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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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David Ruimveld, is one of my favorite "Sporting Art" artists.

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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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Legging Materials!

Your source for flyfishing and flycraft resources since 1975.

Ok, I confess. I'm a leg man! I just love legs . . . and I'm talking about my flies, so quit thinking that other stuff!



On of my favorite fly tyers (and mentor), Dan Delekta, puts legs on just about everything. And I do mean EVERYTHING! His line of 'Delektables' is very popular and many of the patterns incorporate legs. He'd say that a extra 'wiggle' is always good.caddis

Consider, for example, the "caddis fly" in the photo to the right. It has the basic of an elk hair caddis, but with 2 exceptions: the body material is a flashy synthetic (Prism) and, of course, it has legs. (This patten is adapted from Dan, but his are much, much better!) It's a very, very effective pattern because it looks like a caddis, it has extra wiggle as an attractor, it has some of the elements of terrestrials, and so on.

Oh, and here's the best part! If you don't think the fish are liking the legs, just cut them off and fish it conventionally! It's like taking two flies out at the same time.

Basically, there are two main kinds of legging material: rubber and silicon. I like the way the rubber ones look and they're available in many sizes including mini for midges. Rubber will dry out over time, so just know that they may crack after a season or two, especially exposed to the hot sun and/or salt water.

siliconlegsSilicon aren't available in the smallest sizes yet, but they allow for some absolutely 'juicy' combinations. Consider a selection from our Hook & Hackle silicon legs in the photo on the left. Juicy really is sthe only way to describe them and some of the other combinations will also knock your socks off! And the silicon legs will not deteriorate the way the rubber ones will. These are the first choice for salt water flies as far as I'm concerned.

Other legging material Dyna-Floss or Super-Floss which is a Spandex material or the Sexi-Floss which is the same, only 'crinkley.'

So try some extra legs on your nymphs, dries, terrestrials and so on. Just have fun, enjoy and fish!

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