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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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All About the Connection: How to Connect Fly Line to Leader and Leader to Tippet

It’s often said that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and that also applies to the connections used in your fly fishing rig. The knots you tie and methods used to connect fly line to leader and leader to tippet can often mean the difference between fly fishing success and failure.

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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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