Fly Fishing and Fly tying Tips
We do our best to ensure the longevity of your flies, but however some things are just out of our hands. We understand that you have invested some serious money into our flies so here are a few tips for preserving the color of your flies as well as the hooks.
After a year now my brain has got to working and I wanted to add more to the fly. There was nothing wrong with my original blue crab fly pattern, it caught numerous customers numerous redfish. However with the introduction of new materials and ideas in my repertoires I knew I could add more movement and durability to the fly.
Okay so I think our heads have stopped spinning. The 2015 WNC Fly Expo is over, and what a weekend! Any exhibitor can tell you the planning and anxiety going into a show is always way more than ever needed. But the show went off without a hitch, and we were able to meet many great new faces and of course get our flies into the hands of some eager fishermen
Fly fishing and fly tying has greatly advanced in that past few years. New fly tying materials have opened the door for fly tiers to take their imaginations to the next level. Fly tiers have taken on a Dr. Frankenstein role when creating these new flies, rubber fins sutured onto the skeleton of multiple hook shanks followed by a mix of body fibers and UV flash all capped by a fish skull to give you the bait fish of your dreams. I am not here today to discuss the validity of these techniques but rather to remind us of the easily forgotten path that we walk every day that has paved our way to where we are now
When thinking about going fly fishing in South Carolina usually two places come to mind, first heading to the upstate to get on some great trout action in the hills, second heading down to the low country to get on some tailing reds out in the flats. But I am here to tell you that you would be a fool to skip over the midlands.
We are very happy to announce that we have brought on a new guide service to our Preferred Guide Program. Trout Hunters Guide Service based out of North Carolina is a very unique guide service to the area as they not only use single hand fly rods but they also utilize spey rods on trout waters not normally fished with such measures.
In general I will be discussing tactics for fly fishing for redfish along the South Carolina intercoastal waterway. I am very lucky to have a job which has allowed me the pleasure of seeing almost every inch of South Carolina’s coast and allowing me to occasionally get a few flies wet along the way
This is not the end all be all of bass fishing I prefer to catch bass on the surface with poppers and gurglers because hell its fun! Remember bass will eat almost everything so don't be afraid to think outside the box! I have taken tiny gnat patterns and stripped them under the water and hooked into bass, so throw your fly box at them and you'll be surprised at what works!
Harbison State Forest is a great fishing destination. Not that I want to share my secrets, but I know from experience it is hard to figure out "where to" fish in a new town. Harbison State Forest is a public state park that sits right next to the Broad River with over 2,000 acres to explore. Upon exploring the forest we came across a great area to fish.
But if the tug is your drug don't fret there is another option. If you are new to fly fishing or don't have the patience to stalk inland trout who spook when you sneeze a mile away its time to find some Stillwater and hit up some redneck trout. These eager little bastards are slobs and basically will hit anything that lands in front of their face. So lets talk the how to on targeting these guys.
What I have worked towards is delivering quality flies to the public that are made here in the USA by fishermen who use them and swear by them. I have found some amazing tyers across the nation who have been bitten by the same bug as me and I am honored to have them tying their best for Steelie Bros Fly Co. As time progresses you will see our inventory grow as we get even more custom flies, as well as custom gear tailored specifically for the fly fishermen.
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