Limeade Nymph

Christopher Scott ties a cool little nymph here. I really like this one. Simple, quick, and nice looking!

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Barr’s Hare Copper – InTheRiffle

The Barr’s Hare Copper is a great blend of two flies called the Copper John and Hare’s Ear. The Barr’s Hare Copper was developed by innovative fly tier John Barr and is a great heavy attractor/searching pattern. The Barr’s Hare Copper does a great job imitating a large mayfly nymph or a small stonefly nymph. The Barr’s Hare Copper can be tied in several color variations, such as copper/copper brown (known as the pheasant tail variation), as well as red/black and olive/black. But let your imagination take you. The Barr’s Hare Copper can be tied in endless color combos!

Barr’s Hare Copper Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #14-18 Tiemco 2302
Bead: 3/32-5/32″ Gold Tungsten Bead
Weight: .010″ Lead Wire
Thread: Tan UTC 70
Tail: Partridge
Body: Copper and Copper Brown Brassie UTC Wire
Casing: Medium Pearl Flashback and Black Thinskin
Thorax: Hare’s Ear Dubbing
Legs: Partridge
Casing Glue: Loon Thick UV Fly Finish

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The Hollow Rooster Candy – Norbert Renaud

Norbert says, “A nice little fly that is great on windy conditions, light with minimum materials but it gets easely noticed in the water.
Usually used for roosters but it works very well on many types of predators.”

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#BucketMouthLeague – First sightings!

I have had tremendous response to the newly formed Bucket Mouth League! I have heard a lot of positive responses and I’m so glad people are loving this idea!
So, without further adieu, here are some of the first posts using the hashtag #BucketMouthLeague. Some of these were on Instagram, some were on Facebook, and some were sent to me through email.
So let’s keep it up and show the world how much we love fishing for largemouth on the fly! Keep using the #BucketMouthLeague hashtag!
Thank you all!

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Flies Around the Net – 7-24-2015

tied by Andy Johnson

tied by Andy Johnson

tied by Bill Shuck

tied by Bill Shuck

tied by Bug-Wild

tied by Bug-Wild

tied by Dave Hosler

tied by Dave Hosler

tied by Dmitri Tseliaritski

tied by Dmitri Tseliaritski

tied by Jack Fields

tied by Jack Fields

tied by Jan Fredrik Lund

tied by Jan Fredrik Lund

tied by Mark Rooney

tied by Mark Rooney

tied by Rafael Salmerón

tied by Rafael Salmerón

tied by Roy-Tore Gjertsen

tied by Roy-Tore Gjertsen

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Fish-Skull® Captain Dubiel’s Pop-N-Fly

Renowned guide Captain Gary Dubiel has developed the perfect technique and rig for catching giant fish on the fly. While originally designed for redfish, the Pop-N-Fly has proven to be phenomenal for numerous other saltwater and freshwater species.

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Trico Parachute

Tightline Productions and Matt Grobert shows us how to tie up a Trico Parachute.

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Bucket Mouth League

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When I first started fly fishing I remember attending a fly show and noticing right away the lack of support for largemouth bass. As you probably know or have read my post a couple months ago about fly fishing for largemouths, when most fly fishers mention bass, smallmouth are immediately assumed to be the topic.

So I’m hoping we can change all of that! This is what the Bucket Mouth League is all about. This league is for those who have a love for the species with a big ol’ purdy mouth! So just how are we going to do this? Well, for starters, any time you post a photo of a largemouth bass that you caught on a fly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc…then use the hashtag #bucketmouthleague. You can also be tying a fly for largemouth, then by all means use the hashtag.

What is the Bucket Mouth League? The definition of league in the dictionary reads like this.

“a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for a particular purpose.”

In this case, our purpose is to promote fly fishing and fly tying for largemouth bass.

How do you become a member of the Bucket Mouth League? Simple…if you love fly fishing for largemouth bass, you’re automatically a member.

I had my designer, Eryck Webb, draw a new logo to represent this league, as you can see above. I will be ordering decals with this logo today and will have them available in the FrankenFly online store as soon as possible, with a price that won’t break the bank, so you can display your pride. Yet another tool to help us promote this love of ours.

I have in the works a contest to post your photos of largemouth caught on the fly, but I’m still working out the details.

So don’t waste any time, start posting those photos and I’ll be sure to post them on FrankenFly. Spread the word about the Bucket Mouth League and maybe, just maybe…the next time you catch a beautiful bucket mouth on the fly, yell out (or say under your breath), Bucket Mouth League, yeah!

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a Tight Loop magazine – Summer 2015

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The Summer edition of a Tight Loop magazine is live and ready to read, check it out!

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Backcountry Golden Dorado by Todd Moen

Salta Province in NW Argentina is the only place on earth where you can consistently catch large freshwater dorado (Salminus maxilosus) on small, clear streams.

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