Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hank Patterson’s Nipper Product Review

The best review ever of the Orvis made-in-USA Nippers. That Hank Patterson–what a guy!

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Southern Culture on the Fly – Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 edition of Southern Culture on the Fly is live! Check it out!

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Bass Bug Sushi Roll Sweepstakes

From Flymen Fishing Company!

Enter your email for the chance to win a Fishpond Sushi Roll Streamer Holder filled with a dozen Double Barrel Bass Bugs!

We’ve teamed up with Fishpond to give away 5 of their Sushi Roll Streamer Holders filled with a dozen Surface Seducer Double Barrel Bass Bug poppers each!

Streamers finally have a place to call home without being crushed, smashed, flattened, and put to bed wet without having a chance to dry.

The Fishpond Sushi Roll is an innovative solution for a conveniently sized carry system to protect and store streamer flies for easy viewing and selection. When not rolled, it lays flat as a working platform, but when rolled a spacial dimension between layers gives streamers the necessary space to breathe.

Add a little rice and it would almost look good enough to eat!

Go to this link to enter!


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Egan’s Bionic Ant by Fly Fish Food

From FlyFishFood:
“One of our favorite ant patterns. Great for imitating big timber ants or just use as an attractor pattern.”
Tied by Lance Egan.

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Wasabi Frog

Junior Schraeder joins our fly tying video series with his fast and durable Wasabi Frog: Tie up a bunch of these and throw them into harm’s way.

“The wide profile, light weight, and durability of this fly make it an awesome frog pattern for Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Kentucky Bass.
When casting it, make sure to get it as close to the bank as possible, as this is where it is most likely to get eaten. Try to look for grassy banks, or preferably Lilly Pads to cast to.
Once the fly hits the water, give it a few seconds before popping it, as this gives the fish time to become interested in it. Tight lines and have fun fishing. _ Junior”

Holschlag’s Chartreuse Blockhead Popper Medium (from Rainy’s)
Hareline Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs Medium Chartreuse Neon Green.
Tiemco TMC8089 size 10
MFC Frog Eyes 8mm (from MFC)
Metz Magnum #1 Neck Grizzly Chartreuse
Danville 210 Denier Waxed Flymaster Plus Chartreuse
Fine Point Sharpie in Black

Buy The Materials Here

Video produced by Brian Wise: Fly Fishing the Ozarks

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IBF Fundraiser Auction August 12-19

By Carl Sanders of Flymph Forum:
“The IBF Fundraiser Auction will begin this Saturday, August 12 and continue thru August 19. Anyone is welcome to place bids. Please make bids in US $ amounts. The auction will be run in a simple format. Send me your bid amount via the Lymph Forum Messenger or contact me thru my website Each day during the week I will post the top bid amount in the comments of this thread on the Flymph Forum.
Flymph Forum IBF thread

If you would like your bid to remain anonymous please let me know when you place your bid. Bidding will end 12pm US Eastern Standard Time on August 19th. Winning bid will receive all three items in the photo ad. The signed copy of Robert Smith’s “The North Country Fly”, a new C&F compartment/nymph box and 63 flymphs tied by 14 international expert tiers. The winning bid will also get to select a group/non-profit of their choice to receive an identical set of the 63 flies offered for auction. I will cover all the costs of shipping. Payment can be made to me by check, money order, PayPal etc. in US funds. All money raised goes to help the International Brotherhood of the Flymph (IBF) produce quality pins for membership.

The Contributor Raffle for the 3rd set of flies will take place on August 20th. 😉

PS. Robert Smith also contributed flies so the signed book will also come with flies tied by the author.”


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Tim Cammisa ties a variation of Jack Gartside’s Gurgler in this fly tying video.

From Tim:
“Jack Gartside’s classic Gurgler has caught many fish over the years, and in this video I share a simple variation that has performed well for me, too.”

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Composite Loop Zonker

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a composite loop style streamer. This is a technique originated by Jerry French.
You might have noticed the composite loop mentioned in some other posts here on FrankenFly. It’s a cool technique that you can do a lot with. So be sure to check it out.

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Kayak Bass Fishing Magazine – Spring 2017

Yes, I’m a little late on posting this. I meant to post it when it came out and then it slipped through the cracks. I love fly fishing from my kayak, so I definitely wanted to post about KBF magazine.
There are a couple of good fly articles in this edition too. One on how to fish skinny water and the other on a nice streamer by Brandon Bailes.
Check it out!

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Cashmere Baitfish

Blake from the Gig Harbor Fly Shop shows us how to tie a Cashmere Baitfish, an excellent baitfish pattern.

Materials list:
Hook: Daiichi 2546 sz 6
Body: Body braid
Wing: olive cashmere goat over white fox, topped with some peacock herl.
flash: Angel Hair Peacock
Eyes: 1.5

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