Archive for the ‘Fly Patterns’ Category
In honor of the epic 17-year Cicada emergence this year, I was on an R&D mission for a new fly design. I also wanted the fly to float well enough to support bigger sized droppers, so you’ll see this Cicada pattern incorporates as much foam as possible.
Materials: Hook: Caddis #14 Daiichi D1130 Thread: yellow body tread Devaux and 17/0 UniThread Tail: Coq de Leon Underbody: yellow Devaux nody thread Body: olive lurefil Torax: super nymph dubbing or dubbing from hare mask mix with syntethic dubbing Wingcase: pearl scudback Heavy: tungsten bead 3mm Tie in your tail and lay a thread base [...]
Learn how to tie a high riding variation of the tried and true Rusty Spinner that will allow you to fish more effectively in low light.
The Crazy Carl employs some of our favorite fishy materials. The fly can be tied with or without eyes and has worked great in the Northern Bahamas and Northern Florida Keys. Good color combinations include white, tan and pink.
Lucas shows a great tutorial of a emerged/ cripple pattern. With some tweaks to color and size, this can be an effective fly on any body of water.
The Flavio is a western green drake emerger. Hans does a great detailed video on how to tie this very effective fly.
Brian Wise is back at it with another big meaty streamer, there are lots of color combos… so get creative.
Curious about tube flies? Want to know the basic rigging? Looking for some tube inspiration?
Check out this clip from the “Anatomy of a Tube Fly”.
I came up with Parafoam style dries a few years ago when I was playing around with paraloop style hackle. I didn’t have the right size mono I needed and dug through my tying material bins for a substitute. “Foam!” This style of dry floats forever while riding nice and low in the film. I’ve [...]
ucian Vasies is known for his amazing clean ties, and this Quill Baetis nymph does not disappoint. A basic pattern with flawless execution, size and color could be adapted to match local mayfly nymphs.
Clark Pierce shows a cool Sculpin pattern. Some unique materials and original application gives a great looking fly.
Sometimes tying tutorials need a long description and explanation, and sometimes the content speaks for itself. And other times there are no words in the English language to explain things… things like “Fly Tyin’ with Uncle Ken”.
This is a spinoff of the Crime Scene Caddis tied by Bob Quigley, who happens to be my favorite fly tyer of all time. Bob passed away this past summer after a battle with cancer. He was a fly tying innovator giving us new patterns and new techniques to catch those finicky spring creek trout.
Vern-O breaking out of the winter tying rut during the “Nemo” storm. Read and see more at http://vern-o.blogspot.com/
“The first video in the Thomas Harvey series of flies…..the Wedding Veil. Thomas is the lead man behind Carolina Fly,a Southern Culture on the Fly contributor, and generally awesome fly designer.” – Brian Wise Recipe: Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #1 Tail – Saddle Hackle Body – EP Sparkle Brush Eyes – Clear Cure Dumbell Eyes [...]