Another home run by John Barr. The Barr’s emerger can be tied to imitate many types of Mayfly emergers. This classic variation is best used if there is a BWO hatch with the majority of the bugs in the transition stages. Continue reading “How to Tie a Barr’s BWO Emerger: 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”
The San Juan Worm is a very effective fly fishing pattern, and very easy to tie. For a lot of … Continue reading How to Tie a San Juan Worm: Video
Utilize a tungsten bead for both building the bugs profile and getting this fly deep fast, this scud variation is … Continue reading How to Tie a Swiss Straw Tungsten Scud: Video
Derived from the classic Walt’s Worm, the Sexy Walt’s is a flashed up version. The original Walt’s worm was developed … Continue reading How to Tie a Sexy Walt’s Worm: Video
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”
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”
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”
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”
The Ostrich Mysis is a simple, but very effective mysis shrimp pattern. Mysis shrimp are the food source for huge trout in many western tailwaters. They are extremely high in protein, allowing fish to grow massive. If you are visiting a tailwater where mysis shrimp are present, then make sure you have some of these before you leave!! Continue reading “How to Tie an Ostrich Mysis Fly: Video”