This is my Blue Devil nymph. So ridiculously easy to tie that it's almost embarrassing, if it didn't just slap out wear the fish out, panfish and trout. Without the bead and wire wraps underneath, and with the addition of some partridge soft hackle, they make a killer North Country spider. Nothing but a black thread body and some Hedron "Wing N' Flash, Ice Blue Pearl"strictly on the back and tail, and the whole thing coated (with the exception of the tail) in thread cement until it shines (or UV cure, if you use it). Hurricane nymphs (green thread bodies), Tiger nymphs (orange thread), Wolf pack nymphs (red thread), Demon nymphs (black thread and gold flash), Eagle nymphs (red thread and gold flash), Yellowjacket nymphs (yellow thread and black flash) all work well. The Tarheel nymph- not so much. It was all flash!!!☺😉 All kidding aside- these ARE extremely easy to tie AND deadly on the water. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #flyfishing #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie #nofurandfeathers #trout #troutfishing #dookies #tarheels #ACC #dukebluedevils #dukebasketball
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Much better... As a side note- I used to use these for panfish, but they eat the soft hackle right off! I use them for strictly trout. My Blue Devil nymph works just fine on bream, and it's much easier and quicker to tie... #ncangler #flyfishing #bream #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #ncflyfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie #furandfeathers
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Always happens going from big ties to small- like anything else- needs practice! ☺☺☺ You pro tiers may can swap from one fly to another at the drop of a hat, but not me. Glad I only have to please the fish! ☺ They don't seem to mind a little sloppiness. Don't remember from where I got this pattern exactly. It WAS from a Montana guide, and he tied his own. Called it "the Guide Fly"...something quick, easy, and effective. I like to swing them old-school soft-hackle style, although they work fine dead drifted. GRHE butt, peacock hurl midsection, patridge soft hackle, red hot spot, tungsten bead with half the hook (#16 in this case) covered in wire wraps and superglued behind the bead. These things are HEAVY for their size. I got the red section a little far back on this one...oh well. ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #flyfishing #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #furandfeathers #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains
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Finishing up the deer hair flies I stacked and spun yesterday. (I like the glues to set up before trimming and adding legs). First attempt at mixing hair colors in the stacker for the collar and the back spot (red, blue and green, same colors as the tail flashes) and the nose (black and white, the main color scheme overall). A lot in a little fly! Meant to be fished on a sink tip, like a Zoo Cougar or Dahlberg Diver. Action more like a Zoo Cougar. The stippling is neat, but it adds time to an already lengthy tie. Good thing I'm tying only for myself and friends! ☺ (I carry a big Plano box full of deer hair bugs- I'm constantly giving them away to people I meet who flyfish. ☺ If you've flyfished with me in the past year, you have a few flies I've tied). #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #trout #troutfishing #streamers #bassstreamer #troutstreamer
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All our boats in the snow, and a bottle tree to add some color. Snow in the North Carolina Piedmont is ephemeral, like mayflies. "For a day..." Enjoy it while you can!!! It'll all be over before you know it... (Am I talking about snow, or something deeper? ☺ You decide- I still can't get the picture of a rising trout to a May mayfly out of my head. A nice big bow eating a nice big sulpher....and me with a matching fly already rigged up... ☺) #ncangler #snow #lakelife #uwharries #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #trout #troutfishing #flyfishing #kayaks #kayaking
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Old Whitebeard... @wildbegonia said I look happy...I think I'm just a tad loaded on Sally Hansens finest 🙃🙃🙃 ...tying flies, watching the snow pile up outside and "A River Runs Through It" on the TV inside. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #furandfeathers
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7-1/2 hours and still counting here in the Uwharries. Up to 5 inches and probably a couple more hours of snow. Is it deep enough for kayak sledding yet? ☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #snow #snowday #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #kayaks #kayaking #kayakfishing
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Still snowing, still tying! (Hendrix playing in my head..."Still raining, still dreaming...") Just lay back and groove, on a snowy day! Just let it cover up our worries today...(stop me if you've heard this one before,... and Jimi, up there in heaven jamming with Lightnin' and Stevie Ray and Albert and Freddie King and the BB King and the rest of the fellas- I'll raise a toast to you today!) #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #trout #troutfishing #ncflyfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie #streamers #bassstreamer #troutstreamer #jimihendrix #sno#snow/a> #snow
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Snow day, tie day!!! Second of the morning, meant to start with a tungsten conehead...waiting on the snow has me distracted! ☺☺☺ (I'm from Charlotte- snow is still a pretty big deal around here. AND it's the best kind, unless you're a skier- it's gone in 2 days!!!☺ Crazy North Carolina weather- in the teens the next couple nights, then mid-60's on Saturday). #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #streamers #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie
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So excited for snow (and spending a day in with my beautiful wife!) that I couldn't sleep. (She can, though! ☺☺). First tie of the morning in progress. The tail is from a fly I had already tied and trimmed, a little too zealously...I cut through the thread!!! Rat turds!!!! Cut off the body/head and stacked a new front section. Oh well...☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #trout #troutfishing #streamers #bassstreamers
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Assessing the Laughing Pool from downstream. Sun over my left shoulder, no wind. Be careful of strong shadows- Laughing Pool is in full on sunshine- main pool current comes towards me on the right, eddies away from me on the left. Watch for Back-of-the-Pool-Bob, although it's cold enough he's probably in the deep with his brothers....fish the tail first...then downstream drift on the left in the eddy... (That's me thinking to myself....)☺☺🙄 Another beautiful day yesterday in the North Carolina mountains, shivering in the sunshine! #ncangler #trout #flyfishing #troutfishing #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #readingthewater
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Ready for action! ☺☺☺LGF!!!🐟🐟🐟 #ncangler #trout #flyfishing #troutfishing #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #riofishingproducts
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Missed my exit off the freeway- thank goodness it's daylight! Would look like a horror movie set in the dark! Old abandoned mill village in Henry River, NC. #ncangler #trout #flyfishing #troutfishing #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #ghosttown #abandonedplaces
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The only kind of red mud I like- the frozen kind! Ice and red Carolina mud can do some wild things together. Looks like old-fashioned ribbon candy! ☺☺☺ #ncangler #trout #flyfishing #troutfishing #nature #naturephotography #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #ice #hoarfrost #ribboncandy
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JPL on the Laughing Pool. Last week this river was totally frozen over, only breaking loose on Friday...today, it was the two of US that were frozen over! 🐧🎣 #ncangler #trout #flyfishing #troutfishing #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing
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I feel like Olaf from "Frozen"... Hey....instant Tenkara! ☺ (American-style; not many carry only 1 fly!!!, myself included). Cold day in the North Carolina mountains, for sure. Stalked a trio of deer (no, I wasn't hunting for winter deer belly hair!☺) to about 20 yards, rose my camera up out of my hiding spot, and got 3 beautiful pictures....of the back side of my phone's flip open case as 3 big white tails bobbed off into the forest. Doh!!!! #ncangler #trout #flyfishing #troutfishing #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #tenkara #frozen #olaf #homersimpson
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I’ve had about enough of these sub-freezing temps. Ready for some warmer days where stuff like this happens. #ncflyfishing
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"WARNING-WARNING-WARNING- DANGER, WILL ROBINSON"!!!! DEFCON 5!!! INTRUDER ALERT!!!! INTRUDER ALERT!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL. REPEAT-NOT A DRILL!!! This can't end well........... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #bullinachinashop #cat #crazycat
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1 more for today, in a little more natural of a color scheme. New hair colors from Carolina Mountain Sports in downtown Statesville. Spinning deer hair for the back and belly hair for the belly. Small enough for a lighter rod, too. LGF!!!🐟🐟 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #bassonthefly #streamers #bassstreamers #furandfeathers #carolinamountainsports
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Restless this morning. No deer hair to see here! No-name fly, just messing around. Pre-dawn tying session, working up the gumption to go fishing in the Mooresville hot hole this morning with the Red-X crew from Ncangler.com. Picking up the new Sage Bass Fly rod today too...anticipation!!! #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #bassbug #bassstreamers #furandfeathers #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing
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From the front, this deer hair stimulator looks a little like a deer hair bass bug in need of trimming...hmmmm...☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie
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Best part of the day, the set up 🙄 #wildfly #ourwater
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Freshwater Friday. Pic: Ken Hardwick @hyp@hyporheic @aftco_carolinas @hyporheic #aftco_carolinas #aftcobrostaff #ncflyfishing
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Still chasing scuds...top is Wapsi “dead scud” dubbing, bottom has @lv2nymph electric wool “Orangeism” and pinch of “Pink Belly” added. Big difference and I’ll fish both but on a bright day I’ll pick the Electricone every time. #scud #fluefiske #flytying #flyfishing #flugfiske #flugbindning #fluebinding #ctflyfishing #nyflyfishing #paflyfishing #ncflyfishing #common #flies #catch #trout #riba #pesce #fishing
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Experimenting with different tying techniques. First, stacked deer hair baitfish streamer with dubbing head. I have been getting lots of inspiration from many tiers (@gunnar_brammer, @looperflies and many others) and it’s been fun to explore and try new things. PS. These fish skulls from @flymenfishingco are super nice and convenient!
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2 flies a day doesn't bring springtime any closer, just means you have more flies in the box when it does finally arrive! ☺ After-dinner fly; another muddler-headed, munch minnow, flux capacitor thingy with legs. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #bassonthefly #streamers #bassstreamers
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A fly a day brings springtime a day closer! ☺ Today's after-work, before-dinner tie is a kind of muddler headed, munch-minnow-like, flux capacitor thingy with legs. (I like them with legs! ☺). Had to sneak that deer hair in there somehow! LGF!!!🐟🐟🐟 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #ncmountains #bassonthefly
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JPL on the prowl! Springtime in the Unakas in North Carolina a LONG time ago now. Can't remember how many years it's been. We'll be back to these waters in May!!! ☺☺☺ #ncangler #trout #troutfishing #flyfishing #ncflyfishing #ncmountains #outdoors #troutonthefly
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Still my all-time favorite "No Recently Used Apps" photo. 2 years back, early spring, teaching my beautiful wife @wildbegonia line control, mending, and shooting line on a nice North Carolina trout stream. I dearly love this woman. ☺🤗😗 #ncangler #trout #troutfishing #flyfishing #ncflyfishing #ncmountains #greatsmokymountains
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Two very different views of the Badin Shores pond. A flycaster' s dream when it's not covered in 1 inch of ice! No trees or backcast obstructions, loads of little wolf pack Largemouth bass and a couple really nice bucketmouths that have a penchant for snacking on bluegill, which are also plentiful. Part casting practice pond, part fly dynamics laboratory, part catch and release fishing hole, all fun. ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains
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Closer look at the shrimp fly from the perspecitve of a Red Drum in pursuit. This is my go to fly in the Fall and spring. Tied on an Ahrex NS110 Streamer hook. #ahrexhooks #Simmflyfishing #postflybox #saltwaterflyfishing #ncflyfishing #nccoast #rioflyfishingproducts #hatchreels
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#tb to rock hopping, wet wading, and brook trout. Because the rivers are still frozen and I don’t remember what it’s like to be warm.
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So irritating to have a sticker and not have anywhere worthy to stick it. @thebonniefly #brookies #browntrout #rainbowtrout #ncflyfishing
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No deer hair in this one! ☺ A very simple yet very effective nymph pattern for North Carolina trout in the springtime for me. I've been tying these with a fine flash tail, but I couldn't resist the golden pheasant tippet tail on this one. I superglue the bead and a few wraps of lead-free wire to hold the head in place, and begin my thread wraps while the glue is still a little soft. I'm not the best caster, and the glued in head helps it all stay where it should when I crack the whip, as I'm bound to do... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #flyfishing #ncflyfishing #fishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie
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Dubbed a big old fat head on this green stimulator. My personal favorite searching pattern for wild North Carolina trout in the early springtime. Excellent high floater in our freestone streams that'll float well even with a tungsten headed nymph hanging below. Not bad for the bass and bream here on Badin, either. ☺ Definitely daydreaming of warmer days, riots of green, and sunshine! ⛄🌬☃️ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncf#ncflyfishing #fish #fishing #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #ncflyfishing
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Because man cannot live on deer hair bass bugs alone!! WAY out of practice on trout ties, and it shows. Golden deer hair (there it is!!!☺) stimulator. LGF!!!🐟🐟🐟 #ncangler #trout #flyfishing #troutfishing #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #lakelife #uwharries #flytying #flytyingjunkie
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At least the soundtrack changed...supposed to warm up above freezing tomorrow for the first time since Christmas! This does not happen in North Carolina's piedmont! Stay warm, everybody! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #coldspell
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Just a few of my favorite deer hair ties from my first year of tying. (10 months and counting). I doubt I'll ever fish with the one in the center- I like it too much to lose! LGF!!!☺☺☺🐟🐟🐟 #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fis#fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #flytying #fishing #flytyingjunkie
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Okay...looks like our personal Groundhog Days here in the Uwharries has a soundtrack from the Beatles... "Number 9, Number 9".... ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #flyfishing #ncflyfishing #groundhogdaythemovie #bea#beatlesfan #beatles
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