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Craig Mathews Yellowstone Fly Fishing & Fly Patterns

Craig Mathews Yellowstone Fly Fishing & Fly Patterns

I have really enjoyed reading Craig Mathews and John Juracek’s fly-fishing books and watching Craig’s fly tying videos. Although the books are about fly-fishing the Yellowstone area, his fly-fishing strategies and fly patterns work just as well on trout streams in the Upper Midwest. If you can find these fly-fishing books, they are worth reading and will definitely improve your success. Craig Mathews and John Juracek have a no-nonsense approach to fly tying and their patterns are extremely effective, yet…

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Making Sense of Hooks by Charlie Craven

Making Sense of Hooks by Charlie Craven

Charlie Craven does a wonderful job in this video to help fly tiers understand how hooks are designed and for what purposes to use them. Charlie Craven’s video should really help beginner fly tiers. In my opinion, there are no standards in hooks. For example, a size #12 dry fly hook from one brand may be longer or shorter than from another brand with no regard to the hook gap. Charlie makes a good point near the end of his…

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