Zonker Leech
Fly Tying
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Zonker Leech

Zonker Leech

 

The Zonker Leech is an easy-to-tie effective fly. In small sizes, it may represent a swimming mayfly nymph;  in medium sizes, a leech and in larger sizes, a baitfish. No matter what sizes you tie, it looks like food to the fish.

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Fly Fishing
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Urban Fishing

Urban Fishing Florida

I had a hard time getting my fishing in for February. It was a short month with cold weather and ice at the end of the month. In addition, I was down with a cold for a week. But on the last day of the month, the weather turned nice with 65-degree temps. So I went to Craighead lake to fish. I didn’t catch anything, but I was able to practice my casting for an hour.

However, David Weingold and Michael Ames flew to Boca Raton, Florida, to fish for bass.

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The   Fly Fishing Show
Fly Fishing/Fly Tying
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The Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show is a series of shows presented by Ben Furimsky. The program has six different shows around the country; Edison, NJ, Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, Pleasanton, CA, Lancaster, PA, and Marlboro, MA. The International Fly Tying Symposium is also one of his shows. This past weekend I had my first experience with the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show.

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Foam Beetle

Finished Foam Beetle

Fly Tying
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Foam Beetle

I recently traveled to New Jersey to attend the International Fly Tying Symposium. If you have never been, I would highly recommend it.  It was well attended, and there were some excellent fly tiers, including Fly Tyer magazine’s  Fly Tyer of the Year, Barry Ord Clake.  I especially enjoyed drinking coffee and talking to some of the tiers at 6 am in the hotel lobby.  

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Bodkin Cleaner

Bodkin Cleaner

Fly Tying
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Bodkin Cleaner

Bodkin Cleaner

When tying, I use my bodkin to pick out dubbing fibers, trapped hackle fibers, poke holes in things, and add head cement to whip finishes. As a result, it gets gunky and needs to be cleaned.

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Fly Fishing/Fly Tying
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2021 BRANSON FLY FISHING EXPO

Michael Lack Tying

The Branson Fly Fishing Expo was held this last weekend.  It was canceled last year because of COVD.  Unfortunately because of the COVID Delta variant attendance was down. There were few vendors, slightly more fly tyers, and an occasional visitor. However, I had a great time. I was able to tie a lot of flies and give them away. I was also able to visit every vendor and tier.  As usual, I never fail to learn something. I got to see several old friends and make new ones.  Isn’t that what the show is really about.  I’ll be there next year!

 

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