Fly Fishing and Fly tying Tips

October 25, 2017

Preparing and taking care of your saltwater flies

Preparing and taking care of your saltwater flies

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.

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March 20, 2017

The Redfish Bug

The Redfish Bug

Fly fishing for redfish is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Tides, weather, clouds, water clarity, air pressure, moon cycle, wind direction, sometimes it seems as if all these factors play into if you will catch a redfish on the fly or not

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December 06, 2016

A Sneaky Trick to add Noise to your Flies

A Sneaky Trick to add Noise to your Flies

There are a few ways to add noise to a fly to imitate a rattle that you would hear in a crank bait. But most of them are clunky cumbersome and just down right inconvenient.

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July 06, 2016

The Ultimate Warm Water Fly

The Ultimate Warm Water Fly

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell your buddies when you get a few of these in your box, just go to your favorite honey hole tie one on and get ready for mayhem! This fly out fishes almost everything even bait! This fly is simplistic in design and that's what you want.

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July 06, 2016

Gulf Coast Redfish Flies

Gulf Coast Redfish Flies

So you're doing it, you're going after the big boys in the Gulf. Of course you are going to get you fly box in order before your trip down so let us point out some key factors in selecting your flies.

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January 27, 2016

Improving your fly patterns

Improving your fly patterns

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.

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December 09, 2015

The 2015 WNC Fly Expo

The 2015 WNC Fly Expo

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

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December 01, 2015

The Clouser minnow and its forgotten powers.

The Clouser minnow and its forgotten powers.

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

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March 14, 2015

Columbia SC not your usual fly fishing destination

Trout Fishing In South Carolina

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.

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February 16, 2015

Fly Fishing the Green River NC

Fly Fishing the Green River NC

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.

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January 14, 2015

Redfish Fly Patterns

Redfish Fly Patterns

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

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July 11, 2014

Gearing up for the weekend

If you are getting ready for the weekend on the water- Cheers.
If not, I hope you can stock up on the finer things in life while on dry land.

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July 06, 2014

Largemouth Bass on the fly

Largemouth Bass on the fly

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!

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June 25, 2014

Fly Fishing in Columbia, SC

Fly Fishing in Columbia, SC

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.

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April 18, 2014

The Redneck Trout

The Redneck Trout

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.

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March 11, 2014

The journey

The journey

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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