Articles By: Kevin Hospodar

Green Lantern Perdigon Nymph – Lucian Vasies

Green Lantern Perdigon Nymph – Lucian Vasies

This Perdigon nymph is developed to be a stimulator type of nymph. It is a perdigon type of nymph, used in European fly fishing competitions.

Barred Ostrich from OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

Barred Ostrich from OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

The hunt for the perfect Ostrich plume is over, thanks to OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics)

Emerald Shanker – by Kevin Hospodar

Emerald Shanker – by Kevin Hospodar

This has become my go to fly for Lake Erie Steelhead, a mix of a baitfish and an intruder fly. The waddington shank adds enough weight to get the fly down and it is “even weight” the keeps the fly nice and level.

How To – Build Sink Tips with T-14

How To – Build Sink Tips with T-14

Here is a simple and long lasting way to build sink tips with bulk material and a trick with colored nail knots that allow for easy recongition.

Micro Intruder fly – Kevin Hospodar

Micro Intruder fly – Kevin Hospodar

A micro intruder fly may sound like an oxymoron. This is a single station version of the typically double station intruder. Utilizing minimal materials, and a waddington shank this fly can get down but still has the movement and big profile like the larger similar patterns.

Double Deceiver – by Brian Wise

Double Deceiver – by Brian Wise

Brian Wise shows how to tie the Double Deceiver, which has put more big fish in his boat than all other big streamers combined.

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Oregon’s North Umpqua River is one of the most important ecological areas in the Northwest, providing more than many miles of high-quality habitat for salmon, steelhead, trout and other native species. And Steamboat Creek is the most productive steelhead tributary on the North Umpqua. It deserves protection as a steelhead sanctuary, and it is only fitting to also honor World War II veteran and conservation legend Frank Moore in doing so.

Parachute BWO – Blue Wing Olive Dry Fly

Parachute BWO – Blue Wing Olive Dry Fly

BWOs are a main staple on trout waters throughout the US. With the techniques in this video you can easily change size to meet local hatches or even swap out color and size to match other mayfly hatches

Double Barrel Frog – Lucas Langton

Double Barrel Frog – Lucas Langton

A very easy to follow foam frog pattern that will be sure to lure in bass this summer

Kelly Galloup’s Bangtail T&A – Brian Wise

Kelly Galloup’s Bangtail T&A – Brian Wise

The Bangtail T&A is the newest member of the T&A Bunker series, which has been an evolutionary process in and of itself since its inception in 1999.

Tying Andre Puyans Loop Wing Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

Tying Andre Puyans Loop Wing Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

Loop wing dry fly – An interesting take on a quill body mayfly using hackle tips looped for the wing. It can easy adapted by color and size to meet local hatches.

Synthetic Quill Emerger

Synthetic Quill Emerger

A great looking emerged pattern utilizing a durable and realistic synthetic quill

Stealthcraft Rafts – by Alex Cerveniak

Stealthcraft Rafts – by Alex Cerveniak

“Then the epiphany. I didn’t need a drift boat, I needed a raft. ” Alex Cerveniak walks through his decision to move from a hard boat to a Stealthcraft Raft.

Winged Nymphs – Lucian Vasies

Winged Nymphs – Lucian Vasies

Winged Nymphs for Dynamic Nymphing Winged Nymphs for Dynamic Nymphing could be considered a new frontier in fishing nymphs and a new way to tie flies. Some fly tiers consider them ugly. In terms of a classic construction and after the traditional rules to tie a nymph, these flies are quite ugly. These flies don’t […]

Pattegrisen Shrimp variant with Davie McPhail

Pattegrisen Shrimp variant with Davie McPhail

The Pattegrisen Shrimp (aka the Pink Pig) is a great shrimp imitation for saltwater. Change up some colors and you’d have a great freshwater crawfish pattern as well.

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