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Slippery Pete- by Matt Grajewski

Slippery Pete- by  Matt Grajewski

Slippery Pete is a fly I tie to imitate the profile of panfish like bluegills and crappie. The main purpose of the fly was for muskie, but big largemouth bass love bluegills. I’ve had good success with it in smaller sizes for bass. I’ve found it doesn’t need to be tied in colors to match […]

Clyde’s Realistic Stonefly- by Kyle Hanna

Clyde’s Realistic Stonefly- by Kyle Hanna

Realistic flies can be intimidating a first glance. With more detailed step and a few unique material, they are now different that nay other flies. Kyle Hanna breaks down in detail the steps for a great realistic stonefly.

Stone-A-Mite Wiggler- by Steve Wascher

Stone-A-Mite Wiggler- by Steve Wascher

I love fishing and tying “generic patterns for both inland trout, steelhead, and a variety of warmwater speices. The “Stone-A-Mite Wiggler”, when tied in a variety of sizes and color variations is able to impersonate a wide variety of aquatic insects that live in both warm and cold water environs. Materials: Hook: Daiichi #1130, Sizes […]

Nut Butter- by Matt Grajewski

Nut Butter- by Matt Grajewski

Matt Grajewski show how to tie this triple hook meaty streamer. The Nut Butter can be tweaked in color to meet your needs.

Blue Spey- by Dai Jones

Blue Spey- by Dai Jones

Dai Jones ties a Blue Spey. A fly that can be adapted for color or size to meet local conditions. Dai fishes the color combination for Sewin (sea run brown trout). To see more of Dai’s work visit http://daijonesflies.blogspot.com/.

Hangtime Optic Minnow- by Brad Bohen

Hangtime Optic Minnow- by Brad Bohen

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. […]

Irish Crayfish- by Frank G. Swarner III

Irish Crayfish- by Frank G. Swarner III

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. […]

Tartan Flies- by Shawn Mitchell

Tartan Flies- by Shawn Mitchell

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 […]

Night Hawk – Brad Burden “Spey” Version – by Frank G. Swarner III

Night Hawk – Brad Burden “Spey” Version – by Frank G. Swarner III

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.

White belly mouse – by Tommy Lynch

White belly mouse – by Tommy Lynch

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

Liberty and Justice

Liberty and Justice

“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. […]

The Three of Diamonds- by Shawn Mitchell

The Three of Diamonds- by Shawn Mitchell

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 Tramp- by Nick Granato

Ghetto Tramp- by Nick Granato

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.

Cellar Dweller Streamer- Richard Strolis

Cellar Dweller Streamer- Richard Strolis

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”

Jock Scott- By Shawn Mitchell

Jock Scott- By Shawn Mitchell

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 […]

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