Posts Tagged ‘Advanced’
Brad Bohen of http://muskycountryoutfitters.com teams up with Clear Cure Goo www.clearcuregoo.com to tie his Hangtime Optic Minnow. This is a large profile fly Brad designed specifically for Wisconsin Musky, but could be easily adapted or downsized for smaller predatory fish. Check out this unedited 2 part video for some great insight on design and technique. [...]
A few years ago I was looking at Irish Shrimp flies in various books and thought that they would be good for Steelhead in New York……..and they were!! I also do well with crayfish style flies, so I tried to combine the two for a fairly simple and effective pattern. Hence the name Irish Crayfish. [...]
Shawn Mitchell has been a Hatches contributor who many of you may know from his traditional Salmon Fly patterns. Attention to detail, the accuracy, and history behind the fly pattern is what makes his flies special. But then there are the Freestyle flies. The ideas and concepts that take an extreme level of creativity to [...]
Frank G. Swarner III give us a deeply detailed tutorial of the Night Hawk. While a steelhead/salmon fly, any tier can appreciate the attention to detail and learn the well explained techniques.
Tommy lynch shows a 2part video on how to rig, tie, and trim a white belly mouse. Mid summer is prime time for night mousing for big browns Pt.2
“I first saw Tom Herr’s Liberty and Justice on an online fly tying forum. I was not only impressed by the skill, but more-so the purpose. Here is Tom’s story of one special serviceman and a challenge to all of us.”- KH My most vivid memory of him occurred after he returned home for leave. [...]
Every so often I get an email from Shawn Mitchell from “down-under”. Shawn is a Hatches contributor but more-so a crazy talent creating salmon flies. This email was no different than any of the previous… a mind-blowing fly, and some Australian slang that leaves me clueless. This is Shawn’s “The Three of Diamonds” fly… Inspiring [...]
Ghetto Tram’s conception came to be one fateful snowy cold day in January on a trip to Cabelas. The reason for the trip was to pilfer the gear section of hooks and a few other odds and ends. The three of us split up and shopped around for a little bit. After a while we all ended up on the same isle at the same time… This isle was home to the now beloved Bass Skirt.
A great warm and coldwater streamer pattern tied on a 90 degree jig hook. Richard says this “Vertical Jig Style streamer pattern can be fished for several species. Jig style streamers are very overlooked patterns and styles, and this one is a deadly one”
Hatches contributor Shawn Mitchell sent this beauty over. The Jock Scott is arguable the most well known salmon fly, designed in 1850s by Jock Scott. A pattern with a foundation in proportion and appeal of its flawless design, Shawn’s fly is nothing short of spectacular. Shawn l lives in Perth, western Australia and can be [...]
Winters Hope is a great steelhead pattern developed by Bill McMillan in the 1970s. While the original is tied on a eye up salmon hook or steelhead iron, Tony Torrence ties his version on a Pro Tube. Tube fly construction can be a bit confusing to a tier just getting started, but as Tony shows, [...]
In this book, Charlie Craven takes a no BS approach in introducing the reader to the art of fly tying. Like many fly tiers, I am mostly self-taught. I like to think I’ve done pretty well for myself. I certainly can’t take all of the credit for the techniques I’ve figured out at the vise, [...]
This effective Steelhead pattern by Nick Pionessa. With Nick’s detailed instructions, you have the foundation for an endless combinations of colors and materials.
Shawn Mitchell give his detailed tutorial on the Canadian Black Dose (reduced). What appears to be an advanced tie, is broken into easy to follow steps.
This is a fly that has been with me for several years. There are of a lot of ways to tie these style of fly, and the step-by-step below is the method I prefer. What makes this technique different from other similar methods is the way the hackle is