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Dry Fly, Fly Tying, Trout -

This week we're tying the Dennis Potter's Opal Drake. This is one of our favorite spring attractor flies that works great any time ISOs are around. This is a quick tie that uses some materials you might already have at home. 

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If you've never been to a Fly Fishing Film Tour, you are truly missing out. It's a outrageously entertaining evening full of friends and films. We're hosting F3T March 1st in Traverse City and you can get more info about tickets here. As a cold front descends on up I though it would be nice to think about fishing somewhere warmer and take a look at just a few of the films that will be featured this year. Check them all out here.  GET YOUR TICKETS AND WE'LL SEE YOU MARCH 1ST  

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dry fly, fly tying -

The Klinkhammer style is exceptionally versatile and a flexible pattern that can match most insects on your own watershed. We love it for our slower trout water in Michigan as it gives the fish an excellent prey image of an emerging insect. Simply by changing sizes and colors you can match almost anything. 

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Maybe your hands get cold this time of year and knots frustrate you to no end. Maybe you want a way to switch flies faster with less waste. The new twist clips from RIO are here to help make life a little easier . Fly clip are perfect for soft hackles and nymphs while twist clips are made for bigger flies. They even make a size to make the Musky boys happy. 

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Echo, Video -

A while back we spent a day with the crew from Rajeff sports (Echo Rods, Airflo Fly Line) during their tour of Michigan and the Great Lakes. The past few years they've been working hard on making great products and featuring the shops that sell them through the Fly Shop Strong Movement. 

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