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Pro Tips: How to Tie and Fish the Versatile DDH Leech

Written by: Stu Thompson


Stu Thompson with one of the many species caught on his DDH Leech.
Photo courtesy Stu Thompson

Fly tiers have come already come up with some truly amazing patterns that catch fish Consistently, such as the Mickey Finn, Muddler Minnow, Humpy, Adams, Dahlberg’s Diver, Lefty’s Deceiver, . . .

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“Embrace the Worm!”


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters samples a Skwala. He claims they are very tasty.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

“Embrace the worm” is what my friend John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula always tells me. Every year, when we have our Orvis Guide Rendezvous and Down the Hatch. . .

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Classic Video and Story: The Art of a Deer-Hair Master


Written by: Phil Monahan

Pat Cohen’s deer-hair patterns, such as this duckling imitation, mix art and fishability.
Photo by Zach Goldstein/Bloomberg

For many of us, our first attempt to tie a Muddler Minnow was when we came face-to-face with the frustration of trying to spin deer hair on a slippery hook shank. For a novice tier, or even. . .

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