWOs, Midges, and even Tricos. The RS2 is very easy to tie and can be fished throughout the year in various settings and situations, from skinny limestone creeks to large tailwaters out west. Follow along as Levi shows the step-by-step directions needed to tie this effective pattern.
  5. Greys GR60 Fly Rod Review

    Greys GR60 Fly Rod Review
    'Value' and 'performance' are words generally not associated with fly fishing. Quite frankly, it can be hard to find quality, affordable equipment. Greys is a British-based fly rod manufacturer that has taken the initiative to change this perception. After being absent from U.S. markets for several years, the company is back in the States. This time around, Greys has brought some fantastic new products with them.
  6. Redington Trace Fly Rod Review

    Redington Trace Fly Rod Review
    The Trace is a brand new rod from Redington designed with trout fishing in mind. As anglers, it is easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding the latest high-end, fast-action rods from the leading brands in the fly fishing industry. The rods with the $900.00 price tags are almost...
  7. Hardy Zane Pro Fly Rod Review

    Hardy Zane Pro Fly Rod Review
    Hardy is no stranger to producing great saltwater fly rods. The Zane Pro's predecessor, the Zephrus Salt, was especially well-received by the anglers who had the opportunity to fish them. Read on to see if the Zane Pro stands out in a crowded market filled with exceptional 8wts geared for the flats fanatics.
  8. Hardy Ultralite Fly Rod Review

    Hardy Ultralite Fly Rod Review
    The Ultralite replaces the Zephrus as Hardy’s high-end, freshwater rod series. Here at Trident, we were big fans of the Zephrus and its predecessor, the Zenith. Both series represented two of the finest all-purpose 5wts in the industry during their time. It is always difficult....

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