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Author name: Justin Leidy

Justin Leidy became a Dark Skies Fly Fishing contributor in 2023. He has been providing us with fantastic stories from his fishing trips in Meadow Run to quality product reviews. Be sure to keep an eye out for his next post!

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Fishing and Tying the France Fly

            The France Fly is a pattern that I recently discovered and started fishing the spring season of 2024. I first came across this simple pattern in Josh Miller’s book Euro Nymphing: Tips, Tactics and Techniques. Rarely does a new nymph pattern outperform my favorite confidence flies such as Walt’s Worm, Hare and Copper, Eggstasy […]

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Fishing and Tying the Walt’s Worm Euro Nymph

At this juncture, the merits of Walt’s Worm are no longer classified information. As a matter of fact, knowledge of the effectiveness of this simple and humble fly pattern from Pennsylvania has extended far beyond my home state’s borders. A quick Google search to purchase this pattern online will bring the internet shopper to stores

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Is it a Riffle or Run…and Does it Even Matter? Nymphing Approaches for a Specific Water Type

Fly fishermen, especially nymph fishermen, are obsessed with naming different types of flowing water for discussion purposes. There are glides, slicks, pools, eddies, back channels, junctions, bank water, pocket water, ledges, tailouts, and, of course, riffles and runs. But, more often than not, there is a lot of ambiguity between these different types of trout

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