Archive for the ‘Step-by-Step Tutorials’ Category
Lucian gives his take on a GRHE, with the usual stunning attention to detail.
Check out Lucas Langton’s adaptation of the x-caddis. The difference between this pattern and a traditional X-caddis pattern is the body material and the foam hidden in the wing..
Capt. Mad Mike Benson shows how to tie his Copperhead Crab, a deadly for tailing redfish in the grass. I have personally had multiple redfish eat this fly… then I promptly miss a hookset or break them off. On a trip to North Carolina last summer I “borrowed” a few to take home, and they […]
A great step-by-step of how to tie a midge emerger based on the style of popular Italian fly tier Agostino Roncallo.
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.
Hook: #8 Thread: 8/0 Body: Foam, Dubbing and Swiss Straw Legs: Silicone Rods Antennas: Mono Eyes: Epoxy Color: Permanent Marker Click Here for the Step by Step Tutorial on FlyTyingForum.com
hook – Dai Riki 280 #8 thread – UTC 140 tan body – 2mm foam rear feelers – rubber medium tan barred underwing – landscape fabric wing – elk hair thorax – Ice Dub golden brown front legs – rubber medium tan barred indicator – 2mm foam Click Here for the Step by Step Tutorial […]
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.