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Today, I’m sharing items from the International Fly Tying Symposium, Tightline Productions, & Hatch.
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Do you go to the Fly Fishing Show just for the fly tying booths and demos? Do you wish that you could get a leg up on a winter’s worth of tying ideas in November? This fall, the International Fly Tying Symposium is back in action. Now, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the show features nearly 80 tiers from across the world. Seminars from Bob Couser, Blane Chocklett, and more are on the docket. If you’re on the east coast, and want to up your tying game, check out this great event on November 11 and 12.
This is, in my opinion, the best mouse fly out there. I tie a similar (but much less refined) mouse pattern that checks all the same boxes: fast, cheap, and great action. As usual, Tim Flagler does a great job in demonstrating and explaining the pattern. Moreover, he goes beyond the usual tying video by talking about presentation, casting, and even gear. If you can tie a woolly bugger, you can tie a morrish mouse.
If you’ve ever fished in the American South, you’ve come across gar. If you’ve ever been in close proximity of one, you can probably recall how they feel and how they smell. Gar are different than most fish, but they are remarkable for more reasons than their taxonomy. Anglers, sporting flies or arrows, are seeking this fish out more and more. This piece is a great read for the gar factor, but also worthwhile as a good contemplation for any sportsman.
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