The Fly Shop's 2021 Fly Tying Catalog

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2021 Fly Tying Catalog Everything you will need to tie the classic Adams or . . . the next great “go-to” fly pattern that will find a place in every angler’s fly box.

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Fly Tying

tools & materials

In both fly fishing and fly tying ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ F I S H I N G A M O U S E pattern in Kamchatka is

addictive. Cast one down and across, let it skate, twitch it once or twice, plant your feet, and hold your breath because what’s going to happen next is one of the most exciting experiences in our sport. Understand, first, that most of the unusually large (on average) Kamchatka rainbows spend their entire lives without seeing a lure of any kind, but they see mice all the time and will usually have one or more decomposing in their belly. So when they witness even a poorly delivered fly within range, they attack.They’ve been seeing and eating these critters all their lives and know its not going to fly away. These trout will strike again and again and again in an effort to drag the rodent imitation below the surface and drown it before devouring it...like an alligator. The guy on the other end usually pulls the fly away from the fish the first dozen times it happens, and is left breathless. Anglers should really have an EKG before they try mousing in Kamchatka. The first season we couldn’t figure it out, and thought the fish were simply short-striking. When we realized the reason (imagine the damage a live mouse with claws and teeth could do after it was swallowed and before it suffocated) we shortened the tails of the mouse flies we were using and the catch rate sky-rocketed. The first of the mouse flies we found to be ultraeffective in Kamchatka was the Morrish Mouse. It was deadly in every sense of the word. It floated high and skated like a dream. Great action, and the fish literally inhaled them. But the original, down hook version ended up in the gills of those big, slow-growing, rainbows at an alarming rate. Realizing the problem, our team substituted Jeff Hickman’s equally effective, and far less lethal, Mr. Hankey, a fly featuring a trailer hook that rides hook point up and snags those bigass fish in the upper lip instead of their vulnerable gills.

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A call to Ken Morrish over the winter resulted in the Morrish Mouse Version 2.0, with an up-turned trailing hook. Problem solved at the bench, and we ended up with not one, but two sensational, mortalitysensitive flies in our quiver.

More recently, European anglers in the competitive fly fishing arena were faced with rules that forbid split shot, indicators, and sinking lines. Indicator tippets were developed, rings were added, new leaders were designed, and high-sticking nymph techniques were refined. But, the most significant solutions to the dilemma came from the fly tier’s bench with a new generation of nymphs tied on different hooks, using different materials, tungsten beads and ingenious nymph-shaped lead bodies. These new flies (and techniques) have been proven in both the field and in competition to catch more fish! Lance Egan, a professional fly tier, explained, “The sharing of ideas, technology, flies, hooks, rigging and other know-how that stems from competition fly fishing might change the game and stack the deck in our favor as anglers...Heaven knows we could use all the help we can get while trying to fool a fish with a brain that is smaller than a pea.”

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What’s

for 2021

T H I S Y E A R W E ’ V E A D D E D some great new tools, materials and hooks to

our inventory. We've heard you asking for the materials to tie the recently developed Euro-style anchor flies, and we’ve delivered with the latest specialized jig hooks, scissors, beads, and other innovative stuff!! Look for this symbol throughout our catalog to direct your attention to what’s new.

The Fly Shop’s staff of expert fly tyers is the answer to your fly tying questions. T H I S I S O U R 6 T H C ATA L O G

dedicated exclusively to fly tying tools, materials, and techniques. We’ve solicited articles from our talented staff and friends in the world of fly tying that we hope will make our “magalog” entertaining, informative, and demonstrate that The Fly Shop ® is more than just a source of materials. In an era when many fly fishing shops are closing their doors and being replaced by online-only companies and orders are being fulfilled by folks that don’t know what they’re talking about, The Fly Shop® is doubling down on our four-plus decades of commitment to personalized service. We’re continuing to do everything we can to prove that we deserve your business.

The Fly Shop has nearly three centuries of fly tying experience here to help you! W E ’ V E G O T A T E A M of experts here familiar with every facet of fly tying. It’s

an area where our entire staff shines and we know what we’re talking about. We’re committed to helping anyone that’s getting started, or a fellow tying expert with a question. Need some assistance selecting just the right cape? Want to make sure the feathers or hooks you’re getting are just what you need? Just ask.

Mike Mercer - began tying in 1972, since the age of 12 – 49 years Zack Thurman - began tying in 1996, since the age of 11 – 25 years Eric Fields - began tying in 1996, since the age of 20 – 25 years Mike Michalak - began tying in 1971, since the age of 22 – 50 years John Dietz - began tying in 1978, since the age of 14 – 43 years Justin Miller - began tying in 2001, since the age of 21 – 12 years Eric Ersch - began tying in 1972, since the age of 14 – 49 years Sandy Watts - began tying in 1975, since the age of 33 – 46 years Erik Argotti - began tying in 1995, since the age of 19 – 26 years

on all orders over $100 Savan River Mousing photo cour tesy of Alex Knüll Cover photo Mike Mercer at the benc h, cour tesy of Katie Falkenberg

Any order over $500 ships UPS 2nd Day Air No sales tax on orders shipped out of California phone 800-669-3474

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The Fly Shop’s Fly Tying Hooks “It's no secret that The Fly Shop® hooks are the best budget-priced hooks in the sport. You can’t find a hook of the same quality at a lower price. The Fly Shop® hooks are very strong, super sharp, and are available in all the favorite models and sizes.” They’re the same hooks used by several famous fly tying companies for their top-of-the line flies.

All models below excluding our unique, “specialty hooks” cost just $3.00 per 25 pack or $11.00 per 100 pack Super strong, super sharp, super durable, and at a super price!

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The Fly Shop® hooks are brought to you by professionals who recognize quality. These are the best hooks for the money in the fly fishing world! s

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These hooks are a fraction of the price of comparable quality hooks. s

Not just another hook!

Our hooks are manufactured just for The Fly Shop® and not currently available in other retail locations. Some of our models can’t be found anywhere else at any price. s

Save by buying in bulk!

Our hundred-pack price represents a huge discount above an already great price and our thousand price is off the chart inexpensive. s

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Purchase $100 or more, and receive free shipping.

Our Guarantee... You don’t like our hooks send back what isn’t used within 30 days of purchase for a full credit.

TFS 100 Sizes 10-18 1x fine, down eye, bronze, forged, 1x wide gape The standard dry fly hook.

TFS 5263 Sizes 2-14 2x heavy, 3x long, down eye, fine hook for stonefly nymphs and Chernobyls.

TFS 2500 Sizes 6-18 2x wide, 2x short, 2x heavy straight eye. Eggs, scuds, shrimp, mayflies, caddis.

TFS 921 Sizes 12-18 1x fine, 2x short, down eye, forged, bronze, wide gape, short shank dry fly hook.

TFS 200R Sizes 4-18 3x long, 1x heavy, curved, ring eye. Ideal for nymphs, leeches, hex, wooly buggers.

TFS 105 Sizes 4-10 5x short, 2x strong, forged, ring eye. Ideal for Glo Bugs and egg patterns.

TFS 5212 Sizes 6-14 2x long, 1x fine. A perfect hook for terrestrials and long shanked dry flies.

TFS 2302 Sizes 6-18 2x long, slight hump shank, down eye. Perfect for many caddis and terrestrials.

TFS 7423 Sizes 2-8 3x strong, tin, down-turned eye, steelhead, salmon, The #1 shad hook!

TFS 2312 Sizes 6-18 1x fine, 2x long, straight eye, slight bend, bronze, forged. Excellent Stimulator and long shank dry hook.

TFS 2305 Sizes, 2/0, 2-18, 2x heavy, 1x long, curved shank, super versatile from midges to steelhead flies.

TFS 3769 Sizes 6-18 2x heavy, down eye, sproat bend, that is very good for nymphs.

TFS 9395 Sizes 2-10 4x long, 3x heavy, ring eye, extra long streamer and stonefly hook.

TFS 3761 Sizes 6 - 20 1x long, 2x heavy, sproat bend, down eye.

TFS 300 Sizes 2-8 4x long, 2x heavy, down turned eye for large, long stoneflies and streamers.

TFS 5262 Sizes 4-16 2x heavy, 2x long,down eye The standard nymph hook.

These three specialty hooks below are $3.50 per 25 pack or $12.00 per 100

TFS 2457 Sizes 6-18 2x wide, 2x short, 2x heavy caddis pupa, scud, shrimp.

TFS 7258 Sizes 3/0, 2/0,1/0, 2, 4, 6 Xtra strong, stainless, ring eye, bonefish and tarpon. TFS 5444 Sizes 3/0, 2/0,1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6 A top quality jig hook at a super reasonable price. TFS 8774 Sizes 2/0-10 3x heavy, up eye, limerick bend, traditional black finished Atlantic salmon and steelhead hook.

General Prctitioner

#948F Size 2 Tied on TFS 8774

Great hooks at a great price... In an effort to familiarize American fly tiers with The Fly Shop’s fly tying hooks we are keeping our reduced prices for 2021. s These are super-strong, super-sharp, chemically sharpened, super-durable hooks, and now they’re available at a super price.What was already a great hook at a great price is now even easier on the fly tier’s wallet. s Today’s tiers are no longer satisfied with the mass produced, machine-sharpened hooks that were often inconsistent in tensile strength and durability. Modern hooks tie better flies, and serious fly tiers now won’t accept anything less than top quality, chemically-sharpened hooks, even though they cost more. The Fly Shop’s move to a more modestly priced, quality tying hook is a welcome reversal for most tiers. s A few years ago, some of the most popular fly tying hooks on the market were hard to find, and increasingly expensive, forcing us to explore the world market for suitable alternatives. What we found is the company that makes the vast majority of the best commercial grade hooks sold in America today. That was the good news.

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s The bad news – in order to get a great price we had to order millions of hooks and hundreds of thousands of each size of each model. The massive investment in inventory has translated into great savings for us and for our clients. And it’s a pretty good bet that we’ll never run out. s Several of our specialty fly hook models are different than other models found anywhere else at any price. s Our model 7423 replaced the discontinued Eagle Claw 1197N nickel hooks and is the best nickel-plated hook ’you’ll find for tying shad, steelhead and salmon flies. s The TFS 2305 is a totally innovative, strong, uniquely curved shank hook that is ideal for creating realistic subsurface patterns. s Our 5444 jig hook is in a class by itself. s The heavy wired, short shank TFS 2500 is, perhaps, the most popular hook in America for scuds, shrimp, and short-shank patterns.

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Umpqua Feather Merchants’ Tiemco Hooks – the standard of comparison for more than three decades The most stringent quality control and use of the highest quality Japanese steel and have firmly established Tiemco’s unparalleled reputation in the fly tying hook industry!

Tiemco Specialty Dry Fly Hooks TMC 100 Sizes 8-26 25/$7.95 Down eye, 1x fine, Wide Gape, Forged The most popular dry fly hook made TMC 100BL Sizes 12-22 25/7.95 Barbless version of the TMC100 25/8.45 TMC 102Y Sizes 11-19 100/28.50 1x fine, wide gape. Sharp, strong, and swell for most dries

Tiemco Nymph & Heavy Dry Fly Hooks Sizes 8-18 25/$7.95 TMC9300 Nymphs, dries, wide gap, 1x heavy TMC 2457

Sizes 6, 8 25/9.85 Sizes 10-18 25/9.25 2x heavy, short. Caddis Pupa & shrimp

TMC2487BL Sizes 10-18 25/8.10 Down eye, fine, 2x wide, 2x short Barbless, Caddis Pupa, emergers, shrimp Sizes 6, 8 25/9.85 Sizes 10-16 25/9.25 2x long, slightly humped shank. Caddis, hoppers, stoneflies, terrestrials TMC 2302

TMC 3769 Sizes 6-1825/8.05 Sproat bend, down eye, 2x heavy

Tiemco Streamer, Hopper, & Salmonfly Hooks TMC 206BL 25/$9.25 Sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 Curved, fine wire, 2x short , barbless Perfect for emergers and caddis larvae

TMC 900BL Sizes 12 to 16 25/8.45 Down-eye, 1x fine, 1x wide, barbless

TMC 5262 Sizes 4, 6 25/10.45 Sizes 8-18 25/9.25 2X long, 2X heavy, Down eye, Streamer

Sizes 6, 8 25/$8.65 Sizes 10-20 25/8.00 Sproat bend, 2x heavy, 1x long, bronze

TMC 5263 Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 25/10.45 Sizes 10, 12, 14 25/9.25 3X long, 2X heavy, Down eye, Streamer.

TMC 3761

TMC 2488H Sizes 12-22 25/9.55 2x short, 3x wide, curved, 2x heavy wire

TMC7999 Sizes 2/0, 1/0 25/$21.35 Size 2 25/20.00 Sizes: 4, 6, 8 25/18.80 Up-turned, loop eye, forged, X-heavy

TMC 2499SPBLB Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 25/13.25 Black nickel version of TMC 2499SPBL Sizes 4-22 25/9.25 TMC 200R Straight eye, standard wire, 3x long Caddis, hoppers, stoneflies, terrestrials

6-9/9.00 TMC 784 Sizes 2/0-4 1-12/9.85 Sizes 6, 8, 10 Stinger, forged, black nickel finish with a straight eye (ideal tube fly hook)

Umpqua Competition and Competition Jig Hooks XC Competition hooks feature high carbon steel and large gape, black nickel finish, barbless, extra long needle points

Tiemco and Umpqua Stinger, Popper, Bass Hooks Fresh and saltwater standard bass & popper hooks

25/24.50 TMC811S Sizes 3/0-8 Straight eye, X-strong, forged, stainless

Tiemco Steelhead, Salmon, & Tube Fly Hooks

TMC 2499SPBL Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 25/13.25 Barbless, SP version of the TMC 2488H

These durable, forged hooks feature extremely corrosion resistant BN (black nickel) or Stainless Steel finishes

UFM XS420 BN5X 11.99 Sizes 1/0 package of 15 Sizes 1-10 package of 20 Straight eye, standard length, extra strong, needle point, BN5X finish

TMC777SP Sizes 6, 8 ,10 25/27.70 Straight eye, 2x heavy, 3X long, forged

TMC 2488 Sizes 10-26 25/8.70 2x short, 3x wide, curved, fine wire

Tiemco and Umpqua Saltwater & Stainless Hooks TMC 600SP Salt Water $25.00 Sizes: 1 or 2 package of 14 Size: 1/0 package of 12 Size: 2/0 package of 10 Size: 3/0 package of 9 Size: 4/0 package of 8 3x heavy, 2x short, 3x wide, Super Point Standard bonefish, permit, tarpon hook

25/$11.70 TMC 9395 Sizes 2, 4 Sizes 6-10 25/10.60 Straight eye, 3x heavy, 4x long, forged

UFM XC908BL-BN $7.99 Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 package of 25

25/$12.70 TMC8089 Sizes 2, 6 Standard bass hook Size 10 25/10.50

UFM XC400BL-BN 7.99 Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 package of 25

6-9/9.00 TMC 785 Sizes 2/0-4 11-12/9.85 Sizes 6-10 Up-eye,stinger, forged, black nickel. Excellent trailer hook!

UFM U502 Sizes 2/0-1/0 25/10.10 25/6.90 Sizes 1-4 Straight eye, black nickel, bass stinger.

UFM XC230BL-BN 7.99 Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, package of 25 UFM XC450BL-BN 7.99 Sizes 4/0-3/0 package of 10

Umpqua Standard Jig Hooks

25/9.10 UFM U504 Sizes 2 Sizes 4-10 50/11.50 Popper hook, 2x long, kink shank.

UFM XFS506H $10.99 Sizes 4/0-3/0 package of 10 Sizes 2/0 package of 12 Sizes 1/0 package of 15 Sizes 1-6 package of 20 Micro-barb, black nickel, super-strong

UFM U505 Sizes 3/0-1/0 25/11.50 2x long, kink shank, stainless steel

Firehole Sticks from Firehole Outdoors in Montana. Firehole Sticks have some truly unique hook styles that aren’t available from other manufacturers, including the hook that origi-

nally caught our attention, the 516 with a size #18 and #20 jig hook! The upturned hook point extends the retention point and improves hookups. Firehole sticks are all barbless, and sport a very nice, stealthy black nickel finish. Firehole sticks come in packs of 36, that’s 11 more than you’d get from most manufacturers and the price on these hooks is unbelievable at $7.25 per pack! Firehole 315 Sizes 12-18 36/$7.25 Standard length, 2x gape, straight eye, heavy wire

Firehole 516 Sizes 16-20 36/$7.25 Heavy style jig hook, 60 degree bend, 1x wide gape, standard shank length

Firehole 718 Sizes 6-18 36/$7.25 3x long, 2x gape, straight eye, medium-heavy wire

Firehole 317 Sizes 12-18 36/7.25 Standard length, 1x gape, straight eye, medium wire

Firehole 633 Sizes 10-18 36/7.25 1x long, 2x wide gape, down eye, extra heavy wire

Firehole 839 Sizes 2-12 36/7.25 3x long, 2x wide, gape, down eye, extra heavy wire

Firehole 419 Sizes 12-20 36/7.25 2x wide gape, down eye, light wire

Firehole 637 Sizes 8-16 36/7.25 1x short, down eye, extra heavy wire

Jigged Holo Point

#852F Size 16 Tied on your favorite jig hook

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Gamakatsu Specialty Hooks Made from the highest quality steel, these are some of the strongest and sharpest specialty hooks we’ve used and have been proven on all sorts of species across the globe. We offer a fine selection of their speciality models, yet can special order any model we don’t have. 25/$7.25

Gamakatsu Red Octopus Sizes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 25/$14.95

Gamakatsu Dropshot Hook Sizes 1/0,1, 2, 4 25/18.95

Gamakatsu Black Octopus Sizes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 25/14.95

Gamakatsu C-12 BM Sizes 26-30

Gamakatsu L11S-3H Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Gamakatsu C-12B Red Sizes 12-20

25/7.25

Gamakatsu SC-15 & SC-152H SC-152H Sizes 3/0, 4/0, 5/0 7/7.95 SC-15 Sizes 1/0, 2/0 10/5.95 12/5.95 Sizes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8

Gamakatsu C-12U Sizes 6-16

20/8.95

25/7.95

Gamakatsu C-14S Glo Bug Hook Sizes 2 - 8 super sharp 25/7.95 7x short, 2x strong. 100/24.95

Daiichi Hook Model Specialty Hooks

Gamakatsu B10S Sizes 1/0, 2/0 25/$9.95 Sizes 1, 2, 4, 6 25/7.95 Ideal for bass, pike, striper, poppers etc. Gamakatsu SL11S-3H Sizes 1/0, 2, 4, 6, 8 12/7.95 100/50.95 Bonefish and permit Gamakatsu SC-17 Sizes 1/0, 2/0, 3/0 Tarpon and saltwater hook.

10/8.95

Gamakatsu SL12S pkg/7.50 Size 2 per pkg. 12 Size 1/0 per pkg. of 12, Size 2/0 per pkg. of 10 Size 4/0 per pkg. of 7 Size 6/0 per pkg of 6

Daiichi specialty hooks are some of the finest hooks on the planet, giving tiers great innovative specialty hook options. Very strong and sharp, these are hooks that not only look great in the vise but also fish great on the water. Daiichi 1130 Sizes 10-24 Caddis pupa & emerger hook. Forged, 1x short, 1x fine

Daiichi 1110 Sizes 12-26 1x fine dry fly hook, straight eye, wide gape, bronze, forged.

25/6.00

Daiichi 1140 Sizes 20-22 25/6.75 Emergers & caddis pupa hook. 1x short, reversed, bronze, fine wire, up eye.

Daiichi Steelhead Irons Black Sizes 3, 5, 7, 9 Silver Sizes 3, 5, 7, 9

Daiichi 2151 Sizes 1-10 10/6.25 Salmon,steelhead, and large nymph hook, Curved shank, tapered-loop eye, forged.

Daiichi 1150 Sizes 8-18 25/5.95 Caddis pupa & shrimp hook. 100/19.95 1x heavy, up eye, forged, reversed.

Daiichi X472 Sizes 2/0, 1/0, 2, 4 10/9.95 Saltwater popper hook. 3x long, forged, X-point, O’Shaugnessey bend, straight eye.

Daiichi 1550 Sizes 8-18 25/5.95 Dry or nymph, down eye, wide gape.

Alec Jackson Spey Hooks Black Sizes 3/0, 1.5, 3, 5, 7 10/10.95 Silver Sizes 3/0, 1.5, 3, 5, 7 Gold Sizes 3/0, 1.5, 3, 5, 7 10/13.25

Daiichi 1273 Sizes 8-22 25/7.00 York bend, 3x long, forged, red finish. Daiichi 1760 Sizes 4-18 25/6.95 2x heavy, 2x-long, curved shank, 100/20.95 forged round bend, down-eye. Daiichi 2546 Sizes 1, 2, 4, 6 Forged, stainless, needle point.

20/7.95

25/$5.95 100/17.95

25/5.95 Daiichi 1520 Sizes 6-10 100/19.95 Super-strong nymph hook. 3x short, 2x heavy, down turned eye.

Daiichi 2720 Sizes 3/0, 1/0, 2 15/6.95 1x fine, wide gape, straight eye. Daiichi 2141 Sizes 1, 2, 4, 6 Limerick bend, 1x heavy, forged.

10/5.75

Daiichi 1730 Sizes 4-14 25/6.95 Bent shank stonefly, nymph, crabs.

Daiichi 2571 Sizes 2, 4, 6 25/7.75 3x short shank, 2x heavy hook 100/24.95 with slight down eye, forged, black.

Daiichi 2451 100/20.95 Sizes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 Forged, strong, straight eye, Irish bend.

Daiichi X510 Sizes 4-10 25/8.50 100/28.95 Glo Bug (egg) hook. 3x short, 3x heavy, straight eye, forged.

Ahrex Hooks Owner Hooks

These super-strong, ultra-sharp saltwater, big game and steelhead hooks are the first choice of many guides, outfitters and sophisticated fly tiers.The AKI hooks are indispensible for a solid hook up with Tarpon, Peacock Bass and Dorado.

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Daiichi 1870 Sizes 4-14 25/$7.95 3x long, 2x heavy, York bend, up-eye, swimming nymphs, larvae patterns.

25/$5.95 Daiichi 1310 Sizes 8-22 Standard dry fly hook, down eye, 100/19.95 1x short, 2x wide, forged, 1x fine.

Made without compromise, designed by Scandinavian fly-fishermen for fishing all over the world. Ahrex hooks uses innovative technology and the best materials available for each specific hook. Ahrex HR430 Sizes 2, 4 12/$7.95 Straight eye tube trailer hook, black nickel finish, short shank, wide gape, chemically sharpened.

Owner AKI Sizes 1/0, 2/0 Tarpon Pkg. of 34/$27.95 Sizes 3/0, 4/0 Tarpon Pkg. of 28/27.95 Sizes 5/0, 6/0 Tarpon Pkg. of 22/27.95

Ahrex HR482 Sizes 2 ,4 12/$7.95 Up-turned eye trailer/stinger black nickel finish, wide gape, chemically sharpened.

Owner SSW Black Sizes 1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 Pkg. of 8/5.95 Red Sizes 1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 Ideal trailer hooks for trout and steelhead flies.

Ahrex HR440 Sizes 4 ,6 5/$8.95 Straight eye double trailer hook, black nickel finish, short shank, wide gape, chemically sharpened.

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Daiichi Klinkhammer #1160 Sizes 8-20 Black nickel 25/6.00 1167 Sizes 8-20, Bronze Curved shank, wide gap, slightly heavy wire, straight eye, bronze or black nickel.

Daiichi barbless Czech-Style hooks

A heavy wire, curved hook popular with the competition crowd for Czech-style nymphing.The non-reflective and anodized matte finish adds stealth and camoflage. Daiichi 1920 Czech Series Hooks #1920 Sizes 6-16 Bronze 10/$7.00 1924 Sizes 6-16 Green 1925 Sizes 6-16 Brown 1928 Sizes 6-16 Gray 1929 Sizes 6-16 Black Scuds, Czech nymphs, Caddis pupa

Balanced Flies

incorporate a tungsten bead fixed to a beading pin tied on top of the hook shank and extending beyond the bend of a jig hook. When tied properly, “balanced” flies ride horizontally in the water column, moving up-and-down in a lifelike fashion. At the same time, they allow the jig hook to ride point up, reducing snagging on the bottom, increasing the hooking ability of the fly, and reducing mortality. “Balanced” patterns are very popular with Czech-style nymph fishermen and sophisticated stillwater anglers.

Balanced Leech Pins #20541 Small hook sizes 12 to 16 Package of 25 $2.95 20371 Large hook sizes 8 to 10 Package of 25


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Intruder flies are more of a style than a specific pattern. They’re super-popular in the Pacific Northwest for both salmon and steelhead. Intruder flies are most often tied on a waddington shank rigged with an Owner SSW trailer hook either looped to braided wire (which allows one to easily and always be fishing with a sharp hook) or Intruder Wire (below) which keeps the hook permanently riding in an up-eye or down-eye position. Shanks for extended body, Intruder & articulated flies

Waddington, Trout, and Articulated Fish Skull Shanks are used as a simple substitute for having to cut actual hooks. The Articulated Fish Spines connected together allows one to tie any size of any articulated streamer imaginable. Shanks are an important part to many aspects of fly-tying, ranging from Intruder patterns or the increasingly popular articulated patterns like the Game Changer. These make it simple, quick, and easy.

Fish Skull Shanks An easy way to create articulated intruder-style flies, 3˝ or longer. These marry well with any straight eye hook. Stainless steel, re-usable, fits all Skulls and Helmets. #13016 13017 13018 17386

. . .Size 20mm . . . .10-12 hook range

. . .Size 35mm . . . . .6-8 hook range . . .Size 55mm . . . .2-4 hook range . . . . . . . . . . Package of 20 $5.50

Articulated Spines 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm Package of 20 9.95

Trout Shanks Standard Wire, Straight Eye, Bronze. Smaller sized shanks that are appropriately used for smaller Steelhead patterns and trout streamers, and more cost effective than cutting a nymph or streamer hook. #18359 . . .Size 20mm . . . . .10-12 hook range 18360 . . .Size 50mm . . . .2-6 hook range . . . . . . . . . .Package of 25 $7.45

Waddington Shanks Stainless, Heavy Wire, Double Shank. Perfectly used as a substitute for having to cut actual hooks when tying larger Steelhead and Salmon Intruder style patterns. Saving both time and money. #18358 18357 18356 18355 18354

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.12-14 hook range .8-10 hook range .6-8 hook range .4-6 hook range .2-4 hook range . . . . . . . . .Package of 25 $10.30

Senyo’s Intruder Wire Colored Intruder wire holds stiff and keeps the trailer hooks in either up or down eye position. When doubled over, Intruder wire tests at 50 lbs. Best used on size 6 hooks or larger in 8 colors. #15348 . . . . . .Black 15350 . . . . . .Chart 15352 . . . . . . .Pink 15354 . . . . . . .Red

Intruder Wire Intruder Wire Intruder Wire Intruder Wire

FishPond’s Tailwater Fly Tying Kit Bag Made from 420 denier rip-stop nylon and 1680 ballistic nylon fabric, it is rugged for durability, and soft-sided for expandability, it’s the solution for storage at home and travel with tying tools and materials. Fiashpond’s Tailwater Fly Tying Kit Bag is the best way we know of, to take your fly tying stuff on a fishing trip. • • • • • • •

Exterior, zippered padded pockets Four large, removable, see-through zippered mesh material pockets Large 9˝ x 15˝ padded pocket for vise heads and delicate materials Pedestal insert with velcro tie-downs 20 spool inserts Tool page with 14 hypalon backed tool slots 2˝ x 15˝ pouch for UV lights, brushes and resins #28254 Aspen Green 16˝ x 10˝ x 8˝ $189.95

#15349 . . . . . . . .Blue Intruder Wire 15351 . . . . .Orange Intruder Wire 15353 . . . . . .Purple Intruder Wire 15355 . . . . . . .Gray Intruder Wire 4 yard spool $5.95

Loon Bench Rings These stainless steel,rubber-coated, wire rings screw together and are a handy way for tyers to organize zip-lok packaged materials, hooks, beads, or any other material by style/size/type/color using the same bags in their original packaging. #28548 12˝, 16˝, 26˝ Package of three assorted $8.00

Umpqua Hook & Bead Box The curved bottoms on 21 easy-to-organize compartments can be defined by the erasable hook map in the lid. This box will help you to retrieve even the smallest hooks. Tight-fitting lids for even the tiniest beads and eyes, too. #4505 10.75 ˝ x 7.25 ˝ x 1.75 ˝ $13.99

Oasis Fly Factory Bench

Pro Model Hook Boxes The curved compartment bottoms on models and tight-fitting lids, allows easy storage, access, and retrieval of even the smallest hooks, beads and eyes. #9518   Pro 10 compartment box, 10 ˝ x 2 ˝ $6.95 9517 Pro 20 compartment box 9.75 ˝ x 4.5 ˝    8.95

Compact, portable, reasonably priced, and well made. This bench organizes all your essential tools. Fits easily on a desk or kitchen table and is portable enough for travel or to put out of sight. Black sectioned tray has assorted sizes to keep all your materials organized for quick and easy access for efficient tying. • Surprisingly portable and easy to carry • Easy to attach a C-Clamp #5962 17.5˝ x 16˝ x 5˝ $139.95

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Caddisflies – The story of how one fly tyer ended up

Getting to the Bottom of Things

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“Why does a Frenchman kiss a lady’s hand? He has to start somewhere. And in either seduction or fly fishing it’s silly to proceed without a plan.”

-Gary LaFontaine

T H I S O L D F A R T (who was probably younger then

than I am now) with bib overalls walked into the first location of The Fly Shop® in 1978 and reached toward me with his fist clenched so tightly that his knuckles were white. He looked more excited than mad, and there was a definite sense of urgency as he opened his palm, dropped a beat-up Hare’s Ear onto the glass-topped counter and asked if we could tie him a couple of flies just like the one he’d brought. The head was unravelling and it had about eight inches of Danville thread dangling from the eye. So, I pointed to the display right behind him, suggesting we had a much better tied version of that fly there. I didn’t mention, but thought about telling him the nymphs we sold for ninety cents in 1979 were worth every penny, and our flies didn’t fall apart like his. Instead I kept my lip buttoned tight and listened to to the story he obviously wanted to spit out. The codger explained he’d been wet wading in the upper Sacramento River that same spring morning and had “kicked ass”, landing a bunch of big rainbows anyone would be proud to tell friends about. He’d stopped at ten fish, but was worried that he had exceeded the ten pound limit. He went on to tell me the day started out slow, but got better after a couple of fish chewed up his fly. To salvage what was left, he put several half hitches into the fast diminishing head, kept on casting, and “just kept landing one big ‘bow after another.” He said he didn’t want one of our flies, but rather one exactly like the piece of junk he’d brought in. “With the 8-inches of thread hanging off it!” When I explained we’d be glad to tie a dozen, he reluctantly agreed to take a dozen, if he could have them that day and be back on the water with his new arsenal the next morning. I turned and asked Mike Mercer, our in-house, minimum-wage, commercial tier (who had little else to do in those days) to get busy. Less that an hour later, with $8.95 plus tax (our dozen price for nymphs in those days) in the cash register, the man left and I never saw him again. But that’s not the end of the story. Three years later Mike Mercer came walking into my office and directed my attention to a post-it marked page in Gary La Fontaine’s definitive tome, Caddisflies and explained, “There’s a Caddis that spins a harness that keeps it attached to the river bottom. When flows change those webs break and whole bunches of them go drifting downstream until they’re able to re-attach themselves in slower current. That’s why that old man was doing so well!” To be honest, I didn’t know anybody else besides Mercer who had ever read the incredibly detailed, inch-thick book Caddisflies cover-to-cover. But ninety-five percent of the aquatic biomass of our Lower Sacramento is estimated to be Caddis and if some fly tier was going to study up on the critters it’d be Mike. And if somebody was going to write a book about, it’d be Gary.

Gary Lafontaine was a fly fishing story all by himself. He grew up in Connecticut, started fly fishing at nine, published his first angling article at fifteen, and chose to go to University of Montana for its extra-curricular, outdoor attractions. He actually arranged his class schedule around the hatches on the Clark Fork. What a guy. He and his wife, Ardyce, lived briefly in Connecticut after finishing their education, until the lure of Montana became irresistible. They headed to Deer Lodge, where he paid the bills working as a guard at Montana’s State Prison before settling permanently in Warm Springs and a position in the State Hospital’s Children’s Ward – a job far better suited tohis gentle personality and graduate degree in Behavior Psychology. Gary died in 2002 from ALS, but not before becoming an Award-winning writer, a fly fishing innovator, renowned entomologist and ardent environmentalist. Along the way, Gary authored hundreds of articles in outdoor magazines, narrated countless videos, ran a publishing house, and even wrote a cult quarterly fly fishing newsletter. The year before his death, Gary received the Roderick Haig-Brown Award from the Federation of Fly Fishers for lifetime contributions to angling literature, joining such noteworthy authors as Thomas McGuane, John Gierach, and Nick Lyons. In fact, “It seemed that fly fishing organizations nearly ran out of awards for Gary LaFontaine.” As important as what he did, and what he wrote, was how he did things. He penned Caddisflies in only seventeen months, but took more than ten years to do the research, combining science, with entomology, hard work and spending months of his life dressed in a wetsuit with a SCUBA tank strapped to his back in ice-cold Rocky Mountain streams and stillwater.’’ Who else does that? He didn’t choose his friends based on anything other than character, and those that weren’t his best friends all wanted to be. It was only coincidental that most of his buddies included just about everybody in the imaginary Who’s Who of fly fishing and all of them would say the same thing about him – He was fun to fish with. Gary was once asked what advice he’d give anyone who wanted to get into the fly fishing business. He replied, “Tell them to take up golf instead.” That was typical of the low-key humor he brought to the stream, his writing, and everything else he did. In a more serious moment during that interview with Craig Oberbg toward the end of his life, he said, “Fly fishing has given me a good life. I’m sure grateful that I lived my life and didn't wait fifty years to retire. I didn't go out every day and work at a factory job that I hated, and then all of a sudden get ALS and regret living the life I led. I led the life that I wanted to lead. I've developed a philosophy of life through fly fishing, and that philosophy has sustained me.” – Mike Michalak

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Renzetti Traveler 2000 Series Vise

A staff favorite and the most popular fly tying vise The Fly Shop® has ever had! was introduced in 1988, and immediately raised the bar for true rotary vises. At that point it became the most popular vise we have here at The Fly Shop®, and has remained the favorite of our clientele for more than 30 years.While it’s overall design hasn’t changed much in 30 years, the few changes that have been made are more than just aesthetics.

T H E R E N Z E T T I T R AV E L E R

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A bobbin cradle is included Black oxide finished cam jaws Rotary tension screw Stable 5˝x5˝ pedestal base Holds hooks from #28 to 4/0

This vise is an absolute classic, and it is unquestionably the most popular true rotary vise in the world. In part that popularity is due to the versatility of the Traveller. It’s a great vise for everything from the tiniest spring creek patterns to large saltwater or jungle streamers. #25024 Pedestal $189.95

Stonfo Transformer Vise

The Stonfo Transformer is beautifully machined, loaded with features and designed with durability as part of the package. This innovative vise should provide a lifetime of enjoyment for any fly tier. THERE ISN’T VERY MUCH

this new vise doesn’t have to help improve the quality of your flies and make the fly tying experience faster and more pleasurable! The Stonfo Transformer Vise comes loaded with all the features any fly tier would want, as well as an array of optional accessories. The 3 sets of jaws are terrific, and the set of tube fly jaws (and accessories) is considered by the European crowd of fly tiers (where tube flies are the rule, not the exception) to be the best one made.

Stonfo is the fly tying division of a highly respected fishing tackle company based in Florence, Italy. Their tying products are incredibly popular in European fly tying circles. The company produces nothing but top quality fly tying tools and is responsible for some innovative new fly fishing and fly tying products that are only now being introduced in the United States.

WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

Stonfo Transformer Vise • • • • • • • •

All three sets of jaws included Reversible for left hand tying Rounded bobbin rest Parachute plier Adjustable material clip Pivot thread cradle Allen keys Instruction manual #21125 Stonfo Transformer Vise $495

Stonfo Vise Magnifier This magnifier will fit any vise with a standard 3⁄8˝ vise stem, and also attaches directly to the base of the Transformer Vise. #21448 Stonfo Magnifier $59.95

Stonfo Vise Bobbin Rest Not pictured #21449 Bobbin Rest $34.95

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High quality in-line 360° rotary action The adjustable rotary tension feature not only speeds up the tying process but, when used properly, will help insure that ribbing of materials and palmering of hackle is spaced evenly and precisely on both dry flies and streamers. The stainless steel shaft on the Transformer Vise rotates on several precision ball bearings, and the shank of the hook will rotate on its axis thanks to the adjustable shaft. s Ultra-functional pedestal base The padded, solid pedestal base provides stability when the vise is in use.The integrated tool rack offers a place for storing the extra jaws and a convenient spot for bobbins and other tools and storage slots for hooks and beads. s Ultra-adjustable base The Transformer Vise features a very high collar on the vise stem which allows it to be adjusted much higher than many other models. The angle of both the jaws can be adjusted to compensate for any length or shape of hook. s Three useful jaws Three vises in one with just a simple click. The Transformer has a fast coupling device on the head and attachments which convert it to an in-line vise, tube-fly vise or streamer vise. s Stonfo dry fly nymph jaws Appropriate for a wide range of hooks (sizes 8 to 24), and the“Super soft” levers on the dry fly/nymph jaws will firmly lock any hook into position without damaging the integrity of the finished fly. s The Stonfo streamer jaws Firmly grasps and holds hooks up to size 5/0 solidly in place, still incorporating the rotary feature so useful in tying large saltwater and freshwater streamers. s Versatile tube fly jaws Accommodate any size tube, locking them in position easily for flawless ease of tying tube flies. This might be the top all ‘round set-up for these kinds of flies! s


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Dyna-King Indexer Vise

Dyna-King Trekker Vise

The Peak Rotary Vise

The Indexer has the rotary features preferred by most experts for precise, symmetrical, quick dubbing and ribbing application. It’s an important feature that helps speed building of bodies, reduce production time and improve the quality of flies. The Indexer has a unique indent/detent feature enabling the vise to rotate freely or stop and stay stationary in any one of 8 positions, allowing epoxy to dry evenly.

Lighter weight than other quality vises, and more appropriate for travel or storage. The Trekker offers the same hook holding capabilities as the Indexer, and is completely machined from stainless steel and aluminum.

Incredibly efficient and easy to set up, Peak vises are built from brass, aircraft aluminum, stainless and tooled steel for a lifetime of pleasure. This model is just right for hooks from 2 to 28, and features a very stable, powder-coated base with an integrated hook pocket. An adjustable bobbin rest and pivot mount are included.The Peak pedestal base has three holes. One for the vise itself, and two additional holes to mount an accessory post that any 3⁄8˝ stem accessory can attach to. A favorite attachment is the Peak tool post caddy, which is a great way to keep the tools you need at your fingertips without having too much stuff attached to the actual vise. Optional accessory post is easily positioned in mounting hole on pedestal.

• Bobbin Rest • 360° Jaw Rotation • Super Jaws • Cam-locking head #6019 Pedestal 6037 C-Clamp $576

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Weighs less than 1⁄2 lb. without the base Ball Bearings for smooth rotation Handles hooks from size 22 to size 8/0 Includes bobbin rest #2827 Pedestal $325 6010 C-Clamp 325

#4468 Pedestal Vise 4469 Tool Post Caddy 23479 Riser 13⁄4˝ additional height 23480 Accessory Post

Regal Vise

Griffin Montana Mongoose

A very versatile, and reliable vise accommodating size 5/0 to size 24 hooks. Featuring Regal’s convenient “squeeze and open” design, making it easy to accommodate any hook size without any tedious cam screw adjustments. The Regal has stood the test of time, and remains a favorite vise by commercial and avid fly tiers.

Featuring an anodized aluminum body and tempered steel jaws, this vise will securely hold hooks ranging in size from #28 to 8/0. The ingeniously designed material clip can be adjusted forward or back depending on the size of your fly. Try using the material clip to hold a trailing hook in place, and say goodbye to the back half of your articulated fly flopping around as you rotate your vise.

• Adjusts 220 degrees up and down • 360° Jaw Rotation #5489 Regal Pedestal 5488 Regal C-Clamp 2409 Regal Clamp only

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•  Comes with a C-clamp and pedestal base.  •  Includes a padded, hard shell carrying case. •  Bobbin rest included. •  A bobbin and hackle gauge are included. #25023 $242.95

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Serrated, powerful, grooved jaws Awesome grasping force! Accommodates a full range of hooks Features a full 360° degree rotating jaw Fully machined stainless and tooled steel A terrific vise and a terrific value #6738 Pedestal $282 6737 C-Clamp 282

TFS Lager Economy Vise Most affordable premium vise made! This is the perfect vise for beginners or someone that wants the same qualities as the Regal vises, but not the price. The squeeze open design makes opening and closing the jaws very simple and easy. Will accommodate a wide range of hooks from roughly sizes 3/0 to 18. Very dependable back up vise for the experienced tier. #3388 C-Clamp $59.95

TFS Pro AA Vise A fine introductory vise – unbeatable price! One of the most popular vises made for beginning fly tiers.The jaws are tapered and adjustable enabling the use of a variety of different hook sizes and rotates 360 degrees to allow tying at different angles. #3398 C-Clamp $19.95

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Fly Tying Lights & Desk Accessories a little light on the subject, need a few things to speed up the tying process, or just want to organize and make your tying experience more enjoyable, The Fly Shop® has the answers. We’ve been taking care of fly tiers needs and wants for 43 years. In the process we’ve earned a great reputation for stocking innovative tools and materials for both entry level fly tiers and the sophisticated expert at the vice. If you need help with a material selection, want an expert to give you a hand, or you can’t find what you need in the fly tying world, give us a call today at: 800-669-3474.

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LED Fly Tying Pro Light/Magnifier

Peak Light

A very powerful LED light with an illumination angle perfect for tying flies. The 2x magnifier will make tying small flies a breeze. Both the light and the magnifier are on goose necks so they are easy to move out of the way when not in use. It can be mounted to any 3/8˝ vise stem, or if you prefer, you can use the included pedestal base or table clamp to ensure the Pro Light/Magnifier will fit comfortably at your tying bench.

This lamp runs cool and provides up to 300 lumens with minimal power usage. 20˝ flexible neck for optimal positioning with a 120° lighting angle, and will adapt to any 3/8˝ diameter vise stem. #4482 $139.95

Colorado Mag Lamp One of the most convenient tying lamps we’ve ever seen! The 21˝ flexible gooseneck connects to any 3/8˝ vise stem and accommodates a high intensity, low heat, cordless (battery operated) light which adjusts to apply light exactly where you want! #17497 $24.95

#22740 $129.95

Regal’s Vise Stem Tool Rack Renzetti Soft Foam Tool Caddy Organizes all your scissors and the tools tiers use most of the time. Keeps stuff handy and helps prevent cement tipping or spilling. #9032 8˝x 6˝ x 2.5˝ $23.95

The Regal Toolbar is designed to fit every vise on the market with a 3/8˝ inch post. Regal designed this to hold every tool that any tyer could possibly use while filling their fly box for the season. Made in the USA quality, by a family-run operation. Available in a rainbow of colors.Try one on your current vise today and stop wasting time looking for tools!

Hareline Low Profile Trash Holder Easily toss excess materials keeping your desk and tying room clean. The low profile bag stays out of the way and the magnetic release makes it convenient to empty. #23366 $18.95

#22002 $50.00

Vise Fly Rack

Loon Vise Pawn Griffin Pedestal Vise Base Add stability and versatility to most c-clamp vises! • Collar fits most 3/8˝ vise stems • Heavyweight for stability #1695 Pedestal Base $39.95

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• Solid padded base • Non-reflective finish

This magnetic, chess pawn shaped tool can be placed on any metal surface of your vise, to keep materials including trailing hooks in place as you rotate your vise. Consider this a material clip 2.0. #26906 $10.00

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This handy closed cell foam drying platform fits snugly on any vise stem and keeps all the nearly completed flies out of the way while they finish drying. Just add the flies to one of the 16 slots and keep on tying. #2031 Pkg. of 2 $3.95


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Hook Importance Advice from an experts’ fly tying bench

Firehole Magnetic Tying “Bench” This Magnetic Fly Bench is a solid addition to your fly tying workspace and will quickly become the place you’ll set those most commonly used items. This magnetic parking spot is designed to sit next to your vise, and will help keep your materials and tools organized easily visible, within reach, make your fly tying a little easier and speed things up. For easy reference, the .25inch magnetic pad is laser-etched with a high-contrast hackle gauge, dual metric/inch rulers, bead sizing chart, and a composite loop gauge. Overall length is 8˝ x 10˝, with a height of .25˝ #23242 $60.00

Wapsi’s

Deluxe Fly Tying Kit

A great way to get someone started

There’s no better way to get someone into fly tying than starting them out with a fly tying kit. We’ve searched for years for a quality tying kit; one with all the tools, everything necessary to get started, and a very reasonable price tag. This ones fills the bill.

This Deluxe Kit is a great introduction for someone that wants to get into the world of fly tying, no matter their age. Unlike other kits we’ve seen the Deluxe Tying Kit comes with quality tools and materials, that will not only tie better looking flies, but will make the learning process easier and more enjoyable. • Step by Step instructional handbook • Quality tools, materials, and hooks • A fine selection of hooks, furs, feathers, lead, thread, dubbing, and the right materials to tie 17 of the most popular fly patterns. #1967 $109.95

Umpqua Dreamstream Tool Kit One of the best ways to ensure a positive tying experience is to use good quality tools. Umpqua has taken their very popular Dreamstream line of tying tools, and put the essential ones into this nice 7 piece kit complete with a padded carrying case.Tools included are: • Bobbin • Bodkin • Whip-Finish Tool • Hackle Plier

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C H O O S I N G T H E right hook for any given pattern is no easy task.Certainly it’s always a good idea to follow the recipe, but I can say by experience that it doesn’t hurt to experiment a bit, too. When developing a new pattern it’s all about changes and improvements and it often surprises me how often my hook choice changes as the pattern develops. For me, selecting the right hook is one part function, one part aesthetics, a sprinkle of tradition (or counter-tradition) and a pretty good dose of personal preference. Utilizing new hook shapes and finishes in the final design shows a complete thought process and, in every case, produces a more effective fly pattern. As fly tiers we are inundated with a huge variety of hook styles. From straight, humped, and dramatically curved shanks, slick, black competition-style hooks with long points and graceful bends, and even entirely new bend shapes to accommodate modern foam bodies. To be honest, I feel like I’m doing myself a disservice when I don’t consider a wide range of hooks for any pattern I tie. Switching out the chassis to a non-standard skeleton cannot only change the look of the fly, but change how it sits in the water, how well it looks to the fish,and even the overall profile of the pattern. Designing and tying flies is geat fun and it’s even more fun with today’s extensive hook offerings. Think of your favorite pattern right now. Then think of changing out the hook to a completely different style.Would it gain any advantage from being tied on this new style of hook? Would a curve accentuate the silhouette? Would it open the gap of the hook a bit? What if you tied it on a short shanked hook? Or a longer shanked hook? Would it sit on the surface differently or sink more quickly? Or slower?

Considering these options as we tie both new patterns as well as stand by old favorites and implementing some of these newly designed hooks can really change a pattern and bring new life to a seasoned pattern. While standard hooks become standards for a reason, it’s great fun to experiment with new shapes and looks to your old favorites. I always try to justify in my head why I would make any change to an existing fly pattern and using new hooks doesn’t escape that sword. Often times a change in profile of the aesthetic aspect of the new hook is enough, but the gap width, shank length, and even finish are all important considerations. Check out some of the new hooks on the market and let your imagination run a little wild; you may not come up with the next Jujubaetis or Two Bit Hooker, but it will certainly breathe new life into your fly box. – Charlie Craven

About the author: Charlie Craven is a gifted fly tier with a keen eye for innovation. He’s got three well-received books under his belt, penned dozens of articles covering every aspect of fly tying. Charlie has been tying flies since he was eight, and featured in Fly Fisherman Magazine as a tier for a decade. He owns a terrific fly shop in Arvada, Colorado (Charlie’s Fly Box), and brings a unique perspective to his fly tying bench. and an out-of-the-envelope style to everything he does in life.


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There’s no substitute for the best tying tools! T I E M C O ’ S P R E M I U M S E R I E S of tying tools are designed for serious tying addicts who’ll accept nothing but the best. These are top-of-the-line, precision-machined tools unsurpassed in our sport for craftsmanship and design. Admittedly expensive, they’re worth every cent and will deliver a lifetime of flawless performance and add pleasure to the hours spent at the vise.

Cutting & Trimming Tools

Ice Tempered Thinning Scissors The best, most durable, and effective thinning or tapering scissor made. Absolutely essential for the expert. Razor sharp with adjustable finger holes. #1715    $26.95

#22008 $41.95

The best scissors we’ve found for cutting Glo Bug Yarn or McFly Foam! Excellent for cutting wire. Large blades make the one cut needed to make that perfect egg. #15628 8.5˝ long with 3˝ cutting blades $29.95

TMC’s Premium Dual Midge Micro Whip Finisher A miniaturization and modification of the utilitarian Matarelli-style whip finisher which was designed in the 1970’s. This version has revolutionized, simplified and made the precise, durable finishing of heads easy. This smaller size is ideal for tiny nymphs, midges, and micro-mayfly patterns.The ergonomic, friction-free handle also doubles as a half-hitch tool.

Dr. Slick Serrated Scissors for Glo Bugs

Dr. Slick Finishing Scissors Razor-sharp scissors with fine points that will fit in the palm of your hand. Finishing Scissors are great for trimming fur and for production tying. #6028 $12.95

Dr.Slick Arrow Scissors Well-designed, precision-point scissors with extremely sharp, accurate tips that fit in tight places. #1705 $15.00

TMC’s Premium Adjustable Double-Arm Bobbin This innovative bobbin uses four stainless wires to maintain pressure on the thread spool and ensure consistent thread tension. The length of the superdurable, friction-free ceramic thread tube is adjustable for different size and style flies and the combination of features all but eliminates thread abrasion and breakage during the tying process. #22007 $74.95

Loon Ergo Hair Scissors Loon’s largest non-tension adjustable scissors are hand-tuned by Loon’s own mad scientist. Features a half-serrated/half-razor cutting surface to manage the slickest of hair and synthetic materials.These are scary sharp, super versatile scissors. #21986    4.5˝ model $16.95

#18361 Standard 4˝ model $69.95 74.50 18362 Serrated 4˝ model

TMC’s Premium Adjustable Magnetic Bobbin This precision-made bobbin has it all, including a fully adjustable ceramic tube and a unique magnetic tensioning device with a low startup inertia which puts an end to breaking even the finest thread.The length of the super-durable, friction-free ceramic thread tube is adjustable for different size and style flies and the versatile bobbin adapts to different width thread spools, helping to make the tying process smooth and effortless. It even has a builtin keeper for the tag end of your thread to keep it from falling back through the tube during storage. #22006 $99.95

Loon Ergo Precision Tip Scissors Designed to be the ultimate utility scissor offering a razor-sharp hand-finished edge that is attached on a half all-purpose half arrow point scissor giving you the fine tips needed for small delicate nymphs and dry flies while offering a longer and stronger blade at the base to get through tougher materials. High visability coated handles accommodate any hand size and are easy to find on a cluttered desk! #28549    4˝ model $15

TMC’s Tungsten Carbide Razor Scissors These extremely sharp 4-inch scissors feature razor-edged, tungsten carbide blades that will easily cut through any material, still stay sharp, and outlast any other tying scissors made. #18363 4˝ model $94.95

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Tiemco Razor Scissors These are among the sharpest, highest quality scissors we have ever carried. These models feature perfectly sized handles, and are meant to last.Worth every cent to the serious tier.

Dr. Slick Curved Fly Tying Scissors Larger than average scissors for big hands and featuring razor-sharp, curved blades with matched points for delicate work, and stainless steel blades for durability. #1706 3.5˝ Curved $12.95

Dr. Slick Razor Scissors Umpqua DreamStream All Purpose Scissors A very sharp, smooth operating multi-purpose scissor, built with the quality you expect from Umpqua products. #25470 4˝ model $14.99

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Durable steel, hollow-ground scissor blades live up to their razor sharp name. They can be sharpened, and have an adjustable tension screw and fine, wellmatched points. #4328 4˝ model $24.95


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Dubbing Hook TMC Ceramic Fly Tying Bobbins The durable TMC flanged bobbin tube is polished to perfection, which eliminates all friction, and simplifies tying and threading. #1707 Standard $30.50 1709 Heavy Duty 34.50

The Fly Shop’s

Economy Ceramic Bobbin

Loon Fly Tying Bobbins The perfect balance of heavy-duty and comfort. An ergonomic and high-performing update to an indispensable tying tool. Powder-coated ergonomic handle rests perfectly between the thumb and fingers, while the spring steel spool holder allows for easy adjustment in tension by changing the pressure applied by the grip. #28545 Ergo Bobbin #28546 All Purpose Bobbin

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Includes a half-hitch tool built into the handle, and is great for spinning all types of fur and hard-to-use dubbing material, like Angora Goat or Seal Sub. #2989 $6.95

Y Dub Tool Ideal for forming dubbing loops and twisting evenly segmented dubbing. #1354 $4.95

A quality ceramic bobbin with a modest price tag. The full, abrasion-free ceramic tube allows maximum tension to be applied to light thread.

#6636 $20.95

Whip Finishers

Tubes are tipped with a tough, smooth, porcelain quality ceramic and provide a lifetime of butter-smooth fly tying. #5964 Ceramic Supreme $13.95 5107 Ceramic Saltwater

Ergonomically designed to help create a clean, professionally finished head. Swivel tube rotates smoothly. The large model reaches over large hackle and wings.

Dr. Slick Bodkin/Half Hitch Tool #23367

#15381 $29.95

Umpqua DreamStream Bobbin A redesign of everyone’s favorite bobbin. The smooth steel tube will reduce thread breakage. #25466 $13.99

#3036 $10

Dr. Slick Bamboo Whip Finisher

#25474 $8.99

Rainy’s Hopper Leg Tool Easy-to-use for making jointed hopper and stonefly legs. $15

Loon Ergo Comb

These hackle pliers have very strong gripping power, thanks to rubber and textured brass jaws. Your feather will break before these hackle pliers slip. #25469 $5.99

#25027 $15

A great tool to tease out dubbing to create a ‘buggier’ look to your finished fly. A bump on the handle keeps the tool from rolling off your bench. #25468 $8.99

Stonfo Comb and Brush Combo Tool

#21132

Umpqua DreamStream Hackle Plier

An essential tool for pulling rubber legs through foam, cork, and spun deer hair flies.

$12.95

Umpqua DreamStream Whip Finisher A very smooth opperating, high quality whip finisher that will produce a very durable, and professional looking whip finish knot on your fly.

Zuddys Leg Puller

Umpqua DreamStream Dubbing Brush

#3113 Standard Whip Finisher $6.95 3114 Long Streamer Whip Finisher

#23368

Standard size ceramic bobbin with tension control, allowing easy adjustment to accommodate different diameters and strengths of thread.

Rising 90 Degree Fly Tweezers • Easy-to-grip rubberized • Stainless Steel • 4 inches long with fine points

$12.95

Protects fine thread and is a very easy to-use whip finisher.

Fly Rite Ceramic Bobbin

#25473 $6.99

Cautery Tool

Used for removing loose fibers or burning deer hair or wool.

#14454 $9.95

Dr. Slick Ceramic Bobbin

Umpqua DreamStream Bobbin Threader This threader will make it easier to get any thread through the tiny hole on a bobbin. A bump on the handle will keep it from rolling off your desk!

The solution to unruly materials at the vise or mangled streamers on the water. Ergonomic powder coated tool is easy find and comfortable in hand. Stainless steel shaft and teeth make quick work of messy flies at the bench or on the water.

A comb and velcro rasp on opposite ends of the tool allows the tier to work more easily and effectively with hard to manage synthetic fibers and dubbing. #19902 $8.95

The Fly Shop’s

TFS Hackle Grabber

Spring loaded, easy-to-use, and very useful on small, fine hackle and spey flies. #17181 $3.95

#28547 $13

D-Loop Tweezers

Dr. Slick Hackle Pliers Fugly Hair Packer This terrific innovation makes it simple to pack hair tighter and results in extremely bouyant and better looking bass bugs, compacted hair bodies, and sculpin type heads. The Fugly Hair Packer makes it easy to work with smaller and different hook sizes and allows direct, evenly applied pressure to the hair. #18540 Fugly Ultimate $34.95 18760 Fugly Junior

Feature a rubber tip that grabs hackle firmly and holds material in place. #23276

$6

Loon’s Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Umpqua DreamStream Bodkin An essential tool for picking out trapped fibers, pin point application of head cement, and about a hundered other uses. #25467 $7.99

This might be the last dubbing spinner you’ll ever need or buy! Hexagonal shape features anti-roll. Shepherd’s hook and the gator grip tips are interchangeable. The gator grip tip clamps easily onto the most fragile hackle stems and will combine materials like a dubbing loop and chenille to create complex twists! #21985 $17.95

The new D-Loop Tweezers from Loon Outdoors are going to change the way you make dubbing loops! The oversized, 7.25˝ long surface area of the tweezers holds any material of your choosing evenly, and secure. Just lay your materials on a flat surface, rearrange the materials to your liking, pick them up with these tweezers, and twist them into your loop. See a short instructional video: https://catalog.theflyshop.com/products.php?product=Lo on-D%252dLoop-Tweezers #25022 $12.95

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Thread Understanding the diameter and the tensile strength of the various brands of thread will help you make the correct thread selection for tying, spinning, dubbing, and building bodies for tying both fresh and saltwater flies. Thread Brand

Diameter

Tensile Strength

Ultra TC 70 . . . . . . . . . . . .0011 mm . . . . . .13 oz. Ultra TC 140 . . . . . . . . . . .0015 mm . . . . . . .44 oz. Ultra TC 210 . . . . . . . . . . .0032 mm . . . . . .53 oz. Danville Flat Waxed . . . . .0020 mm . . . . . .46 oz. Danville Fy Master . . . . . .0008 mm . . . . . . .48 oz. Veevus Gel Spun 200 . . . .0020 mm . . . . . .200 oz. Gordon Griffith Shear . . .0020 mm . . . . . . .10 oz. Cascade Kevlar . . . . . . . . .0035 mm . . . . . .144 oz. K a t i e Fa l ke n b e r g p h o t o

FlyMaster Plus 1/0 Thread Ultra 70, 140, and 210 Tying Thread A favorite of many professionals for tying anything from small dries to streamers, steelhead or saltwater flies. Spools feature a handy way to secure thread tags. Ultra Thread wraps smooth, doesn’t fray easily, lays flat, and is super stong. Tiers can build strong flies with a narrow profile without having to use a ton of thread. Size: 210 Equivalent: 3/0 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#20927 Rusty Brown . . . . . . . . . . .20928 Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20929 Light Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .20930 Dark Brown . . . . . . . . . . .20931 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20932 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20933 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20934 Dark Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Olive Green . . . . . . . . . . . .20935 Peacock Blue . . . . . . . . . .20936 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . .20937 Fl. Fire Orange . . . . . . . . .20938 Fl. Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . .20939 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20940 White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20922 Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20923 Burnt Orange . . . . . . . . . .20924 Blue Dun . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20925 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20926 $2.25 spool

140 6/0 . . . . . . . . .#8195 . . . . . . . . . .8197 . . . . . . . . . .8198 . . . . . . . . . .8199 . . . . . . . . .20895 . . . . . . . . . .8202 . . . . . . . . . .8203 . . . . . . . . . .8204 . . . . . . . . . .8205 . . . . . . . . . .8206 . . . . . . . . .20897 . . . . . . . . . .8210 . . . . . . . . . .8213 . . . . . . . . . .8224 . . . . . . . . . .8225 . . . . . . . . . .8232 . . . . . . . . . .8190 . . . . . . . . .20899 . . . . . . . . . .8191 . . . . . . . . . .8192 . . . . . . . . .20894 . . . . . . . . . .8193

70 8/0 . . . . . .#20905 . . . . . . .20906 . . . . . . .20907 . . . . . . .20908 . . . . . . .20909 . . . . . . .20910 . . . . . . .20911 . . . . . . .20912 . . . . . . .20913 . . . . . . .20914 . . . . . . .20915 . . . . . . .20916 . . . . . . .20917 . . . . . . .20918 . . . . . . .20919 . . . . . . .20920 . . . . . . .20898 . . . . . . .20900 . . . . . . .20901 . . . . . . .20902 . . . . . . .20903 . . . . . . .20904

Extra strong, tough, abrasion resistant, and just the right thread for big flies streamers and saltwater patterns. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . #3763 White. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3482 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . 3756 Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . 3487 Fl. Red . . . . . . . . . . . . 3149 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . 3761 50 yards $1.25 spool

Flat Waxed Nylon Thread Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#3760 Gotcha Pink . . . . . . . . .3758 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3762 Fire Orange . . . . . . . . .3759 Grey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3470 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . .3306 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . . .3278

Black . . . . . . #6128 Chartreuse . . . 6124 Tobacco Brown 6129 Fl. Red. . . . . . . 6125 $1.50 spool

White . . .#6132 Red . . . . . .6130 Yellow . . . .6126 Fl. Orange .6133

Olive . Pink . Gray . Fl. Fire

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.#6127 . .3901 . .6131 . .6123

Griffith 14/0 Thread A super-fine thread, perfect for tiny flies and midges.

Uni Single Strand Floss An excellent substitute for silk, rayon floss. Easy to work with and has a beautiful shine,like real silk floss. Bright Yellow . . . . . . . #4365 Green Highlander . . . . 4381 Neon Hot Orange . . . . 4427 Neon Hot Red . . . . . . 4303 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . 4537 White. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4598 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4285 Neon Light Orange . . . 4503 75 yards $1.95 spool

Doctor Blue . . . Neon Chartreuse Neon Hot Pink . Pink . . . . . . . . . Royal Blue . . . . Red . . . . . . . . . Orange . . . . . . . Neon Hot Green

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.#4371 . .4386 . .4487 . .4536 . .4590 . .4302 . .4301 . .4593

Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#11755 Cinnamon . . . . . . . . . . . 11760 Dun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11762 Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11764 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11767 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11741 100 meters $3.25 spool

Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#11759 Claret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11761 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11763 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11765 Primrose . . . . . . . . . . . . 11768 White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11743

Spool Mate This handy thread tender is the ideal way to help keep your wires, tinsels, and threads from unraveling and neat.The tabbed band tightly fits any size spool. #18541 6 per pkg. $8.95

UNI Big Fly Thread Kevlar Thread

GSP 200 Great for larger flies, salt and freshwater streamers, or when a lot of torque is required to firmly cinch down bulky material. #6128 Black, 100 yard 6132 White $3.95 spool

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Great for spinning hair or building ant and terrestrial bodies. Experienced tiers often spin their bobbin to tighten, compress, and make waxed thread thinner.

Ultra strong for tying big saltwater bucktail patterns. The best choice for Glo-Bugs, and cinching material. Black . . . . . . Yellow . . . . . Red . . . . . . . Green. . . . . . $3.95 spool

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#9728 . 9722 . 9724 . 9725

Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#9726 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . .9727 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .9723

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Great for larger flies, and our favorite thread for spinning deer hair. 400 denier has very high break strength, and a large enough diameter to reduce your thread cutting into hollow deer hair. #26908 Black, 80 yards 26909 White $3.25 spool


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Cement

Dyna King Cement Reservoir/Bodkin Stainless steel, has a rubber base, broad, square, heavy and hard to tip over. Airtight seal prevents premature evaporation and hardening of most cements. Don’t spill your head cement ever again!

Zap Quick Set Z-Poxy Quick drying epoxy, ideal for fly heads, attaching fly eyes, and rod building. Five-Minute Epoxy in a smaller size for much easier handling and less waste.

#1763 $65.00

#4315 4 oz $13.95

Flexament Our most versatile cement. Several coats creates an epoxy-like finish or use thinner to water it down for dry flies. Flexible, durable, one-coat cement for hopper wings, under-bodies, and reinforcing quills.

Zap-A-Gap Most popular, permanent, fast-drying super glue on the fly tiers’ bench. Countless applications from finishing heads to on-stream repairs. No fly tier should be without a bottle.

#3834 Flexament $6.95   3843 Flexament Thinner   5.95

#1544 Small, 1⁄4 oz $4.50 6617 Large, 1 oz. 8.50 Thin, 1⁄4 oz 4.50 3974 23841 Brush-on 1⁄4 oz. 4.95

Von Schlegel Head Cement Thin cement that is the top product for deep penetration of thread foundations. Includes a convenient brush applicator. #506 $5.95

Zap Z-7 DeBonder The only thing that will work to clean up spills or neutralize and soften the super quick-drying ZapA-Gap cement.

Black . . . . . . . . #8913 Blue . . . . . . . . . . 8908 Chartreuse . . . . . 8903 Clear . . . . . . . . . 8900 Green . . . . . . . . 8906 White. . . . . . . . . 8901 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . 8905 $3.95 each

Olive . . . . . . #8912 Orange. . . . . . . 8904 Purple . . . . . . 8910 Red . . . . . . . . . 8907 Fl. Orange . . . 8911 Sun Yellow . . . . 8909 Yellow. . . . . . . . 8902

Hard as Hull Head Cement One application provides a very highgloss and durable finish just perfect for saltwater and bass flies. The bottle includes a built-in applicator brush/cap and the cement doesn’t require thinning.

#9282 1 oz. bottle $5.95

#1284 $5.95

Zap Zap Goo

Solarez UV Resin

Wonderful for gluing on eyes or attaching lead bodies. This stuff will even patch waders in a pinch.

Loon Hard Head Cement Our favorite way to finish off a fly.This is a water-based polyurethane lacquer that leaves a durable, hard, high-gloss finish.

#3973 1 oz. Tube $4.95

#8187 $7.50

Squeeze Applicator A convenient way to dispense head cement exactly where you want, in just the right amount.The fine tube is ideal for smaller flies and delicate work. Evaporation and clogging is prevented by the tight needle closure.

Loon SWAX Low tack dubbing wax that makes tying salmon and steelhead flies easier. Using this wax with a dubbing loop technique will make building larger fuzzy bodies a lot faster and requires less effort.

#6346 $3.95

#5786 $5.50

Glass Applicator Jar and Bodkin

Finishing off your flies using UltraViolet Technology

This user-friendly head cement dispenser keeps your bodkin right where it’s needed, and helps reduce unnecessary evaporation.

A fast, clean and efficient way to finish off the head of a fly, coat wing cases or baitfish bodies, scud backs, strengthen biots, coat nymph carapaces, is with a UV coating for durability to your flies. Dab a coat of the stuff, zap it with a UV light and it dries instantly.

#1761 $3.95

Tear Mender The best glue you can use for marrying leather, rabbit hides, or sandwiching together materials for saltwater crabs. Flies like the Lanier’s Streamer are suddenly very durable, easy and quick to tie. #9275    6 oz. bottle

Rainy’s Popper Paint This special formula remains flexible when dry.The colors are just what you’ll need and want to personalize your popper bodies and paint distinctive eyes fish can’t resist. Popper Paint is water-soluble, non-toxic, non-flammable, and simply the best fly tying paint we’ve seen to give your flies a custom look.

$12.95

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish Dab or brush it on, hit it with one of Loon’s UV power lights after application and it dries instantly. #18423 18424 18422 20542 1/2 oz.

Thin Delicate applications Thick Substitution for epoxy Flow Substitute for head cement Fluorescing Reflects color

Waterproof, quick curing, non-tacky, non-yellowing UV resins in thin and thick viscosity, as well as a flexible formula. Thin 5 gram Delicate applications #25019 $5.95 Thick 5 gram Substitute for epoxy #25020 $5.95 Flex 5 gram Substitute for Softex #25021 $5.95 Bone Dry 1/2oz Cures quickly #25161 $19.95

Solarez UV Fly FInish Colors Colored version of Solarez UV resin makes it possible to add a ‘hot spot’ or collar to your fly, touch up a damaged fly, or quickly build bodies. Quickly cures when exposed to UV light. White . . . . . .#26900 Fl. Orange . . . 26902 Fl Green . . . . . . 26904 $11.95

Black . . . . . .#26901 Fl Pink . . . 26903 Fl Grape . . 26905

$16.95

Softex A clear flexible coating for building up heads or bodies, and for finishing off flies like Peacock Cruisers. It is fast drying, and penetrating. Sets in only a few minutes. #5046 $9.95

Loon Infiniti Fly-Tying Light

Loon UV Bench Light

The Infiniti Light has the highest UV irradiance (amount of radiant energy per unit area) and is the ultimate tool for curing UV Resin. With a recharable battery the light will last nearly 13 hours on a single charge. USB cord included.

A push of the button and the powerful beam makes quick work of curing Loon’s UV resins. The variable focus allows fine tuning the UV cure pattern.

#22706 Rechargeable Battery and USB cord included $59.95

#22705 AA battery included $39.95

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Fly Tying Wire, Tinsel & Lead Wapsi Ultra Fly Tying Wire The proper material for building the body of the Copper John and Brassie. Also ideal for ribbing nymphs, reinforcing peacock, pheasant, or ostrich herl bodies. Ultra Wire not only provides a sheen and durability to your fly, it also provides weight to help get flies down to the fish.

Holographic Tinsel

Bulk Lead Wire and Lead-Free Wire The Fly Shop® offers the optional standard lead or a non-toxic, lead-free environmental alternative.

Small is best for sizes 16-20 Brassie is fine for sizes 8-18 Medium is best for sizes 6-12 Large is best for sizes 2-10 Color

XSmall      Small    Brassie    Medium

Blac k . . . . . . . .#13077 Brown . . . . . . . . .NA Copper Brown . . . . . .NA Chartreuse . . . . . .13184 Copper . . . . . . . . . .13072 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13444 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NA Green . . . . . . . . . . .13075 Fire Orange . . . . . . . . .NA Hot Yellow . . . . . . . . . .NA Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .13076 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13074 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . .13445 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NA Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NA Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . .13079 Amber . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NA $2.95 spool

. . . .#9307 . . . . .9308 . . . . .9306 . . . . .9317 . . . . .9301 . . . . .9300 . . . . .9310 . . . . .9303 . . . . .9316 . . . . .9314 . . . . .9309 . . . . .9304 . . . . .9302 . . . . .9313 . . . . .9305 . . . .11809 . . . . .8889

. . . .#9325 . . . . .9326 . . . . .9324 . . . . .9335 . . . . .9319 . . . . .9318 . . . . .9328 . . . . .9321 . . . . .9334 . . . . .9332 . . . . .9327 . . . . .9322 . . . . .9320 . . . . .9331 . . . . .9323 . . . .11810 . . . . .8890

Large

. . .#9343 . . . . .#13466 . . . .9344 . . . . . .13461 . . . .9342 . . . . . .13453 . . . .9353 . . . . . .13471 . . . .9337 . . . . . .13447 . . . .9336 . . . . . .13472 . . . .9346 . . . . . . . .NA . . . .9339 . . . . . .13464 . . . .9352 . . . . . .13469 . . . .9350 . . . . . .13468 . . . .9345 . . . . . . . .NA . . . .9340 . . . . . .13463 . . . .9338 . . . . . .13473 . . . .9349 . . . . . . . .NA . . . .9341 . . . . . .13462 . . .11811 . . . . . .13470 . . . .8891 . . . . . .13467

Size Micro Sm. Med. M/L Lg. Diameter . . . . .015 . . . . . . . . .020 . . . . . . .025. . . . . . .030. . . . . . .035 Code . . . . . . #3878 . . . . . . #3922 . . . . #3879. . . . #3940. . . . #3880 Lead-Free 13´ Spools $4.95 Code. . . . . . . 9058 . . . . . . . 9059 . . . . . 9060. . . . . 9061. . . . . 9062 Lead Wire 13´ Spools $2.95 Code. . . . . . . 0025 . . . . . . . 0026 . . . . . 0027. . . . . 0028. . . . . 0029 Lead Wire One Pound Bulk Spools Price $34 $27 $25 $24 $22

Flat Lead

A flashy tinsel that is used for bodies on patterns like the Lightning Bug or Chironomid Pupa, but also can be used for wing cases to spice up any nymph. When using for bodies we recommend segmenting Ultra Wire over the top to make the fly more durable. Color

S-16/18

Black . . . . . . . . . .#4378 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . .4321 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4318 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .5589 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . .2722 Fuchsia . . . . . . . . . .5744 Copper . . . . . . . . . .2844 Purple . . . . . . . . . . .5796 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .5834 Green . . . . . . . . . . .5838 Chartreuse . . . . . . .5847 Aqua . . . . . . . . . . . .5959 Orange . . . . . . . . . .5969 Wine . . . . . . . . . . .17801 $3.50 spool

M-12/14

. . . . . . . . . .#4373 . . . . . . . . . .4320 . . . . . . . . . .4317 . . . . . . . . . .5590 . . . . . . . . . .2723 . . . . . . . . . .5745 . . . . . . . . . .2845 . . . . . . . . . .5797 . . . . . . . . . .5835 . . . . . . . . . .5839 . . . . . . . . . .5848 . . . . . . . . . .5960 . . . . . . . . . .5970 . . . . . . . . .17802

L-8/10

. . . . . . . . .#2520 . . . . . . . . .4319 . . . . . . . . .4316 . . . . . . . . .5591 . . . . . . . . .2724 . . . . . . . . .5761 . . . . . . . . .2875 . . . . . . . . .5798 . . . . . . . . .5836 . . . . . . . . .5840 . . . . . . . . .5849 . . . . . . . . .5961 . . . . . . . . .5971 . . . . . . . .17803

An easy way to build flat bodied nymphs or add extra weight to Mylar Zonkers and Streamers. #8348

31˝x 3⁄16˝   $2.95

Flat Mylar Tinsel Most commonly used as ribbing, mylar adds sparkle and durability for large flies. It is gold on one side and silver on the other. XSmall XS-16/18

#3853

Small

Medium

S-14

Large

M-12        L-10

3854

3855

3856

Lead Adhesive Zonker Tape

$1.75 spool

The name says it all.This lead adhesive tape is what makes the shape of the Zonker body possible. It is also helpful in tying a large variety of salt water patterns and spoon flies. #9219

24˝x1˝ sheet $5.50

Flashback Tinsel

Tips for Tying the Euro Nymphs E U R O O R C Z E C H nymphing is an ultra-effective,

tangent to our sport that was spawned by European competitive fly fishing. Their rules don’t allow anglers to attach anything to help float a fly or sink a nymph. No indicators. No split shot. So, these guys have refined ways to get the fly down quicky, and often modify contemporary nymphs to better suit their style of fishing. Commonly, they’ll use heavy hooks, (see Umpqua’s new Competition Hooks on page 5)to add more weight to their nymphs as well as tungsten beads instead of brass and adding lead to the underbody of the flies whenever possible to beat the need for split shot. Tungsten Czech bodies were designed and manufactured for tiers to address the weight problem, while simultaneously creating a lifelike profile with a heavier (than thread)body. Some Euro Nymph aficionados further modified their flies by using jig-style hooks (like the Firehole 516), so their flies would ride point up through the water and have less tendency to snag on the bottom.

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Alternative tinsel that gives a red or blue hue that will make your wing cases and bodies pop. #5132 Red 1 ⁄16˝ wide $1.95 spool

Tungsten Czech Bodies Nothing has a more dense specific gravity than the tungsten used to create these grooved, curved, ribbed, heavy tungsten, pre-formed Czech nymph under-bodies. The ultra-heavy, ultra productive body replaces thread build-up and a less dense underbody material. The four convenient sizes make tying this style of fly fast and easy. X-Small . . . . . .#5279 Small . . . . . . . .5281 10 per package $5.95

Medium . . . . . . . . . .#5282 Large . . . . . . . . . . . . .5283

Channel Lead A different concept in weighting flies. Delivered in strips that are extruded with a groove or channel that fits on the top or the bottom of a hook shank and is easy to anchor. Excellent Euro Nymph body. #8303 Medium 1 Yard Coil Fly range #6-10 8302 Large 1 Yard Coil Fly range #2-6 $3.95

#5130 Ice Blue Pearl

Uni 2-Sided Mylar This Mylar variation adds realistic color options. It’s a great material for body ribbing, flashbacks and dozens of other fly applications. Color

#10

#12

#14

#16

Copper/Blue . . . .#2559 . . . . .#2560 . . .#2561 . . . .#2562 Peacock/Orange . . .2631 . . . . . .2632 . . . .2633 . . . . .2634 Red/Green . . . . . . . .2639 . . . . . .2640 . . . .2641 . . . . .2642 $1.95 spool

Pearl & Mirage Opal Tinsel Add pearlescent flash to bodies or wing cases. Small

Medium

Large

Pearl Mylar Tinsel . . . . . . . #3857 . . . . #3858 . . . . . . . #3859 Mirage Mylar Tinsel . . . . . . 2352. . . . . . 2353 . . . . . . . . 2354 $1.75 spool

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Tube Fly Materials Pro Tube Cones Pro FlexiTubes Flexitubes are injection-molded, not extruded tubes, that do not require junction tubing already incorporating the hook holder (40 mm./11⁄2˝ long, .12˝ I.D.). These also do not require cutting and fitting different sizes of tubing together. The thinner tube at the front end (40 mm./11⁄2 ˝ long .08 I.D.) will accept 3⁄32˝ HMH Cone Heads, and the length of either end can be trimmed with scissors to individual needs. The micro and large lengths offer maximum versatility. Size

Length

Hot Orange

Clear

Hot Green

Classic style conehead design with a big bore, that adds additional weight to your tube fly as well as creates a disturbance in the water. Color

XSmall

Silver . . . . . . . . . . #10062 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . 10063 Black . . . . . . . . . . . 10064 Fluorescent Yellow . . . 10065 Fluorescent Orange . . 10069 9 per package $6.95

Small

. . . . .#10070 . . . . . .10071 . . . . . .10072 . . . . . .10073 . . . . . .10076

Medium

. . . .#10114 . . . . .10115 . . . . .10116 . . . . .10117 . . . . .10120

Large

. . . . .#13424 . . . . . .13425 . . . . .13426 . . . . .13427 . . . . .13433

Blac k

Micro . .(31 mm. long) . .#9176 . . . . .#9183 . . . .#9181 . . . .#9194 Large . . .(80 mm. long) . . .9177 . . . . . .9180 . . . . .9192 . . . . .9195 14 per package $6.99

Pro Tube Cone Discs Clear Tubing Standard clear tubing cut to 5˝ in total length for tying traditional tube flies. Available in 1⁄32˝ and 1⁄8˝ diameter’s these two sizes will cover most tube fly patterns and situations. Included also is 12˝ of clear junction tubing that secures perfectly to the clear tubing and trailer hooks. #1783 Small

#2222 Large $5.95

A newer concept in tube fly accessories that creates a vortex behind the disc giving the fly more vigorous action in the water compared to standard cones. Color

Small

Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #13617 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13618 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13619 Fl. Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13620 Fl. Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13621 Fl. Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13622 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . .13623 9 per package $6.95

Medium

Large

. . . . . . . . . .#13624 . . . . . . . . . . .13625 . . . . . . . . . . .13626 . . . . . . . . . . .13627 . . . . . . . . . . .13628 . . . . . . . . . . .13629 . . . . . . . . . . .13630

. . . . . . .#13631 . . . . . . . .13632 . . . . . . . .13633 . . . . . . . .13634 . . . . . . . .13635 . . . . . . . .13636 . . . . . . . .13637

Junction Tubing Colored flexible plastic tubing designed to keep the hook and tube fly together until the fish is hooked. Using Junction Tubing you ensure the hook stays in place while the fly swings, keeling it correctly. #2001 #2002

Small ( 1⁄8˝ diameter) Large (3⁄16˝ diameter) $5.95

Pro Flexible Hook Guide Conical silicone tubes designed to work with the Micro or Large FlexiTube that creates a variable turning point, moving with the hooks and resulting in less unbuttoned fish. #7147 Small clear 12-20 hook,9 per package $5.95

Pro Flexitube Weight System These hollow lead tubes can be added to most standard fly tying tubing to add weight and help get tube flies to the appropriate depth in the water column.The weights can be permanently applied when tying the fly, or added later in the field. They were originally designed for the Pro Flexitubes, but work well with any standard tube. It’s a terrific method of achieving a weighted fly in single-handed rod applications which has been one of the only shortcomings of the tube fly approach to fly fishing. Extra-Small . . . . . . . . . . .#7161 Small . . . . . . . . . .#7162 Medium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7168 Large . . . . . . . . . . .7172 XL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7173 XXL . . . . . . . . . . . .7174 $6.95 pkg.

Pro Tube FlexiNeedle This tapered adaptor attaches to any vise and makes it super easy to use the Pro Tube Series of tubes. Simply slide the tying tube onto the gradually tapered FlexiNeedle until it is anchored well enough to not spin. The taper of the needle is appropriate for virtually all tube tying. #13486

Pro Tube FlexiNeedle $22

Tube Fly Vise Adapter Another easy way to transform any vise into a tube fly vise. Just clamp the adapter into the jaws of the vise and start tying. Ideal for the standard clear tubing. #568 $39.95

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Tying Tube Flies T U B E F L I E S have seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years, especially with swing fishermen that target steelhead, Atlantic salmon and sea trout, all over the world. There are a few great reasons for this increase. The biggest advantage of tube flies is actually when fighting big fish. When you want to be fishing with a large fly, we recognized that a long solid shank acted as a lever, prying the hook out of the fish’s mouth, especially on larger fish, during lengthier battles. When the fish grabs a tube, the tube will separate from the hook, allowing you to fight your fish on a stout short shank trailer hook, without the long leverage of a standard shank. The tube will just slide along the leader independently during the fight. Tubes work so that the leader feeds through it and can slide loosely. Then a piece of “junction tubing” is slipped on the leader, a soft rubber section of hose, just larger than the diameter of the tube itself. A bare hook is tied onto the end of the leader, slide it all back and fit them together, the eye of the hook fits into one end of the junction tubing and the tube fly into the other, making it all one unit. For the trailer hook you want to pick a stout, straight eye, short shanked stinger, like the Ahrex Tube hook, or the Gamakatsu C14S. Steelheaders stick to the single hooks, while most Atlantic Salmon anglers on the other side of the pond prefer the short shank double hooks. Another huge feature to actual fishing performance is that you can replace the hook with a brand new one at any time. If your hook point is fouled and dull or bent out, you can just nip it off and replace it, not worrying about trying to bend it back or sharpen it to save a fly that took you forever to tie. Tying on a tube is no different than tying on a regular hook. Just get yourself the adapter for your vice and get after it! – Justin Miller


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Eyes

OVER CENTURIES OF EVOLUTION

Peacock Bass in the Amazon have actually developed a unique, protective coloration to encourage aquatic (and perhaps aerial) predators to attack their wrong, and far less vital, ass end.

Enrico’s Crab and Shrimp Eyes

Dazl-Eyes

These are realistic, pre-formed, colored, stiff, durable, epoxy/mono eyes that are primarily used for shrimp patterns and other saltwater flies.They add realism, save a ton of time in fly production, and eliminate the need to craft (uncolored) shrimp eyes from heavy mono by melting the ends.

A vast improvement over standard cast eyes, Dazl Eyes are machined from brass, are more durable than cast eyes. They fit better, stay in place, and attach more firmly on the hook than most other barbell-style eyes.

Color

X-Small

Small

. . . . . . .#6178 . . . . . . . .6189 . . . . . . . .6197 . . . . . . . .6211

Amber Eye . . . . . . . .#6171 Black Eye . . . . . . . . . .6187 Natural Eye . . . . . . .6196 Red Eye . . . . . . . . . . .6210 6 pair per package $6.50

Large

. . . . . . . .#6179 . . . . . . . . .6190 . . . . . . . . .6199 . . . . . . . . .6215

Color

3/32˝

1/8˝

5/32˝

3/16˝

7/32˝

Gold . . . .#9511 . . . .#4906 . . . . . .#4920 . . .#4927 . . .#9514 Nickel . . . 9512 . . . . .4882 . . . . . . .4883 . . . . .4886 . . . . .9515 Black . . . . 9513 . . . . .4899 . . . . . . .4904 . . . .4914 . . . . .9516 25 per package $5.95

Non-Toxic Non-Lead Barbell Eyes Monofilament Nymph Eyes

Matt Harr is photos

Most fish in the wild live in fear of each other and it is uncommon to see a smaller Peacock bass that doesn’t display a ragged tail that been gnawed on by one of its own. Eyes are a very important predatory “trigger”. In fact,an extra extra eye on the tailgate is a common camoflage among a great many fresh and saltwater species. Eyes can’t be ephasized enough, and serious fly tiers should give a great deal of thought to the color and size of the eyes they choose.

These are just the ticket when you want to add eyes to a fly without a lot of weight. Mono Nymph eyes will provide realism to flies, and allow softer presentation and a slower sink rate than standard bead chain. Ideal for damsels, dragons and, ultra-shallow bonefish situations. Black . . Mini, XS, S, M, L, XL #FT29MB Olive . . Mini, XS, S, M, L, XL FT29MO 12 per package $2.25

Pseudo Dumbell Eyes Brass barbell-shaped eyes with built-in colored pupils. These are super-durable, will add weight and will make any size fresh or saltwater streamer more attractive.

Double Pupil Lead Eyes These brightly colored, enamelled lead eyes add more than weight to any fresh or saltwater fly and the highly visible black-on-white pupils ought to trigger an attack from any hungry predator with a brain in its head. Size hook:

Flat End Eye Glass Rattles™

#FT26M Silver, Sizes: XS, Sm, Med, Lrg 10 per package $2.25

5/32˝

Color

A great way to add sound to your flies without dealing with the bulk of a standard glass rattle. Tie in like a normal dumbell eye and coat with Zap-A-Gap to help keep in place.

Larger eyes often trigger a strike. These are excellent eco-friendly alternatives to lead barbell eyes and weigh only 63% as much as the lead eyes in the corresponding size. (Tiers are able to use a larger eye).

X-Sm.

Small

Medium

Large

#8-10

#4-6

#2-1/0

#1/0-3/0

Black. . . . . .#19849 . . . . .#19850 Chart. . . . . . .19841 . . . . . .19842 Fl. Orange . . .19833 . . . . . .19834 Yellow . . . . . .19837 . . . . . .19838 Pink . . . . . . . .19845 . . . . . .19846 10 per package $3.95

. . . . . .#19851 . . . . .#19852 . . . . . . .19843 . . . . .19844 . . . . . . .19835 . . . . .19836 . . . . . . .19839 . . . . . .19840 . . . . . . .19847 . . . . . .19848

Black/Chart. . . . #20990 Black/Red . . . . . . .20994 Black/Yellow . . . . .20998 Nickel/Chart. . . . .21002 Nickel/Red . . . . . . .21006 Nickel/Yellow . . . . .21010 12 per package $5.95

3/16˝

7/32˝

. . . . .#20991 . . .#20992 . . . . . .20995 . . . .20996 . . . . . .20999 . . . .21000 . . . . . .21003 . . . .21004 . . . . . .21007 . . . .21008 . . . . . .21011 . . . .21012

1/4˝

. . . . .#20993 . . . . . .20997 . . . . . .21001 . . . . . .21005 . . . . . .21009 . . . . . .21013

I-Balz Machined from brass, etched, then painted with durable black enamel pupils on a contrasting iris to achieve a realistic, attractive and irresistible effect. I-Balz Color

5/32˝

3/16˝

1/4˝

Black with Chartreuse Iris . . .#4457. . . . . #4459 . . . . .#4461 Gold with Red Iris . . . . . . . . . .4462. . . . . . 4466 . . . . . .4467 Nickel with Chartreuse Iris . . . .4470. . . . . . 4471 . . . . . .4472 12 per package $7.95

#28530 3mm 1⁄4˝, 10 per package $6.95

Bead Chain Eyes Chicone Stealth Bead Chain Standard bead chain painted in stealthy matte colors to add needed weight, without the flash. Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Medium . . . . . . .Large

Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#25094 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25095 Grass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25096 Olive Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25097 Pale Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25098 White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25099 $2.95

20

. . . . . . .#25100 . . . . . . . .25101 . . . . . . . .25102 . . . . . . . .25103 . . . . . . . .25104 . . . . . . . .25105

The simple, practical, and effective solution to adding eyes to many patterns while simultaneously improving the sink rate. They’re excellent for bonefish or shad patterns and simulate the bug-eye effect of many small fry and other little baitfish. It’s important to remember that applying chain bead, barbell, Dazl-Eyes, Real Eyes, and I-Balz will make your fly ride hook up (and weed/rock-free). There’s 18 inches of strung chain in each package. Gold . . .XS , Sm, Med, Large , XL #FT27M Silver . .XS , Sm, Med, Large , XL FT28M Black . .XS , Sm, Med, Large , XL FT25M $3.25 pkg.

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Painted Lead Eyes Identical to the brightly colored, Double Pupil Eyes, but employing a less complicated paint effect and slightly larger black-on-color irises. Color Size hook:

X-Sm. #8-10

Small

Medium

#4-6

#2-1/0

#1/0-3/0

. . . . .#15235 . . . . . .15239 . . . . . .15243 . . . . . .15247

. . . . . .#15236 . . . . . . .15240 . . . . . . .15244 . . . . . . .15248

Chart. . . . . .#15233 . . . . . .#15234 Pearl . . . . . . .15237 . . . . . . .15238 Red . . . . . . . .15241 . . . . . . .15242 Yellow . . . . . .15245 . . . . . . .15246 10 per package $3.25

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The Fly Shop’s glass

Taxi Eyes Lifelike, Irresistible, and Durable!

Tacky End Embellishing Tool This is a great new tool for sticking eyes onto your fly without getting adhesives all over your fingers, or on the eye. This tool works great for picking up any small items like hooks and beads as well! #26907 2 per package $6.50

These new glass eyes from The Fly Shop® are practically indestructible. When attached to a hook, they will be the last material that comes off your favorite fly. These lifelike, translucent glass eyes were developed for taxidermy and will add a new dimension of realism to any streamer pattern. They’re permanently molded to a durable, small diameter wire that can be cut and bent to a 90 degree angle, then tied to shank of the hook. Gone are the days of having to retire an otherwise perfect fly just because the stick-on eyes fell off! Color

Pupil

5mm

7mm

9mm

Cost

Amber . . . . . . . . .Black . . . . . .#27151 . . . . . . . . . . . .#27152 . . . . . . .#27153 10 pair per package

$5.99

Light Amber . . . . .Black . . . . . . .27145 . . . . . . . . . . . . .27146 . . . . . . . . .27147 Clear . . . . . . . . . .Black . . . . . . .27148 . . . . . . . . . . . . .27149 . . . . . . . . .27150

Fish Skull Living Eyes Photo-accurate holographic eyes that have an ultra realistic 3D look. Best glued on with Zap-A-Gap, then coated with UV Clear, Epoxy or Softex. Color

5mm

6mm

7mm

8.5mm

10mm

Green . . .#15209 . . .#15210 . . . .#15211 . .#15212 . .#15313 Gold . . . . . 15214 . . . .15215 . . . . .15216 . . . .15217 . . . .15218 Fire . . . . . 15219 . . . .15220 . . . . .15221 . . .15222 . . . .15223 Silver . . . . 15224 . . . .15225 . . . . .15226 . . .15227 . . . .15228 25 per package $3.25

Holographic 3-D Eyes Molded, stick-on eyes with an awesome 3-D effect add both realism and effectiveness to streamer patterns. Best to be glued on with Zap-A-Gap, then coated with UV Clear, Epoxy or Softex. 1/8˝

Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . .#106 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Mirage . . . . . . . . . . . .274 20 per package $2.95

3/16˝

1/4˝

5/16˝

. . . . . .#4583 . . . .#4584 . . . . . . .#4585 . . . . . . .4580 . . . . .4581 . . . . . . . .4582 . . . . . . .4586 . . . . .4587 . . . . . . . .4588 . . . . . . . .285 . . . . . .310 . . . . . . . . .373

F E W T H I N G S P I S S M E O F F more, in the field, than equipment failure! Breaking a rod doesn’t bother me. Busting fish off prematurely doesn’t upset me at all (unless it’s the result of a bad knot). If fact, getting beat by a fish in a fair fight is one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences in our sport. But when a reel goes haywire, or some piece of equipment falls apart, leaks, or just fails to perform the way it should – I can’t stand it! That frustration extends to poorly tied flies, that don’t stand up to practical use, and stick-on eyes that fall off otherwise perfectly tied flies after only a few casts or a fish or two. Fly tiers today have the choice of numerous types of eyes to use on their flies, and can achieve some very dramatic effects with an array of lifelike peeper simulations. The graduation from Jungle Cock to artificial materials, and from bead chain to painted barbell eyes and other, more accurate imitations of both fresh and saltwater eyeballs has added realism to our streamers and made them more effective. However, paint-on eyes, and stick-on eyes of any kind – no matter how well you coat the eyes with epoxy – adhesives deteriorate and the one or both eyes will chip, peel, or fall off. And when the fly comes back to your fist with one-eye, you might as well clip Cyclops off and reach for your fly box. So, our team of fly tiers at The Fly Shop® searched relentlessly until we found a reasonably priced, durable solution and, in the process, introduced a new level of realism to the world of fly tying. Taxi Eyes are an import from the art of taxidermy where there’s no substitute to life-like accuracy. They’re glass and the depth of the color is often reflected and enhanced by the color of other materials incorporated in the pattern. And because they’re glass, Taxi Eyes pick up and refract light in low light conditions, making them more visible in all situations and at greater depths than alternative eye imitations. We’ve been able to develop a source for three very practical colors, in three great sizes that are appropriate for a wide variety of tropical and freshwater streamers, bonefish flies, and saltwater patterns. Without having to resort to using messy glues or time-consuming epoxy, tiers should be able to substitute Taxi Eyes and create more durable and life-like flies quickly and easily. They’re still super-new, but we’ve already used Taxi Eyes on a number of standard streamer patterns, adding an awesome, three-dimensional, realistic effect to Peacock Cruisers, Home Invaders, Whitlock streamers and Gotchas. Taxi Eyes can be re-used, and the lifelike effects are awesome!

– Mike Michalak

Surface Seducer Eyes Versatile eyes to imitate anything from baitfish to amphibians, or even a reptile! These specifically fit into the Surface Seducer Popper bodies attracting the most weary of fish to aggressively blitzkrieg your fly. 3mm

White . . . . . . . . . .#23386 Green . . . . . . . . . . .23390 Volcano Red . . . . . .23394 Yellow . . . . . . . . . .23398 $4.95 pkg.

4mm

6mm

8mm

. . . . .#23387 . . .#23388 . . . . . .#23389 . . . . . .23391 . . . .23392 . . . . . . .23393 . . . . . .23395 . . . .23396 . . . . . . .23397 . . . . . .23399 . . . .23400 . . . . . . .23401

Pairs of Taxi Eyes are permanently molded to a durable, small diameter wire that can be cut and bent to a 90 degree angle, then tied to the shank of the hook.

phone 800-669-3474

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Beadheads & Cones Innovations in freshwater nymphs and streamers The Fly Shop’s Bead and Conehead size guide 1/16 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.5 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook size 20-24 5/64 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.0 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook size 18-22 3/32 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.3 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook size 16-18 7/64 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.8 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook size 14 and 16 1/8 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.3 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook size 10-14 3/16 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook size 4-8 5/32 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.8 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook sizes 10 and 12 7/32 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.8 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook sizes 2-8 1/4 fly tying bead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.3 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook size 2 and 4 Extra small cone head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook sizes, 8, 10, 12 Small cone head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook sizes 6 and 8 Medium cone head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook sizes 6 and 4 Large cone head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hook size 2

Taper Drilled Bead Heads Bead heads add weight, flash, and has revolutionized nymph fishing, producing fish under nearly all conditions. The wide array of sizes and finishes will cover any fly-tying or fishing situation. Dia.

Dia.

Hook

Silver

Gold

Black

Copper

1/16˝. . 1.5 mm. . 20-22 . . #4335 . . #2864 . . . #6169 . . . #2901 5/64˝ . . . 2 mm . . . 18-20 . . . 4391 . . . 2874 . . . . 6170 . . . . 2902 3/32˝ . . 2.3 mm . . . 14-18 . . . 4392 . . . 2894 . . . . 6180 . . . . 2903 7/64˝ . . 2.8 mm . . . 14-16 . . . 4404 . . . 2895 . . . . 6184 . . . 2904 1/8˝ . . . 3.2 mm. . . 12-14 . . . 5270 . . . 2896 . . . . 6218 . . . 2905 5/32˝ . . . 4 mm . . . 10-12 . . . 5286 . . . 2897 . . . . 6220 . . . 2906 3/16˝ . . 4.8mm . . . . . 6-8 . . . 5303 . . . 2898 . . . . 6239 . . . . 2907 7/32˝ . . 5.5 mm . . . . . 4-6 . . . 5354 . . . 2899 . . . . 9287 . . . 2908 1/4˝ . . . 6.3 mm. . . . . 2-4 . . . 6165 . . . 2900 . . . . 9288 . . . 2909 Sizes 1⁄16˝ - 3⁄16˝ pkg./24 $3.25 Sizes 7⁄32˝ - 1⁄4˝ pkg./24 $3.95

Tyers Beads Glass beads are an indispensable part of fly tying used to add both weight and iridescence. Tyers Beads are synonymous with quality and many of the sizes and colors are incorporated in flies found only at The Fly Shop®.

Rising Bead Chart Coaster Choosing which size hook to go with which bead when tying flies can be tricky, especially if you are starting out. Lucky for you Mickey Anderson at Rising did all the homework, and created our easy to use Bead Chart. Keep the coaster on your tying table and always have the reference chart handy. Time saved tying equates to more flies, more time on the water, or just more time contemplating the big fish your creation from the vise will catch. #21998 $8.00

Color

Small

Med.

Large

Irr. Caddis Green . . . 11817 . . . . . . 11835 . . . . . . N/A . . . . . N/A Irr. Caddis Orange . . 11819 . . . . . 11837 . . . . . . N/A. . . . . N/A Irr. Caddis Yellow . . . 11818 . . . . . 11836. . . . . . N/A. . . . . N/A Irr. Gray . . . . . . . . . 11816 . . . . . 11829. . . . . . N/A. . . . . N/A Irr. Purple . . . . . . . . 11815 . . . . . 11828. . . . . . N/A. . . . . N/A Irr. White . . . . . . . . 11814 . . . . . 11827. . . . . . N/A. . . . . N/A

Hareline Feed-A-Bead™ with Organizer

Opaque Blue Dun . . 11825 . . . . . 11860. . . . . . N/A. . . . . N/A Opaque Blac k . . . . . 11824 . . . . . 11859. . . . . . N/A. . . . . N/A

Stores, organizes and acts as a steady, third hand that helps to feed beads onto hooks with remarkable ease. Will work on nearly all styles of beads, cones and larger hooks.

Bead Master Tool

#28528 5 pack Organizer set $5.50 28529 10 pack $5.50

Finally a quick, easy, and painless method of placing beads on a hook! Simply engage the bead in the appropriate slot where it is held in place while you easily slide the hook through. The working end of the tool has six different sized holes that accommodate most beads, while the magnetized tip on the opposite end can be used to pick up hooks or stray beads.

Hareline Hump Back Glass Beads™

Silverlined Gold . . . . 11823 . . . . . 11858 . . . . 11748 . . . 11757 Silverlined Orange . . . N/A . . . . . . . N/A. . . . . . N/A . . . 11782 Silverlined Silver . . . 11822 . . . . . 11857 . . . . 11747 . . . 11754 Silverlined Red . . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . N/A . . . . 11749 . . . 11781 Trout Root Beer . . . . 11821 . . . . . 11839 . . . . 11751 . . . 11922 Trout Red . . . . . . . . 11820 . . . . . 11838. . . . . . N/A . . . . . N/A

per package $1.95

#19890 $21.95

Great for creating transparent backs in a wide variety of colors to match many bug patterns. A new favorite for midge patterns, as well as various nymph emergers. Easily slides on hook shanks and adds a unique look to flies of all types.

These are a low cost option to getting a “true” anodized bead featuring a broad selection of great fish loving colors that will spice up any nymph.

Peak Hook and Bead Cup

Blac k . . . . . . . . . .#29531

Rainbow Clear . . .#28539

MayBrown #15276 . . #15277 . #15278. #15279 . #15280. . #15281

Brown . . . . . . . . . .28532

Rainbow Amber . . . .28540

Cad. Green 15282 . . . 15283 . . 15284 . 15285 . . 15286 . . 15287

Terrific way to organize those tiny, easy-to-lose and misplaced items. Fully rounded bottom makes removing items easy, and is lightweight with a table friendly bottom. Multiple cups can be easily stacked so they store neatly out of the way when not in use.

Caddis Green . . . . .28533

Rainbow Red

#4483

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Midge

Cr ystal Ir idescent . . #11813 . . . . #11826 . . . #11746 . . #11752

$19.95

. . . . .28541 Clear . . . . . . . . . . .28534 Rainbow White . . . .28542 Matte Clear . . . . . .28536 Rainbow Olive . . . . .28537 Gray . . . . . . . . . . .28535 Rainbow Root Beer .28544 Red . . . . . . . . . . . .28543 Peacoc k Blac k . . . . .28538 20 - 100 beads per package, depending on size $4.95

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Nymph Head Anodized Beads

Color

Baetis

2.0mm

2.4mm

2.8mm

3.2mm

4.0mm

4.8mm

. . 15288 . . . 15289 . . 15290 . . 15291 . . 15292 . . 15293

Stonefly . . 15294 . . . 15295 . . 15296 . . 15297 . . 15298. . . 15299 STH Blue . . 15300 . . . 15301 . . 15302 . 15303 . . 15304. . . 15305 Blood Red Shr imp

15306 . . . 15307 . . 15308 . 15309 . . 15310. . . 15311

. . 15312 . . . 15313 . . 15314 . 15476 . . 15315 . . 15316

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Taper Drilled Hot Beads

Cross-Eyed Tapered Cone Heads

Brass beads with a brilliant baked-on enamel finish.

Add realism, weight, and action to your streamers by using these conehead eyes that feature deep recessed pockets, and bright, prismatic eyes. Each finish is packaged with the appropriate, complementing eye colors.

Size

Salmon Pink

Hot Orange

Chartreuse

Pearl

5/64˝ . . . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . . #3400 3/32˝ . . . . . . 21354 . . . . . . . 21347 . . . . . . . 21355 . . . . . . . . . 3401 7/64˝ . . . . . . 21353 . . . . . . . 21348 . . . . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . . . 3402 1/8˝ . . . . . . . 21352 . . . . . . . 21349 . . . . . . . 21356 . . . . . . . . . 3403 5/32˝ . . . . . . 21351 . . . . . . . 21350 . . . . . . . 21357 . . . . . . . . . 3404 3/16˝ . . . . . . . 6956 . . . . . . . . 6966 . . . . . . . . 6968. . . . . . . . . . N/A

Firehole Slotted Tungsten Beads The new Firehole Slotted Tungsten beads have a slot for jig hooks and to make it possible to get oversized or undersized beads around the bend on standard hooks. Very nice, stealthy matte finish. Size Color

2.0mm

2.5mm

3mm

3.5mm

4mm

4.5mm

Almond Joy, Autumn, Fire Orange, Cream Puff, Black, Olive, Dark

Olive, White, True Blood, Caddis Green, Slate Blue, Mounds

#FTFST 28 per package $8.75

1/4˝ . . . . . . . . 6967 . . . . . . . 6967 . . . . . . . 6969 . . . . . . . . . N/A

Sizes

2.5MM

2.9MM

3.3MM

3.7MM

4.3MM

7/16˝/pkg.10

3/8˝/pkg.10

Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . .9209 . . . . . . . . . . .9210 . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Nic kel Blac k . . . . . .9214 . . . . . . . . . . .9215 . . . . . . . . . . . . .9216

$8.95

Slotted Mottled Tungsten Beads

Taper Drilled Cone Heads These very dense cone heads are intended to get the fly down fast and deep.These are perfect caps for heads on many streamer patterns. X-Sm.

Small

Medium

Large

Gold . . . . . #6732 . . . . . . . #6733 . . . . . . . #6734 . . . . . . . . #6735

Add a hot spot just behind the bead while adding weight to the fly with a seamless segmented look, works with standard beads, and slotted beads.

1/4˝/pkg. 12

20 per package $6.95

Color

Firehole Bug Bands

Finish

Nic kel Silver . . . .#9211 . . . . . . . . . .#9212 . . . . . . . . . . . .#9213

Nic kel . . . . . 7155 . . . . . . . . 7156 . . . . . . . . 7157 . . . . . . . . . 7158 Copper . . . . . 6731 . . . . . . . . 2956 . . . . . . . . 2957 . . . . . . . . . 2955 Blac k . . . . . . 6915 . . . . . . . . 7140 . . . . . . . . 7153 . . . . . . . . . 7154

These mottled slotted tungsten beads will look great on your tactical jig patterns. Color . . . . . . . . 2mm . . . . . . . 2.3mm . . . . . . . 2.8mm . . . . . . . 3.3mm Brown . . . . #26958. . . . . . . #26959 . . . . . . #26960 . . . . . . #26961 Olive . . . . . 26954. . . . . . . . 26955 . . . . . . . 26956 . . . . . . . 26957 Lt Olive . . . 26962. . . . . . . . 26963 . . . . . . . 26964 . . . . . . . 26965 Blac k . . . . . 26950. . . . . . . . 26951 . . . . . . . 26952 . . . . . . . 26953

20 per package $7.95

20 per package $3.50

Blac k . . . . . #27364 . . #27365. . . #27366. . #27367 . . #27368 Brown . . . . . . 27410. . . . 27411 . . . . 27415 . . . 27416 . . . 27417

Tungsten Beads

Copper . . . . . 27369. . . . 27370 . . . . 27371 . . . 27373 . . . 27374 Olive . . . . . . 27418. . . . 27419 . . . . 27420 . . . 27421 . . . 27422

Fish Skulls

Orange . . . . . 27423. . . . 27424 . . . . 27425 . . . 27426 . . . 27427

Revolutionary weighted heads add a realistic baitfish profile to fresh and salt water streamers.

Pink . . . . . . . 27405. . . . 27406 . . . . 27407 . . . 27408 . . . 27409 Purple . . . . . 27386. . . . 27388 . . . . 27390 . . . 27391 . . . 27393 Red . . . . . . . 27430. . . . 27431 . . . . 27436 . . . 27439 . . . 27440 Silver . . . . . . 27399. . . . 27400 . . . . 27401 . . . 27403 . . . 27404

36 per package $6.75

Firehole Tear Drop Body Tapered design for a perfectly shaped thorax on your subsurface caddis pupa/larvae or mayfly nymphs.Tungsten is almost 2 times heavy as lead, your fly will get down to fish faster, and without the bulky lead wire. 2.0MM . . . . . . . . . .#27462

2.4MM . . . . . . . . .#27463

2.7MM . . . . . . . . . . .27465

3.2MM . . . . . . . . . .27466

3.6MM . . . . . . . . . . .27467

4.1MM . . . . . . . . . 27468

Hook Size

4, 6, 8

1, 2, 4

Color

Small

Sm./Med

1/0, 1, 2 Medium

4/0, 3/0, 2/0 Large

Tungsten beads help eliminate lead and drop flies quickly for a deep, deadly drift into the fishes kitchen. Black

Copper

Gold

Silver

1/16˝ . . . . .#102 . . . . . . . . .#78 . . . . . . . . . .#87 . . . . . . . .#117 5/64˝ . . . . . .6609 . . . . . . . .4828 . . . . . . . . .6599 . . . . . . . .6627

Blue Baitfish . #12981 . . . . . #12988 . . . . . . #12995 . . . . #13002

3/32˝ . . . . . .6648 . . . . . . . .4834 . . . . . . . . .6651 . . . . . . . .6645

Copper Tone . . . 12982 . . . . . . 12989 . . . . . . . 12996. . . . . . 13003

7/64˝ . . . . . .5258 . . . . . . . .5259 . . . . . . . . .5256 . . . . . . . .6608

Dark Grey . . . . 12983 . . . . . . 12990 . . . . . . . 12997. . . . . . 13004

1/8˝ . . . . . . .6649 . . . . . . . .4835 . . . . . . . . .6652 . . . . . . . .6646

Gold Char t . . . . 12984 . . . . . . 12991 . . . . . . . 12998. . . . . . 13005

5/32˝ . . . . . .6650 . . . . . . . .4836 . . . . . . . . .6653 . . . . . . . .6647

Pink Pearl . . . . . 12985 . . . . . . 12992 . . . . . . . 12999. . . . . . 13006

3/16˝ . . . . . . . .94 . . . . . . . . . .37 . . . . . . . . . . .79 . . . . . . . . .103

Silver Baitfish . 12986 . . . . . . 12993 . . . . . . . 13000. . . . . . 13007

20 per package $6.95

Tan Baitfish . . . 12987 . . . . . . 12994 . . . . . . . 13001. . . . . . 13008

per package $5.95

28 per package $8.75

Slotted Tungsten Beads

Fish Skull Sculpin Helmets Firehole Stones Firehole Stones are the most modestly priced, top quality tungsten beads. The matte paint job on these beads is very unique, and available in colors not found from any other bead manufacturer. 36 beads per pack. Color

2.0mm

2.5mm 3mm

Hook Size

18-22

14-18

12-16

3.5mm 10-14

4mm

An exciting new style head with a realistic, flat, broad profile that imitates anything from a sculpin to a baby catfish. Heavily weighted keel bottom lets you tie flies that swim hook-up. Color

Small

Large

The proper beads to use with jig hooks that will butt up to the eye and sit properly on the hook shank. Color . . . . . . . . . .Blac k . . . . . . . . . .Gold . . . . . .Copper 3/32˝ . . . . . . . .#18377 . . . . . . . . .#18387 . . . . . . . . .#18382 7/64˝ . . . . . . . .18378 . . . . . . . . . . .18388 . . . . . . . . . . .18383 1/8˝ . . . . . . . . .18379 . . . . . . . . . . .18389 . . . . . . . . . . .18384

Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #13009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #13013

5/32˝ . . . . . . . .18380 . . . . . . . . . . .18390 . . . . . . . . . . .18385

Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13015

3/16˝ . . . . . . . .18381 . . . . . . . . . . .18391 . . . . . . . . . . .18386

8 per package $6.50

20 per package $7.95

8-12

Almond Joy . . . . . #25043 . #25044 . #25045 #25046. . #25047 Autumn . . . . . . . . . 25053. . . 25054 . . 25055 . . 25056 . . . 25057 Blac k . . . . . . . . . . 25058. . . 25059 . . 25060 . . 25061 . . . 25062

Fish Skull Masks

Caddis Green . . . . 25028. . . 25029 . . 25030 . . 25031 . . 25032 Cream Puff . . . . . . 25033. . . 25034 . . 25035 . . 25036 . . 25037

Super attractive, realistic plastic heads, with recessed eye sockets for attaching stick-on eyes.

Dark Olive . . . . . . 25063. . . 25064 . . 25065 . . 25066 . . 25067

Extra-Small (Sizes 6-10) . . . . . . . . . 12 pack . . . . . . . . . . . #17387

Fire Orange . . . . . 25038. . . 25039 . . 25040 . . 25041 . . 25042

Small (Sizes 4-8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17388

Twice as heavy as standard cone heads that will get down twice as fast to the fish! Refer to Bead/Cone chart for sizing. (page 22)

Mounds . . . . . . . . . 25048. . . 25049 . . 25050 . . 25051 . . 25052

Medium (Sizes 1-4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17389

Color

Olive . . . . . . . . . . 25083. . . 25084 . . 25085 . . 25086 . . 25087

Large (Sizes 1/0-2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17390

Copper . . . . . . . . . . .#4439 . . . . . . . . . .#4441 . . . . . . . . . .#4443

Slate Blue . . . . . . . 25073. . . 25074 . . 25075 . . 25076 . . 25077

Xtra-Large (Sizes 2/0-1) . . . . . . . . . . 8 pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17391

Blac k . . . . . . . . . . . . .4444 . . . . . . . . . . .4445 . . . . . . . . . . .4448

True Blood . . . . . . . 25068. . . 25069 . . 25070 . . 25071 . . 25072

XXL (Sizes 1/0-3/0) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17392

Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4434 . . . . . . . . . . .4437 . . . . . . . . . . .4438

White . . . . . . . . . . 25078. . . 25079 . . 25080 . . 25081 . . 25082

XXXL (Sizes 4/0-6/0 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17393

Nic kel . . . . . . . . . . . . .4449 . . . . . . . . . . .4450 . . . . . . . . . . .4454

Size 2mm-3.5mm $8.25

per package $5.95

Size 4mm $8.95

Tungsten Cone Heads

Small

Medium

Large

10 per package $5.95

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Dubbing Hareline Ice Dub & Hareline Steelhead Ice Dub Dubbings Ice dubbing is great for nymphs, emergers, buggers, leeches, and steelhead bodies. Easy to use, either straight or blended with another dubbing. #4848  Ice Dub Dispenser $19.95 Individual packages $2.95 pkg. 9240  STH Ice Dub Dispenser $19.95 STH Blue Steel . . .#11654 Caddis Green . . . . .#2298 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . .#4729 Chocolate Brown . . . .11655 Copper . . . . . . . . . .11796 Gold Brown . . . . . . . . . .2302 Silver Grey . . . . . . . .11657 Holographic Silver . .11791 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6348 Olive Brown . . . . . . . .2303 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .4845 Peacock . . . . . . . . . . . .6325 Peacock Black . . . . .11795 Rusty Brown . . . . . . .5020 Emerald Green . . . . . .10003 Minnow Belly . . . . . .10000 Pearl Red Hue . . . . .10001 Pheasant Tail . . . . . . . . . .14320 UV Dun . . . . . . . . .10002 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4826 Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14321 UV Red . . . . . . . . . . .4824 UV Tan . . . . . . . . . . .6327 UV Callibaetis . . . . . . . .8829 UV Lavender . . . . . .11792 UV Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . .4818 UV Cinnamon . . . . . . .6328 UV Dark Olive . . . . .11656 UV Fl. Hot Pink . . . . . .11794 UV Black . . . . . . . . . .2280 UV Hot Yellow . . . . .11659 UV Light Olive . . . . . . . .4758 UV Hot Orange . . . .11658 UV Purple . . . . . . . .11661 UV Brown . . . . . . . . . . .2299 UV Light Yellow . . . . .11660 UV Shrimp . . . . . . . .4822 UV Rust . . . . . . . . . . .10004 UV Shrimp Pink . . . .11793 Midnight Fire . . . . . .27039 Wicked Black . . . . .27040 Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . .27041

Arizona Synthetic Dubbing Innovative blend of synthetics that simulate natural peacock, plus much buggier and more durable. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#8179 Burnt Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8181 Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8186 Hares Ears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8184 Peacock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8172 Per package $2.50

Bronze Peacock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#8177 Caddis Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8180 Gold Peacock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8176 Light Peacock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8173 Pheasant Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8178

Natural Muskrat Traditional dubbing for dries and nymphs. #6183

patch $2.95

Arizona Diamond Dubbing Dubbing genius, John Rohmer’s latest creation will add extra life to your nymphs or streamers. A bit longer than AZ Synthetic Dubbing and different color spectrum. Ice Blue Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#18725 Black & Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18727 Blood Leech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18729 Fire Cracker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18731 Hares Ear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18733 Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18735 Light Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18737 Tangerine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18739 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18741 Bronze Peacock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18743 Per package $2.25

Hareline Dubbing Pre-felted rabbit fur colors take all the work out of dubbing. Hares Ear . . . . . . . . Olive Hares Ear . . . Black . . . . . . . . . . . Rusty Orange . . . . . Cinnamon Caddis . . Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Olive . . . . . . . Antique Gold . . . . . Stonefly . . . . . . . . . Light Cahill . . . . . . . Pale Yellow . . . . . . . Olive Dun . . . . . . . . Seal Brown . . . . . . . Per package $2.50

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.#3489 . .4225 . .3500 . .3504 . .3503 . .3497 . .3511 . .5424 . .3509 . .0667 . .3510 . .3495 . .0948

Dark Hares Ear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#3502 Caddis Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3490 Olive Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0756 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3491 Green Damsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3494 Amber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3513 Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3505 March Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3508 Chocolate Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0949 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3499 McKenzie Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0022 Golden Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8024 Dark Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8022

Australian ‘Possum  Great fur to mix with other dubbing.

Whitlock SLF

#112 patch $1.75

Inspired by the demand for materials for the Whitlock’s Red Fox Squirrel Nymph, Dave put together a selection that will cover any insect you would ever want to imitate.

Jay Fair Seal Sub Dub The number one substitute for natural seal fur. Used extensively in Jay Fair and Denny Rickards Southern Oregon patterns. Seal Dub picks out well and separates for a translucent, buggy appearance. Black . . . . . . . . . . . .#7528 Burgundy . . . . . . . . . .7509 Medium Olive . . . . . .7512 Per package $4.25

Burnt Orange . . . . .#7510 Dark Brown . . . . . . . .7514 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7533

Brown . . . . . . . . . .#7513 Dark Olive . . . . . . . .7511

Trilobal Dubbing This Trilobal dubbing will add translucence and life to all of your flies. Great for streamers, buggers, or steelhead flies. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . Chartreuse . . . . . . . . Shell Pink . . . . . . . . . Golden Stone . . . . . . Hot Orange . . . . . . . Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . Purple . . . . . . . . . . . Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown Stone . . . . . . . Cinnamon Caddis . . . Damsel Green . . . . . Flame . . . . . . . . . . . Per package $2.50

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Angora Goat Dubbing    Pre-cut, blended, felted goat. Black . . . . . . . . . . Brown . . . . . . . . . . Fiery Brown . . . . . . Orange . . . . . . . . . Claret . . . . . . . . . . Fl. Fire Orange . . . . Hot Pink . . . . . . . . Red . . . . . . . . . . . Per package $1.75

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Super-Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

Buggy Nymph Dubbing

Super-Fine is the best small dry fly dubbing we've found, used or even heard about! The buoyant dubbing fibers are pre-treated with a waterproofing agent to help dry flies ride even higher than most synthetics in the water. Extremely natural practical colors.

A fibrous semi-coarse, translucent, and absorbent synthetic that’s quick and easy to dub. Use for nymphs like the Birds Nest and other nymphs that requires a buggy, dubbed body.

Super-Fine Dry Fly Dubbing Any of the individual 24 colors $1.95 pkg. Super Fine 1 Dry Fly Dubbing and Dispenser #3778 (With these 12 colors) Adams Gray . . . . Olive . . . . . . . . . Blue Dun . . . . . . Pale Evening Dun

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Light Cahill . . . . . .#3429 Blue Wing Olive . . . .3438 Amber . . . . . . . . . . .3434 Hendrickson Pink . . .5135

$12.50 Black . . . . . . . . . .#3439 Brown . . . . . . . . . . .4993 Mahogany . . . . . . . .5140 Brown/Olive . . . . . . .3433

(With these 12 colors)   #4464 $12.50 Gray Olive . . . . . . .#3444 Cinnamon Caddis .#3432 Rusty Brown . . . . . . .3441 Fl. Chartreuse . . . . .3442 Golden Olive . . . . . . .5138 Brown Olive . . . . . . .3433 Pale Yellow . . . . . . . .3430 Sulphur Orange . . . .5134

Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#8551 Brown Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#8556 Dark Hares Ears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8554 Dark Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8552 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8548 Lava Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8547 Light Hares Ears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8553 Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8545 Sage Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8549 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8550 Tan Damsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8546 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8555 #11483 Dispenser $22.95 Individual Pac kages $2.25

Mercer’s Buggy Nymph Dubbing The exact formula blend that Mike Mercer developed for his own patterns. A spectrum mix of anywhere from 5 to15 colors in each dubbing blend. Individual or Dispenser.

Super Fine 11 Dry Fly Dubbing and Dispenser Pale Morning Dun Blue Wing Olive . . Dark Tan . . . . . . . Tan . . . . . . . . . . .

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Antron Dubbing The most popular, all-time synthetic dubbing and considered a staple by most expert tiers. #2057 Antron 1 Dubbing Dispenser (12 colors) 2091  Antron II Dubbing Dispenser $11.95 All colors available in Individual Packages $1.95

Antron 1 Golden Stone . Sand . . . . . . . Dark Olive . . . Chocolate . . .

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Cahill Cream . . . . . #2244 Medium Olive. . . . . . 2136 Ginger Variant . . . . . 2338 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . 2241

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Charcoal Gray . . . . #2482 Olive Damsel . . . . . . 2392 March Brown . . . . . . 2583 Light Olive Dun . . . . . 2443

Forest Green Rust . . . . . . Golden Olive Golden Tan .

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Amber Caddis . . . . . . . Callibaetis . . . . . . . . . . Golden Stone . . . . . . . . Micro May Olive . . . . . PMD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z-Wing Olive . . . . . . . . Individual Pac kages #11518 Dispenser

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Baetis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#11522 Dark Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11524 Lt. Cahill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11526 October Caddis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11528 Trigger March Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . .11530 Caddis Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..11532

Antron Yarn

Arizona Simi Seal Dubbing Great for leeches, large nymphs and an excellent seal substitute.

Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . #5626 Medium Olive . . . . . . . 5624 Fl. Chartreuse . . . . . . . 5333 $1.75

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A near identical color spectrum to Mercer’s Buggy Nymph with crystal fibers.

Ideal for caddis pupa, and particularly effective when the antron yarn is combined with any other dubbing or fur. Cream . . . . . . . . . .#3141 White . . . . . . . . . .#3150 Copper . . . . . . . . . .4205 Brown Stone . . . . . .5622 Olive Dun . . . . . . . .5628

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Antron 11 Blue Grass . . Dark Stone . Mint . . . . . . Squirrel Belly

Amber Caddis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#3823 Baetis . . . . . . Caddis Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3828 Dark Stone . . . Golden Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Light Cahill . . . Micro May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3829 October Caddis PMD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3836 Callibaetis . . . Trigger Nymph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3837 Z-Wing . . . . . #5023 Dispenser $22.95 Individual Pac kages $2.50

Light Yellow . . . . . .#5623 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . .3146 Burnt Orange . . . . . .3143 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .3145 Steel Gray . . . . . . . .4278

Black . . . . . . . . . . Blood Leech . . . . . Canadian Olive . . . Crystal . . . . . . . . . Per package $1.95

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McFlylon Poly Yarn Great source of poly yarn in all the colors you wish they would come in. Super parachute post material. Used in the famous Tarpon Toad pattern. Blue Dun . . . . . . . . Gray . . . . . . . . . . . Brown . . . . . . . . . . Olive . . . . . . . . . . . Copper . . . . . . . . . Per package $4.95

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Polytron Yarn The closest thing we’ve found to Z-Lon, in an easy-to-use, spooled format. Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#6011 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . . . .6016 Fire Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . .6020 Fl.Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6033 Highlander . . . . . . . . . . . . .6036 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6172 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6175 Per spool $2.25

Lime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#6012 . . . . .Fl. Green . . . . . . . . . . .#6015 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6017 . . . . .Amber . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6018 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6026 . . . . .Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6032 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6034 . . . . .Foam Blue . . . . . . . . . . .6035 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6014 . . . . .Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6168 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6173 . . . . .White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6174

Hareline’s Custom Blend Dubbing Kit Create your own blend of colors and fibers easily and quickly with this new set of blending tools. The kit is manufactured by the leader in packaged dubbing, complete with a sampling of dubbing and instructions to help you create your own unique dubbing colors and fiber combinations. Simply work the furs and or synthetics into evenly distributed mats on the dubbing board and blend them together with the wire brush. #19818 Hareline Custom Blend Dubbing Kit 19969 Replacement Brush

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Why the sudden popularity and new

Jig Hooks? The Fly Shop® prides itself on our cutting edge inventory. We have an excellent selection of jig hooks and other specialty products. All our hooks can be found on pages 4, 5 and 6 in this issue. The Fly Shop Model TFS 5444

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I T ’ S H A R D T O T E L L sometimes whether new fly fishing techniques develop first or if they’re the result of new tackle, flies, or materials. Maybe both. The current enthusiasm that surrounds Euro (or Czech) nymphing has flourished simply because it works. And while some argue that it’s just a more sophisticated version of the high sticking method that’s been around for a long time, this offshoot of competition angling has spawned an entirely new generation of terminal tackle and shifted the focus of how we tie and fish some of our flies. The Euro Nuts weren’t the first to point out that flies tied on jig hooks ride hook up and have less a tendency to snag on bottom debris. But they did prove conclusively in competition that flies tied on those hooks caught more fish than those which weren’t tied on jig hooks. Add to that the inarguable fact that a larger number of fish nabbed with a jig hook actually make it to hand, and that (because most of those fish are more commonly stung in the upper mouth or lip) it’s a quick and easy task to release fish nailed with a jig hook. Proven more effective with a lower mortality. Jig hooks certainly aren’t the correct choice for every fly, but they should be considered as the hook of choice for balanced flies, streamers and lot of others. Our in-house expert tier, Mike Mercer questions whether “whether the common dorsal features of a nymph – wing cases, abdomen carapaces, etc. – should be tied inside the hook gap to accommodate the “upside down” presentation of the jig hook, or on the opposite, more traditional side. And as stated earlier, there is a definite learning curve associated with tying on jig hooks, most noticeably when tying in multiple materials inside the hook gap…it is just awkward. “ As with many innovations in tying, jig hooks are not going to take the place of existing options, but they are a highly useful addition to our arsenal for nymphs and streamers and they certainly deserve your attention.

Here’s a helpful chart The Fly Shop developed from a lot of trial and error that’ll make selecting the appropriate slotted bead head for the jig hook you’ve chosen a lot easier.

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Umpqua Feather Merchant UFMXF506H

Super- heavy, forged wire model ideal for larger fish. Available in Sizes 1, 2, 4, 6, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 60 degree jig hook, extra heavy wire, needle point, black nickel finish. The extra heavy wire makes this a top choice for big game flies, jungle patterns and saltwater applications. Umpqua Feather Merchant UFMXC450BL-BN

High carbon steel with a curved, barbles, needle point. Available in Sizes 10-16 60 degree jig hook, heavy wire, barbless, Xtra long needle point, black nickle. A great choice for all “jigged” nymphs including “Balanced Leeches”. The curved needle point sticks in the fish’s mouth once hooked. Umpqua Feather Merchant UFMXC400BL-BN

The new standard in jig hooks, high carbon steel wire. Available in Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 Jig hook, needle point, black nickel, barbless. Slightly longer shank length hook that is most commonly used for “Balanced Leeches”, but is still great for all “jigged” nymphs. Firehole Model 516 Heavy Wire Jig Hook

Slotted Bead Head and Jig Hook Chart Bead

Available in sizes 3/0, 2/0,1/0, 1, 2, 4, 6 Standard wire model appropriate for most jig hook applications. A top quality at a super reasonable price. This is a solid hook in large sizes for Striper flies; i.e. Flashtail or Clouser Minnows, as well as other freshwater nymphs and streamers.

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Midge Flash Flashabou™ Dynamite material for both saltwater and freshwater patterns. Flashy, durable, gives plenty of action. Silver . . . . . . . . . . . #3195 Copper . . . . . . . . . . . 3186 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . 3196 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3192 Light Green . . . . . . . . 3188 Bullfrog . . . . . . . . . . . 3198 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3194 Salt & Pepper . . . . . . 3190 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . 8025 Blue Pearl . . . . . . . . . 6802 Olive Pearl . . . . . . . . 8456 Gunmetal . . . . . . . . . . . . 8468 Dark Blue Pearl . . . . . . . 8418 Per package $5.25

Pink . . . . . . . . . . . .#4797 Light Blue . . . . . . . . .3191 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .3187 Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . .3197 Sunburst . . . . . . . . . .3193 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . .3189 Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3199 Fuschia . . . . . . . . . . .4796 Bronze . . . . . . . . . . .8458 Pearl Peacock . . . . . .8455 Pearl Lavender . . . . . .8457 Ocean Green . . . . . . .8500 Pink Pearl . . . . . . . . .8419

A smaller, more supple version of Krystal Flash that will add more motion to nymphs, saltwater flies, streamers.The colors are fantastic and mimic bait. Chartreuse . . . . . . . . .#4314 Light Blue Dun . . . . . .4212 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .4188 Peacock . . . . . . . . . . .4211 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14314 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14316 Per package $4.95

Pink . . . . . . . . . . . .#4189 Root Beer . . . . . . . . .4187 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . .4185 Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . .4223 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14315 Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . .14317

A fluorescent micro fiber with a very fine texture. Used extensively on commercial, contemporary Steelhead and Baitfish patterns. Chartreuse . . . . . . . .#8372 Hot Pink . . . . . . . . . .#8377 Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . .8384 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8401 White . . . . . . . . . . . .19208 $4.95

Hot Orange . . . . . . . .8376 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .8396 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . .8386 . Light Pink . . . . . . . .19207 .

Grizzly Barred Flashabou™ Great substitute for saddle hackle on steelhead flies and a provocative, versatile new streamer material. Pink . . . . . . . . . . . .#19867 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . .19869 Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . .19871 Per package $5.25

Orange . . . . . . . . . .#19868 Fl. Yellow . . . . . . . . . .19870

This wider (1/16˝) version is great for saltwater baitfish and bass patterns. Required for Whitlock Sheep series. Gold . . . . Red . . . . . Dark Blue Pink . . . .

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Glow-in-the-Dark Flashabou™ “Charge” this material by exposing it to bright light, causing it to slowly emit a soft glow for several minutes. It’ll increase visibility on dark days, dim light, in murky waters or night angling. Creamy White . . . . . #540 Fl. Pink. . . . . . . . . . . . 549 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . 1481 Per package $5.50

Krystal Flash

Lite Brite Superfine, Mylar hair that is ideal for baitfish imitations and a million other patterns. Also try dubbing it.

Saltwater Flashabou™

Pearl. . . . . . . . . . . . #3200 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . 3204 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . 3203 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . 3219 Per package $5.50

Fluoro Fiber

Fl. Green . . . . . . . . . #550 Fl. Yellow . . . . . . . . . . 566 Fl. Blue . . . . . . . . . . 1501

Black . . . . . . . . . . .#12826 Hot Lime . . . . . . . . .12855 Green . . . . . . . . . . . .12833 Chartreuse . . . . . . . .12843 Copper . . . . . . . . . . .12838 Deep Blue . . . . . . . .12862 Pearl Blue . . . . . . . . .12850 Hares Ear . . . . . . . . .12828 Dk. Olive . . . . . . . . . .12830 Bronze Peacock . . . .12829 Electric Banana . . . .12854 Sea Foam Green . . .12834 Salmon Pink . . . . . . .12848 Cotton Candy . . . . . .12868 Black Rainbow . . . . .12857 $2.95

Gold . . . . . . . . . . . .#12836 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .12841 Hot Coral . . . . . . . . .12881 Ruby . . . . . . . . . . . .12846 Hills Gold . . . . . . . . .16364 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . .12844 Lt. Blue . . . . . . . . . .12835 Pearl Green . . . . . . .12852 Burgundy . . . . . . . . .12847 Bronze Brown . . . . .12827 Purple Haze . . . . . .12842 Golden Olive . . . . . .12832 Holographic Silver . .12878 Holographic Gold . . .12877 Pearl Blue Magic . . .12879

A material some anglers/tiers consider absolutely indispensable as part of their tool chest.There’s a myriad of practical colors useful for complete wing or as sparkle in combination with other fur or synthetic wing material. Fl. Chartreuse . . . . .#3256 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . .3244 Alaskan Fuchsia . . . .15386 Copper . . . . . . . . . . .3246 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3247 Hot Orange . . . . . . . .3248 Peacock . . . . . . . . . . .3264 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .3250 Pearl Hot Yellow . . . . .3251 Lime Green . . . . . . . .3271 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . .3252 Pearl Red . . . . . . . . .3255 Fl. Shrimp . . . . . . . . .3257 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . .3253 Light Blue . . . . . . . . .3249 UV Tan . . . . . . . . . . . .4872 UV Gray . . . . . . . . . . .4821 UV Orange . . . . . . . . .4816 UV Pink . . . . . . . . . . . .4812 Per package $4.95

Black . . . . . . . . . . .#3259 Gray Ghost . . . . . . . .3272 Root Beer . . . . . . . . .3260 Pearl Blue . . . . . . . . .3261 Mixed Colors . . . . . . .3262 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .3263 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . .3267 Pearlescent . . . . . . . .3265 Green . . . . . . . . . . . .3266 Fl. Cerise . . . . . . . . . .3254 Royal Blue . . . . . . . . .3269 Smolt Blue . . . . . . . .3270 Fl. Fire Orange . . . . . .3258 UV Purple . . . . . . . . . .4901 Dark Purple . . . . . . .3268 UV Blue . . . . . . . . . . .4887 UV Herring . . . . . . . . .4874 UV Pearl . . . . . . . . . . .4807

Holographic Flashabou™ This is an imaginative blend of colors incorporated in thin Flashabou fibers that achieves a scaly, realistic look. Holographic Flashabou effectively replaces standard Flashabou in many tying situations and is highly recommended for salmon flies and all streamers. Fire Tiger . . . . . . . . . . #14306 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . #14307 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14308 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14309 Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14310 Fuchsia . . . . . . . . . . . . 14311 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14312 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14313 9˝ long hank Per package $5.25

Flashabou™ Mirage Mirage combines Flashabou reflection with a unique iridescent chameleon effect. Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #4724 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . 4730 Opal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4734 Fl. Chartreuse . . . . . . 4735 Per package $5.95

Light Blue . . . . . . . . #4725 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4732 Fl. Yellow . . . . . . . . . . 4736

Electra Scale Arguably the single most reflective flash material made. Experts feel it should be built into saltwater and jungle flies whenever possible, and with the broad color spectrum, that is a lot! The corrugated texture of Electra Scale mimics the look of fish scales. Black . . . . . . . . . . . .#8361 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . .8363 Hot Orange . . . . . . . . .8365 Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . .8367 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . .8369 Amber Tone . . . . . . . .15262 Fools Gold . . . . . . . . .15252 Green Apple . . . . . . .15251 Midnight Fire . . . . . . .15253 Orange Crush . . . . . .15260 Winter Run Blue . . . .15250 Yellow Yummy . . . . . .15261 $5.95

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Blue. . . . . . . . . . . . . #8362 Fl. Yellow. . . . . . . . . . . 8364 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8366 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8368 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8370 Cherry . . . . . . . . . . . 15255 Gold Stone . . . . . . . . 15258 Kaleidescope . . . . . . 15254 Midnight Rainbow . . . 15259 Sparkle Wine . . . . . . 15257 Winter Run Purple . . 15249

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Synthetics....essential modern alternatives to fur F L I E S T I E D O N LY H A L F A C E N T U R Y A G O were nearly all constructed of natural furs and fibers. While they seem primitive now, early dry flies were built using Plymouth Rock,Rhode Island Red, and common barnyard roosters. The body was often built from burlap; the eyes from simple bead chain and, in the nascence of our sport we had only the natural world to source our fly tying materials. Fly Tiers look at the world through different eyes than most. Innovation and experimentation have taken us from road-kills to the exotic. A flexible string becomes the next big thing for tying nymph bodies and as modern materials have emerged, fly tiers have adopted and adapted a wide range of products for use on their flies. Synthetics include a wide variety of materials and many are hairs adopted from the textile and garment industry.

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Pearl Core Braid Thin pearl braid with a dyed core adding a dual-color depth. Burn the end for a tapered, life-like insect body look. Great for San Juan Worms and Caddis Pupae. Black . . . . . . . . . . . .#8857 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . .8859 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8861 Pearl White . . . . . . . . .8863 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8865 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8867 3 yard package $2.95

Brown . . . . Gray Ghost Orange . . . Pink . . . . . Root Beer . Yellow . . . .

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Bungee Braid A larger version of Mylar Tubing for saltwater poppers. Color

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Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#9072 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#9073 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9074 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9075 Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9078 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9080 1 yard package $4.95

Baitfish flies will shimmer spectacularly in the water. Silver Medium . . . . . #4458 Blue Medium . . . . . . . 4534 Purple Medium . . . . . 4533 Chartreuse Medium . . . 449 Per package $3.75

Gold Medium . . . . .#4446 Red Medium . . . . . . .4497 Black Medium . . . . . .4569

V-Rib Midge Tubing Hollow, stretchy, and tiny for small midge bodies.

Diamond Braid Very versatile braided material dyed over pearl. Used for bonefish, steelhead, salmon, shad and bluegill flies. Bone Tan . . . . . . . . . .#8882 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . .8885 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8873 Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8881 Root Beer . . . . . . . . . .8879 Holographic Silver . . . .8877 Holographic Gold . . . . .8876 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8887 3 yard package $3.50

Holographic Mylar Tubing

Chartreuse . . . . . . . .#8883 Hot Pink . . . . . . . . . . .8884 Shrimp Pink . . . . . . . . .8886 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8874 Claret . . . . . . . . . . . . .8875 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . .8878 Peacock . . . . . . . . . . .8888 Fluorescent Yellow . . . .15387

Blood Red . . . . . . . . Brown . . . . . . . . . . . Chartreuse . . . . . . . Clear . . . . . . . . . . . Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Per package $1.95

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Mahogany . . . Olive . . . . . . Peacock . . . . Pheasant Tail . Yellow . . . . . .

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Arizona Minnow Hair Subtle blend of natural and synthetic fibers, has great movement in the water. White . . . . . . . . . . .#14266 Lt. Cream . . . . . . . . . .14268 Lt. Olive Dun . . . . . . .14270 Light Brown . . . . . . . .14272 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .14274 Dark Olive . . . . . . . . .14276 Shad Back . . . . . . . . .14278 Per package $2.25

Silver . . . . . . . . . Honey . . . . . . . . Olive Dun . . . . . . Lt. Olive Brown . . Dark Olive Brown Redside . . . . . . . Light Shad Back .

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Adds a segmented translucent effect to any fly and is ideal for overwrapping nymph and streamer bodies. Midge Medium Amber . . . . . .#3296 . .#5230 Pink . . . . . . .3297 . . . .5231 Chartreuse . . .3298 . . . .5232 Orange . . . . . .5241 . . . . .841 Olive . . . . . .1128 . . . .2515 Per package $2.95

Midge Medium Clear . . . . . #3299 . . . . #5233 Black. . . . . . . 3300 . . . . . 5234 Red . . . . . . 5733 . . . . . 5235 Brown . . . . 5240 . . . . . 6280 Tan. . . . . . . . . 6284 . . . . . 6306

Mylar Tubing Body tubing for fresh & saltwater streamer patterns. Color Small Medium Large XL Jumbo Gold . . . . . .#3220 . . . .#3221 . . . .#3222 . . . .#6354 . . .#6356 Silver . . . . . 3223 . . . . . 3224 . . . . 3225 . . . . . 3236 . . . 3245 Pearl . . . . . . 3226 . . . . . 3227 . . . . 3228 . . . . . 5837 . . . 4428 Copper . . . . 5546 . . . . . 5547 . . . . 5548 . . . . . 5549 . . . 5550 Per package $2.95 Jumbo per package $4.75

Mini Flat Braid Modern replacement for flat braided mylar, the 1/16˝ material is easy to wrap and easier to use than mylar for steelhead and saltwater fly bodies. Terrific visibility in the water and sure to improve most patterns. Black . . . . . . . . . . . .#21169 Fluor. Orange . . . . . . .21171 Lilac Purple . . . . . . . . .21173 Multi Color . . . . . . . . .21175 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . .21177 Pink Pearl . . . . . . . . . .21179 Red Cherry . . . . . . . . .21181 Shimmer Silver . . . . . .21183 Teal Blue . . . . . . . . . . .21185 Chartreuse Lime . . . . .21187 Per package $4.95

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Fluorescent Chart. . .#21170 Fluorescent Pink . . . .21172 Minnow Blue Pearl . . .21174 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .21176 Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . .21178 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .21180 Shimmer Gold . . . . . .21182 Silver Minnow . . . . . .21184 Aqua Blue . . . . . . . . .21186 Fuschia . . . . . . . . . . .21188

Copic Markers Pyrex Fly Rattles These noisy Pyrex capsules contain small BB’s that rattle and vibrate. Sound works! Especially in the salt. Build them into the body to attract bass, stripers, or stimulate any predator fish. It’s easy to incorporate these rattles with any fly that has a mylar tube body, or simply add them to the shank of the hook on any streamer or popper patterns. Small - 3mm . . . . . . . .#9220 Large - 5mm . . . . . . . . .9222 Per package $6.95

Medium - 4mm . . . . . .#9221 XL - 6mm . . . . . . . . . . . . .9253

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The latest colored markers are perfect for coloring flies at the bench or as needed on the water. These markers are waterproof, color fast, and are compatible with the Copic Marker Spray gun. Olive . . . . Dark Olive Brown . . . Red . . . . . Gray . . . . . Hot Pink . . $8.95

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Ice Dub Minnow Back Fringe These mixed colors from light to dark Ice Dub Fibers will make a great addition to your minnow patterns or with the Ice Dub Shimmer Fringe. Chart/Peacock . . . .#15180 Pearl/Bronze . . . . . .15182 Pearl/Gray . . . . . . . .15184 Pearl/Yellow . . . . . . .15186 Shrimp Pink/Hot Pink 15188 Per package $5.75

Hot Pink/Purple . Pearl/Dark Blue . Pearl/Peacock . . . Pink/Bronze . . . . Yellow Pearl/Chart

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Sculpting Flash Fiber

Ice Dub Shimmer Fringe A flashy synthetic material that is a perfect addition to spice up any baitfish pattern. Can also be cut in smaller pieces and used for wings on nymphs. Black Pearl . . . . . .#15168 Fluorescent Chartreuse15170 Fl. Shell Pink . . . . . . .15172 Peacock Eye . . . . . .15174 Pearl . . . . . . . . .15176 UV Steelie Blue . . . . .15178 Per package $5.75

Dark Blue . . . . . . .#15169 Fluorescent Hot Pink 15171 Minnow Pearl . . . . .15173 Peacock Green . . . .15175 UV Pearl . . . . . . . . .15177 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . .15179

Great for creating baitfish or streamer patterns that will hold a perfect profile. The hint of flash gives the material a little bling, and is very easy to work with. White . . . . . . . . .#19872 Natural Belly . . . . . .19874 Light Pink . . . . . . . . .19876 Sea Blue . . . . . . . . .19878 Herring Back . . . . . .19880 Chartreuse . . . . . . .19882 Black . . . . . . . . .19884 Mackerel . . . . . . . . .19886 Live Bait . . . . . . . . .19888 Per package $7.50

Silver Gray . . . Wild Olive . . . Camo . . . . . . . Mullet Brown . Midnight Blitz . Bronze Back . . Peacock . . . . . Glass Minnow . Bleeding Black

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Select Craft Fur

Puglisi 3-D Silky Fiber Softer and finer fibers than Sea Fiber, but with the same character that makes it just right for smaller saltwater and freshwater baitfish or streamers. Gray . . . . . . . . . . . .#9411 Sulphur Yellow . . . . . .9412 Golden Yellow . . . . . .9413 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .9415 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . .9416 10˝ long Per package $7.95

Reddish Brown Olive . . . . . . . Reddish Olive . Black . . . . . . .

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One of the most popular wing materials for saltwater or freshwater streamers, bonefish and steelhead flies. Cut and tie it in as a wing or palmer as the body. Both give great profiles and undulate in the water. Absolutely indispensible for the Gotcha and a terrific material for contemporary jungle and blue water flies. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . #9493 Bright Green . . . . . . . . 9576 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . 9479 Flo. Orange . . . . . . . . . 9482 Olive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9480 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9481 Purple. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9489 Salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . 9557 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9484 Shrimp Pink. . . . . . . . 26052 Per patch $4.95

Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . .#9490 Cerise . . . . . . . . . . . .9487 Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9556 Kingfisher Blue . . . . . .9494 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . .9483 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9488 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9485 Sand (Gotcha) . . . . . .9554 White . . . . . . . . . . . .9491 Dark Brown . . . . . . .27094

Farrar Blend This flashy synthetic streamer material is perfect for saltwater, striper, and jungle patterns. When wet, the fibers undulate and present an irresistible profile to finned predators. Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . #5212 Grey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5195 Light Purple . . . . . . . . . . 5193 Midnight Blitz. . . . . . . . . 5179 Mullet Brown. . . . . . . . . 5183 Olive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5205 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5214 Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5203 10˝ long Per package $6.95

Electric Yellow . . . . . . . .#5186 Herring Back . . . . . . . . .5210 Mackerel . . . . . . . . . . . .5219 Misty Blue . . . . . . . . . . .5209 Natural . . . . . . . . . . . . .5207 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5206 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5215 White . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5199

Puglisi 3-D Sea Fibers Pre-blended colors of Sea Fiber strands that will add multi-dimensional attributes and lifeline action to fresh and saltwater streamers. Holds a great wet profile. Gray . . . . . . . . . Sand . . . . . . . . . Brown . . . . . . . . Orange . . . . . . . Blue . . . . . . . . . Purple . . . . . . . . Olive . . . . . . . . . Golden Olive . . . Chartreuse. . . . . Minnow . . . . . . . 10˝ long $7.50

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Everglades . . . . . Pilchard . . . . . . . Anchovy . . . . . . Pinfish . . . . . . . . Mutton Snapper Tarpon Streamer Back Country . . Black . . . . . . . . Eel Green . . . . . White . . . . . . . .

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Super Hair Large minnow and streamer material, that becomes lifelike in the water, and will not absorb water. Polar White . Light Blue . . Olive. . . . . . Chartreuse . Tan . . . . . . .

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Dark Blue . . . . . . . Black . . . . . . . . . . Red . . . . . . . . . . . Gray . . . . . . . . . . . Per package $3.95

Flash-n-Slinky This has become one of our favorite materials for tying large streamers. The fiber will hold a great profile, doesn’t retain water, and are mixed with the perfect amount of Gliss-n-Glow flash. 8˝ in total length.

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Pseudo Hair Loon Ergo Comb The solution to unruly materials at the vise or mangled streamers on the water. Ergonomic powder coated tool is easy find and comfortable in hand. Stainless steel shaft and teeth make quick work of messy flies at the bench or on the water. #28547 $13

A terrific, fibrous body material. Similar to Craft Fur, but the fibers are more fine, and not as coarse. Makes excellent, life-like bodies on baitfish patterns. Barred White Olive . . . . . . Black . . . . . . Sand . . . . . . White . . . . .

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Barred Peach Dark Olive . . Brown . . . . . Tan . . . . . . . Chartreuse .

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Grey . . . . . . . . . . .#22910 Black . . . . . . . . . . .22913 Orange . . . . . . . . . .22916 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .22918 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . .22920 Chartreuse . . . . . . .22923 Bronze Back . . . . . .22944 Off White . . . . . . . .22930 Mullet Brown . . . . . .22937 Peacock . . . . . . . . . .22940 Per package $7.95

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Rubber & Legs Barred Fire Tip Sili Legs A very lifelike silicone leg with specks, bars, and fire tips. Red/Hopper Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#25123 Orange/Light Pumpkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25124 Orange/Sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25125 Red/Light Pumpkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25126 Red/Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25127 Hot Lime/Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25128 Orange/Avacado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25129

Mini Squiggle Worms A very realistic and wormlike material that is tapered, and thinner than the Squirmy Wormy material. This material can be easily attached to a hook with Zapa-Gap. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#26888 FL. Chartreuse . . . . . . .26890 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26892 Bright Red . . . . . . . . . .26894 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26896 Clear UV . . . . . . . . . . . .26898 Per package $4.50

Brown Olive . . . . . . . .#26889 FL. Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . .26891 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26893 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26895 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26897 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . .26899

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Centipede Legs Squirmy Wormies Rubber Simple, effective, durable heavy body/legging material. Keeps a profile when wet and is ideal for the San Juan Worm and other similar applications. Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#18548 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . . .18550 San Juan Red . . . . . . . .18552 Per package $2.95

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Blood Worm . . . . . . . .#18549 Hot Pink . . . . . . . . . . . .18551

Centipede legs will spice up any fly and have been a staple for years. Round, barred, and ideal for terrestrials, bass, and bluegill flies. Neon Green . . . . . #27010 Olive . . . . . . . . .#27016 FL. Chartreuse . . . . 27011 Orange . . . . . . . . . 27017 Fl. Yellow . . . . . . . . 27012 Red Neon . . . . . . . 27018 Gray . . . . . . . . . . 27013 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . 27019 Natural . . . . . . . . 27014 White . . . . . . . . . 27020 Neon Orange . . . . . 27015 Yellow . . . . . . . . . 27021

Terrific rubberleg material that combines speckles, bars and pattern that will add realism to any legged pattern. Bonefish Tan . . . . .#6115 Brown . . . . . . . . .#6118 Chartreuse/Green . . . 6119 Dark Olive . . . . . . . 6120 Frog Green . . . . . . . 6138 Light Olive . . . . . . . 6148 Olive . . . . . . . . . . 6152 Orange . . . . . . . . . 6153 Pumpkin . . . . . . . . 6154 Red . . . . . . . . . . . 6160 Rust . . . . . . . . . . . 6161 Yellow Chartreuse . . . 6162

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Nymph Sili Legs Sili Legs Soft, pliable, speckle flaked, silicone, gummy rubber legs that drive fresh and saltwater fish wild. They add sizzle to medium-sized freshwater streamers or nymphs and are super when tied on bonefish flies. Amber/Gold Flake . . .#6543 Black/Red Flake . . . . .5956 Blue/Silver Flake . . . .6542 Brown/Black Flake . . .6524 Brown/Orange Flake . .5955 Clear/Pearl Flake . . . .5918 Chartreuse/Black Flake .5954 Per package $2.95

Olive/Black Flake . .#5871 Orange/Black Flake . .6545 Pumpkin/Black Flake .5870 Purple/Blue Flake . . .6090 Sand/Black Flake . . .6546 Smoke/Blue Flake . . .6334 White/Silver Flake . . .5953

Another effective version of Sili Legs in randomly mottled, natural colors that are most appropriate for freshwater applications. Yellow Barred . . . . Brown Solid . . . . . . Black Solid . . . . . . Pumpkin Barred . . . Per package $2.95

.#4494 . .4500 . .4511 . .4530

Orange Barred . . . .#4545 Olive Barred . . . . . . .4546 Pearl Barred . . . . . . .4547 Fl. Chartreuse Barred .4548

Loco Legs Identical to Sili Legs in a color palette best suited for bonefish, permit, and other saltwater species. Bonefish Pink . . . . . . .#1835 Olive Dun Turtle Grass .1916 Pink Shrimp . . . . . . . . .1939 Sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1964 Tan Turtle Grass . . . . . .1995 Per package $3.50

Chartreuse . . Orange Shrimp Pumpkin . . . . Tan . . . . . . . . UV Violet . . . .

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Stretchy, translucent sheets for scuds, carapaces and wing cases. Paper backing makes it easy to cut. Clear . . . . . . . . Gray . . . . . . . . . Chartreuse . . . . Olive . . . . . . . . . Amber . . . . . . . . Mottled Olive . . Burnt Orange . . Shrimp Pink . . . Specks Tan/Black Black . . . . . . . . Per sheet $2.95

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Brown . . . . . . . . . . .#3413 Rusty Brown . . . . . . . .3414 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3415 Mottled Orange . . . . .3416 Mottled Golden Stone .3411 Mottled Natural Oak .3418 Specks Clear/Black . . .5039 Specks Czech Spots . .5076 Specks Olive/Black . . .5054 Ginger . . . . . . . . . . . .6522

UV Chewee Skin A UV reflective material that is easy to cut and wrap to shape. Perfect for bodies or wing cases.

Fire-Tipped Sili Legs A bright, fluorescent-tipped version of Sili Legs. Black/Red Tip . . . . .#3372 Clear/Fire Orange Tip #3375 Olive/Orange Tip . . . .4268 Chartreuse/Fire Tip . .4298 Per package $2.95

Orange/Red Tip . . .#4266 Black/Purple Tip . . . .3374 Camel/Orange Tip . . .3373 Purple/Hot Pink Tip . .3376

Round Rubber Legs Small diameter rubber legging material in solid colors molded to a round shape. It’s just the ticket for a lot of flies. Available only in medium sizes except for black and white.The small size is for flies that are in the #12 to #16 range. Chartreuse . . . . . . . . .#3287 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .3288 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . .3527 White, small . . . . . . .3289 Black, small . . . . . . . .3291 Per package $3.25

UV Black . . . . . . . .#14283 UV Brown . . . . . . . . .14285 UV Chartreuse . . . . .14287 UV Cream . . . . . . . .14289 UV Olive . . . . . . . . .14291 UV Pink . . . . . . . . . .14294 UV Red . . . . . . . . . .14296 UV Tan . . . . . . . . . . .14298 UV Yellow . . . . . . . .14300 Per package $5.50

UV Blue . . . . . . UV Caddis Green UV Clear . . . . . UV Gray . . . . . . UV Peach . . . . . UV Purple . . . . . UV Rust . . . . . . UV White . . . . . UV Orange . . . .

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Brown . . . . . . . .#5860 Red . . . . . . . . . . .3293 White, medium . .3290 Black, medium . . .3292

Super Floss Stretch Leg & Body Material This unique, flat, stretch rubber fiber will build smooth, colorfast, durable, segmented bodies or make lifelike legs that can be customized with marking pens. Creative use of Super Floss is a perfect example of the contribution that creative use of these new rubbery materials can make to the sport. The Pat’s Rubberleg (pictured above) uses only chenille and rusty olive Super Floss. It’s a modern version of the Rubberlegs, and is one of the single most popular and productive local trout flies in our arsenal. Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .#3801 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .3802 Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . .3816 Chartreuse . . . . . . . .3810 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . .3804 Light Olive . . . . . . . . .3812 Light Brown . . . . . . . .3819 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .412 Bright Orange . . . . . .3809 Burgundy . . . . . . . . .3811 Amber . . . . . . . . . . . .6298 Caddis Green . . . . . .6297 Pale Olive . . . . . . . . .6304 Burnt Orange . . . . . . .6307 Per package $3.50

Rust Olive . . . . . . . .#6305 White . . . . . . . . . . .3820 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . .3803 Purple . . . . . . . . . . .3817 Lime Green . . . . . . . .413 Brown . . . . . . . . . . .3807 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .3806 Fuchsia . . . . . . . . . . . .3815 Brite Green . . . . . . .3818 Bonefish Tan . . . . . . .6291 Black Olive . . . . . . . .6296 Night Glo . . . . . . . . .6299 Dark Brown . . . . . . . .6295

1/8˝Scud Back Perfect for shellbacks on scuds or wing cases on nymphs. Will stretch to the width needed.

Rubber Fly Tails An adaptation of the effective rubber tails used on bass lures and jigs. Add to streamers or crayfish patterns and the erratic action will drive fish wild! Small Color Hook sizes 6, 8,10 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#13185 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13187 Cotton Candy . . . . . . . . . . .13189 White Silver . . . . . . . . . . . .13191 Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13193 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . . . .13195 Purple/Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . .13197 Pumpkin/Black . . . . . . . . . .13199 Pumpkin/Green-Orange . . . .13201 Olive/Black . . . . . . . . . . . . .13203 Orange Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . .13205 Amber/Silver . . . . . . . . . . . .13207 Yellow/Pearl/Silver . . . . . . . .13209 Fire Orange/Pearl/Silver . . . .13211 Pink/Pearl/Silver . . . . . . . . .13213 Per package $3.50

Large Hook sizes 2, 4, 6 . . . . . . . . . .#13186 . . . . . . . . . . .13188 . . . . . . . . . . .13190 . . . . . . . . . . .13192 . . . . . . . . . . .13194 . . . . . . . . . . .13196 . . . . . . . . . . .13198 . . . . . . . . . . .13200 . . . . . . . . . . .13202 . . . . . . . . . . .13204 . . . . . . . . . . .13206 . . . . . . . . . . .13208 . . . . . . . . . . .13210 . . . . . . . . . . .13212 . . . . . . . . . . .13214

Black . . . . . . . . . . . . .#9533 Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9535 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9538 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9541 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . .9566 Amber . . . . . . . . . . . . .9628 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9630 Per package $3.95

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Web Wing Semi-transparent sheets for caddis, and other wings. Black . . . . . . . . . . Light Dun . . . . . . . Olive . . . . . . . . . . White . . . . . . . . . . Mottled Tan . . . . . . Mottled Dun . . . . . Per package $3.95

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F O A M F I R S T B E G A N showing up on flies in the 1980’s. Before then, anglers did a lot more false casting and added a lot more floatant to keep their flies on the surface. Along came the craft store industry, a sudden explosion of synthetic materials, and today we’ve got a variety of tying options to craft buoyant, high floating silhouettes designed to attract every species of fresh and saltwater fish from Alaska to Argentina. It’s a waste of good fishing time to spend hours discussing the chemistry of different types of foam. There are only so many times you can say the word polyethylene and even scientists are bored by talk about cross-linking process different polymers. The only real scientific variable in the choices of foam is density, which relates to softness and flexibility. It’s the first thing to consider when choosing what foam to use. You need to match this up with your desired application or design. Should the foam be soft or would you prefer it to be rigid? Too soft and the foam may tear. Too hard and the foam may dent. You may need to wrap the foam and want it to be soft, or you may be shooting for a durable, “bullet-proof” option for aggressive or toothy fish. Foam specifics: For practical purposes anglers need know only that foam comes in two main types: “open cell” and “closed cell”. Closed cell foam is buoyant and floats. Open-cell foam absorbs water (like a sponge) and would help make a fly sink. In most circumstances foam is added to a fly to add buoyancy and closed cell foam accounts for 98% of all the foam used in fly tying. Fly Foam (Sheet Foam) is a closed cell, high density foam. It’s very buoyant and extremely durable. It comes in a variety of thicknesses from 0.5mm all the way to 6mm and a variety of colors not found anywhere else on the planet. Rainy’s makes all our popper heads out of this same material. It can be shaped and sanded smooth without tearing, and can also be painted, epoxied, and glued. In thin pieces it can also be used to wrap small fly bodies.

Rainy’s Evazote Sheet Foam is flexible, closed cell sheet foam that is not as dense as Fly Foam but is still very buoyant. Evazote foam can be used for bodies and, due to it softness, can also be cut into thin strips and used to wrap bodies of hoppers, beetles, ants and other flies. It comes in a very large variety of colors and thicknesses and has a lot of applications. – Je sse R id i ng

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Rainy’s Foam Cones, Poppers, and Divers These evenly pre-shaped foam bodies and heads have done a lot of the work for you. Just add one of these super-durable, buoyant heads or bodies to your hook to create a fly instead of the traditional alternatives of trimmed hair or other, less buoyant animal products. Lash on a foam body or simply dress the hook and then slide the popper head over the eye of the hook and cover your thread wraps for a nice clean look. Add eyes or paint to personalize and dress up the finished fly. It can be as simple or sophisticated as you choose. The Diver heads and Pencil Poppers are designed for Stinger hooks while the Saltwater Poppers models are sized for 1/0 and larger (and terrific in the Amazon). We use the Cone model to tie the Mercer Lemming. Color

Saltwater

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Med. Pencil

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Hook . . . .#1/0-2/0 . . . . . #8-10 . . . . . . . .#4-6 . . . . . . .#4-6 . . . . . .#4-6 White . . . . . . 2737 . . . . . . 2747 . . . . . . . 2750 . . . . . 2777 . . . . . 2716 Black . . . . . . .2745 . . . . . . .2762 . . . . . . . .2775 . . . . . . .2776 . . . . . . .N/A Cinnamon . . . .N/A . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . .2781 . . . . . . .N/A Orange . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . .2780 . . . . . . .N/A Yellow . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . .2751 . . . . . . . .2752 . . . . . . .2778 . . . . . . .N/A Chartreuse . . .2746 . . . . . . .2753 . . . . . . . .2761 . . . . . . .2779 . . . . . . .N/A Olive . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . .2783 . . . . . . .N/A Per pkg. $7.95 $6.95 $6.95 $7.95 $6.95


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Surface Seaducer Popper Double-Barrel Foam Bodies Razor Foam and Fly Foam

Choosing the right foam: Consider thickness or shape. Does the foam with the right density for your pattern also come in the right size, shape, or thickness? What about color? Most foam accepts all sorts of paint and various glues and epoxy with little to no sideaffects and allows art, personalization, and creativity that often goes into painting and dressing popper.

Choosing the correct hook: We have access to all kinds of hook models, so this may not seem like a big deal. But sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect hook for your fly. Strength and other factors are considerations, but you have to pay attention to shank length and hook gap. You may want a long shank for more materials or want the hook point further back in the fly profile. You may want it to be a short fly and will just need enough hook to put the popper head on. The hook gap is perhaps the most critical part of the selection process. It’s the part that actually catches the fish so it is important to choose the right combo of foam body or head and the correct hook to maximize gap and be able to properly stick the fish. Often you’ll need to physically match up the hook with the desired foam body or head.

UFM U504

Sizes 2 Sizes 4 - 10 Popper hook, 2x long, kink shank, bronze.

25/$9.10 50/11.50

Identical products, varying only in thickness, these thin foam patches are ideal for creating high-floating nymphs, spent spinners, terrestrials, ants and a multitude of other pattern applications.The 2, 4, and 6 mm sizes add excellent floatation and are great for dries, beetles, unsinkable ants, and skaters. 6mm. is a very thick foam patch for tying mice and skaters. *Combo Razor Pkg. includes 2 sheets of 1 mm. and .5 mm. Razor*

Black . . . . . . . . . .#3967 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Brown . . . . . . . . . . .4857 Chartreuse . . . . . . .4007 Cinnamon . . . . . . . .N/A Cream . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Gray . . . . . . . . . . . .3977 Green . . . . . . . . . .N/A Insect Brown . . . . . .N/A Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .3947 Orange . . . . . . . . . .3944 Pink . . . . . . . . . . .3981 Purple . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .3946 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . .3945 Translucent Dun . .4025 Translucent Tan . . .4035 Translucent White .4020 White . . . . . . . . . . .3942 Yellow . . . . . . . . . .3943 Golden Yellow . . . . .N/A Per package $3.50

2mm

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Make some real noise with these new double-barrel shaped bodies. The new age deep cupped foam head is sure to attract attention from below the water line. Flip it around to make a great slider.

Size

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Mini-Me Pops & Pee-Wee Pops

Takes permanent marker, paint or epoxy. Just slide them on the hook or cut a slot. The Mini-Me’s are best for hook sizes 2 or 4 and great for saltwater or bass poppers. Pee-Wee pops are swell panfish popper bodies, and work best on stinger style hooks, sizes 8, 10, or 12. Mini Me PeeWee Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#4133 . . . . . . . . . . . . .#4111 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4116 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4106 White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4100 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4105 6 per package $6.95 Color

Gorilla pre-formed Chernobyl Bodies The quick and easy way to tie Chernobyl’s, hoppers, and stoneflies.

Loco Foam

Color

Metallic and pearlescent hued 2mm foam that will add flash to your fly, yet still keep it floating like a cork.

Black/Orange/Brown . . . . . . . . . . .#7611. Orange/Tan/Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7609 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7615 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7613 Per package $3.25

Beetle Green . . . . . .#8433 Peacock . . . . . . . . . .8435 Northern Lights . . . . .8437 Copper . . . . . . . . . . .8439 Pearl Yellow . . . . . . . .8441 Pearl Tan . . . . . . . . . .8443 Holog. Silver . . . . . . .8445 Holog. Prismatic Silver 8447 2 sheets per package $4.95

Olive . . . . . . . . . . .#8434 Mother of Pearl . . . .8436 Oil Slick . . . . . . . . . .8438 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .8440 Pearl Orange . . . . . .8442 Pearl Chartreuse . . . .8444 Holog. Lateral Scale .8446 Holog. Gold . . . . . . .8448

UFM U505 Sizes 3/0-1/0 25/$11.50 Saltwater popper, 2x long, kinked, stainless steel. Perfect for large poppers and saltwater/brackish water.

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Rainy’s Round Float Foam Great for terrestrial bodies. Easy to use, durable. Black . . . . . . . . . . . White . . . . . . . . . . Yellow . . . . . . . . . . Orange. . . . . . . . . . Per package $5.50

Small or Medium Small or Medium Small or Medium Medium or Large

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Foam Parachute Posts Furry Foam A flexible sheet with a soft foam center and a flocked, fuzzy outer layer. Furry Foam can be stretched for thin bodies and thin applications. 30 square inches per pkg.

Zuddys Leg Puller An essential tool for pulling rubber legs through foam, cork, and spun deer hair flies. #25027 $15.00

Brown . . . . . . . . . . . #9224 Cream . . . . . . . . . . . 9225 Dark Brown. . . . . . . . 9226 Dark Olive . . . . . . . . 9227 Golden Stone . . . . . . 9296 Chartreuse . . . . . . . 13923 Per package $1.75

Light Olive . . . . . Crawfish Orange . Crab Tan . . . . . . Rust. . . . . . . . . . Black . . . . . . . . .

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These foam micro cylinders form a nice rigid post to wrap hackle around. Easy to see and adds buoyancy. Three sizes will cover 99% of all dry fly applications. 1/16˝ White . . . . . . . . .#7628 Orange . . . . . . . . 7631 Chartreuse . . . . . 7630 Yellow . . . . . . . . . 7629 Black . . . . . . . . . . .7624 Cinnamon . . . . . . . .7625 10 per package $3.95

3/32˝ 1/8˝ . . . . . . . . .#7825 . . . . . . . . . . .#7640 . . . . . . . . . 7826 . . . . . . . . . . . .7643 . . . . . . . . . .7827 . . . . . . . . . . . .7642 . . . . . . . . . .7828 . . . . . . . . . . . .7641 . . . . . . . . .7829 . . . . . . . . . . .7653 . . . . . . . . .7830 . . . . . . . . . . . .7645

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Call Us For Cree! T H E M O S T difficult chicken to breed (for color) is Cree. The feathers combine both grizzly and brown in the same feather and produce spectacular, ultraproductive flies. It is the least common, and most sought after natural feather. The Fly Shop® has standing orders for every top quality Cree we can get. You can trust our staff of experts to assist you in the selcection of the best available cape or saddle, and we guaranteee satisfaction!

Metz Capes are incredibly stiff and long with a minimal webbing. These fly tying feathers have been consistently the most popular fly tying capes ever produced. Metz capes (necks) offer a very broad range of feathers appropriate for many different sizes. The difference between the three grades is based on the quality of the hackle, the total number of feathers on the neck, and the amount of webbing on each particular neck. These are worth every cent.

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Metz Premium Grizzly Saltwater and Bass Necks You won’t find quality like these feathers anywhere else. Period! The dyes are perfect, and the barring is bold. The hackle on these necks are wide and webby with rounded tips and create a great full bodied profile. Chartreuse . . . . . . . #365 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596 $54.00 ea.

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Jay Fair Grizzly Premium Grizzly Saddles These are the best saddle hackles we’ve seen! They’re beautifully dyed in terrific colors for stillwater, nymphs, and subsurface streamer patterns. These saddles will help produce beautiful flies on any size hook from #6 to #16. Medium Olive . . . . .#17142 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .17137 Burnt Orange . . . . . .17139 Brown . . . . . . . . . . .17141

Natural Grizzly . . . #17136 Burgundy . . . . . . . . .17138 Fiery Rust . . . . . . . .17140 $89.95

These half saddles from Hareline are a very economical way to obtain a wide assortment of colors without breaking the bank. All of the colors are dyed over natural grizzly. Brown . . . . . . . . . . #25106 Chartreuse . . . . . . . .25107 Natural . . . . . . . . . .25108 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .25109 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . .#25110

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7 #3 Neck

#2 1⁄2 Neck

$94 $74 $53 $40 #2794 . . . . . .#2795 . . . . . .#2796 . . . . .#21364

Metz Medium Dun Cape

8 #3 1⁄2 Neck

$30 #21365

Pale Blue/Gray shade, hint of creme.

Metz Black Cape

4925 . . . . . . 4978 . . . . . . . 4979

. .21362 . . . . .21363

Terrestrials, Gnats, Ants and Poppers.

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Metz Grizzly Cape are the most commonly and useful feather in fly tying.

2791 . . . . . . 2792 . . . . . . . 2793 . . . . . .6953 . . . . . . .6954

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Metz Ginger Cape are essential for the common spring creek.

2797 . . . . . . . 2798 . . . . . . . . 2799 . . . . . . .21360 . . . . .21361

Metz Light Blue Dun Cape Very

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5194 . . . . . . 4919 . . . . . . . 6272 . . . . . .3775 . . . . . . .3776

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Metz Brown Cape rate as the most essential feather used in fly tying.

2788 . . . . . . 2789 . . . . . . . 2790 . . . . . . .6951 . . . . . .6952

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Metz Cream Cape are needed color for many mayflies and caddis flies.

5190 . . . . . 5191 . . . . . . . 5192 . . . . . .21358 . . . . .21359

Grizzly Dyed Olive Cape

N/A . . . . . . . 3773 . . . . . . . 3774 . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . .N/A

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Premium Dyed Grizzly Half Saddles

#2 Neck

Natural Orange Yellow . Pink . .

ited supply of this Andalusian.

for Drakes and spring creek patterns.

Metz Half Necks are perfect for the tier

Hackle Gauge

on a budget, who doesn’t need a full neck, or is just getting started, or only ties flies occasionally! We stock these great necks in the most popular colors and grades. Our #2 grade necks will tie flies in the size 16 and 18 range, and are the best value in fly tying. The #3 Grade Metz necks are perfect for larger dry flies (12, 14, 16) and are webbier, with larger hackles ideal for streamers and saltwater.

This handy tool takes the guesswork out of choosing hackle, allows for fewer mistakes. The gauge attaches to any standard vise stem for convenient, quick, accurate feather measurement and gauging. #1765 $5.95

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n Whiting Spring Creek/Midge Saddles

Whiting Farms Super Saddles and Necks

80% of saddle feathers are #18 or smaller.

Whiting Farms hackles are the most prized feathers on any fly tiers bench, and the best value at any price! Whiting saddles and necks are twice the length and twice the quality of the best saddle and necks that you will find produced by other growers. Whiting hackles will not only tie better flies, but typically tie twice as many flies from the same size skin. Though the initial expense is more, you end up with better hackle and will be able to produce infinitely more quality flies. Arguably, these are the finest quality and a much better value in the long run.

n Whiting Cock Saddles

These saddles are what sophisticated tiers prize. They’re 5˝ to 10˝ long ! n Whiting Cock Necks offer a larger size range of feathers extending from small dries to bass poppers

Silver Whiting necks have come a long way, they are an incredible value and it’s hard to find a better neck anywhere. n Whiting Hen Necks are ideal for mayfly wings, nymphs, and wet fly collars.

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Whiting Farms Saddles, Necks, and Hen Necks Grade Type

Silver Cock Saddle

White . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Grizzly . . . . . . . . . N/A Brown . . . . . . . . #6577 Med.(Lt) Ginger . 0197 Light Dun . . . . . . . N/A Medium Dun . . . 3017 Dark Dun . . . . . . 3018 Olive Grizzly . . . . 3019 Brown Grizzly . . . 3020 Black . . . . . . . . . . 3013 Price . . . . . . . . . . $105

Bronze Cock Saddle

. . . .N/A . . . N/A . . #3041 . . . 6303 . . . N/A . . . 3049 . . . 3047 . . . 3050 . . . 3045 . . . N/A . . . . $77

Silver Cock Neck

. . .#2991 . . . 2992 . . . 2993 . . . 3091 . . . 2996 . . . 2997 . . . 2998 . . . 2999 . . . 3000 . . . . N/A . . . $100

Bronze Neck

Quarter Midge Saddle

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. .#5049 . . . . .N/A . . .5050 . . #3363 . . .5051 . . . . .3475 . . .5052 . . . . . N/A . . .5053 . . . .5169 . . . .5055 . . . 3377 . . . 5056 . . . . N/A . . . 5057 . . . . N/A . . . 5064 . . . . N/A . . . 5065 . . . 3370 . . . . $70 . . . . . $53

Hen Neck

. . . . .#4153 . . . . . 4154 . . . . . 4179 . . . . . 4192 . . . . . . N/A . . . . . 4199 . . . . . 4209 . . . . . 4213 . . . . . 4215 . . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . .$30

Whiting 100 packs #14 #16 #18

. . . . .#9422 . . . .#9423 . . .#9424 . . . . . .9425 . . . . .9426 . . . .9427 . . . . . .9428 . . . . .9429 . . . .9436 . . . . . .9455 . . . . .9456 . . . .9457 . . . . 9543 . . . . .9544 . . . .9545 . . . . . .9579 . . . . .9580 . . . .9581 . . . . . .9594 . . . . .9595 . . . .9596 . . . . . .9604 . . . . .9605 . . . .9606 . . . . . .9607 . . . . .9608 . . . .9609 . . . . . .9633 . . . . .9634 . . . .9635 . . . . . . . . . . 100 packs $22.00

This is the big, fat, webby part of saddle hackles that work well for collars on streamers, spey, and steelhead and salmon flies. These solid colors will cover any situation. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . #5038 Fiery Brown . . . . . . . . 5353 Chartreuse. . . . . . . . . 5172 Fuchsia . . . . . . . . . . . 5176 Hot Orange . . . . . . . . 5224 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . 5302 White . . . . . . . . . . . . 5299 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5352 Per package $8.95

Hot Pink . . . . . . . #5242 Kingfisher Blue . . .5249 Purple . . . . . . . . . .5269 Red . . . . . . . . . . .5275 Shrimp Pink . . . . .5216 Highlander Green .5309 Yellow . . . . . . . . . .5344

Hen Saddles The short saddle feathers are perfect for tying soft hackle or smaller flies. These feathers are very webby and can give a great twist to the appearance of a fly. They also work great for gills on fresh and saltwater streamers. Dun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#13098 Ginger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13103 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13105 White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13137 $14.95

Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..#13099 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13104 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13107 Dark Dun . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13141

Jay Fair Grizzly Schlappen Saddles Top producing colors in some of the best quality grizzly schlappen that has ever been available! Medium Olive . . . . . #16485 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . 16486 Burnt Orange . . . . . . 16483 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . 16487 $13.95

Natural Grizzly . . . #7453 Burgundy . . . . . . . .16488 Fiery Rust . . . . . . . .1484 Dark Olive . . . . . . .7460

Super Strung Webby Saddle Hackle Strung saddle feathers, ranging in size from 4˝ to 6.˝ These are useful for wooly buggers, saltwater flies, bass patterns, freshwater streamers, collars, and a million other fly tying applications.

Hen Back Soft, webby fibers are an excellent substitute for partridge and grouse that some tiers feel is superior. Unlike natural partridge, every feather on a hen back is very consistent in size, web, color and all are usable. Perfect for nymphs and soft hackles.

These short, webby, hen saddle feathers dyed over grizzly are another ideal choice for soft hackle and nymph patterns.

Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#15230 Crawfish Orange . . . . . . . . . . ..15232 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15231 Natural . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2885 $8.95

Grizzly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#13069 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13071 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13094 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13096 $15.95

Grizzly Hen Saddles Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#13070 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13078 Sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13095 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . . . .13097

Natural Brown . . . . . #11603 Black. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11593 Chartreuse. . . . . . . . . . 11595 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11608 Kingfisher Blue . . . . . 11598 Fluorescent Pink . . . . . 11599 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . 11664 Royal Blue . . . . . . . . . 11667 Per package $8.95

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Orange . . . . . . . . . .#11605 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .11604 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .11607 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . .11611 White . . . . . . . . . . . .11610 Fuchsia . . . . . . . . . . .11665 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11666

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Wapsi Select Marabou Plumes Our first choice for tails on leeches or buggers. Marabou Plumes are softer, bushier fibers that undulate more in the water giving your fly a more lifelike appearance.

Natural and Dyed Ringneck Tail Feathers Pheasant tail is essential for wing cases and body material on dozens of standard nymphs. Natural Copper . . . . . .#5316 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . 5315 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5317 Green . . . . . . . . . . . . .5318 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5328 Per pair $5.25

Yellow Brown Olive . Black Purple

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Ringneck Pheasant Skin Complete cape and saddle without tail. A ton of uses!

Black . . . . . . . . . . . .#8163 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . .8146 Coral . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8170 Dk. Brown . . . . . . . . . .8159 Fl. Blue . . . . . . . . . . . .8271 Fl. Chart. . . . . . . . . . . .8272 Fl. Green . . . . . . . . . . .8268 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . . . .8273 Fl. Yellow . . . . . . . . . . .8266 Gold Brown . . . . . . . . .8147 Kelly Green . . . . . . . . .8171 Moss Green . . . . . . . . .8158 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . .8142 Peach . . . . . . . . . . . . .8168 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8164 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8150 Sculpin Olive . . . . . . . .8167 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8144 Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8149 Yellow Olive . . . . . . . . .8152 12 Per package $2.50

Blue . . . . . . . Burnt Orange Cream . . . . . Fl. Red . . . . . Fl.Cerise . . . . Fl.Fire . . . . . . Fl. Orange . . . Fl. White . . . . Ginger . . . . . . Insect Green . Light Olive . . . Olive . . . . . . . Peacock Blue . Pearl Gray . . . Purple . . . . . . Rust Brown . . Shad Gray . . . White . . . . . . Yellow . . . . . .

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.#8160 . .8143 . .8140 . .8265 . .8274 . .8269 . .8267 . .8270 . .8145 . .8157 . .8151 . .8161 . .8169 . .8165 . .8162 . .8148 . .8166 . .8139 . .8141

Goose Shoulder Feather Wing material for traditional Spey flies. Fl. Yellow . . . . . . . . .#4174 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .4136 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4139 Chartreuse . . . . . . . .4160 Claret . . . . . . . . . . . .4170 Crimson . . . . . . . . . .4171 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . .4172 $5.50

Green . . . . . . . . . . .#4175 Hot Pink . . . . . . . . . .4191 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .4253 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . 4254 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .4257 White . . . . . . . . . . . .4410 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . .4416

Super Spey Feathers These hard to come by feathers (if you don’t live in South America) are prized by a lot of new school Spey fly tiers and beautifully dyed in the most popular steelhead and salmon colors. Very limited supply. Brown . . . . . . . . . .#13435 Golden Olive . . . . . . . . .13490 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13492 2 Per package $20.00

Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . .#13505 Natural . . . . . . . . . . . . .13506

#5310 $13.95

Trouthunter Cul de Canard

Ostrich Plumes Ringneck Pheasant, Full Tail Perfect for the pheasant tail fanatic that uses a large quantity of these iridescent fibers. #5314 $8.95

Strung Ringneck Pheasant Rump Used primarily for collars on larger nymphs like the Carey Special, as well as traditional steelhead flies. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . .#12585 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . .12586 Natural . . . . . . . . . . . . .12578 Per package $3.95

Olive . . . . . . . . . .#12580 Purple . . . . . . . . . .12587 Wine . . . . . . . . . . .12584

Coq De Leon The original fly tying feather. Coq De Leon is a very unique feather that is naturally mottled, shiney and hands down the most durable natural material available. Makes great tails and legs. Light Speckled . . . . .#20882 Speckled Barred . . . .#20885 Per package $10.95

Dark Speckled . . . .#20884

UV2 Coq De Leon Fire Tail Feathers Fl. Flame . . . . . . . . .#26884 Fl. Chartreuse . . . . . . .26885 Per package $14.95

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Hot Pink . . . . . . .#26886 Fl. Natural . . . . . . .26887

Fluffy, top quality for midges, nymphs, and collars. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#3646 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5614 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . .4455 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5616 Kingfisher Blue . . . . . . . .5619 Natural . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3652 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4535 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5620 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3596 Per pair $8.95

Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#3653 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526 Fl. Fire Red . . . . . . . . . . .5615 Hot Orange . . . . . . . . . .5617 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5563 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3650 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4465 Royal Blue . . . . . . . . . . .5621

Strung Marabou Quills Best for palmering Spey flies, but also used for tails. White . . . . . . . . . . . .#9682 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . .9685 Burnt Orange . . . . . . . .9687 Ginger . . . . . . . . . . . . .9689 Golden Brown . . . . . . .9693 Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9696 Lt. Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .9698 Kelly Green . . . . . . . . .9719 Moss Green . . . . . . . . .9731 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . .10786 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .10788 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11435 Pearl Gray . . . . . . . . .11437 Sculpin Olive . . . . . . .11440 Peacock Blue . . . . . . .11502 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . .11508 Fl. Fire Orange . . . . . .11512 Fl. White . . . . . . . . . .11514 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . . .11516 Fl. Red . . . . . . . . . . . .11506 Per package $3.95

Cream . . . . . . . . . . .#9684 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . .9686 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9688 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . .9690 Rusty Brown . . . . . . . .9694 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9697 Yellow Olive . . . . . . . . .9718 Insect Green . . . . . . . .9729 Dark Brown . . . . . . . .10785 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .10787 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .10789 Amber . . . . . . . . . . . .11436 Shad Gray . . . . . . . . .11439 Peach . . . . . . . . . . . .11501 Fl.Yellow . . . . . . . . . .11507 Fl.Green . . . . . . . . . .11511 Fl.Blue . . . . . . . . . . . .11513 Fl.Chartreuse . . . . . . .11515 Fl.Cerise . . . . . . . . . .11517 Coral . . . . . . . . . . . . .11505

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The oil and natural properties of CDC provide the floatation of these feathers. Perfect for dry flies and emergers. No dressing necessary. Natural Dun . . . . . . .#26823 Light Dun . . . . . . . . . . .26824 Dark Dun . . . . . . . . . . .26825 Pale Yellow . . . . . . . . . .26826 Natural White . . . . . . .26827 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26828 Caddis Dun . . . . . . . . .26829 Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26838

Caddis Green . . . . . .#26831 Caddis Tan . . . . . . . . . .26832 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . .26833 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26834 Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26835 Golden Brown . . . . . . .26836 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26837 .5 Grams per pkg. $4.00

STH Turkey Flats These make terrific post for any paradun pattern. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#7042 Hot Orange . . . . . . . . . .7044 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7048 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7051 Per package $2.50

Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#7043 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . .7047 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7049 Dark Dun . . . . . . . . . . . .7053

Damsel Tail Marabou This ultra soft marabou is perfect for damsel or small leech tails. White . . . . . . . . . . . .#15264 Brown . . . . . . . . . . .15266 Lt. Olive . . . . . . . . . .15268 Dk Brown . . . . . . . . . .15270 Purple . . . . . . . . . . .15272 Shad Gray . . . . . . . .15274 Per package $1.95

Burnt Orange Red . . . . . . . Moss Green . Olive . . . . . . Black . . . . . . Sculpin Olive

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T H E F LY S H O P ’ S

FishCamp™

for 10 -15 year-old kids

Olivia Elia photo

Our mid-summer, Northern California camps are the perfect way for kids to learn all the fly fishing fundamentals and have fun doing it. F I S H C A M P E R S L E A R N the basics of fly

casting, fly fishing techniques, fly tying, how to read water, and other fly fishing and outdoor skills that’ll stay with them for the rest of their lives. Young boys and girls (age 10- 15) are kept busy every minute of the week in an action-packed curriculum that’s been polished for 3 decades. Kids meet other junior anglers with the same interests. They’ll have lots of opportunity to reinforce daily instruction with angling excitement and have a ball catching (and releasing) trout with flies they’ll probably have tied themselves. Fundamental Fly Casting s Tackle set-up & knots s Safe wading s Basic entomology s

Youngsters can build summer camp memories while learning the sport with other kids at our ranch in the heart of Klamath National Forest. Get your kid out of the house, into the outdoors, and away from television, electronics, or other distractions. Start him or her off right as a fly fisherman this summer by reserving one of The Fly Shops 5-day FishCamp sessions. Beginner July 5-9, 12-16, or 19-23 $895 Advanced FishCamp July 26-30 $1,295

Conservation s Introduction to fly tying s On-stream classes s Reading streams & lakes s

Leave-No-Trace s Hiking & games s Stream courtesy s Catch-and-release ethic s

v i s i t o u r w e bs i t e f o r k i d s ca m p dat e s , rat e & o p t i o n s

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The Fly Shop’s award-winning 5-day summer camps are held in July at our Antelope Creek Ranch campus,

two hours north of Redding on the slope of Mount Shasta. It’s a well-developed fly fishing learning center and an ideal fresh-air classroom where FishCampers can practice new skills in miles of private stream and fish-filled lakes. Everything is included

Every meal, all the equipment, comfortable wall tents, bunks, professional round-the-clock supervision, experienced instructors, superb counselors, lots of fun and loads of fish. Kids only need to bring along their sleeping bag, clothing, toiletries, and a big smile.

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Fly Tying - Off the Grid “Sometimes the least important part about fishing is the fishing.” –

Roderick Haig Brown

Be prepared at the airport though – the pedestal base is guaranteed to W H O D O E S N ’ T L O V E F L Y T Y I N G before a big trip? As the anticipation freak security right out. Because it is so heavy, I used to just put mine in builds leading up to the moment I jump into the truck or helicopter, tying my carry-on – I didn’t want it chewing up weight in my checked bag. Unis the only way to calm the butterflies in my stomach...or, sometimes, fortunately, when TSA agents see that impenetrable lead brick in the xmake them worse! No matter how stuffed the fly boxes already are, I alray, it is an instant search. They pull it out and you have to watch some ways have to tie just a few more to be totally ready…though mostly it is poor security guy turn it over and over in his hands, with a blank look on an excuse to start the adventure early, and to get in the game before the his face that just has the question “Why?” written all starting whistle. Don’t ever forget to pack over it. And from personal experience I can assure you Yet even once the trip finally starts, I still can’t leave that explaining it is for tying flies for steelhead on the the vise, despite knowing I am locked and loaded with the vise! You’ll often find side of a river does absolutely nothing to clarify it for ammo. So I pack up the bench for the road, prepared to yourselves together in the dude. Easier to just check it! tie flies in some of the most beautiful places on Earth, inamazing places. And once Remember, too, you will need good lighting for tying spired by the water I traveled so far to find. The creations riverside at night, either in the back of the truck or next born on the river always hold more power than the ones there, perhaps discover the to the campfire. Never go anywhere without a headlamp that came from home. There is nothing quite like tying in inspiration for the seminal – they are mandatory for tying in the wild (as well as the wild – during a lunch break, around the campfire at fly pattern that forever just about everything else that needs doing after the sun night, on the bar at your favorite lodge, on the tailgate defines your passion as an goes down). Make sure to also have a lantern to brighten of the truck, or on a picnic table along your home river. up the tying area, and a campfire is always a good backThe flies born on water always have the best mojo. angler and fly tier. drop and source of light. My home tying room is literally floor to ceiling So, next time you head out on an adventure – whether to your home drawers of feathers and fur, so obviously to prepare for tying in the river for the weekend, or halfway around the planet – don’t ever forget to wild you will need to have a plan going in. I use an old laptop briefpack the vise! You’ll often find yourselves together in amazing places. case as my mobile fly tying luggage, and fill it with the basics for the And once there, perhaps discover the inspiration for the seminal fly pattypes of flies I’ll want to tie. tern that forever defines your passion as an angler and fly tier. And hopeDon’t forget your tools, head cement, and the hooks, and remember to fully, the confidence born from swinging a fly that was born on the river load the vise itself into the kit. The C-clamp vise adaptor stays at home, the night before might just give you the little extra edge of good mojo permanently mounted to the bench – on the road you want to roll with a you need to come tight on the fish you were getting the gut butterflies pedestal base. Just pull out the stem and jaws, plug them into the heavy about for the last few months. pedestal and you are ready to tie flies anywhere, anytime. The C-clamp – Justin Miller adaptors just don’t fit onto anything…picnic tables and tailgates are too The Fly Shop’s Kamchatka, Steelhead,& Atlantic Salmon Sales Specialist, thick, and what are you going to clamp it to when your table is an ice justin@theflyshop.com chest? So, leave the clamps at home – that pedestal base reigns supreme when you don’t know where you will need to twist one up next.

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Full Hungarian Partridge Skin

Mottled Ozark Oak Turkey Quills

Duck Quills

First quality and difficult to find! The choice of most fly tiers for hopper wings, muddlers, and some caddis.

These are matched pairs (left and right) that are ideal for quill wings, no-hackles, and small biots.

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Per pair $6.95

Natural Gray . . . . . . .#3583 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . 5307

White . . . . . . . . . . .#6098 Per pai r $2.25

The feathers from different parts of the skin have lots of uses, particularly on soft hackles and nymphs. #754 $49.95

Turkey Biot Quills These extra long biots make perfect quill bodies. White . . . . . . . . . . .#5551 Caddis Green . . . . . . .3673 Blue Winged Olive . . .4578 Sulphur Orange . . . . .3676 Pale Morning Dun . . .3674 Light Olive . . . . . . . . .3669 Rusty Spinner . . . . . . .5553 Per package $2.95

Mahogany . . Black . . . . . Light Cahill . Olive . . . . . . Callibaetis . . Trico . . . . . . Hendrickson

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Select Turkey Tail Feathers Natural brown, long, dark fibers. #3682 Per pair $5.95

#3588 Per pair $4.95

Orange . . . . . . . . . .#5221 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .5222 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .5236

Lemon Wood Duck

Dyed Gadwall By popular demand of traditional steelhead fly tiers. Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . #17373 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17375 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . .17380 Peacock Blue . . . . . . . .17382 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18947 Per package $2.95

A great substitute for the diminishing supply of natural wood duck flank.

Stripped Goose Quills (Biots)

#3586 Per package $2.95

An essential material on classic Spey flies. $2.95 4.95

#3585 Natural Mallard Per packag e 3587 Super Select Bronze Mallard Per packag e

Natural Peacock Eyes

Jay Fair’s Dyed Mallard

Peacock around the eyes is much fuller bodied, less fragile, and more iridescent. This traditional, effective material helps create realistic segmented bodies that will be quite durable if they are ribbed with fine wire. Our peacock is first class quality and second to none!

Jay’s famous mallard, all dyed by himself.We purchased the very last of this great material. Great for legs, wing cases, tails on nymphs, dries, or even steelhead flies. Limited supply. . . . . .#13799 . . . . . .13788 . . . . . .13798 . . . . . .13792 . . . . . .13795 Per package $2.95

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Peacock Herl No doubt more flies have been tied using peacock as a material in the recipe than any other fur, feather, or synthetic. Natural iridescence is responsible for the success of many patterns. #2936 1/8 Ounce Package 2937 1/4 Ounce Package

$4.95 7.95

Peacock Sword Required for many of the most popular nymphs, like the Zug Bug, and used on a number of saltwater patterns. #2979 Package of 4 $3.95 pkg.

Stripped Peacock Quills Save yourself valuable time with these hand stripped peacock herl. Dyed in colors to match the hatch. Polish quills make beautiful segmented bodies. We suggest soaking them in water before using them to reduce brittleness. Coating the body with a thin UV resin will make your fly practically bomb-proof! Olive . . . Red . . . . Crimson . Ginger . . Yellow . . 25/$6.50

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Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#17374 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . .17376 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . .17381 Wood Duck . . . . . . . . .17383

We’ve taken all the work out of preparing for the application of perfect antennae on salmon flies, stone fly patterns, legs, and tails on nymphs, like the Prince.

Super Select Mallard Duck Flank Feathers

#2980 Package of 4 $4.95

#7062 Per package $2.95

The real McCoy! Finely barred feathers that are our choice for nymph legs, emerger tails and traditional dry fly wings.

Mallard Dyed Wood Duck

Beautiful hard barring! Makes excellent collars on steelhead flies, legs, and tails on nymphs. . . . . . . .#5208 . . . . . . . .5213 . . . . . . . .5220 $2.95

Matched Mallard Wings A standard for quill wings, no-hackles, and wing cases. Left and right matched.

#6528 12 Per package $4.95

Natural and Dyed Teal Flank Claret . . . . Green . . . . Natural . . . Per package

Gadwall Great mallard flank or wood duck flank substitute that can change the complexion of fly patterns with long, thin fibers and distinct barring.

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Brown . . . . . . . . . . .#3576 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . .3577 Amber . . . . . . . . . . . .3578 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . .4282 PMD . . . . . . . . . . . .15553 Rusty Spinner . . . . . .15555 Light Cahill . . . . . . .15556 Pink Cahill . . . . . . . .15558 Callibaetis . . . . . . . .15559 Per package $2.95

Grey . . . . . . . . . . . .#3579 White . . . . . . . . . . .3581 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .3582 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .3580 Blue Wing Olive . . . .15554 Hendrickson . . . . . .15560 Caddis Green . . . . .15557

Stripped Hackle Quills These finely tapered hackles have been painstakingly stripped and softened chemically, then dyed in very practical colors for wrapping on traditional dries and modern parachutes for a perfect, tapered, segmented body look. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . #2856 Blue Quill . . . . . . . . . .2859 Blue Wing Olive . . . . .2862 Baetis Olive . . . . . . . .2857 Red Quill . . . . . . . . . .2860 Frying Pan PMD . . . . .6185 Per package $4.25

Ginger Quill P.M.D . . . . . Melon Quill Light Cahill . Sulphur . . .

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Select Guinea Body Feathers 1st class feathers, stacked and strung for easy selection. Orange . . . . . . . . . . .#3638 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .3639 Natural . . . . . . . . . . .3640 Highlander Green . . . . .3641 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . .14323 Per package $6.95

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Fly fisherman, fly tier, and artist

DaveWhitlock There are few in the world of fly fishing and tying who command a level of respect and admiration greater than Dave Whitlock. His is a lifetime that’s been dedicated to our mutual passion. I M I S S E D H I S R E C E N T induction into the

IGFA Hall of Fame, but I was standing with an ear to-ear smile on my face, front-and-center in the audience when Dave Whitlock was inducted into the Federation of Fly Fishermen Hall of Fame. In fact, he’s been inducted into five different halls of fame, and named by Fly Fisherman Magazine as “One of the 50 Most Influential Fly Fishers in the Last 5 Decades.” None of those accolades could have been bestowed on a guy more worthy. As you might expect, his humble acknowledgment of each of those honors was typical of the gentleman that I’ve known for four decades and admired for even longer. I know Dave was in full agreement with the now infamous, eight-line acceptance speech made by another famous writer, artist, and fly fisherman, Russ Chatham (at his own Federation of Fly Fishermen Hall of Fame induction) when he said, “Imagine, a hall of fame for self-indugence!”

Most in the angling community don’t need and introduction to Dave Whitlock. He’s been the real deal for nearly half a century – a renowned fly fisherman who has contributed a long list of articles, photos, and illustrations to the world’s top outdoor, sport, and angling magazines with topics covering nearly every important aspect of fly fishing. Dave’s first published piece was in Field & Stream in 1968, and since then he’s authored and illustrated six books, and co-authored or contributed to dozens of others. Most of Dave Whitlock’s books are considered to be essential “‘required reading” by all serious fly fishermen. Dave may be most famous in our fly fishing circles for the trout and bass flies he created and contributed to our sport. But what has not been given enough credit until recently is the quality of the distinctive art and illustration that has accompanied all those the books, articles, lectures, and speaking engagements.

Some years ago Dave resigned his position as a research chemist, and shifted his energy to writing, photography, fly fishing, fly tying and lecturing. He’s since made thousands of appearances and speaking engagements at clubs banquets, and fly fishing shows all over the globe promoting our sport. At 85, he remains not only creative, but one of the nicest people in the realm of fly fishing. Most recently Dave re-dedicated himself to the selfish pleasures of solitary fly fishing on the White River and transitioned his life to focus, full time, on his lovely wife Emily, the art of fly fishing and his fly fishing art. – Mike Michalak

The Fly Shop® is very proud to announce that we have been selected to as the exclusive dealer offering Dave Whitlock’s most recent print: September Hopper Wind It is available in four sizes, unframed, signed, numbered, and enhanced Giclee print. Shipping is included 11˝ x 17˝ 13˝ x 19˝ 17˝ x 22˝ 20˝ x 30˝

Edition of 200 Edition of 250 Edition of 200 Edition of 100

$115 180 315 440

Dave has hand-enhanced these limited-edition prints with art pencils, inks and/or paints to enrich both the colors and the overall effect, adding value and further individualizing each signed and numbered print. On this work: “For fly fishers, one of the best dry-fly fishing experiences occurs each September on afternoons when early autumn winds blow across trout streams. These winds dislodge fat, mature grasshoppers that concentrate on the lush streamside meadow grasses and deliver them to big, wild, hopper-eating, mature

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flowers, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates and the reaction of wind and current action on such a bankside drama. So be sure to look past the wild, male brown trout and into the niches and crannies to discover the many less obvious life forms co-existing at the junction of shoreline and stream.” – Dave Whitlock


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Select Bucktails

California Coastal Deer Hair Deer Hair Very Buoyant, high floating, straight fibers, little underfur, available in ten beautifully dyed colors. Olive . . . . . . Brown . . . . . Orange . . . . . Natural . . . . Mule . . . . . . 3˝ x 4˝ patch

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Seldom seen outside the Golden State.These straight, thin, hair fibers have very little underfur because of the temperate climate. Fiber tips match evenly on most patches.The thin fibers are perfect for deer hair posts, elk hair caddis and comparadun wings. Natural . . . . . . . . . . .#7176 Dyed Dun . . . . . . . . . .7178 Dyed Black . . . . . . . . .7177 2.5˝ x 5˝ patch $6.50

Bleached . . . . . . . . .#7179 Dyed Olive . . . . . . . . .7180

This superb quality bucktail is great for many larger streamer patterns. These premium bucktails stack easily and help produce the best looking flies. Bucktail is an easy, effective way to add bulk to any fly. Yellow . . . . . . Purple . . . . . . Olive . . . . . . . Hot Pink . . . . Green . . . . . . Natural White Tan . . . . . . . . Pink . . . . . . . $6.95

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Fl. Chartreuse . . Gray . . . . . . . . . Blue . . . . . . . . . Red . . . . . . . . . Black . . . . . . . . Brown . . . . . . . . Hot Orange . . . . Fluorescent Blue

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Elk Hair Terrific to work with because it has very little underfur, and long, straight fibers. These replace the need for patches of elk body hair and are much better quality and easier to work with in virtually any application.

Bass Bug Deer Hair Bright patches of the very best, coarse, hollow hair we can find that’s perfect for spinning. This hair flares and compresses well for tying bass bugs. Black . . . . . . . . . . .#3883 Green . . . . . . . . . . . .3885 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .3886 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3887 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .3888 Chartreuse . . . . . . . .3889 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . . .3890 Per patch $4.50 patch

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Moose Mane and Body Hair Long, black, tan, and white mane fibers are great for dry fly tails and Mosquito bodies .The black body fur patches are used for wing cases on nymphs, Humpy shellbacks, and highfloating dry fly tails.

Yearling Elk This hard to find hair is very fine and doesn’t flare as much as mature elk. It’s an ideal natural fiber for smaller dries and tails.

Moose Mane #15334 Moose Body Hair 15333 2˝ x 3˝ patch $4.50

Natural . . . . . . . . . .#15326 Bleached . . . . . . . . . .15327 2˝ x 3˝ patch $6.95

Elk Hock

Dreamstream Hair Stackers These reliable, well built hair stackers are perfect for aligning the tips of materials like deer, elk and calf tail. #25471 Small #25472 Large

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A good tail or wing material for streamers, steelhead, and larger nymphs. Red Fox . Orange . Yellow . . Purple . . Black . . $4.95

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Calf (Kip) Tails The prefered material for wings or tails on dries, streamers, and steelhead patterns. White . . . . . Red . . . . . . . Brown . . . . . Hot Orange . Olive . . . . . . Pink . . . . . . $5.50

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Tailing Fibers (Microfibbetts) These synthetic tailing fibers are very easy to manipulate and to work with. They are stiffer than natural fibers to keep your dry fly floating high. They are also much more durable than natural options, and mimic the taper of traditional tailing fibers.

Another hard-to-locate fur that’s excellent for tailing dry flies and specialized wings. Natural . . . . . . . . . .#15331 3.25˝ x 3˝ patch $5.95

Squirrel Tails

Arctic Fox Excellent wing material for traditional steelhead and Atlantic Salmon flies. Makes great tails or wings and is a fine alternative to marabou. Black . . . . . . . . . . . . .#8037 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . .8039 Highlander Green . . . . .8049 Kingfisher Blue . . . . . . .8046 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . .8042 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . .8048 White . . . . . . . . . . . . .8040 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8071 $5.95

Brown . . . . . Bonefish Tan Hot Orange Olive . . . . . Pink . . . . . . Red . . . . . . Yellow . . . . .

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Calf Body Hair Simple, quick and easy way to tie Wulffs, Royal Humpies, parachutes and hair wings. No stacking and very little under fur. White . . . . . . . . . . .#5595 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . .5597 Dun . . . . . . . . . . . . .5596 2.5˝ x 5˝ patch $5.95

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Rabbit Fur Strips in fly tying Morgan Lyle, a New York fly rodder, may have made the case best for O N E L O O K A T T H E C O N T E N T S found in the belly of a bass or trout incorporating rabbit fur in your flies in a Daily Gazette article: will convince you that the fish we consider to be so smart are often fooled “A strip of rabbit fur in the water has both macro-movement (twisting and by some of the dumbest things. In fact, the presence of all sorts of debris, undulating like a small fish) and micro-movement (small, wavy, fluttering sticks, rocks, and other difficult-to-digest stuff is so common in the movements of the fur itself even when the fly is nearly at rest). stomachs of freshwater fish that biologists consider a routine cause of death A zonker strip, as strips of bunny hide are known, doesn’t have quite as among trout in the wild may be their inability to digest and pass what much movement in the water as saddle hackle feathers, but it makes up for they’ve eaten. Literally death by constipation. that with bulk – seen from any perspective.” But most of the time (and it does take time) those inedible Beyond durability, perspective is the reason we’ve found objects are broken down and those difficult to digest items are rabbit fur flies to be preferable in the far north than those simply expelled more slowly. An example are the (multiple) mice patterns that derive their silhouette from feathers or pure found in the stomachs of Kamchatka trout. synthetics. Whether the fish first spots the fly from the side With exception, the primary food sources of trout in Alaska or rear, it looks edible. or Kamchatka are other fish, and the product of spawning salmon Undoubtedly, the fact that it sinks quickly is part of the (eggs, fry, decomposing salmon, etc.). Sure, there are leeches, Dali Lama’s formula for success. Rabbit fur absorbs moisture and their diet – even in the arctic regions – does include some The number and sinks more quickly than the webbiest of hackle. aquatic insect and vegetative biomass, but most of the time fish one streamer Most anglers consider the addition of some flash along the live by eating baitfish and smaller versions of each other. And lateral line of the fly essential to success, and tiers can it’s our job, as fishermen to figure out what’s going to work best. in both Alaska modify the sink rate by their choice of a cone head (in any But back up. Obviously a fish often only has a moment to color), Fish Skull, bead head, chainbead, or any other or other make the decision between real food or the fake stuff. The and form of chain bead variant. fundamental approach to selecting a fly (whether it’s a The choice of color can become an issue depending on the streamer, nymph, or dry fly) is consideration of the fly’s size, Kamchatka situation and often changes the way veteran anglers fish the silhouette, and color. In that order. But forage fish fly; perhaps dead-drifting a pink or flesh-colored version as a imitations not only have to look like food to have a chance is the carcass fly behind a gob of decomposing salmon, adding a pink to be eaten, they have to act like the real thing. That’s why bead to an all black body, or using one of the traditional fur bodied streamers are so effective. incomparable black/white or olive/white combinations. It’s not surprising then, that when veteran anglers reach A final thought...flies like the Dali Lama are the reason so into their fly box in Kamchatka or Alaska, their first choice Dali Lama many fly rods are broken. The cone head hits the rod at velocity is often the Dali Lama(originally introduced to fly tiers by J.J. and bruise or damage the integrity of the graphite matrix. The Philgreen in NW Alaska). It’s got the size, profile, and an rod keeps flexing on every cast, and with every fish, and eventually breaks at action that big trout find an irresistible imitation of many menu items. In that point. The solution is to open the loop in the forward casting stroke, and fact, the Dali Lama and those other flies that fall into second, third, and keep it away from both the rod and the back of your head. fourth place in the race, all have one common denominator – rabbit fur.

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Rabbit Fur Strip

Magnum Rabbit Strips

Pre-cut Zonker, streamer, and bunny leech material. These strips speed up and simplify the process of tying.

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Black . . . . . . . . . . . .#3996 Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . .3076 Chartreuse . . . . . . . .3993 Chinchilla . . . . . . . . .5407 Crayfish . . . . . . . . . . .3990 Cream . . . . . . . . . . . .5334 Dark Brown . . . . . . . .3988 Fl. Fire Orange . . . . . .3991 Flesh . . . . . . . . . . . . .5401 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . .3994 Fl. Pink . . . . . . . . . . .3987 Fuchsia . . . . . . . . . . .1531 Ginger . . . . . . . . . . . .3985 Shrimp Pink . . . . . . . .2697 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . .3986 Steelie Blue . . . . . . . . .14318 Per package $3.50

Gold Variant . . . . . .#3997 Natural Brown . . . . .5405 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .3992 Olive Variant . . . . . . .3998 Peach . . . . . . . . . . . . .485 Purple . . . . . . . . . . .3999 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .5404 Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . .3983 Salmon Pink . . . . . . . .504 Silver Gray . . . . . . . .3995 Sand Variant . . . . . . .5406 White . . . . . . . . . . . .3989 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . .5411 Golden Olive . . . . . . . .950 Burgundy . . . . . . . . .5413 Hot Orange . . . . . . . . .14319

Two-Tone Rabbit Pre-cut and ideal as Zonker, streamer, steelhead, salmon, and bunny leech material.The distinctive twotone barring will spice up and add one more element to traditional rabbit strip patterns. Peachy Pink . . . . . . .#3006 Black/Chart . . . . . . . .2755 Black/Hot Pink . . . . .2720 Cream/Pink . . . . . . . .3063 Hot Orange/Fl.Orange 2701 Pink/Shrimp . . . . . . .3102 Purple/Hot Pink . . . . .2773 Salmon/Pink Orange .3104 Per package $4.50

Black/Red . . . . . . .#2763 Black/Fl. Orange . . . .2760 Black/Olive . . . . . . . .2706 Flesh/Pink . . . . . . . . .3065 Peachy/Orange . . . . .3087 Purple/Fuchsia . . . . .2847 Violet/White . . . . . . .2698 Cotton Candy . . . . . .3061

Hareline's Tiger-Barred Rabbit Strips Baby Blue . . Chinchilla . . Fuchsia . . . Gold Variant Hot Orange Peach . . . . . Red . . . . . . Tan . . . . . . Yellow . . . . $3.50

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Magnum Tiger Barred Rabbit Strips 1/4˝ wide strips that look great on most streamers, bass, salmon and steelhead flies. Terrific dye job, and good selection of attractive, usable colors. Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Tiger Barred Per package

Orange/Black/Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#8577 Black/Orange/Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8578 Blue/Black/White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8579 Mahi/Black/Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8580 Orange/Black/White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8582 Pink/Brown/Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8583 Pink/Black/White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8584 Hot Pink/Brown/Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8585 Hot Pink/Brown/Peach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8586 Purple/Black/White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8587 Green/Brown/Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8588 Olive/Black.Lt. Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8589 Orange/Black/Yellow/Chartreuse . . . . . . .8581 $5.50

This is the best dye job and combo of colors we’ve ever seen! Excellent for Zonkers, streamers and bass or saltwater patterns. Best used for tails. Baby Blue/Black . . . .#11624 Chartreuse/Black . . . .11628 Crawfish Orange/Black 11630 Grizzly Natural/Black .11634 Medium Brown/Black .11637 Red/Black . . . . . . . . .11639 White/Black . . . . . . . .11641 Yellow/Black . . . . . . . .11643 Ginger/Barred Brown .11647 Peach/Barred Brown . .11649 Per package $5.25

Purple/Black . . . . . .#11626 Chinchilla/Black . . . .11629 Gold Variant/Black . .11633 Hot Orange/Black . . .11636 Olive Variant/Black . .11638 Rust/Black . . . . . . . .11640 Wine/Black . . . . . . .11642 Flesh/Barred Brown . .11646 Olive/Barred Brown . .11648 Yellow/Barred Brown .11650

Hare’s Mask An absolute necessity for any serious tier, and an important fur for many sub-surface nymphs and the primary ingredient of the Hare’s Ear nymph. It’s a fine material to blend with other furs and synthetics to create your own dubbing blend. #3919 Natural $5.95

Crosscut Rabbit Strips The preferred material for Alaska and Kamchatka flesh fly patterns. This cross-cut, soft-tanned fur lays down like a palmered hackle when wrapped around a hook. Purple . . . . . . . . . . .#7066 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . .5403 Cream . . . . . . . . . . . .7074 Ginger . . . . . . . . . . . .3088 White . . . . . . . . . . . . .455 Per package $3.95

Black . . . . . . Fl. Chartreuse Mouse Grey . Red . . . . . . . Olive . . . . . .

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Pine Squirrel Zonker Strips Pine squirrel doesn’t absorb water like rabbit and is much easier to cast when wet. It’s a wonderful alternative to rabbit particularly for smaller leech and streamer patterns. Beautifully dyed, pre-cut in narrow strips, and soft-tanned so they’re very easy to palmer for bodies or use as undulating tails. Black. . . . . . . . . . . #19756 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . 19755 Sculpin Olive . . . . . . 19760 Natural . . . . . . . . . . 19297 6 Per package $5.95

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Veniard Dyes The best and most widely used dye in the fly materials industry, Veniard Dyes are designed specifically for feathers, furs, and other natural, absorbent materials. Instructions are included.

Steelhead Fly Tying Art & Design

The highly anticipated steelhead fly tying book written and photographed by Dec Hogan and Marty Howard is here! Hogan and Howard’s names and reputations are globally recognized as two of today’s most respected steelhead anglers and fly tiers and their talent with pen and camera shine in this massive tome with each turn of the page. This beautiful, colorful book gives detailed step-by-step instructions on 24 of the most beautiful traditional style steelhead flies you have ever seen. Dec and Marty show a vast range of classic techniques, giving the reader the knowledge needed to tie in one of the most difficult and artistic styles in all of fly tying. The majority of the featured patterns are Hogan and Howard’s originals, but many are nods to the great tiers and patterns that came before them. Each fly is also accompanied by an insightful story on how the authors developed and came to know the patterns, making this a book you will read from cover to cover, not just a pattern encyclopedia. This is by far the most beautiful book we have seen that pays homage to the long history of tying flies for anadromous fish in the classical style, but with modern twists and materials. #24683 $75.00

Medium Olive Black . . . . . . Chartreuse . . Highlander . . Dark Claret . . Dark Brown . . $9.95

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DUBBING LOOPS, COMPOSITE LOOPS,

and the various types of wraps and chenille’s that have been becoming more and more popular lately. These synthetic materials are easy to work with, move realistically in the water, and are dyed to match natural, or bright and attractive colors. These synthetic materials are much more durable than natural materials so your fly will last longer.

EP Tarantula Brush MOP Chenille Essential material for tying the productive MOP Fly. Each package contains 5 feet of 1⁄4 inch thick, fluffy, rich chenille yarn in all the colors you’ll need. White . . . . . . . . . Oyster White . . . . Orange . . . . . . . . Cinnmon . . . . . . . Red . . . . . . . . . . . Olive . . . . . . . . . . . Black . . . . . . . . . . Chocolate . . . . . . . Medium Dun . . . . . . 6 brushes per pack

.#28550 . .28552 . .28554 . .28556 . .28558 . .28560 . .28562 . .28564 . .28566 $7.95

Cream . . . Yellow . . . . Tan . . . . . . Wine . . . . Light Olive Purple . . . . Pink . . . . . Light Dun . Flesh . . . .

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Enrico Pulglisi’s one half inch Tarantula brushes use a blend of rubber legs, EP fibers, EP silky fibers and EP sparkle fibers. These brushes will add life to any baitfish or steelhead pattern. Black . . . . . . . . . . .#25115 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .25117 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . .25119 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .25121 6 brushes per pack $7.95

Brown . . . . . . . . . .#25116 Sculpin . . . . . . . . . . .25118 Brown Olive . . . . . . .25120 White . . . . . . . . . . .25122

EP Craft Fur Brushes Jay Fair's Translucent Swimming Hackle Stonfo Thread Splitter This new tool saves time and makes dubbing loops easy by splitting thread to insert dubbing material or feathers like CDC. #22813 $34.95

This incredible material is turning the heads of fly tiers like never before.This brush-style material has a cloth core and fibers that have incredible movement. It is applied to the hook like chenille. Once put in the water, the material fibers come alive, unlike anything we have seen.You can trim the fibers material to any length, and to get the most movement fray it out with a piece of Velcro. Great for leeches, buggers, and streamers. The Micro version is ideal for nymphs and damsels. Color

Senyo’s Predator Wrap This popular, synthetic material will add effective, extra life to your flies creating great looking collars or wings. Two wraps is about all you’ll need. Clear . . . . . . . . . . . .#19819 UV Silver . . . . . . . . . .19821 Barred UV . . . . . . . . .19823 Barred Chart UV . . . .19825 Barred Fl. Org. UV . . .19827 Barred Olive . . . . . . . .19829 Barred Purple UV . . . .19831 Per package $7.95

UV Pearl . . . . . . Barred Clear . . . Barred Blue UV . Barred Chart. . . Barred Fl. Orange Barred Pink UV . Barred Red . . . .

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Jay Fair Short and Long Shucks Lifelike, with terrific motion in the water, these shucks are ideal for buggers, streamers, and Pacific Salmon flies. Color Short Long Burnt Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . .#7095 . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..#8307 Dark Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8543 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8308 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7084 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8311 Leech Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7087 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8312 Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8544 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8313 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7091 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8315 Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7094 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8322 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7080 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8321 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7081 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8318 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7082 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8319 Dark Cinnamon . . . . . . . . . . . .7086 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8316 Hot Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7088 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8314 Medium Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7090 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8309 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7092 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8320 Per package $4.25

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Micro Medium Long Fiber Fiber Fiber Black . . . . . . . . . . . .#7122 . . . . . . . . .#9660 . . . . . . . .#9679 Burgundy . . . . . . . . . .7117 . . . . . . . . . . .9648 . . . . . . . . . .9676 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . .7121 . . . . . . . . . . .9655 . . . . . . . . . .9677 Burnt Orange . . . . . . .7138 . . . . . . . .9650 . . . . . . . .9681 Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . .7116 . . . . . . . . . . .9649 . . . . . . . . . .9675 Med Olive . . . . . . . . .7119 . . . . . . . . . . .9654 . . . . . . . . . .9880 Dark Olive . . . . . . . . .7118 . . . . . . . . . . .9653 . . . . . . . . . .9767 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7142 . . . . . . . . . . .9661 . . . . . . . . . .9680 Nymph Dun . . . . . . . .7127 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . .N/A Purple . . . . . . . . . . . ..N/A . . . . . . . . . . .9647 . . . . . . . . . .9761 White . . . . . . . . . . . .7136 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . .9763 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . .7126 . . . . . . . . . . .7141 . . . . . . . . . .7146 Bright Orange . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . .9667 Golden Yellow . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . .9695 . . . . . . . . . .9748 Per package $3.00

The latest and perhaps greatest from the fertile mind of Enrico Puglisi, these 3˝ wide brushes are great for palmering bodies on large streamers, jungle patterns and saltwater flies. Incorporated in the brushes are micro strands of UV Flash, which add incredible visibility in low-light and dark water situations. Black/Chartreuse . .#21066 Hot Pink/Black . . . . .21073 Black/Purple . . . . . . .21068 Bright Green/Black . . . . . . Fluorescent Orange/Black . Grey/White . . . . . . . . . . . . Medium Olive/Brown . . . . . Medium Olive/Orange . . . . Medium Olive/Sand . . . . . . Fluorescent Orange/Purple . White/Chartreuse . . . . . . . 6 Per package $9.95

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Ezee Bug Yarn This three-strand polyester yarn is very buggy, and moves realistically in the water. Makes great sculpins and other baitfish patterns. The three strands can be seperated to reduce bulk on smaller patterns. Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . .#4532 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .4484 Maroon . . . . . . . . . . .4539 20 inches per pack $3.95

Golden Stone . . . . . .#4841 White . . . . . . . . . . . .4529 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .4483

Jay Fairs Spider Flash Perfect for wrapping bodies or pulling apart the individual fibers and using for flash in tails or ribbing. Eight different colors, four yards per package. Chartreuse . . . . . . . .#9289 Chrome . . . . . . . . . . .9291 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9293 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . .9298 Per package $3.00

Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . #9299 Turquoise . . . . . . . . . 9292 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9294 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . 9290

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Uni Mohair Create great looking leeches the easy way with this fine-fibered threaded yarn. Black . . . . . . . . Cream. . . . . . . . Gray . . . . . . . . . Red. . . . . . . . . . Per spool $2.75

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Polar Flash Reflector Chenille Very similar to Polar Chenille, only half of the fibers are a non-translucent, reflective material similar to Flashabou. Makes it incredibly easy to build fishylooking bodies on streamers, intruders, saltwater flies, and larger freshwater nymphs. Black . . .#21967 Blood Red .21968 Blue . . . . .21969 Brown . . . .21970 Chartreuse 21971 Hot Orange21972 Per package $4.50

Hot Pink .#21973 Olive . . . . .21974 Olive Brown21975 Purple . . . .21976 Red . . . . . .21977 Root Beer .21978

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Variegated Chenille

Polar Chenille

Alternating color combinations add a mottled effect to flies.

Long, flashy, supple fibers woven into a solid, yarn-like material.This bushy material will add life, motion, and a new dimension to your flies.

Black/Yellow . . . . . . . .(BY) Black/Olive . . . . . . . .(BO) Black/Orange . . . . .(BOR) Black/Green . . . . . . . .(BG Black/ Red . . . . . . . .(BR) Brown/Yellow . . . . . . .(BRY Dark Olive/Rust . . .(DOR) Black/Coffee . . . . . . .(BC) Lt.Olive/Dk.Brown .(LODB) Brown/Orange . . . .(BROR) Dk.Olive/Ginger . . .(DOG) #VC Med. $3.25 pkg. #VK      Med.  $18.95 skein

Chenille Orange . . . (OR) Red . . . . .(R) Purple . . . . (PU) Olive . . . .(O) Black . . . . . (B) Yellow . . .(Y) Moss . . . . . (M) Brown . .(BR) #CHK $18.95 skein

White . . . . . . .(W) Tan . . . . . . . . . .(T) Gray . . . . . . . .(GR) Light Olive . . . .(LO) #CHM $2.50 pkg.

Fluorescent Chenille Ice Dub Chenille A mixing of Chenille, and the flashy Ice Dubbing. Both are one of the most commonly used body materials. Black . . . .#8421 Light Olive .8424 Peacock . . .8427 Red . . . . . .8429 Per package $3.95

Brown . . .#8422 Olive . . . . .8425 Pearl White .8432 Shrimp Pink 8430

Chartreuse #8423 Orange . . . .8426 Purple . . . .8428 Tan . . . . . .8431

Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (FP) Chartreuse . . . . . . . . .(FC Orange . . . . . . . . . . .(FO) Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (FR) Fluorescent Fire Orange (FF) #FLC $2.95 pkg. #FLKS $18.95 skein

Vernille Also called ultra chenille, can be used for San Juan worms, caddis pupa and crab legs, among other things. Size extra fine is appropriate for midges and small San Juan worms, the standard sizing is perfect for caddis pupa and regular ol’ San Juan worms and the large works well for bass worm imitations as well as larger caddis pupa, such as the October caddis.

Holographic Mylar Chenille

Color

An excellent replacement or substitute for any pattern calling for mylar chenille. Translucent, iridescent colors add sparkle to steelhead, salmon, and Alaska streamers.

Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#4669 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . . .5083 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4708 Cinnamon . . . . . . . . . . . .2383 Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8101 Dark Gray . . . . . . . . . . .8098 Dark Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . 8095 Fl. Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4726 Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4969 Insect Green . . . . . . . . . . 4720 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4711 Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4717 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4690 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4699 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4660 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4714 White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7381 Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4693 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4705 Per package $2.25

Silver . . .#9278 Charteuse.#9277 Red . . . . . .9297 Black . . . .9276 2.5 yard package $2.95

Blue . . . .#9285 Gold . . . . .9280

Baitfish Chenille Similar to, but more flashy than polar chenille with flashy fibers running just under 3˝ long. Can be used as a spey hackle substitute or for baitfish bodies.There is no end to the possibilities. Generous, one yard package. Black . . . .#8845 Chartreuse .8846 Fuchsia . . . .8847 Peacock . . .8852 Per package $5.95

Blue . . . . .#8856 Fl. Hot Pink 8848 Gray Ghost .8849 Pearl . . . . .8853

Red . . . . .#8855 Purple . . . .8854 Olive . . . . .8851 Hot Orange 8850

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Speckled Crystal Chenille The glimpse of flash blended into rayon chenille will add life and spice up a traditional Wooly Bugger or steelhead flies that requires chenille.

Filler Flash Chenille The colors on this new yarn pop! A bit longer fibers than Crystal Chenille, but shorter than Polar Chenille. This body material is swell for mid-size buggers, steelhead, and saltwater streamer patterns. Black . . .#21159 Gray . . . .#21160 Hot Pink . .21161 Orange . . .21163 Purple . . . .21165 Yellow . . . .21166 Chartreuse 21168 Per package $5.50

Olive . . .#21162 Pearl . . . .21164 Brown . . .21167

Black/Brown . . . . . . C&G/Black . . . . . . . Copper/Black . . . . . . Halloween . . . . . . . . Midnight . . . . . . . . . Pearl/Fl. Green . . . . . Pearl/Fl. Pink . . . . . . Pearl/ Hot Pink . . . . Red/Black . . . . . . . . Lime/Olive . . . . . . . . Per package $3.95

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Black/Dark Olive . . . .#3608 Copper/Brown . . . . . . .3609 Gold/Black . . . . . . . . . .3624 Lime/Black . . . . . . . . .3610 Pearl/Black . . . . . . . . .3612 Pearl/Fl. Orange . . . . . .3616 Pearl/Fl. Red . . . . . . . .3618 Pearl/White . . . . . . . . .3619 Pearl/Fire . . . . . . . . . .3613

Amber . . . . . . . . . . . .#454 Black . . . . . . . . . . . . .473 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . .503 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . .591 Claret . . . . . . . . . . .12201 Yellow . . . . . . . . . . .12226 Fl. Blue . . . . . . . . . .11919 Fl. Flame . . . . . . . . .11555 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . .11556 Fuchsia . . . . . . . . . . . .592 Hot Orange . . . . . . . .597 Hot Pink . . . . . . . . .11557 Light Pink . . . . . . . .11558 Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . .601 Olive Brown . . . . . . . .602 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .658 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .12224 Root Beer . . . . . . . . . .668 5 yard package $3.95

Shell Pink . . . . . . .#11559 Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . .12225 UV Brown . . . . . . . .12228 UV Olive/Copper . . .11797 UV Rust/Copper . . . . .344 UV Red . . . . . . . . . .13060 UV Black . . . . . . . . .12227 UV Chartreuse . . . . .12229 UV Copper . . . . . . . . .202 UV Fuchsia . . . . . . .12230 UV Gold . . . . . . . . . . .345 UV Hot Orange . . . .12231 UV Hot Pink . . . . . .12676 UV Olive Brown . . . .13039 UV Olive . . . . . . . . .12677 UV Pearl . . . . . . . . .11798 UV Purple . . . . . . . .13052 UV Silver . . . . . . . . . .350

Micro Polar Chenille The smallest chenille has a myriad of uses.The shorter chenille fibers make it ideal for building precise bodies and accurately proportioned, small nymphs and scuds. Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . UV Red . . . . . . . . . . Rusty Orange . . . . . . Scud Gray Olive . . . . UV Brown . . . . . . . . UV Fuchsia . . . . . . . UV Hot Pink . . . . . . UV Purple . . . . . . . . Black . . . . . . . . . . . Per package $2.95

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.#7503 . .7498 . .7477 . .7506 . .7529 . .7480 . .7483 . .7487 . .7486 . .7500

Cactus Chenille The most popular crystal chenille ever made. Originally available only in large sizes, the addition of micro and medium made the material much more versatile. Color Micro Medium Large Brown Green . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . ..#13020 . . . . . . . .#13021 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .13051 . . . . . . . . .12511 . . . . . . . . . 13019 Caddis Green . . . . . .13054 . . . . . . . . . ..N/A . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Chartreuse . . . . . . . .13058 . . . . . . . . .13022 . . . . . . . . . 13023 Cream . . . . . . . . . . .13055 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . N/A Dark Olive . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . .13024 . . . . . . . . . 13025 Dun . . . . . . . . . . . . .13057 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . N/A Flesh . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . ..13036 . . . . . . . . . 13037 Fuchsia . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . .13026 . . . . . . . . . 12513 Hot Orange . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . .12514 . . . . . . . . . 13027 Medium Blue . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . .12512 . . . . . . . . . 13041 Medium Brown . . . . .13059 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . N/A Olive Dun . . . . . . . . .13062 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . N/A Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .13061 . . . . . . . . .12515 . . . . . . . . . 13028 Peacock . . . . . . . . . .13063 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . N/A Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . .13038 . . . . . . . . .13040 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . .13042 . . . . . . . . . 13043 Purple . . . . . . . . . . .13064. . . . . . . . . .13044 . . . . . . . . .13046 Root Beer . . . . . . . . .13066 . . . . . . . . .13047 . . . . . . . . . 12519 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . .13065 . . . . . . . . .13045 . . . . . . . . . 13065 Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . .13067 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . N/A Shrimp Pink . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . .13048 . . . . . . . . . 13049 Tan. . . . . . . . . . . . . .13068 . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . . . N/A Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . ..13050 . . . . . . . . . 12517 Per package $3.95

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At The Fly Shop® we believe fly fishing is defined like the Supreme Court comment on obscenity: “We’re not exactly sure how to describe fly fishing; but we know it when we see it!”

Tying & Fishing

Egg Patterns

Of course, there are those purists in the angling community who argue using egg patterns, beads or roe imitations isn’t truly fly fishing, by the strictest, or even the most liberal definition. Often they’re the same people who berate fishing with an indicator and who would rather be caught dead than pegging a bead.

Trout Beads Glo Bug Yarn

McFly Foam Egg Yarn

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The folks who tied the first Glo Bugs® lived about 7 miles from The Fly Shop®, here in Redding. It’s an effective, simple-to-tie fly that literally started the single-egg revolution in western angling. The original Glo Bug Yarn remains the favorite material for a lot of tiers. There is 15 feet of yarn in each pkg. and the yarn is approximately 8mm or 5⁄16˝ diameter. One often ignored piece of advice: Use good scissors! Salmon Egg . . . . . . Baby Pink . . . . . . . Golden Nugget . . . . Dark Roe . . . . . . . . Cerise . . . . . . . . . . Deep Dark Red . . . Sockeye Orange . . . Burnt Orange . . . . . Steelhead Orange . Alaska Roe . . . . . . Cotton Candy . . . . . Shrimp Pink . . . . . . Per package $3.95

.#6927 . .6926 . .6930 . .6932 . .6934 . .6936 . .6938 . .6940 . .6925 . .6949 . .6971 . .6013

Pink Lady . . . . . . . . . . .#6928 Champagne . . . . . . . . . 6929 Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6931 Peachy King . . . . . . . . . 6933 Chartreuse . . . . . . . . . 6935 White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6937 Light Roe . . . . . . . . . . . 6939 Flame . . . . . . . . . . . .6941 Apricot Supreme . . . . 6942 Oregon Cheese . . . . . . 2111 Creme Delight . . . . . . . 7113

Otter’s Soft Clusters Rubberized roe clusters, used with egg type patterns. To keep in place tie a thread base and apply Zap-AGap before sliding onto the hook. Apricot Opaque . . . . .#754 Apricot . . . . . . . . . . .7538 Flamingo . . . . . . . . . .7544 Kiwi Opaque . . . . . . .7547 8 Per package $2.95

Ruby . . . . . . . . . . . .#7550 Tango . . . . . . . . . . . .7556 Tangerine . . . . . . . . .7553

Egg Veil Perfect material for creating the impression of a skein over the top of any egg pattern or Egg Sucking Leech. It’s the final step in building an authentic roe fly. #9223 Per package $2.25

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In the mid-1990’s a new material, McFly Foam Yarn hit the market and tying nice, round eggs has been easier ever since.The yarn is easier to cut than other similar products achieving a round egg is also much easier, and the finished egg imitation is more realistic, attractive, and has proven to just catch more fish. An advantage to tying egg imitations with McFly Foam Egg Yarn is that more of the material sits high on the hook shank without impeding the hook gap. The material allows you to use a little smaller hook while keeping the egg the focal point hiding the hook. McFly Foam Yarn is available in wide range of colors and tiers can mix them or incorporate dots for custom combinations. The dye used on McFly Foam Yarn hold its color for an eternity and won’t fade in the water or in your fly box. The Fly Shop’s TFS 105 hook is terrific for these flies and modestly priced at $11.00 per hundred pack. You go through a lot of egg patterns, particularly because we are fishing them behind salmon on or near the bottom. There are half a dozen great YouTube videos on tying eggs perfectly using McFly Foam Yarn, and most professsional, commercial tiers have shifted to using this brand of egg yarn material. Even though its easier to cut, still make sure to use good scissors. Color Code Brite Red . . . . . . . .#5759 Orange . . . . . . . . . . .3171 Caddis Green . . . . . .3169 Chartreuse . . . . . . . .3176 Watermelon . . . . . . .5769 Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . .3177 Ripple . . . . . . . . . . . .3170 January . . . . . . . . . . .5768 Purple . . . . . . . . . . . .3163 Fl. Cerise . . . . . . . . . .8812 Black . . . . . . . . . . . .5757 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . .3162 Tan Flats Crab . . . . . .8076 Light Olive Crab . . . . . .326 Flesh . . . . . . . . . . . .8840 Multi-Color Clown. . . ...2053 2 yard package $4.95 s

Color Code Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . #3167 McRoe. . . . . . . . . . . . 3175 Early Girl . . . . . . . . . . 3168 McCheese . . . . . . . . . 8077 Late Pink . . . . . . . . . . 3178 Late McRoe . . . . . . . . 5770 Strawberry. . . . . . . . . 3174 Steelhead Orange. . . . 4264 Iliamna Pink . . . . . . . 5766 Cerise . . . . . . . . . . . . 5767 Burnt Orange . . . . . . . 3155 White . . . . . . . . . . . . 3156 Tangerine . . . . . . . . . 3164 Apricot . . . . . . . . . . . . 8819 Fl. Peach . . . . . . . . . . 8838 Baby Blue . . . . . . . . 12417

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Color 8mm 10mm Apricot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#2534 . . . . . . . . . . . . .#9013 Carmel Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2557 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8988 Shrimp Swirl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2527 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9003 Cheese Swirl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2533 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9002 Cream Swirl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2528 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9004 Dark Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2551 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8987 Dark Peach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2540 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8983 Dirty Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2541 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8990 Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8991 Glow Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2547 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8989 Pink Swirl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2535 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8995 Sun Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2549 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8994 Washed Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2546 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9005 Natural Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2548 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8982 Orange Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2556 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8996 Peach Fuzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2544 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8984 Peach Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2552 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8992 Pink Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2555 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8993 Chartreuse Swirl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2536 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9016 Salmon Swirl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2530 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9001 Orange Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2598 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..8986 Blue Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2624 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9118 Cerise Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2618 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9139 Ruby Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2601 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9111 Snow Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2617 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9138 Tangerine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8985 Egg Yolk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9528 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9529 Mottled Fl. Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2595 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9006 Mottled Glow Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2593 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9007 Mottled Sun Orange . . . . . . . . . . . . .2597 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9008 Mottled Tangerine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2584 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9009 Mottled Peach Fuzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2582 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9010 Mottled Orange Clear . . . . . . . . . . . .2586 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9011 Mottled Dark Roe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2592 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9012 Mottled Peachy King . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2589 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9057 Mottled Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2579 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9049 Mottled Oregon Cheese . . . . . . . . . . .2578 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9048 Mottled Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2580 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9050 Mottled Cerise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9524 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9525 Mottled Orange Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . .9526 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9527 Mottled Mango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9530 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9531 Solid Colors 8mm 40 per package $2.75 Solid Colors 10mm 30 per package 2.75 Mottled Colors 8mm 30 per package 4.25 Mottled Colors 10mm 15 per package 4.25


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