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 pagers.  Think I have everything working.  All the old pages are back as well as the. Beginner Flies and Techniques 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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Sparkle Pupa
Fly Tying
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Sparkle Pupa

In my last post, I described the Veiled Caddis as an alternative to the Sparkle Pupa.  When tying the Sparkle Pupa, the Antron fibers were either too thin or ballooned out too much. However, searching the internet, I found an easy way to get perfect results.

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Uncategorized
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Bird Hunting

The day after Christmas, David Weingold, my son, and I went bird hunting.  I am not much of a hunter. I don’t shoot anything I will not eat.  But David likes to eat the quail and pheasant.  I go along just to take pictures and watch the dog work.

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Fly Tying
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Veiled Caddis

Veiled Caddis

In 1981 Gary Lafontaine published a seminal work entitled Caddisflies. This book is based upon observations made while scuba diving.  In it, he describes the life cycle of the caddisflies and how they behave in the water.  LaFontaine goes on to develop various patterns and discusses how to fish them.

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BWO Failed Emerger

BWO Failed Emerge

Fly Tying
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BWO Failed Emerger

BWO Failed Emerger

Blue Winged Olives, BWO, are mayflies that hatch all over the world and provide some of the most prolific hatches in flyfishing.  Baetis, BWO, will hatch year-round giving BWO dry flies a place in your box anytime you’re on the water.

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Fly Fishing
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FFI Fly Fishing Expo 2019

The FFI Fly Fishing expo 2019 was held July 23-27 at Montana State University in Bozeman Montana. After having a great time fishing and exploring Montana and Yellowstone National Park, it was time for the show. However, we had a small problem.  We were on the way to the show and had a minor motor vehicle accident.

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Haystack
Fly Tying
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Haystack

The Haystack is an easy to tie dry fly that is very effective.  Designed by Fran Betters in 1948 and described in his book Fly Fishing — Fly Tying and Pattern Guide published in 1986. The Author describes the Haystack as “an all purpose dry fly that imitates a majority of the insects that trout feed on.”

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