How to Tie a Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail Fly: Video

How to Tie a Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail Fly: Video

Anyone who has fly fished for a few days knows the Pheasant tail nymph (PT). It has been around for over half a century and will fool fish forever in many different fishing situations. Created by Frank Sawyer, it is a great imitation for Mayflies and Stoneflies depending on the sizing and color variation. This pattern can be tied anywhere from 12 all the way down to 24, or beyond if you can. I fish them larger in the summer months typically in 14 – 18 and then smaller in the fall 18 – 24. Our version features a bead head as well as a flashback while omitting the legs that make it an “American version”. Fish it as your point fly in smaller variations and as your lead fly in larger sizes. Continue reading “How to Tie a Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail Fly: Video”

Video: How to Tie the EP Micro Crab Fly

The EP Micro Crab is a perfect small crab pattern for bonefish, redfish and permit developed by Enrico Puglisi. It was designed to fool spooky fish in shallow water. The light weight beadchain eyes allow for the fly to land softly in skinny water.  The EP Micro Crab can be tied in several color variations: Tan, Olive and Rootbeer are the most popular color patterns, but Gray and Purple have also been known to catch fish! Have fun and take your time with this fly. Once tied and glued, the EP Micro Crab is really durable and will catch a ton of fish!

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

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Crease Fly – Video Fly Tying Instructions

Hi AvidMax fly tyers! More, fly patterns just for you! Try your luck at tying the Crease fly!

The Crease Fly is baitfish popper imitation developed by Joe Blado. The Crease Fly is a great pattern for saltwater and freshwater species. It is favored by tuna fisherman and bass fisherman alike. The Crease Fly not only has a life-like baitfish look, but it also spits and chugs through the water, thus making it irresistible to hungry predators! The Crease Fly can also be tied in many color variations and sizes. Some tiers like to use foil or mylar for the body shine/color. In this video, James from InTheRiffle will show you how to use the glue technique by painting the color onto the fly. There are many glues on the market now including UV resins, Polyurethane finish and good old epoxy. Epoxy is still one of the most durable options, but also the messiest. In this video we use Loon Hard Head, which is the Polyurethane option. It’s very easy to work with and you can add layers for durability and color finish. Get creative and have fun!!

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Gummy Minnow Video Fly Tying Instructions

The Gummy Minnow is a super realistic baitfish pattern that works very well for minnow eating ocean species.  The Gummy Minnow can be tied on several different color variations, such as Brown, Olive, Blue and Pearl.  The Gummy Minnow is simple, in that it is only made of 2 materials (Crystal Skin and Eyes).  But the Gummy Minnow in not necessarily easy to tie.  The Crystal Skin or “Sili Skin” can be very challenging to work with.  It is super sticky and clings to anything.  Once you get the hang of this fly and get used to working with Crystal Skin, you can begin to crank them out! Happy fly tying!

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