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In this week's article, we'll kick off some video tying tutorials. One of my favorite recent patterns is the Purple France Fly - so we'll roll with that. This fly and all of its variations is my absolute favorite pattern - "if you could choose one pattern for the rest of your life..." yeah it'd be a france fly. Here goes nothin' Thanks for watching, let us know what you think, and if you have any suggestions for future videos, that'd be rad. - Nick Meloy

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Written by: Rich Ferarra   A landing net, specifically a large competition-style landing net is one of the most important pieces of equipment I own and I never fish without one. A large net makes landing fish so much faster and easier, especially in conjunction with barbless hooks. More often than not the fish kick the flies out without touching them once they’re in the net. Nets come in all shapes and sizes and range in price from $10 to upwards of nearly $300. Any net is better than no net but I prefer a net with a large hoop...

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The mop fly, or as we like to simplify, "The Mop" has gained a lot of popularity and notoriety in the last few years. Famous or infamous, that opinion differs between every angler. The fact that cannot be dismissed by anyone who's ever tied one on is that mops just work. There are many theories as to why, but I don't think there is a right or wrong answer to any. In this article, I'll lay down some storyline for my journey with the mop, and tips for fishing mops.   Part 1: "Moppin' Meloy" - A Cautionary Tale. I'll spare some...

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Guest Writer: Rich Ferarra In this article I’m going to go into detail on some of the things I do both on the water and behind the vise to be better organized.  Please don’t take what I say here as gospel. Just because these things work for me does not mean they’ll work for everyone. Also, not everything here is vital to success.  I find having a good system of organization makes decision making a bit easier on the water as well as makes the tying process more streamlined.   I’ll start with my tungsten nymph organization.  I organize all...

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