Originally tied by Jim Finn, the Golden Retriever is a favorite of Virginia fiy fishermen and becoming more and more popular all over the country. Not only is a best seller at the shop for local anglers, but we ship hundreds of them to the north for steelhead anglers. This fly is extremely effective drifted under a strike indicator or swung down stream and across. Dead drift it, strip it fast or slow, swing it....you can't miss. Our guides keep this fly in their boxes at all times for rainbows or brook trout. Yes it has caught a few spring creek browns, but we have a few other favorites for those guys. The fly is offered in a size 10 in gold, pink, white, and rootbeer. If you like to tie your own flies, try it in purple for dirty water, or in chartreuse, peach, olive, and even blue and red. You will be surprised at how well it works in colors heavily pressured fish don't ususally see. We have all of our Golden Retrievers hand tied by our custom tying specialist Captain Tommy Mattioli. Tommy has been mass producing flies for years and you can be certain you will not find a better constructed fly. Check out our Golden Retriever Video on how to tie your own, or pick up a few on our Online Store!
Bring a friend and watch Dusty Wissmath tie some of his favorite trout flies. Dusty is a legendary fly fishing instructor and world traveler. He is very easy going like the rest of our crew. Come enjoy a great time at the vise. This session is Free so bring a friend!
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1790-92 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Saturday 10-5 Sunday 11-3