How to Tie a Bever’s Better Buckskin: Video

How to Tie a Bever’s Better Buckskin: Video

Bever’s Better Buckskin was created by Luke Bever. It is an improved version of original Buckskin fly patterns. In the main abdomen/body section, we used chamois material from an auto parts store, cut in to thin strips. Buckskin patterns are designed to imitate free-ranging caddis larva that roam around rocks and river bottoms. They are effective year ’round and should always be in your fly box. Weight them down and fish ’em near the bottom, and you’ll surely tempt some unwitting trout. Continue reading “How to Tie a Bever’s Better Buckskin: Video”

How to Tie an October Caddis Fly: Video

How to Tie an October Caddis Fly: Video

The October caddis fly is the last chance to throw big bugs for eager trout. With winter bringing midge season soon this is definitely something to look forward to. Our version is tied with an orange body and a very full elk hair wing. This gives it a great profile on the water when trying to imitate the large wing of the October caddis and also keeps it very buoyant. Fish it on its own or on top of a dropper rig. If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa.

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How to Tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa Fly: Video

How to Tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa Fly: Video

The Beadhead October Caddis Pupa, also know as the Great Autumn Sedge is a go to caddis pupae imitation. Tied with a soft hackle and segmented coloration this fly can be very effective if fished at the right time. Look for the emergence of these bugs to happen later in the day, sometime between September and November. The more leaves you see falling to the ground the better. It is also a great top fly in a tandem rig with a small midge imitation trailing. Check out another orange themed fly here, the October Caddis Fly. 

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How to Tie a Bead Head Brassie Fly: Video

How to Tie a Bead Head Brassie Fly: Video

A simple but very effective fly. Originating on the South Platte in Colorado in the 1960’s this pattern has been evolving ever since. When it was created it was tied with a copper body and shrink wrap for the head. Today it is tied almost universally with peacock hearl while on a variety of hooks. Traditionally this is tied in very small sizes 18 – 24 as it is commonly imitating midges. Our version is slightly larger. This variation I tie in sizes 12 – 16 with a thicker body to imitate later summer caddis nymphs such as Green Sedge and Little Sister Sedge. Fish it with some smaller midges on a weighted nymph rig or as a point with a larger attractor above. Continue reading “How to Tie a Bead Head Brassie Fly: Video”

How to Tie a Bloom Caddis Fly: Video

How to Tie a Bloom Caddis Fly: Video

The Bloom Caddis is a very deadly caddis pattern developed by Dave Bloom on the Missouri River. It is one of those patterns often overlooked by most people. While everyone else is using Elk Hair Caddis and Stimulators, the Bloom Caddis will often catch fish when others fail. The naturally mottled body and “spikey” dubbed thorax is the key to the flies success. Caddis often have mottled bodies and wings, and this is what the Bloom Caddis imitates. A great pattern to have in your caddis box, and easy to see too!! Continue reading “How to Tie a Bloom Caddis Fly: Video”