The Nitro Caddis Pupa
Created by Andrij Hordysky, the Nitro caddis pupa is an awesome realistic imitation of just that, a pupating caddis. For a lot of caddis flies, it takes a good while for this stage. If they are a free formed caddis fly they have to create their entire casing vs. simply closing the existing casing a case caddis features. This means they could be working on this for weeks or even months. Considering that, I tend to tie this fly on pretty often. It is a perfect dropper fly under a hefty stimulator or foam dry fly.
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We had another great week during our Annual Fly Tying Month and our time is getting short. Another 6 daily winners picked and have now shipped out over $1300 in fly tying gear through our Daily Facebook Giveaways and saw even more great images roll in to our 4 different photo contests! We also saw lots of people finish their shopping lists of fly tying materials & tools to stock up and save up to 15% off during our sale! Here is what went down over this last week!
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The Chart Baetis
A great baetis pattern to fish deep or in discolored or high/off colored water. A tungsten bead helps get rig down quick in turbulent water. I will also tie with couple other color matte beads. I like the fluorescent orange and the caddis green bead. Also try tying this fly from 16-22 hook sizes. An easy tie and very effective. Designed by Max Pavel.
This month for Fly Tying Month we are tying TWICE a week along with all our other sales and giveaways! Join us every Friday during March to join in on the fun of an extra fly tying tutorial! Check out our Bench Guide to learn all the details.
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I had a bad parachute jump while in the military. Long story short – I hurt my knees. Fast forward to September of last year – I’m playing in the yard with my son and BAM! The doctor said I had complete tears in both quadricep tendons and would require surgery to walk again. Turns out it was the recovery process was the worst part! They sent me to a nursing home with my legs immobilized and restricted me to a bed, 24 hours a day for 6 weeks. Continue reading “Discovery & Recovery: My Fly Tying Story”
5 out of 5 Stars! “Great Fly Box!”
Congratulations to Jack L. from New York! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Feb 18-24th, 2019. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Tacky Dry Fly Box!
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The Muddler Minnow
If there was ever a classic streamer, this is it! The Muddler Minnow has been around for a long time and for good reason, it just plain works. Although it can be somewhat challenging to tie. The presentation it provides is worth it.
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The Bubble Back Midge
Effective midge pattern especially on Colorado Rivers. Tied in sizes 18-24. Good replacement for when the classic zebra isn’t getting as many takers as you would like. Fish it like you would any other midge pupae. Get it down and be ready for the subtle midge eats. Mix and match colors to get what you want. White with a pearl krystal flash rib can make a mean mysis imitation.
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