How to Tie a Prince Nymph Fly: Video

The Prince Nymph is one of those flies that just works! Some say it is a stonefly nymph, others say it is an attractor, but I think that it is both. The dark body looks a lot like a stonefly and it also works very well on freestone rivers, where stoneflies are common.  The prince nymph is by no means easy to tie. It does take a fair bit of practice to master it and I must admit, I am still practicing! The Prince Nymph can be tied is size #08-18. My personal favorite is a #16. You can add a gold bead if you like as well. The Prince Nymph was invented many years ago, well before my time. It continues to be a favorite among fly fisherman to this day.

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How to Tie a Bloom Caddis Fly: Video

The Bloom Caddis is a very deadly caddis pattern developed by Dave Bloom on the Missouri River. It is one of those patterns often overlooked by most people. While everyone else is using Elk Hair Caddis and Stimulators, the Bloom Caddis will often catch fish when others fail. The naturally mottled body and “spikey” dubbed thorax is the key to the flies success. Caddis often have mottled bodies and wings, and this is what the Bloom Caddis imitates. A great pattern to have in your caddis box, and easy to see too!!

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How to Tie a Stalcup’s Baetis Fly: Video

The Stalcup’s Baetis is a great small mayfly nymph developed by Shane Stalcup. It combines life like profile and perfect buggy colors to make up one amazing fly. The Stalcup’s Baetis isn’t too hard to tie. A intermediate tier can tackle this pattern and master it with relative ease. Keep this fly sparse and do not add to much material or bulk. The fly was designed to be slender, that is why it works so good!!!

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How to Tie an Ostrich Mysis Fly: Video

The Ostrich Mysis is a simple, but very effective mysis shrimp pattern. Mysis shrimp are the food source for huge trout in many western tailwaters. They are extremely high in protein, allowing fish to grow massive. If you are visiting a tailwater where mysis shrimp are present, then make sure you have some of these before you leave!!

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