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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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The USA Youth Fly Fishing Team is a carefully selected group of young anglers from across the United States

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Fly Tying Videos

Brought to you by Tightline Productions

Fly Tying Videos

 

Tightline Productions has welcomed us to embed their excellent fly tying videos on our Hook & Hackle website. We will post them as time allows and you can visit them at tightlineproductions.com. You can watch the videos below and also on Vimeo.

 

Damselfly

 

Substitutions

 

For the hook, you can use any standard or 1X long dry fly hook. The tail/body can be formed with not only deer hair, but also Peacock herl, which is suprisingly strong and resilient. In addition to Antron or Z-Yarn, you can form the post and wing case with foam of black, olive or brown. For hackle, you can use the larger feathers on any dry fly cape in the color of your choice. Some hen hacklse will also make a nice parachute if it's not too webby. Use any strong thread you like, as long as you can control the deer hair without breaking the thread.

 

Damselfly from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.

 

Blue Winged Olive - Quill Nymph

 

Substitutions

 

Start with any standard or 1X long nymph hook, or even try a curved Scud hook. Tungsten beads will make the fly sink quickly, but brass beads will also work well to get your fly down. Any stiff thin fibers will do for the tail including, spade hackle, pheasant tail or even the longer feathers from a dry fly cape. The segmented body can be tied with Turkey Biots in addition to stripped quills. Just about any nymph dubbing will do for the collar and I like to use the Lightning Dub for a buggy look that includes a bit of UV flash.

 

Blue Winged Olive Quill Nymph from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.