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The Hook & Hackle Company encourages support of those "Wounded Warriors" who have suffered physical and/or emotional injury as a result of their service to our great country.

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Rose River Farm, Virginia's finest private water trout fishing experience, has just gotten even better. Now in addition to over a mile of private water managed for Trophy Trout (all strictly on the fly and catch and release) they have added luxury rental cabins. As an introductory special ....

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The Hook & Hackle Company highly endorses this fine bonefish, tarpon & permit fishing destination. Our recent visit there exceeded our expectations many times over.

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Nora's colorful artwork just blow's me away! Best known for her watercolors, Nora has spent time painting on location all over the U.S.

 

I recently purchased a couple of prints from her Rich Pool Series which have become instant favorites!

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From time to time, we will feature different folks who are making a difference to fly fishing, conservation, outdoor art, helping others & so on. We welcome your suggestions for this column.


Peter C. Thompson, artist, writer, fly fisher & conservationist is our current feature.

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Wilderness North – Ontario Canada’s Premier Fly-in Adventure Provider!

Deep in the heart of the Northern Ontario wilderness lies an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts and anglers seeking a definitive Canadian adventure. Accessible only by floatplane, Wilderness North offers a haven for those who want to reconnect with nature.

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CDC, Duck & Goose!

Your source for flyfishing and flycraft resources since 1975.

Ducks and geese are unique because they are aquatic birds. Because of this, they have some feathers with interesting qualities.

CDC, or 'Cul-De-Canard,' is a versitile feathers found on the 'bottom' of the bird. It's a versatile material that actually floats quite well. Use it for wings and 'underwings' because of its flotation. It also makes a great gills on some nymphs.

CDC can be from either a duck or a goose. Duck CDC is more popular and is also available in 'tufts.' These tufts are softer and more supple than regular CDC. Use it for emergers, midges, comparaduns and dries. We have it available in about 12 colors and gadwallmost all of them are popular.

But there's more uses for duck. Mallard flanks and shoulders, gadwall flanks, lemon wood duck feathers and black/white barred wood duck are popular as wing material on a variety of flies. Gadwall flanks are shown at left.

Duck and goose quills are packaged in 'matched pairs,' which make it an ideal material for wing on conventional 'wet' flies (these are among my favorites).

No discussion about goose would be complete withoutprincenymph mentioning biots. These are thin feathers used on nymph sides, tails and so on. If you tie for more than 6 months, you eventually stumble upon a recipe that calls for its use. The popular Prince Nymph uses these biots in as tails (brown) and wings (white) on the fly.

 

 

 

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