Fly Fishing/Fly Tying
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Hello world!

Welcome to BugCrafters.com.  Previously, I had the Web Site on one server and the Blog on another.  But recently the Blog accounts and domaine were cancelled (my automatic renewal expired).  Well, I have redesigned the Site to hold Static and Blog pages.  Think I have everything working.  All the old pages are back as well as the Beginner Flies and Methods use to tie them.  I have checked all the links and they seem to be working.  If you find a broken link, please let me know and I will fix it. The Blog is on its own page.  Unfortunately, I was not able to retrieve the old post.  Please feel free to comment, Like, and Share.

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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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