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Hatches is an annual publication with a strong devotion to professional writing, beautiful photography and informative articles pertaining to both the artistic and practical aspects of fly tying. Each issue features 13 featured articles that span a massive 96 pages.

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Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

A set of ten impressive salmon flies from the vise of Shawn Mitchell

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How to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh Fly How to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh Fly

How to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh Fly

OPST’s newest fly tying video on how to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh fly. The Skinny Hoh is a slimmed-down version of Jerry French’s Dirty Hoh, a cross between an intruder and a string leech. It features composite loops, which Jerry uses to put multiple materials in a dubbing loop for a totally unique look and action. This video gives a great step by step instruction to the composite loop, as well as the twisted hitch, Jerry’s way of securing a hook to a rabbit strip so that it will never come loose or foul.

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Hatches Theater – Rough Riding and Blue Lining Hatches Theater – Rough Riding and Blue Lining

Hatches Theater – Rough Riding and Blue Lining

Friends team up for tailing Redfish and some blue lining for mountain trout

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North Carolina False Albacore – Kevin Hospodar North Carolina False Albacore – Kevin Hospodar

North Carolina False Albacore – Kevin Hospodar

Late summer/ fall False Albacore have a feeding frenzy on the southern coast of North Carolina. Here is my view of one weekend mid-October 2013.

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Articles

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

A set of ten impressive salmon flies from the vise of Shawn Mitchell

Jun 25, 2014 9:22

Product Spotlight

Barred Ostrich from OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

Barred Ostrich from OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

The hunt for the perfect Ostrich plume is over, thanks to OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

May 22, 2014 8:31

Videos

How to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh Fly

How to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh Fly

OPST’s newest fly tying video on how to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh fly. The Skinny Hoh is a slimmed-down version of Jerry French’s Dirty Hoh, a cross between an intruder and a string leech. It features composite loops, which Jerry uses to put multiple materials in a dubbing loop for a totally unique look and action. This video gives a great step by step instruction to the composite loop, as well as the twisted hitch, Jerry’s way of securing a hook to a rabbit strip so that it will never come loose or foul.

Jun 24, 2014 9:55

Step-by-Step Tutorials

Otsego Ant by Alex Cerveniak

Otsego Ant by Alex Cerveniak

I forget where I first learned it, but during a Trico hatch, all you need to do to catch the trout that are snubbing your trico pattern is tie on an ant. Over the last 10 years, I’ve found that ants are a trump card that no trout can refuse. This is especially true when […]

Mar 6, 2014 12:02

Recent Articles

GCO Bobbins Are Back in Stock

GCO Bobbins Are Back in Stock

If you are like me you shudder at the mere thought of spending $55 on a fly tying bobbin which is the exact reason I launched GCO. I am excited to announce the addition of the new GreenCaddis GC60 fly tying bobbin to the growing selection of fly boxes, hooks and scissors I already offer. […]

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

A set of ten impressive salmon flies from the vise of Shawn Mitchell

How to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh Fly

How to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh Fly

OPST’s newest fly tying video on how to Tie Jerry French’s Skinny Hoh fly. The Skinny Hoh is a slimmed-down version of Jerry French’s Dirty Hoh, a cross between an intruder and a string leech. It features composite loops, which Jerry uses to put multiple materials in a dubbing loop for a totally unique look and action. This video gives a great step by step instruction to the composite loop, as well as the twisted hitch, Jerry’s way of securing a hook to a rabbit strip so that it will never come loose or foul.

Hatches Theater – Rough Riding and Blue Lining

Hatches Theater – Rough Riding and Blue Lining

Friends team up for tailing Redfish and some blue lining for mountain trout

North Carolina False Albacore – Kevin Hospodar

North Carolina False Albacore – Kevin Hospodar

Late summer/ fall False Albacore have a feeding frenzy on the southern coast of North Carolina. Here is my view of one weekend mid-October 2013.

Barred Ostrich from OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

Barred Ostrich from OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

The hunt for the perfect Ostrich plume is over, thanks to OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

Fuschia Flocker

Fuschia Flocker

Check out this massive tube fly streamer using Hedron Falshabou

Ruby River Customer Review

Ruby River Customer Review

This is perhaps the best review I have ever received from a customer for any GCO product. After such an investment of both time and resources it is rewarding to see customers appreciating both the aesthetics and value of products such as the Ruby River Fiberglass Fly Rod which literally cost half of other comparable […]

GCO Ruby River Fiberglass Fly Rods are In Stock!

GCO Ruby River Fiberglass Fly Rods are In Stock!

I am very excited to announce that the first shipment of Ruby River fiberglass fly rods have arrived. Those that purchased rods should start receiving email shipping confirmations this evening. It may take a day or two for all order to ship so your patience is appreciated. If you were waiting for the shipment to […]

GEOBASS 1 – Columbia

GEOBASS 1 – Columbia

GEOBASS is a new epic adventure series following four expedition anglers on an around the world ultimate bass slam journey. GEOBASS episode 1 takes place in Colombia for Peacock Bass.

Four Zebra Midges – by Chad Johnson

Four Zebra Midges –  by Chad Johnson

Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher guide and Umpqua Fly Designer Chad Johnson shows a neat trick for a slender version in four must have colors.

GreenCaddis Fly Tying Hooks Are Back in Stock

GreenCaddis Fly Tying Hooks Are Back in Stock

I am happy to announce that I just received a large shipments of hooks in this week. Just in time to help finish up filling your fly boxes before opening day! Click Here for More Info  

Red Quill – by Tightlines Productions

Red Quill – by Tightlines Productions

Matt Grobert and Tightlines Productions team up on a very detailed video on how to tie a red quill. There are some great detailed tips around the winging and the quill body.

Hatches Theater- Part of Winter, Cold SA, Winter Steelhead

Hatches Theater- Part of Winter, Cold SA, Winter Steelhead

A winter themed Hatches Theater with Headhunters fly shop, Scientific Angler, and steelhead

Tying an Intruder with Trevor Covich – by OPST

Tying an Intruder with Trevor Covich – by OPST

Learn from OPST guide Trevor Covich how to tie a large intruder for big steelhead and king salmon.

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