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The Alexandra

This fly is another old one, the Alexandra. You can research this one on the net, if the legend is to be believed, this fly was banned from fishing derbies in Great Britain. I have the recipe in my father’s … Continue reading

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The Pretty Young Wife

This fly is one I developed because I wanted a pink emerger.  You see a lot of pink among steelhead flies because of the pink in a Rainbow trout’s coloring.  The color is common in saltwater flies because it occurs naturally … Continue reading

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The Wood Special

This fly is an old New England favorite, the Wood Special.  Joe Sterling of Danforth, ME developed the fly in the early 1960’s.  Joe also created the famous Joe’s Smelt streamer, I’ll write about that one in a future column.  … Continue reading

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