Welcome to our 2nd annual Fly Tying Month! Last year was such a success we decided to do it again! … Continue reading Your Fly Tying Month Bench Guide
The Perdigon Nymph is a popular Spanish style nymph for use in fast water. The heavy bead and slim body of this fly help it sink fast in speedy currents. Because of this, it may not be the best option for slower moving water. It is designed for fast moving water, so fish don’t have much of a chance to examine the fly before they slurp it up. It imitates a wide variety of insect larvae and you can tie it in many different color patterns. Size 16 and 18 are very effective. This can be fished as the bottom fly in a tandem rig, or you can try fishing two of these at the same time where normal nymph patterns are not working for you. We tied it here with a fluorescing thread that lights up under UV light. Continue reading “How to Tie a Perdigon Nymph : Video”
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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”
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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”
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This is my go-to fly on days where matching the hatch is not as easy as I would like it to be.
The Rainbow Warrior, created by Lance Egan is a fly that doesn’t really imitate any natural aquatic life individually but rather is a great attractor and searching pattern. Continue reading “How To Tie A Rainbow Warrior Fly: Video”
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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!