How to Tie a Gold Bead/Gold Ribbed Flashback Hare’s Ear Fly: Video

How to Tie a Gold Bead/Gold Ribbed Flashback Hare’s Ear Fly: Video

When we talk about buggy flies what else comes to mind but the Hare’s ear. This is a personal favorite for me, it is a fly that I am constantly fishing and tying variations of. An extremely versatile fly that can imitate a wide range of aquatic life. I find most often that I fish it in a size 16 matching smaller stoneflies and some mayflies. Don’t be afraid to run the gamut with this pattern and have a wide size range available in your box.

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers Continue reading “How to Tie a Gold Bead/Gold Ribbed Flashback Hare’s Ear Fly: Video”

How to Tie a Prince Nymph Fly: Video

How to Tie a Prince Nymph Fly: Video

The Prince Nymph is one of those flies that just works! Some say it is a stonefly nymph, others say it is an attractor, but I think that it is both. The dark body looks a lot like a stonefly and it also works very well on freestone rivers, where stoneflies are common.  The prince nymph is by no means easy to tie. It does take a fair bit of practice to master it and I must admit, I am still practicing! The Prince Nymph can be tied is size #08-18. My personal favorite is a #16. You can add a gold bead if you like as well. The Prince Nymph was invented many years ago, well before my time. It continues to be a favorite among fly fisherman to this day. Continue reading “How to Tie a Prince Nymph Fly: Video”