Not very often is fly tying easy, but this pattern sure does make it so. With a simple pattern like the Tube Midge, you can whip out a dozen flies in various colors and be ready to fool picky trout.
This is a great pattern through the winter when tied in the smallest of sizes. Get it deep into a hole with some weight or fish it in a tandem rig to help it reach the bottom.
Make sure to watch your indicator carefully while fishing this fly. Although it is very effective the takes during the colder months on such a small pattern can be very subtle.
Continue reading “How to Tie a Tube Midge Fly: Video”
We have been hearing a lot about this fly over the last few months at the AvidMax store. The name varies but the fly is very productive in the different variations we have seen. The creator of this fly is a little bit of a mystery to us still so if you know who came up with this gem please let us know!
I like to fish my emerger patterns in a “drop shot” (if you are familiar with conventional style fishing) style rig. Use a larger weighted jig fly as the point fly with this 6-10″ above and you will see great success. If you prefer to have the smaller fly on the point of your rig no problem. Add some weight to get it down and you are good to go. Continue reading “How to Tie a Foam Back Midge: Video”
5 out of 5 Stars! “*Comfort *Style *Durability”
Congratulations to Aaron H. from Utah! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of December 12, 2017 – December 18, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Redington Prowler Fishing Wading Boots
Continue reading “Redington Prowler Wading Boot Product Review Winner”
Congrats to Carl B. from Massachusetts! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of November 28, 2017 – December 4, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new MindShift rotation 180 Catch & Release Backpack
Continue reading “5 out of 5 Stars! “It’s an awesome backpack!””
If you are just getting into fly tying and trying to figure out what fly to tie first, the Zebra Midge is a perfect pattern. It’s very simple and straightforward– The Zebra Midge is also only comprised of a few materials: bead, thread, and wire.
This is a great fly in the winter months when trout are fickle and only taking small bugs. Tying sizes 22-24? That will be no problem! You can make a bundle of these in many colors with ease.
On the other side of things, try tying this in larger elongated versions for your Stillwater Chironomid needs. Add a little white thorax or head for some gills, then throw it on a midge tip line and you are ready to slay.
Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers Continue reading “How to Tie a Zebra Midge Christmas Colors”
Congrats to Chris P. from New Jersey! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of November 21, 2017 – November 27, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new RIO MainStream Trout Fly Lines
Continue reading “5 out of 5 Stars! “Best prices and quality customer service always!””
The Copper John. Do I need to say more? Created by the infamous John Barr, just about anyone who has fly fished has heard of or thrown this fly. It is a go-to attractor pattern year round. It will imitate a wide range of bugs from mayflies, stoneflies, and even caddis or midges. Fish it smaller in the colder months and larger in the summer. Most commonly the copper john is tied using copper or red wire but there are many color variations out there. If you want to get the skunk off get the copper john tied on! Continue reading “How to Tie the Copper John Fly: Video”
Congrats to Steve H. from Idaho! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of November 14, 2017 – November 20, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Loon Outdoors UV Clear Finish
Continue reading “5 out of 5 Stars! “Amazingly quick and simple to use!””
If it’s streamer season you better think about throwing this fly! It was created by Tim Heng who was a long time Colorado fly fishing guide and tyer. The Autumn Splendor is a beefed up wooly bugger with action that can’t be beat. The Marabou tail along with some flash and movement provided by the rubber legs is a great fly to pull large fish out of deep holes or any other location. You can fish it as a stand-alone streamer or on both ends of a tandem streamer rig. Whether you like it chasing a smaller wooly bugger or in front of a larger articulated fly it will bring great success! Continue reading “How to Tie the Autumn Splendor Fly: Video”
Congrats to Larry B. from Colorado! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of November 7, 2017 – November 13, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Redington Path Fly Fishing Rod
“The Redington Path rod is awesome. Great value for the money. I am using it for streamer fishing and it casts exceptionally well and I landed several nice browns in Wyoming recently. It allows me to cast much further than my old rod. Keep up the good work, I am a happy customer!” Continue reading “5 out of 5 stars! “This Rod Is Awesome!””