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September Fly of the Month: The Pink Torpedo

I hemmed and hawed over what to present for our September Fly of the Month for awhile. Though our pink run this year is less than stellar around the Sound, there are still enough out there to keep things interesting on a number of open rivers and it just didn’t seem right to let an […]

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July Fly of the Month: Tung In Cheek Herring

The Tung In Cheek (TIC) Herring came about through a desire to create a nose heavy, erratically swimming herring imitation using saltwater-safe components that would not corrode and would lend themselves to a full-profiled but easy to cast fly. The TIC Herring can be tied in any variety of sizes to match the predominant bait […]

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June Fly of the Month: Woolly Bully

The Woolly Bully is the brainchild of our friend Nathan Sundine who sought to meld two highly effective bream patterns, the Bluegill Bully and Woolly Bugger, into a no nonsense, easy to tie, completely irresistible panfish bug. I tie mine a little differently than Nathan’s version, but the premise is the same, and the outcome […]

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May Fly of the Month: D-Rib Carey Special

This month’s fly of the month brings you the D-Rib Carey. The Carey Special was originally developed in the 1920’s by retired British soldier Colonel Carey, who sought a sure fire trout pattern that would consistently catch fish. Fast forward nearly a century later and the Carey Special remains one of the most effective stillwater […]

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April Fly of the Month: Nano’s Leech

Here’s another healthy dose of Phil Rowley’s tying expertise from his recent visit to Bellingham. Nano’s Leech is a pattern Phil picked up from a friend during a trip to Lago Strobel in Argentina. While the pattern worked wonders abroad, it’s slim and pulsating profile, subtle use of flash and meaty presence make it a […]

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March Fly of The Month: Jig Bugger

We had the pleasure of getting to hang out with Phil Rowley again this year when he was in town for the Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show and to speak at the 4CFF meeting recently. Phil’s got a lot of great books and DVD’s showcasing his fly patterns, along with an awesome website where he shares […]

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Free Confluence Tying Night at Brandywine Kitchen

Still doing your darnedest to shake the shack nasties? So are we, which is why you’ll find us gleefully tying spring steelhead, saltwater or stillwater fly patterns at Brandywine Kitchen for another public tying night. Bring your tying stuff at create what you like, grab a burger or tasty sandwich, soup or salad, one of […]

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Phil Rowley Back in Town for “Monsters, Meat and Malbec, February 22nd at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club

The Confluence Fly Shop and the 4th Corner Fly Fishers are pleased to welcome Phil Rowley to Bellingham for a lively evening as he presents Land of the Giants-Malbec, Meat and Monster Trout. The event will be held at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, February 22. Phil Rowley is one of the […]

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February Fly of the Month: The PT Prawn

Our February Fly of the Month is the PT Prawn, a shrimpy, smaller profiled steelhead fly well suited for the perpetual low and clear river conditions we’ve encountered this season with an unshakeable regularity. This little critter was born of an ongoing love affair with Ice Dub and the new an undeniably sexy dyed Barred […]

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January Fly of the Month: Zen Arcade Tube Fly

Since my first exposure to tube flies many years ago, I’ve kindled an intense intrigue for the many exciting possibilities they represent in the world of fly design. The Pro Sport Fisher Tube system has so many nifty components, colors and options to play with that I’m reminded of the endless hours I spent as […]

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