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fly tying, intruder, jeff hubbard, spey, steelhead, swing -

he second fly from our evening with Jeff Hubbard, The Heckler is a beautiful intruder-style swing fly for steelhead. Jeff uses this fly in the spring and fall on Michigan's Pere Marquette and uses worm weights to adjust to the different depths and water levels throughout the seasons. Experiment with different colors and rubber leg styles to fit your needs.

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Flies at The Franklin, Fly Tying, Nymph, Steelhead -

On yet another cold winter evening Jeff Hubbard joined us for another edition of Flies at The Franklin and tied up two beautiful Michigan steelhead flies. This is the first video release of two so please stay tuned for one more featuring Jeff's flies. 

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Dry Fly, fly tying, Trout -

Hope you've all enjoyed your time at the vise lately, it's one of the few things that can reliably get me through the winter. This week we're exploring the world of no-hackle dry flies. That's right, you can create beautiful and functional dry flies without using hackle! 

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dry fly, fly tying, trout -

Looks like it's going to be another beautiful weekend in Northern Michigan for tying flies. One of my favorite all-around attractor flies is the Opal Caddis. The original was just a simple variation on the Elk Hair Caddis with the only major change to the body material.

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fly tying, Maddin, streamer -

Part two of Flies at The Franklin with Russ Maddin this year gives us the "Shanked" Chromatic Peanut. If you've ever been interested in how to effectively use a few extra shanks on your fly, this video show how. As always, Russ puts this fly out into the world for it to be experimented with and improved upon. Depending on how you tie it you can use this fly to jig the depths or work it off those inside bends. Either way this "flicker tail" will be working hard to seduce fish.  RECIPE 1ST Shank Fish skull 10mm fish spine...

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