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The Magalloway

The Magalloway is a traditional wet fly is named for a famous river in western Maine and was an old pattern when Bergman wrote about it in the 1930’s. The attractor colors are well tested and this fly brings in … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Dragonfly Muddler Nymph

This fly is a nymph that you can cast like a streamer, and even troll with. A friend of mine trolls this fly slowly on a sinking fly line a few weeks after ice out on a pond in the … Continue reading

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The Orange Fish Hawk

This fly is the Orange Fish Hawk. This little jewel is an old fly that Ray Bergman wrote about and it never stopped catching fish but people stopped tying it years ago. My tactic with this fly is to tie … Continue reading

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The Stayner Ducktail

I first saw the Stayner Ducktail when I was stationed in Montana more than 30 years ago. It was featured in a book by Marv Taylor and suggested for pond “dredging”. Dredging is when you cast out a fly, let … Continue reading

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Queen of the Waters

This fly is over a hundred years old. That means you won’t see it in many fly shops and it rarely appears on Top Ten lists. But if you take the time to ask around, you’ll find this fly in … Continue reading

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Katoodle Bug

The Katoodle Bug or Toodle bug, the primary go-to fly in the late 1800’s. I was reading a copy of Favorite Flies and Their Histories by Mary Orvis Marbury and noticed that this fly is mentioned quite often. You can … Continue reading

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The Tomah Joe

This fly is a beautiful little wet fly from Down East Maine.  It was originated in the late 1800’s by Tomah Joseph, a Passamaquoddy who did some guiding in the Grand Lake Stream area as well as being the tribe’s … Continue reading

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