Monthly Archives: March 2017

Flies Around the Net – March 2017

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Hendrickson Para Emerger

Since the Hendrickson hatch will soon be upon us, I thought this video would be timely. Tim Neal hails from Michigan and has been tying flies for 62 years. Tim knows his stuff and is a great teacher. He ties his own deadly pattern for the famous Hendrickson hatch in this fly tying video!


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Kelly Galloup’s Bangtail T&A

Brian Wise tying Kelly Galloup’s Bangtail T&A.

Materials list:
Rear Hook
Hook – Gamakatsu SP11 #2
Tail – Saddle Hackle
Tail/Body – Marabou
Wing – Marabou

Front Hook
Hook – Gamakatsu Sp11 #1
Underbody – Marabou
Wing – Laser Dub
Body – Ice Dub

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Slick Back Baetis

From Hackles & Wings:
Brought to you by Hackles & Wings Fly Tying videos! Tying a Slick Back Baetis. A quick little baetis pattern that really pops.

-Thread: Nanosilk 30D Beige
-Hook: Partridge Grub Straight Eye
-Body: Veevus Holo Tinsel, Purple
-Rib: Small Ultra Wire, Black
-Thorax: Awesome ‘Possum, Black
-Thorax cover: Swiss Straw, Black
-Legs, Tails: Veevus Body Quill, Claret
Loon Fluo Flow

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2017 Three Rivers Fly Fishing / Fly Tying Show

This Saturday, April 1st, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the 2017 Three River Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Show. I’ll be there tying along side my good friend, Todd Schotts of Grizzly Flies. There will be vendors from around the midwest and many fly tiers on hand. Plus several warmwater presentations, because we do a lot of that kind of fishing here in Indiana!
Trout are not left out, many fly fishers are coming down from Michigan and will be at the show. So it should be a good one.
Stop by the FrankenFly table and talk fishing and flies with me. I hope to see you there!
For all of the details, check out the Three Rivers Fly Fishers website.


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Jerry French’s Summer Sculpin

Materials list:
Shank 25mm
Small Dumbbell Eyes
Loop #50 Braid (You can use this Intruder Wire)
Micro Rabbit or Trimmed (Thinned) Zonker Strip
Red Polar Chenille
Grizzly Flutter Legs
Peacock Ice Dub
Green Barred Predator Wrap
Senyo’s Laser Dub
Regal Fly tying Vice
Loon Outdoors Gator Grip Fly Tying Dubbing Spinner
Loon Head Cement
Regal Fly tying Vice

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Kype Magazine – Spring 2017

Check out the newest issue of Kype Magazine!

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W4F – Fly Fishing Tennessee “Watauga River”

Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish is back in Tennessee this time fly fishing the Watauga River with Brad and Holden of TroutFish NC.

From Ken:
I absolutely lit it up with the W4F Simple Baetis that I tied right before I headed out the door. Video of that tie will be up on YouTube soon. You can see the LIVE feed of my tying the fly right now.

You can also buy the Franken Dubbing used on this fly in our store now.

You can also purchase the flies in our store as well.

Fly Fishing Gear
Flut Rod 5wt –
Ross Colorado LT –

Camera Equipment
Sony Action Cam FDR x3000v –
Sony Action Cam FDR x1000w-
Sony RX100v –

Music – Agallah Don Bishop x Duke Westlake “3 Day Theory”

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This is Fly #62

Spring is around the corner and we are anxious to begin a new season of new adventures and time on the water. In the meantime enjoy the latest issue of This is Fly Magazine. 2017 begins with a head-banging menu of the most talented writers, photographer, artists, musicians and anglers in and outside of the fly fishing industry. Our goal remains constant as we look to work with elite contributors but to also seek out the next generation and undiscovered talent. As Spring melts away our seasonal depression we look forward to exploring the globe and presenting a unique collection of content to our readership. I hope you saved your sick days over the winter, because it’s time to call in and get some of that early season action.

This is Fly Magazine’s Issue 62 begins with Michael Caraci’s love affair with Kamchatka and a sacred river in Savan, Sultry Seductress. Longtime TIF contributor H. Bomb reveals his obsession with Ari ‘T Hart and how design and function win In The Hart of Patagonia. Alex Woodsum discusses the history of south Florida and the challenges that have now reignited a movement to save the Everglades or The Swamp. Christiaan Pretorius is on the road again and returns from an exploratory trip to Fanning Island, find out what he finds on the coral atoll. Hunter Harlow realizes he’s passing up Commuter Creek during a hankering for some quality tacos that takes him all the way across town. Because tacos are worth it, he finds a creek filled with hungry bass that gets overlooked by passerbys. RA Beattie’s latest project features Mike Dawes and Sandflea who suggest in Corazón: we must teach the next generation, teach them curiosity, camaraderie across borders and to value our fisheries and friends. Earl Harper’s unconventional approach of Capturing Time which focuses on the people you meet instead of the fish you catch.

Chase Hancock is back to showcase his patterns and his introduction into fly fishing and his immediate attraction to fly tying. Chase tells us, “I’m honestly excited for the future of fly tying and fishing. As a person who came in the profession as an outsider with a different frame of mind, I often encourage others to do the same. Progress does not come from people who will only go by the book.”

Our featured artist is Oregon-based Adam Haynes has worked with corporate brands like Nike, Patagonia, Howler Bros and many more. Adam defines his vision of the world through the language of his surroundings—the vivid geography of the Cascade Range and the off-kilter character of its rural inhabitants.

Lastly, our featured photographer Richard Morton is probably best known for filming and producing the 7 and 9 degrees south films showcasing the world class fishing on Alphonse, Astove and Cosmoledo in the Seychelles. He also has two other films to his credit, Shadow Fishing in the Yemen and Nubia. This featured photographer piece is a collection of some of his photographs documenting his travels through Southern Africa and all the way across the Pacific and Indian oceans in pursuit of adventures.

Enjoy and thanks for your support!   Read Now

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Fly Punk (Free Digital Magazine) Issue 3 is Released

No tweed, wicker baskets or trousers tucked into socks. Just a free digital magazine aimed at the fly fishing punk … Read on and join the party …

After the success of our first two issues, we are pleased to announce that the third issue of Fly Punk magazine ( has been released. Aimed at the younger generation of fly fishers, you cannot help but be drawn into our sport by the passion each contributor has. Issue 3 leads with a feature on fly fishing for Arapaima, and has stories from USA, French Polynesia, France and the UK. We even included a few videos which we thought you may like and a book review!

Planned for publication once every other month the magazine is packed full of people who all have experiences to share. We believe these will influence the future of our sport/art (depending on your perspective). This is not your normal fly fishing magazine, we won’t show you how to do it, instead we will try to figure out and share why we all do it.

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