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Early signs of nymphing? Catskills fly fishing in the 1800s. Notice the guide’s left hand – he’s got two stringers with God knows how many fish and probably indigenous brook trout, which would soon be nearly extinct due to human activity. A Wikimedia commons image.

Shortcuts: Tie bug legs, rubber legs, antennae

How to tie bug legs the easy way, all you need is a crochet hook or tweezer . . .

Walmart: Hyper Tough 6-Piece Fine Point Stainless Steel Tweezer Set $7.38 [when purchased online].

Amazon: 5 Pcs Hair Crochet Hook Bent Latch Hook Crochet Needle $6.89 [online]

How to tie rubber legs the easy way. Watch Tim Flagler tie Pat’s Rubber Legs video.

How to make shrimp or crab eyes the easy way

Materials needed:

  1. Monofilament in 20-50 pound – Cheapest at big box store or Walmart
  2. Nail Polish
  3. Cigarette lighter
  4. UV Resin – thick best and cure light

You can buy eyes, but they are expensive. You make a gazillion crab and shrimp eyes for pennies.


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