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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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
Fred Hannie shows how to easily make some realistic Hopper legs from mono.
Here’s a Surf Candy style pattern tied with the Fleye Foils by Bob Popovics. The tail made out of arctic fox wiggles nice in the water. Much better than most synthetics.
The parafoam style is an ingenious way of incorporating foam which helps floatability and the para- loop hackle which keeps the hackle on top of the fly which allows the fly to ride better in the surface film. The parafoam style dries make really effective emerger and cripple patterns.
Dave Hosler from Pile Cast breaks down his “Chewy” streamer pattern. Check out Pile Cast to see more of Dave’s flies, music, hot coco, and his cat.
Usually we give detailed instructions with our fly tutorials, but with the nymph by Lucian Vasies pictures really are worth more than words. A great versatile pattern that should be in any anglers box.
Highly influenced by Brad Bohen’s Hang Time and fortified with Clear Cure Goo El Chupacabra is a staple in my Esox arsenal. After years of fishing and tweaking it’s a great confidence pattern that can be tied in a just about any color scheme you can imagine.
You can’t get a more traditional dry fly than an Elk Hair Caddis, there has been thousands if not millions of trout caught on this fly and I’m willing to bet most anglers have at least have one Elk Hair Caddis in their fly box. My biggest complaint with this pattern is how it rides on the surface of the water, unless you trim the hackle off the bottom more times than not it rides sideways and does not stabilize on the surface until the body and hackle take in some water. My solution is Rylee’s Pullover Caddis.
A great variation on the wooly bugger, the Sparkle Dad utilizes some new synthetic materials to make a great streamer pattern.
A few years back during a random time-wasting YouTube session, I stumbled on Andy Burk’s page. After checking out a few tying videos I came across one about a dead drift crayfish pattern tied by Tim Haddon. At the time, I had never tried fishing a crayfish pattern dead drifted so I thought I’d give [...]
Two years ago, in a “Baked Alaska” series of events, my buddy Joe Mahler created a peculiar fly called The Strawboss. In that two years the fly has become a standard with Southwest Florida anglers, catching it’s share of backcountry snook, tarpon, redfish, peacock bass and others.