Archive for the ‘Fly Tying Tips’ Category

How to Frame Flies in a Shadow Box

How to Frame Flies in a Shadow Box

A detailed look at not only matting and framing flies, but also how to build the custom frame.

What We Can Learn From Competitive Fly Fishing – Tightline Productions

What We Can Learn From Competitive Fly Fishing – Tightline Productions

Nothing is more polarizing in fly fishing than the phrase “Competitive Fly Fishing”. These events range from local grassroots gatherings to large international events.

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.

April Vokey Explains How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers

April Vokey Explains How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers

April Vokey explains the purpose of using a Rhea feather and how to incorporate it in your flies.

Mikael Frödin – What makes a good fly

Mikael Frödin – What makes a good fly

Listen to Famous Swedish fly tyer Mikael Frödin details what he thinks makes a “great fly”

Tube Flies and Beads – Rigging for Steelhead and Salmon

Tube Flies and Beads – Rigging for Steelhead and Salmon

Get ready for steelhead and salmon with these two videos with great rigging tips.

Inspiration: Nemo- by Vern-O

Inspiration: Nemo- by Vern-O

Vern-O breaking out of the winter tying rut during the “Nemo” storm. Read and see more at http://vern-o.blogspot.com/

The Rat/Squirrel Pole Dancer- by Scott Lewis

The Rat/Squirrel Pole Dancer- by Scott Lewis

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.

Birth of the Bat Wings- by Vern-O

Birth of the Bat Wings- by Vern-O

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.

Mixing your own dubbing by Juan Ramirez

Mixing your own dubbing by Juan Ramirez

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 […]

Alec Jackson the Man Behind the Hooks….and a whole lot more. By VERN-O

Alec Jackson the Man Behind the Hooks….and a whole lot more. By VERN-O

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?

The Reversed Parachute Emerger Technique by Roy Christie

The Reversed Parachute Emerger Technique by Roy Christie

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.

Chain Gang Stonefly Nymph by Dean Myers

Chain Gang Stonefly Nymph by Dean Myers

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

Tying Tips: Streamside Fly Tying Vise

Tying Tips: Streamside Fly Tying Vise

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.

Tying Tips: Working with Rubber Legs

Tying Tips: Working with Rubber Legs

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.

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