There is some debate as to who really created this fly. There is no question however that it catches fish!
This is one of my all-time favorite dry flies as it works in many situations. Stimulators are a great pattern for mimicking Stonefly’s, Hoppers and even large Caddis flies. The large elk hair wing and fully hackle wrapped body makes it sit on top of the water like a T-Bone on a pile of mashed potatoes. Who could resist? (Not many vegan trout I would guess). Continue reading “How to Tie a Stimulator: Video”
Firehole hooks (sticks, as they call them), are competition style fly tying hooks that are the brain child of Joe … Continue reading You Need These Firehole Outdoors Fly Tying Hooks!
Chasing winter steelhead can be more than a challenge as anglers fight changing water levels, punishing rain, and low returns of wild fish. A little hope can go a long way when it comes to the pursuit. Wherever you can find a glimmer of confidence swinging a fly, anglers grab at it. Tying beautiful flies in unique color patterns not only inspire confidence, but also help to enhance the experience. Decompressing from a day out in the elements in the cabin, sipping on an aged reserve, while chatter fills the small space is a perfect opportunity to tie something special. So, pack along your vise and materials for your next adventure into the wild as the days are short and the nights long. Continue reading “Cabin Fever Fly Tying”
The San Juan Worm is a very effective fly fishing pattern, and very easy to tie. For a lot of … Continue reading How to Tie a San Juan Worm: Video
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Utilize a tungsten bead for both building the bugs profile and getting this fly deep fast, this scud variation is … Continue reading How to Tie a Swiss Straw Tungsten Scud: Video
When choosing the best thread to use for a fly pattern, there are 3 main characteristics to understand: material type, size, and flat-ability. Of course the color of the thread is also very important, but once you narrow down your search by these 3 characteristics, you can choose the best color available in that type. Continue reading “3 Things to Consider When Choosing Fly Tying Thread”