Archive for the ‘Fly Tying Tips’ Category
A detailed look at not only matting and framing flies, but also how to build the custom frame.
Nothing is more polarizing in fly fishing than the phrase “Competitive Fly Fishing”. These events range from local grassroots gatherings to large international events.
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.
April Vokey explains the purpose of using a Rhea feather and how to incorporate it in your flies.
Listen to Famous Swedish fly tyer Mikael Frödin details what he thinks makes a “great fly”
Get ready for steelhead and salmon with these two videos with great rigging tips.
Vern-O breaking out of the winter tying rut during the “Nemo” storm. Read and see more at http://vern-o.blogspot.com/
Scott Lewis from Alpha Trout Outfitters gives his take on the Rat/Squirrel Pole Dancer fly. Centered around creating a “Walk the Dog” action of a topwater Zara Spook.
This has it all, from creation to a fish on the bank, the story of the Bat Wing. Be sure to watch the 2 part video tutorial as well.
While dubbing is widely available from a range of suppliers any in any color or material imaginable, there are still people who prefer to blend their own. Juan shows you Charlie Craven’s technique that only requires and plastic bag and compressed air. While Juan uses squirrel, the combination of both natural and synthetic materials are […]
When it comes to Spey flies you can’t get away from the name Alec Jackson. Most recognizable in the series of Daiichi brand hooks that he developed. As I sit at my vise and tie spey fly after Spey fly, his name keeps flashing in front of me. I keep asking who is Alec Jackson and how did he get his name on every pack of these elegant and beyond durable hooks?
While this style of fly may appear intimidating, it is an easy tie when the proper steps are followed. Here is Roy’s slideshow of this revolutionary technique.
A while back we came across a fly pattern created by Dean Myers, a commercial fly tier from southeastern Pennsylvania, called the Chain Gang Stone. As you can see, Dean has taken an innovative approach to creating
This week’s typing tip is in response to a question by Hatches reader, Nick S. from Boise, ID. Nick wanted to know if we had any suggestions for a small, lightweight fly tying vise to use streamside, or on backcountry fly-in/ hike-in fly fishing trips.
With rubber legs showing up in more and more fly patterns, one common problem fly tier’s are facing is that they get in the way when tying a whip finish knot. In this week’s Tying Tips, Hatches Magazine staff member Alex Cerveniak shares three quick and easy ways to keep those rubber legs out of the way.