Posts Tagged ‘Beginner’

European nymphing explained

European nymphing explained

The european styles of nymphing have grown in popularity in fly fishing over the past few years. From specialied 10ft 3wt and 4wt rods, tying materials and styles, to the on stream rigging… there has been alot of mainstream adoption. While this isn’t everything, here is a introduction video on a style of rigging and […]

Mixing your own dubbing by Juan Ramirez

Mixing your own dubbing by Juan Ramirez

While dubbing is widely available from a range of suppliers any in any color or material imaginable, there are still people who prefer to blend their own. Juan shows you Charlie Craven’s technique that only requires and plastic bag and compressed air. While Juan uses squirrel, the combination of both natural and synthetic materials are […]

Hy Tye Anchovy- Rise Form Studios & John Kavanaugh

Hy Tye Anchovy- Rise Form Studios & John Kavanaugh

John Kavanaugh ties his Saltwater Fly Pattern the H.T.A. or Hy Tye Anchovy. This is a FANTASTIC fly pattern that was developed to imitate an Anchovy. This is a huge forage off the North East and Mid Atlantic coasts for the False Albacore. John really nailed this one. It is cheap, easy, indestructible, and a […]

Birds nest nymph

Birds nest nymph

Originated by Cal Bird of California, the Birds nest is a deadly nymph pattern. While originally a caddis imitation, it can cover a wide variety of bugs.

Tying the Glo Bug- Loren Williams

Tying the Glo Bug-  Loren Williams

For a pattern that appears so outwardly simple to tie and gets so much use, the glo bug is one fly that I get questions about almost non-stop. One material and no special techniques are all that is required to tie this super-effective “hatch” matcher. While especially effective for egg-eating species around the fall and […]

Shrimp X- Dronlee

Shrimp X- Dronlee

We are always on the lookout for new patterns from our forum (flytyingforum.com). Member “Dronlee” has a great shrimp/ crawfish pattern… The Shrimp X.

October Caddis Pupa- by Rich Strolis

October Caddis Pupa- by Rich Strolis

As the October Caddis start to come around Rich Strolis has 2 great patterns. Rich says “[This is] my go to October or Pumpkin Caddis Pupa. This is a very versatile pattern, strip it, swing it, dead drift it catches fish during an october caddis emergence. Brings up some big fish too.”

The Copper and Black Bugger- by Carl Sanders

The Copper and Black Bugger- by Carl Sanders

Carl is an active memeber on our forum www.flytyingforum.com There are about as many ways to spell “Wooly Bugger” as there are to tie them. I have tied a lot, and tied them in many different ways. This tutorial is how I now tie all my buggers. Funny, it is the initial way I was […]

Periodical Cicada- by Loren Williams

Periodical Cicada- by Loren Williams

The pattern described is my take on some of the more appealing cicada patterns I have seen and used. As typical, I try to make my patterns as simple as possible and still do the job. With cicadas, there are a number of triggers I feel one should try to mimic. First is the obvious […]

Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear- by Karsten Neben

Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear- by Karsten Neben

Karsten Neben shows his version of a Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymph. For extra weight a tungsten bead and lead underbody are added, both of which can be removed for a shallower fishing pattern. I first noticed Karsten’s pattern while browsing our fourms www.flytyingforum.com. Hook: Black Magic A10, or alternate medium to heavy wire nymph […]

UV Chewee skin scud- by Hans Stephenson

UV Chewee skin scud- by Hans Stephenson

A great take on a scud using UV Chewee skin

Mono eyes with Clear Cure Goo

Mono eyes with Clear Cure Goo

Simple and easy way to make mono eyes with Clear Cure Goo. For more information go to Clearcuregoo.com

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, […]

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 […]

Tying the RS2 by Juan Ramirez

Tying the RS2 by Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez writes the blog, The Hopper Juan. He is a fly fishing guide for Anglers Covey, a fly tying instructor for Ghillies Fly Shop and Anglers Covey, as well as a father, husband and worker bee.

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