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Early Season Lake & Stream Flies

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Bead Head Midges

Walk along the shoreline of the Deschutes River and study the vegetation growing on the rocks in the splash zone. There is a lot of it that is yellowish, greenish, stringy stuff that looks like some kind of algae. Fact is, much of what you think is plant life is actually midge eggs; billions of zillions of them.

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Sage MOD Spey Rods

Sometimes it takes me a while to catch on to new ideas. It seems that when Jerry Seim, Sage's great rod designer, comes out with a new rod model, it often takes me nearly the length of the production run (three years) to figure out what he's doing. Jerry is always way out in front and everyone else is trying to catch up. A case in point is the MOD Spey Rod series.

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Giant Trevally As Fly Rod Sport Fish

The Giant Trevally is an apex predator in most of its habitats, and is known to hunt individually and in schools. This species, predominantly takes various fish as prey, Among them: Mackerels, Sardines and bonefish. Best known fly fishing destinations are Christmas Island (Kiribati),and Alphonse Island (Indian Ocean).

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Fluoroflex Plus Tippet

Spey Swivel Direct Spliced

This Spey Swivel has a loop at one end only, and was generally intended to be for shooting lines without factory loops, such as: Scientific Anglers Floating Monocore, Scientific Anglers Braided PE, Varivas Airs, or Frog Hair. Attachments vary with the type of shooting line involved.

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The Fly Fishing Shop's huge selection of fly tying material and tools

OPST Grizzly Saddle Hackle

Some of our favorite flies just aren't possible to tie without saddle hackles. These premium saddles are selected for just the right combination of suppleness and stiffness to optimize motion in the water.

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