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The Hook & Hackle Company encourages support of those "Wounded Warriors" who have suffered physical and/or emotional injury as a result of their service to our great country.

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Rose River Farm, Virginia's finest private water trout fishing experience, has just gotten even better. Now in addition to over a mile of private water managed for Trophy Trout (all strictly on the fly and catch and release) they have added luxury rental cabins. As an introductory special ....

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The Hook & Hackle Company highly endorses this fine bonefish, tarpon & permit fishing destination. Our recent visit there exceeded our expectations many times over.

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Nora's colorful artwork just blow's me away! Best known for her watercolors, Nora has spent time painting on location all over the U.S.

 

I recently purchased a couple of prints from her Rich Pool Series which have become instant favorites!

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From time to time, we will feature different folks who are making a difference to fly fishing, conservation, outdoor art, helping others & so on. We welcome your suggestions for this column.


Peter C. Thompson, artist, writer, fly fisher & conservationist is our current feature.

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Wilderness North – Ontario Canada’s Premier Fly-in Adventure Provider!

Deep in the heart of the Northern Ontario wilderness lies an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts and anglers seeking a definitive Canadian adventure. Accessible only by floatplane, Wilderness North offers a haven for those who want to reconnect with nature.

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Saltwater Fly Recipes!

Your source for flyfishing and flycraft resources since 1975.

 

Agent Orange

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 2 - 8
  • Thread - fl. fire-orange
  • Body - small orange chenille
  • Wing - hot orange calftail with two grizzly saddle hackle tips on each side

 

Apte Tarpon Fly

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 5/0 - 2/0
  • Thread - fl. fire orange single strand floss
  • Tail - two yellow saddle hackles enclosed by two orange saddle hackle
  • Hackle - orange and yellow mixed
  • fl. fire orange floss is then wrapped to eye

 

Apte II

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 4/0 - 2/0
  • Thread - white
  • Tail - four (dark) furnace hackles and copper krystal flash
  • Body - grey squirrel tail covering the whole hook shank

 

Black and Orange

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 4/0 - 2/0
  • Thread - black single strand nylon floss
  • Tail - four orange saddle hackles enclosed by four black saddle hackles, flared
  • Hackle - black and orange mixed
  • Eyes - large silver bead chain (optional)
  • black nylon floss is wrapped to the hook eye

 

Blue Death

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 4/0 - 2/0
  • Thread - fl. blue
  • Tail - four blue saddle hackles enclosed by four grizzly saddle hackle
  • Hackle - blue and grizzly mixed
  • fl. blue thread or nylon floss is wrapped from the tail to the eye

 

Bonefish Special

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 4
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - short orange marabou
  • Underbody - flat gold tinsel
  • Overbody - clear v-rib
  • Wings - white bucktail mixed with a few strands of pearl krystal flash enclosed by 2 strands of grizzly hackle tips

 

Candy Eel

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 1/0
  • Thread - white
  • Tail - badger saddle hackle super glued into the end of the body
  • Body - pearl mylar tubing extended
  • Wing - green over white ocean hair or super hair
  • Eyes - green and black paste ons

 

Crazy Charlie - white

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - white
  • Underbody - flat pearl tinsel
  • Body - v-rib clear
  • Wings -white calftail or synthetic yak hair with a few strands of pearl flashabou (or crystal flash) over the top
  • Eyes - silver bead chain

 

Crazy Yellow

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - white
  • Wings -Two white hackle tips with pearl flashabou tied inverted
  • Eyes - silver bead chain

 

George Bush

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - fl. orange
  • Tail - dyed yellow pearl krystal flash
  • Underbody - fl. orange thread
  • Body - dyed yellow pearl krystal flash wrapped
  • Wings - dyed yellow pearl krystal flash
  • Eyes - gold or silver bead chain or lead eyes nickel plated depending on fishing depth

 

Horror

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Wings -natural brown bucktail covered by two cree hackle tips
  • Head - yellow chenille

 

Krystal Flash

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 2/0 - 2
  • Thread - white
  • Tail - white ocean hair pearl, yellow, olive krystal flash tied forward then pulled back
  • Eyes - painted - yellow with black pupil

 

Krystal Flash Charlie

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater sizes 4 - 8
  • Thread - yellow
  • tail - dyed yellow pearl krystal flash
  • Underbody - dyed yellow pearl krystal flash
  • Overbody - clear v-rib
  • Thorax - hot yellow rabbit dubbing
  • Wings - dyed yellow pearl krystal flash
  • Eyes - gold bead chain

 

Lefty's Deceiver - Blue/white

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 4/0 - 1
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - eight white saddle hackles with a few strands of blue krystal flash and pearl flashabou
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Throat - white bucktail
  • Underwing - white bucktail on sides as well
  • Wing - blue bucktail
  • Topping - 6 to 8 strands of peacock herl
  • Collar - red thread
  • Eyes - painted - white with black pupil

 

Mini Shrimp-Orange

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater size 8
  • Thread - fl. orange
  • Body - hot orange antron dubbing
  • Wings - pearl krystal flash and four dyed orange grizzly hackle tips
  • Eyes - silver bead chain

 

Orange and Grizzly

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 4/0 - 2/0
  • Thread - fl. orange single strand nylon floss
  • Tail - four orange saddle hackles enclosed by four grizzly saddle hackles, splayed
  • Hackle - orange and grizzly mixed
  • Eyes - large silber bead chain (optional)
  • fl. orange nylon floss is wrapped from the tail to the eye

 

Redfish

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 2/0 - 2
  • Thread - fl. red floss
  • Tail - four white hackles splayed with a few strands of silver flashabou on each side
  • Collar - red marabou
  • Finish - fl. red floss tapered to eye

 

Surf Candy

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 1/0
  • Thread - white
  • Wing - olive over white ocean hair or super hair
  • Sides - wide pearl mular tinsel
  • Eyes - green and black paste ons
  • Head - clear epoxy ove

 

Tarpon Glo - Orange

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 5/0 - 3/0
  • Thread - fl. fire orange single strand floss
  • Tail - natural brown bucktail
  • Wings - four grizzly hackle enveloped by four dyed orange hackle splayed
  • Hackle - grizzly and dyed orange
  • Collar - fl. green single strand floss
  • Eyes - painted - white with black pupil

 

Tarpon Taker - White

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 4/0 - 1/0
  • Thread - red single strand floss
  • Tail - white rabbit fur strip
  • Sides - grizzly hackle tips short
  • Collar - white rabbit fur strip one wrap
  • Throat - pearl and red krystal flash
  • Hackle - red hackle
  • Body - red single strand floss
  • Shellback/wing - pearl and red krystal flash
  • Underwing - white bucktail on sides as well
  • Eyes - painted - yellow with black pupil

Comment - Yellow tarpon taker is the same except substitute yellow rabbit fur for white and yellow krystal flash for red.

 

Whitlock's Bait Fish

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 1/0
  • Thread - white
  • Weed Guard - heavy clear monofilament
  • Tail - white and light blue marabou, 2 dyed light blue grizzly saddles with silver and light blue flashabou
  • Hackle - light blue grizzly hackle
  • Wing - silver and light blue flashabou short
  • Throat - red flashabou short
  • Eyes - white audible eyes

 

Yucatan Special

Adams

  • Hook - standard saltwater stainless steel size 2 - 8
  • Thread - fl. green floss
  • Butt - fl.orange fuzzy wool
  • Body - fl. green chenille
  • Wing - lime green bucktail and lime green krystal flash
  • Sides - grizzly hackle tips short