How To Tie The Nitro Caddis Pupa: Fly Tying Instructional Video

How To Tie The Nitro Caddis Pupa: Fly Tying Instructional Video

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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How To Tie The Micro Foam Ant (Rainy’s Foam Ant Bodies): Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Micro Foam Ant (Rainy’s Foam Ant Bodies): Fly Tying Video

The Micro Foam Ant (Rainy’s Foam Ant Bodies)

Simple and effective, Rainy’s Ant Bodies have made things easy. Put a hook in the vise, add the foam, some hackle, and a wing and you’re done. I love tying this fly and maybe enjoy fishing it even more. The white web wing helps you see it and the hackle gives this dry fly the perfect amount of movement on the water. Try Black and Brown to match the ants on your local water.

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How To Tie The Sparkle Emerger (McFlylon Variation): Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Sparkle Emerger (McFlylon Variation): Fly Tying Video

The Sparkle Emerger (McFlylon Variation)

Originally created by Gary LaFontaine, master of the caddis lifecycle, this pattern varies only slightly. Using McFlylon in place of the Antron (Sparkle Emerger) yarn the rest of this pattern remains. I find that this material is a little easier to work with as you don’t have to card your fibers together and can clip right from the hank. If you are fishing a caddis hatch and the fish don’t seem to be slamming the top water they might be gorging on the emergence. Try this guy and it will undoubtedly put fish in the net.

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How To Tie The Darth Baetis Variation: Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Darth Baetis Variation: Fly Tying Video

Another great fly from Umpqua Feather Merchants signature tier Greg Garcia. Today we tie a variation of the Darth Baetis. Click here to see the original version of the Darth Baetis.

I love this fly! Using a UV finish to help create a translucent abdomen for an excellent looking fly. Possibly most popularly tied in the brown variation this fly works great in olive, grey and the black variation shown here. This is a great fly to fish year round and will consistently turn fish. Get it down and get hooked up!

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How To Tie The Beadhead Cased Caddis: Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Beadhead Cased Caddis: Fly Tying Video

This fly has a quite generic name but fishes lights out! I had never seen it until I received a sample from Umpqua Feather Merchants. From there began the reverse engineering at the vise. It didn’t take long as this is a fairly simple pattern all in all. Theirs has an added wire rib but I forgo that in an effort to make it somewhat quicker to tie. This is a great choice of fly to dreg deep holes with on your next fly fishing adventure!

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How To Tie The Fish Skull Sculpin: Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Fish Skull Sculpin: Fly Tying Video

Enter Flymen fishing company and their Scuplin Helmet. As fly tiers we love our beads. Flymen Fish Co has taken this love to the next level with a wide assortment of lifelike beads and helmets. The Sculpin helmet is one of my favorites from them as it takes a simple pattern and makes it super lifelike. This variation uses some of our favorite materials to create one solid scuplin pattern. Trout, Bass, Pike whatever. This fly will hook them all!

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