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
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 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!
The Carp-It Bomb
The Carp-It Bomb is Matt Bennett’s pattern and an extremely effective carp fly. It is a buggy pattern that can represent multitudes of different aquatic species. It is a great fly for still water fishing because it will ride hook-up and slide along the bottom of any body of water. You can fish this fly with confidence knowing it will turn some heads and get eaten!
The Grey Hackle Yellow
This fly was recently shown to me by a customer in the store who has fond memories of how many fish it has caught for him. Today it is a hard fly to find commercially tied but really isn’t too difficult to tie. I have not yet fished this pattern but have great confidence after talking with this particular customer. I would fish it in smaller sizes during a solid PMD hatch or in larger sizes as a Yellow Sally imitation. The red tail is sure to encourage strong strikes
The Ghost Rider Booby Fly
This fly looks alright out of the water, but amazing in the water. The marabou pulses dramatically upon every strip. This pattern is a bit of an attractor pattern but can imitate a leech swimming if the fisherman slows the retrieve way down. This fly is best fished on a sinking line so that it will sink deep but avoid snags on the bottom due to the foam eyes. I like to tie it with a stinger hook as well if I plan on it being the last fly in my rig. The bottom line is that this fly has great action and can be fished many different ways.