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Hook: Partridge Standard Dry #12 Thread: Tan or Black 8/0 Uni 8/0Superthread 8/0 Tails: Cream Microfibetts Body: Turkey BiotsRibbing: Fine Gold WireWings: Reel Wings Spinner Medium   The rusty spinner is an extremely effective fly, especially as the sun begins to fade. Cut a 3” length of tying thread from your bobbin before beginning your fly, and set it aside.     Start your thread at the halfway point and take touching turns back towards the bend, stopping across from the hook barb. Select two microfibetts from the pack, measure them to about 1 ½ times the hook length, then tie them in with one or two...

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When I fell in love with fly tying and began to come up with ideas for bass flies, I couldn’t just forget everything I had taught myself with that spinning reel, so instead; I incorporated my old techniques into how I now tied and fished my bass flies. I tried to imitate my favorite go-to lures, with one of them being a very lightweight 4″ suspending jerkbait. Those lures are excellent at aggravating bass on their beds, ones lazily hanging out under docks and in cold water when they are still sluggish. The Bass Agitator is the fly I use...

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Hook: Standard wet/dry fly hook size 12 Partridge Patriot Ideal Dry, Barbless Partridge Patriot Standard Dry, Barbless Thread: Brown 6/0 Uni 6/0 Superfly 6/0 Wing: Brown Deer Body Hair Comparadun Deer Hair Tail: Pheasant Tail Body: A mixture of Natural Possum, Brown Fox and Ice Dub (Pearl) Australian Possum Fur Ice Dub Legs: Hungarian Partridge     Begin by securing your hook in the vise, then take 5 or 6 touching thread wraps about one hook eye space behind the eye. Select a clump of brown deer body hair, and align the tips using a hair stacker.   Place your clump of...

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The Renegade Dry is an attractor pattern that has been around since the late 1920’s and works great in smaller sizes to imitate a mating ball of midges, or as a searching pattern in the larger sizes. When tying this fly keep in mind that the body is split up into 3 main sections; Two sections of hackle and one of herl. I find the best way to keep track of how far you should extend the next material, is to lay touching thread wraps towards the hook eye, stopping at the same location you want to stop the material....

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The circus peanut is an excellent pattern and a great fly to have in your box. It is a very simple and is quick and easy tie. This pattern is essentially a super woolly bugger, being that its basically 2 tandem woolly buggers with legs and a dumbell eye. If you can tie a woolly bugger, than you can definitely tie this fly!   Hook: Partridge Sea Streamer – Size 2 Thread: Superfly Super Thread 3/0 – Dark Olive Tail: Fluffy Marabou – Dark Olive Body: Schlappen – Olive Body: Estaz – Olive Body: UTC Wire – Olive, Brassie Body:...

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