Big Changes

Well its been a while since there has been a post or update, but that doesn’t mean that things have been at a standstill.  It has actually been a whirlwind few months.  The most exciting news, that has been taking up so much time, is Brook Fishing Equipment’s new line of products!!!  On top of that… everything is proudly made in the U.S.A.!

The Brook Box is our new fly box.  It features silicone inserts in slit and non-slit models.  The slit inserts you can back your hook into them like other slit inserts or put the bend of the hook on the identifying bump and push down to secure the fly in the insert.  Our inserts will not lose their hook grabbing ability and loosen up like foam because the material has virtually no memory, and is not damaged by heat which foam is.  The traditional non-slit inserts do not have gaping holes left in them when flies are taken out.  Also no material is left on the hook when barbed hooks are removed.

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The Outta the Box fly patch has all of the benefits of silicone inserts on the top, but comes with a marine grade Velcro mounting system.  This allows you to mount the Outta the Box in multiple locations so your flies and storage are where you need them, and not left behind.  The Outta the Box is great for boats, in a vehicle, at the tying bench, drying flies, or pre-rigging.


On a side note, while things may not be updated daily, there are going to be a lot more posts coming your way.  We’ll keep you updated on recent happenings, events and places to come say hi and check out BFE, along with some snippets from adventures and other things that are just too cool not to share.

Thanks for staying tuned and thanks for your support!!!



The DuraStone is an original BFE pattern and is the newest addition to the fly database.  This fly has been proving itself by catching fish after fish and still being able to pass as a stonefly while other patterns are beat to a pulp!  The DuraStone is a versatile stonefly pattern at the vice too.  The original is tied on a scud hook to imitate a tumbling nymph that has been dislodged from the river bottom.  The size of scud hooks are limited, but for a larger fly the DuraStone is tied on a TMC 200 or equivalent to imitate the larger bugs.  By changing the colors of materials it is possible to tie a fly that represents any type of stones on the water you fish.  You can also adjust the amount of weight to suit your preferences and needs.  Give the DuraStone a go when the big bugs are hatching or as an anchor anytime of year and hold on tight!

A Spot in the Fancy Box

Hemlock 017croppedThe old Hemlock is one of the flies that gets a reserved spot in the fancy box.  Even though many of the classic patterns, winged wet flies in particularly, are looked at as historic or even art few people still fish with them.  Although they have been admired since these flies were first thought up and tied, they were not tied to just be looked at… they were meant to catch fish and still will attract bites today.

Fishing these classics is a great way to change up your fishing style for a while if you feel you’re in a rut.  The old standby method for fishing these is on a simple down and across swing and the traditional rig was a line of three.  Then all you’ll need is some old hip waders, a full brimmed hat and a bamboo rod and you’re ready to go back to a simpler time.

Getting Jiggy with it

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Custom order of DuraStones from Brook Fishing Equipment.  Tied on a jig hook and balanced so that the fly rests in a horizontal position.  Tying this to the tippet with a loop knot, and the rubber legs give this pattern tons of realistic movement.  If you have an idea for a custom pattern that can’t be found in a shop shoot and email to