Utrera’s Sulphur Dun Inverted Parachute

By Lucas Utrera This fly has the particularity of uniting the past with the present of fly tying. On the one hand, it has the traditional duck quill wings of the classic dry flies of the early 20th century and on the other hand, it has an inverted parachute without a visible post. The result is a Sulfur Dun with a very slim silhouette with exquisite buoyancy. Lucas Utrera is a fly tyer born in Córdoba, Argentina, currently residing in Miami, USA. He started fly fishing in the mid-90s together with his father at the early age of 12, and after watching a couple...

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The Green Machine

by Kenzie Kozera Whether targeting Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Canada, Steelhead on the West Coast, or monstrous sea-run brown trout in Argentina, the Green Machine has hooked countless trophy fish. Originating on the Miramichi River of New Brunswick, the Green Machine has earned a place in fly boxes world-wide. With its tightly trimmed deer hair body which has been sparsely hackled, this fly is arguably one of the most effective wet flies for summer run Atlantic Salmon and trout across Canada. Unlike its deer hair cousin, the Bomber, the Green Machine is fished as a wet fly typically swung or...

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Peacock Nupiale

By Christian Frenette    As a fly tier, it’s impossible to ignore salmon flies. Whether you fish them or not, they are true works of art. They are all unique in their colours, their shapes and the story they tell. Even though I'm more of the freestyle type, I occasionally flip through books by renowned tiers to look for inspirations and to learn more about the origin of their patterns. This is how I discovered the fly that would allow me to venture into the mesmerizing world of salmon flies: The Nuptiale. This 1984 creation by Yvon Gendron, appears in...

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The Undertaker

by Kenzie Kozera Created by Warren Duncan in 1979, the Undertaker has become a staple in the fly boxes of Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead anglers across the globe. After initially swinging through the rivers of New Brunswick, the Undertaker has taken on many iterations in size and profile. Personally, I have Undertaker variants in my fly boxes ranging from sparse size 12 single hooks to size 2 muddlers or spey-style versions. The contrast of the dark leading half and colourful butt of the fly is said to be very effective at triggering reactionary strikes or takes by both Atlantic Salmon...

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The Art Of Fly Tying... In Hand!

Photo by Ryan Taylor I was super stoked when Ryan approached me about building a custom tool wallet. I had been wanting to design one for a while and this was the perfect excuse to get that project started.  What made this collaboration even more special is the fact the Ryan ties his flies in hand! He wanted a wallet that could hold the essential tools for travelling and tying flies on the river. Ryan started to tie flies in hand around 6 years ago, he got into it by watching one of his influencers Jin. He thought it was the coolest thing...

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Freestyle Fly Tying!

Photo by Christian Frenette Christian Frenette has an incredibly unique style of tying. I find myself mesmerized every time he comes up with a new pattern. They truly are works of art. As he has such a particular approach, I wanted to learn more about his creative process. Lucky for me, he agreed to answer a couple of questions!  Christian Frenette a un style de montage tellement unique, je suis toujours fasciné par les nouvelles mouches qu'il concocte. Ce sont vraiment des œuvres d'art. Avec une approche si différente, je voulais en savoir plus sur son processus créatif et il a bien...

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