How to Tie a Euro Style Pheasant Tail: Video

How to Tie a Euro Style Pheasant Tail: Video

Fly fishing and Pheasant tails go hand in hand. This material has been used for a long long time and for good reason. When wrapped Pheasant tail fibers create a buggy looking body that can not be matched easily by any other natural or synthetic material. Thus all the variations of the classic Pheasant tail nymph.

This Euro Style, “Competition” pheasant tail nymph is a must have fly. I keep variations of many sizes and colors in my box at all times for whatever the conditions dictate. Continue reading “How to Tie a Euro Style Pheasant Tail: Video”

How to Tie a UV Scud Fly: Video

How to Tie a UV Scud Fly: Video

Pat Dorsey’s UV Scud is a wonderful scud pattern on both stillwater fisheries and also in many different river situations. Tie it in sizes 10-16 for your stillwaters and 16-18 for your tailwaters.

This fly has both wonderful imitative aspects as well as some nice flash to help attract fish. The UV dubbing is a great material not only for the visibility to fish but also provides great fibers for creating the many legs of a scud. Continue reading “How to Tie a UV Scud Fly: Video”

How to Tie an Ice Cream Cone Chironomid: Video

How to Tie an Ice Cream Cone Chironomid: Video

The Ice Cream Cone Chironomid is a go-to still water pattern in many areas. If there is a prolific midge hatch while fishing a lake or reservoir be sure to try this pattern out.

It has a brilliant white bead to imitate the chironomid gills and micro tubing to give excellent segmentation.

I like to fish this pattern tandem with a leech imitation on a midge tip or slow sink tip fly line. Once you find the right depth count your fly down and wait for the slam of the fish!

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How to Tie a Tube Midge Fly: Video

How to Tie a Tube Midge Fly: Video

Not very often is fly tying easy, but this pattern sure does make it so. With a simple pattern like the Tube Midge, you can whip out a dozen flies in various colors and be ready to fool picky trout.

This is a great pattern through the winter when tied in the smallest of sizes. Get it deep into a hole with some weight or fish it in a tandem rig to help it reach the bottom.

Make sure to watch your indicator carefully while fishing this fly. Although it is very effective the takes during the colder months on such a small pattern can be very subtle.

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