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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Daybreak on Badin Lake. That's not ice crunching underfoot- it is prime, #1, grade-A powder!!! I just may have to get myself some CC skis and shoes for when it's like this here. Beautiful morning here in the Uwharries! Sun rising on the lake and the train trestle. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #snow #snowday #skis #skiing
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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
28 2
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
29 2
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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11 hours and counting. I wish I had some cross-country skis! Perfect crunchy snow...I bet I could still telemark! ☺☺☺ I'd hurt myself alpine skiing now (I was always tuck and blast, wide-open, full throttle crazy man on 180's back in the day. Mogul fields were not my friend!) so that's out, but I could handle cross country I believe. Even if it has been over 35 years and counting! Tempus Fugit... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #snow #snowday #crosscountryskiing #ski #skiing
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When life gives you snow- go snow kayaking! @wildbegonia has cabin fever after not even 1 day and she will not be denied!!!☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #snow #snowday #kayaks #kayaking #snowkayaking #ncmountains
28 1
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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Two and a half hours in, storm is slowing down over us- near white-out conditions here on Badin Lake. Gonna shut us down for a couple days, for sure. Be careful if you're out in this mess...in other words PUT THE PHONE DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD, YOU CRAZY PERSON!!! (If you HAVE to be out there, ignore that crazy part. ☺ ). #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #snow #snowday #snowmageddon
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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#snowday #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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"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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Sunset a few days ago at Uwharrie national forest. Hurry up and open the ohv trails back up #sunset #sunsetoverlake #uwh#uwharrieonalforest #uwharrie #uwh#uwharriestrong #uwharries #ure #freshair #nature #nor#northcarolinaoors #northcarolina #ncoutdoors #ncadventures #fishingspot #ohvtrails #eldoradooutpost #albemarlenc #concordnc #troync #beautfulsunset
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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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Finally picked up some magnum cut rabbit strips- another material to learn to handle and work with. Hey Andy- FURRY! ☺☺☺ (You just wait til I get you next to the Festivus pole this year, ya chowderhead! ☺). #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #furandfeathers #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #streamer #bassstreamers #fish #fishing
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First attempt at palmering maribou, as well as first attempt at tying an articulated fly. No-name fly, just messing around. Watch out, Lake Fork bass! I'll be coming for you soon! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #maribou #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #streamer #streamers #bassonthefly #bassstreamers
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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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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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With apologies to Peter Benchley..."we're gonna need a bigger reel!"...thanks to Papa, Mama, and Brother Greg Swanner, I have a new reel! Just waiting on a rod to put it on. New original Sage 330 grain Bass rod on the way that I got for a steal! ☺ Tournament legal, big enough to handle Lake Fork and light saltwater action...I've heard and read nothing but good about these reels and the coming rod. I'll let you know how how I feel later. ☺ New arrows in the water quiver. LGF!!! #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains #bassproshop #red#redingtongear #redington
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Looking through the window at the White River Fly Shop at Bass Pro in Concord, NC...topo maps spread out on the table, tying vise in use, bankers lamps lighting the scene, all that's missing is a tumbler of a good spirit to sip and maybe a pipe for the smokers- and just about all the material you could need on the racks behind you. Hmmm... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie #bassproshop
51 2
I never should have said a word- hmmm.... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #cold
27 1
Starting to feel a little like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day...at least we're not hammered with snow here in the Uwharries. Those folks up East have really got it rough. Praying for all their safety... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #groundhogday #groundhogdaythemovie
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I've been pulling legs for what seems like forever now- wait a minute, I HAVE been pulling legs all my life! ☺☺☺ "If you smile at me, I will understand, Because that is something everybody, everywhere, Does in the same language." C,S, and N. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #kayaks #kayaking #kayakfishing #smile #crosbystillsandnash #woodenships
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My 2 favorite Dahlberg divers so far. Both have been fished and blooded- other than a recoat of belly varnish, they're holding up well. ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #ncmountains
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Looks like we're in a warm spell here in balmy New London, NC. 🐧⛸🌬❄☃️ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #trout #troutfishing
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The bug factory in full production mode. Painting bellies and faces, starting to pull legs. No wooly booger hiding in the picture this time! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #deerhairbassbug #flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie
62 3
You guys up North may be used to this, but down here in the South, we're definitely NOT....Canada- you can have your air back!!!! #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains
36 1
Boat fishing poison!!! ☺☺☺ Looks like the tie-ins to the new Matt Damon movie started early... #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #trout #troutfishing #kayaks #kayaking #kayakfishing #nobananas #bananas
57 1
Beautiful sunrise over Tuckertown Reservoir and the Uwharrie Mountains this morning. #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #ncmountains #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #sunrise
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The sun rises on the first day of 2018 in the Uwharries. View from the NC Hwy 49 overlook at the Yadkin River/Tuckertown Reservoir bridge. Wintering grounds for black-winged seagulls. Show us where the stripers are, ya rapscallions! ☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #ncmountains
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First fly of the New Year is a new tie for me- Zoo Cougar on a too-short streamer hook and fat grizzly hackle in place of the mallard flank feather. Too cold to chase the mallards around the pond!!! ☺☺☺ #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #deerhair #bassbug #ncflyfishing #stcroixrods #fish #fishing #flyfishing #trout #troutfishing #ncmountains #flytying #flytyingjunkie #deerhairbassbug
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Continuing with a theme...here's a few fish caught with spinning gear from the Badin Shores boardwalk in 2017. I do believe @wildbegonia is gonna catch the biggest Badin fish of the year between the two of us with her blue, but not by much! ☺☺☺ Come to think of it, she took first fish, biggest fish, and most fish bets on our last trip, for mountain trout. Hmmm....... #ilovemywife #ncangler #bass #bassfishing #breamfishing #lakelife #uwharries #catfish #catfishfishing #fish #fishing #crappie #panfish #badinshoresboardwalk
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