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The Allerton – Fly Tying Mary Orvis Marbury’s Favorite Flies – Number 88

The Allerton classic wet fly was created for Robert G. Allerton of New York City, the treasurer of the Oquossoc Angling Association on the Rangeley…

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Royal Coachman – Fly Tying a Classic American Dry Fly

Created in 1878 by John Hailey, the Royal Coachman may be the most iconic of original American fly patterns. Typically a general attractor pattern, it…

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Elk Hair Caddis – Fly Tying Al Troth’s Original

One of the most popular (and effective) American flies, the Elk Hair Caddis can be considered a searching dry fly pattern as it resembles the…

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Michigan Stone Dry Fly – From Tying the Founding Flies

The Michigan Stone dry fly is a 1950s pattern created by Paul Young who came up with it on Michigan’s Au Sable River. Brought to…

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Hardy’s Favorite Wet Fly

Created by John James Hardy, of the famous British tackle outfit, in 1872, this pattern has had a lot of success for almost 150 years….

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Fly Tying: Copper John – a Two-tone Variant of the Classic American Nymph

The most popular fly in America the last two decades, John Barr’s Copper John is a super effective trout pattern for almost all waters. This…

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The Adams Dry Fly

Probably the most popular dry fly of all time, the Adams dry fly is a good one to learn for any tier. If you can…

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Grizzly King Wet Fly

A truly old fly pattern, the Grizzly King is reported to have been designed by Professor James Wilson (also the creator of the Professor). You…

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