The Vis-A-Dun John Barr’s Vis-A-Dun is a simple update to the Comparadun/Sparkledun fly patterns to help make it ride a … Continue reading How to tie the Vis-A-Dun Dry Fly
Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear There’s a reason they call this fly the “Guides” Choice Hare’s Ear. Who would know better … Continue reading How to tie the Guide's Choice Hare's Ear
We all love the days of emerging Mayflies and dry fly fishing. However, when the mayflies aren’t in full swing … Continue reading How To Tie The Micro Mayfly
The Buttcrack Beatis The Buttcrack Baetis is more than a funny named fly. It is a super effective emerging mayfly … Continue reading How to tie the Buttcrack Beatis
Flashback Black Beauty A masterpiece of simplicity, the Black Beauty created by Pat Dorsey is a fish fooling machine. If … Continue reading Flashback Black Beauty
The Comparadun The Comparadun is an extremely versatile pattern that fish love to slurp. Although it may be daunting looking … Continue reading How To Tie The Comparadun Fly Tying Instructional Video & Recipe
The Bling Midge Simple but deadly! The Bling Midge is a pattern that won’t be a time suck at the … Continue reading The Bling Midge
The Masked Bandit Bob Reece’s Masked Bandit is a new age streamer pattern that is not only a joy to … Continue reading How To Tie The Masked Bandit – Fly Tying
The Sparkle Dun
The Sparkle Dun dry fly is basically a Comparadun with a polypropelene tail to imitate a trailing shuck of an emerging mayfly. It can be tied in a variety of colors to mimic many different mayflies. From larger Green Drakes and March Browns down to the classic BWO’s and PMD’s. The Sparkle Dun is a great fly to imitate an emerging or a crippled mayfly. The deer hair tied up will help this sit right in the film as an emerging bug would. The emerger yarn resembles a shuck as this bug gets ready to spread its wings. Pair this bad boy with some Shimazaki dry shake and the fish will eat it like it’s going out of style.
The Lil’ Kim
The Lil’ Kim has an excellent set of fish catching aspects. It is a mid-weight streamer that features a great blend of natural and synthetic materials. This fly is one of confidence pattern when chucking meat. The Marabou creates super lifelike movement while the palmer chenille underneath helps to keep the profile strong when wet. Ad the flash for some attraction and bam, tight line! The Lil’ Kim was also our top producing fly in our streamer fishing for trout video. Give it a look!