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Bighorn River Trip

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I made the trek over to the Bighorn River in Ft. Smith, Montana late last week, and had an exceptional trip! The nymphing was good as always, with Pink hot bead Ray Charles, Green Weenies, and Split Back Baetis being my hottest flies. The real highlight of the trip, however, was the dry fly fishing. […]

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Saturday Morning Fly Tying Demos

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We’re firing back up our Saturday morning fly tying demos, where tiers can come enjoy a cup of coffee and learn a few new flies from us at the shop! They will run from roughly 10-12 each Saturday. If you have any suggestions on what to add to our current demos, or what you’d like […]

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2 RPM Midge – Fly Tying Video

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2 RPM Midge – Fly Tying with Dave Gamet

2 RPM Midge Fly Tying Video Dave Gamet

A unique and very productive fly pattern from the vise of Dave Gamet. The 2 rpm Midge has taken many big fish from both streams and lakes. Dave has caught several very large fish with this pattern here in the Black Hills. This midge features the red Daiichi 1273 hook, purple...

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Tying the Smoke Jumper Fly

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Smoke Jumper Fly

The Smoke Jumper fly is a popular pattern on Montana’s Bighorn River. The CDC winged emerger is a great all purpose emerger for midge and mayfly hatches. The color scheme of the fly can be altered to imitate the insect you are trying to imitate. Hatches that the Smoke Jumper fly is effective at imitating are midges, Baetis, and Pale Morning Duns.

You can tie the abdomen on the Smoke Jumper with several different materials-...

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Palomino Midge

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Palomino Midge

An awesome pattern from Tier Bret Smith. Easy to tie and it catches finicky fish. Three versions are shown in this video- Antron Winged, CDC Winged, and Deer Hair Winged. This fly is one we are starting to fish again, after an unexplained hiatus. Dave Gamet reluctantly showed me the deer hair version a number of years ago and I am glad he did! This is a versatile pattern worthy enough to be every trout fishers box. The Palomino midge is commonly tied with red, black, gray, or...

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