20 Incher Stonefly Nymph – McFly Angler Fly Tying Tutorials
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The 20 Incher stonefly is a great pattern for mimicking large stonefly nymphs. If tied smaller it can also mimic baetis as well. Its just got everything that makes trout bite. Biot tails, ribbed peacock body, and active legs that move around like crazy. Just really one of the best stonefly patterns out there in my opinion.
Hook I used: Firehole Sticks #718 in size 12
Alternative Hook: Daiichi 1270
Weight: .015 Lead Wire
Thread: Veevus 6/0 in Black
Dubbing: Natural Hares ear plus
Tail: Brown Goose Biots
Ribbing: Silver Tinsel
Abdomen: Peacock Hurl
Wing Case: Pheasant Tail
Legs: Hungarian Partridge
Cement: Solarez Ultra Thin “Bone Dry” UV Resin
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Griffin Odyssey “Cam” Review – McFly Angler Fly Tying Reviews
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The Griffin Odyssey is a great vise for the price. At just over $100, In my opinion there really isn’t a better, or easier to use vise on the market. Also at the price range, it makes a great birthday or Christmas gift. For most families, $100 is reasonable, but some of these $300-400 vises might seem a bit of a stretch. I agree, and for the beginner tier, these vises really aren’t necessary, and you won’t see much benefit to you unless your tying over 200 flies a month. And most beginners just aren’t going to be able to produce that many, or need to produce that many flies. So in reality, the versatility of this vise, and the price make it an exceptional buy for the beginner to average tier. And in reality, can be used for many many years without needing to upgrade. I think many experienced tiers would have no problem tying on this vice at all!
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6 lakes Utah – Fly Fishing Resort and Fishery – McFly Angler Episode 61
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This had to be one of the most luxurious places I have ever stayed while fishing. Of course that is not saying much since I like backwoods camping and hiking to get to my normal destinations. However, this was really truly an amazing trip, with an amazing place to stay.
6 Lakes is called that because they have 6, privately owned and stocked lakes on their property. When you stay with them, you have access to all 6 of the lakes, which each offer something different. Granted, its all trout (with the exception of one smallmouth and bluegill pond) but the lakes are all different in fishing style. One seems to do better with streamers, the other does great with dry flies, and nymphing is the name of the game throughout. Different structure underneath and different types of access to each lake makes fishing all 6 lakes a new adventure at each place. You could stay here for over a week, and fish 24/7 and still not get bored.
So the fish not only were all very nice sized fish, but they all pulled very well. Such hard fighters! Seriously I have not ever had trout pull that hard lb per lb. They all had huge heads on them also, in comparison with their bodies. Not sure what caused that. But they were beautiful fish, and spunky.
So if you want to stay at 6 lakes, the fee to rent out that place is not all that bad. I was told it was about $300 each night, and it sleeps up to 12 guys (2 bunkhouses and a few rooms in the main house). So, the cost could be very low if you get a large group. Really reasonable (if not an exceptional deal) for what they offer here. Its located in Altamont Utah, which is about 1-2 hour drive southeast from Salt Lake. If you want to check out their website for more info, here is a link. https://ift.tt/2rmmKym
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