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Winters Hope on ProTube

Winters Hope on ProTube

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, […]

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

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, […]

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

This effective Steelhead pattern by Nick Pionessa. With Nick’s detailed instructions, you have the foundation for an endless combinations of colors and materials.

Canadian Black Dose (reduced)- by Shawn Mitchell

Canadian Black Dose (reduced)- by Shawn Mitchell

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.

Tying the Uffe Killer by Ulf Hagstrom

Tying the Uffe Killer by Ulf Hagstrom

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

The Flies of Ann Schweigert by Tom Deschaine

The Flies of Ann Schweigert by Tom Deschaine

Jack and Ann Schweigert opened the first of several Michigan fly shops in 1939, in Luzerne, Michigan. They remained in business until Jack’s death in 1985. Jack originally taught Ann to tie with the idea that she would be the shop’s tier and he would be a river guide. Within a short period of time […]

Hold the Anchovies by Fred Hannie

Hold the Anchovies by Fred Hannie

Whether you’re on the East Coast, the West Coast or the Gulf Coast, you will find forage fish like the anchovy or smelt– and any number of species that resemble them.

The Ray Bergman Collection by Don Bastian

Classic Wet Flies Patterns from Ray Bergman’s Books: Trout, Just Fishing, and With Fly, Plug, and Bait Photos, flies, text, and updated recipes by Don Bastian This photographic collection of traditional wet fly patterns, recipes, and notes, when completed, will contain four-hundred eighty-three flies selected from Ray Bergman’s books. This number was determined by including […]

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

“Talking turkey” is an old idiom referring to a candid discussion. In present use the phrase denotes a matter of business, a factual and straightforward approach to problem solving. This contemporary definition works just fine, unless you are a fly fisherman.

Ibis & White by John McCoy

Ibis & White by John McCoy

Modern fly tiers love to employ the “latest and greatest” materials and techniques in their patterns. If a material orbits Earth in the Space Shuttle, chances are it becomes fodder for the tier’s bench. If some famous angler starts hackling dry flies with pig bristles, chances are the local fly shop will soon sponsor a […]

The Purple Heron by Charlie Dickson

The Purple Heron by Charlie Dickson

I’ve always been a fan of the spey flies tied by the late Syd Glasso.  Glasso is considered by many to be the father of the steelhead spey fly.  He was probably the first person to design a spey style fly specifically for steelhead, and in doing so, he started a trend that continues to […]

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The story of the Adams begins just 12 miles south of Traverse City, Michigan, off County Road 611 in the small township of Mayfield. It was here, in 1922, at the Mayfield Pond where Leonard Halladay created the famous Adams fly.

Tying the MK Stone by Aileen Ellis

Tying the MK Stone by Aileen Ellis

At Hatches Magazine, we’re always on the lookout for unique or innovative fly tying techniques, but especially, new talent. We found Aileen Ellis via the Fly Flinger’s Pattern Swap group on Facebook. While it was Aileen’s tying ability that first attracted us to her, we have also learned that she is a very talented artist as well. In the article below, Aillen shares how she ties her MK Stonefly Nymph.

Tangled Up in Blue by LeVern “Vern-O” Burm

Tangled Up in Blue by LeVern “Vern-O” Burm

As a fly tier and a devoted steelheader, I encounter many new trends and “must have” flies. I am not one of those guys who have two different patterns in a couple of colors and sizes in his fly boxes. I have at best, two of each pattern, a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes, […]

The Irresistable Stimulator by Charlie Dickson

The Irresistable Stimulator by Charlie Dickson

The thermometer outside my window reads 13 degrees Fahrenheit as I write this. And winter has been harder than usual this year, wind, cold, ice and snow. It has all been heavier than the norm. More and more, I look upon weather like this and say to myself that it’s fly tying season in my […]

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