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Hewitt's Skater Spider Bonus Material
Hewitt's Skater Spider Bonus Material
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Better Flies Made Easy
by Skip Morris

Discover a common material for making great fish-catching flies.

It’s a simple method: wind a strip of latex sheeting up a hook shank in overlapping wraps to create a fly with a translucent, chewy, and convincingly tapered and segmented body. And it's a good technique—usually attributed to tier Raleigh Boaze Jr.—but not a new one.
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The Hex Is On

by Tim Warriner

You’ll cast a spell on the trout with these seven Hexagenia imitations.

The sun was setting when some-one from our group called “Heeeexxxx!”

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Muzzy’s the Master
by David Klausmeyer

Edward Muzeroll is building a reputation for dressing beautiful classic salmon flies, but he ties nice “fish” flies, too.

This is an article about a master fly maker. He can do things with feathers, floss, and fur that are beyond my comprehension. I tie nymphs, wet flies, dry flies, bass bugs, and saltwater patterns—you know, stuff for real fishing. I even wrote a book about how to tie traditional freshwater streamers. But making full-dress Atlantic salmon flies—I just can’t do it.
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Fly-Tying Contest Is a Hit

Here’s your chance to strut your fly-tying abilities and win amazing prizes.

The Fly Tyer 30th-Anniversary Fly-Tying Championships are off to a great start! We’re conducting this contest with the cooperation of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, and the response has been terrific. Tiers from around the world are submitting flies to this one-of-a-kind contest, and the winners will be taking home fantastic prizes. And, we’re pleased to announce that the prize packages are getting bigger and better! 

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