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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Fish Stories & Recipes

The Uinta Highline

By Erik Barrus My daughter is 2 years old and has already figured out how much I cherish being in the backcountry. Whenever I am not at home and sh...

Traditions

By Erik Barrus I have had many people shape my fly fishing pursuits. I first learned how to fly fish from my dad. My first rod was a shoddy all-in-...

A lot of (cast) irons in the fire!

There’s nothing better than freshly caught trout fried in butter. You don’t need to do much to make it tasty! I always bring my cast iron pan when ...

The Margaree River

Margaree, Nova Scotia By Kenzie Kozera & James Bessette   While it feels nearly impossible to put the beauty of Margaree into words, this blog...