Posts Tagged ‘Dry Fly’

CDC mayfly dry- by Lucian Vasies

CDC mayfly dry- by Lucian Vasies

Lucian Vasies offers a unique winging method with CDC for a mayfly dun. A clean pattern with easy to follow steps that can be adapted through color or size to meet your local hatch.

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 […]

Quill Gordon- by Allen Landheer

Quill Gordon- by Allen Landheer

The Quill Gordon is perhaps one of the most well know dry flies ever tied and fished. Thanks to Theodore Gordon whom brought this fly to light in the late 19th early 20th century. You can tye this fly on any standard dry fly hook in sizes 12 down to 18.

A Job ‘Dun’ Well- by Dave Wiltshire

A Job ‘Dun’ Well- by Dave Wiltshire

Dave Wiltshire offers some great information on duns. Not only how to tie them, but also why they are tied a certain way and when to fish them. Dave shows “the blue-print for any fully emerged up-wing: change the colour and size to suit the natural.”

Teabag winged caddis- by Tom Herr

Teabag winged caddis- by Tom Herr

Tom Herr shows a unique way to create a durable and effective Caddis wing using Pheasant and paper from a teabag.

McMurray Ant- by Charlie Dickson

McMurray Ant- by Charlie Dickson

Charlie Dickson brings back the McMurray Ant, a great terrestrial pattern that most people don’t tie… but should!

Olive Klinkhamer- by Loren Williams

Olive Klinkhamer- by Loren Williams

In the middle 1980’s Hans Van Klinken created the “Klinkhamer” for fooling his beloved grayling. In the years since the “Klink” as it has become known has fooled not only grayling, but trout and other surface feeding fish on most continents. This tutorial aims to reproduce the Klinkhamer as originally created, only using my preferred […]

The Reversed Parachute Emerger Technique by Roy Christie

The Reversed Parachute Emerger Technique by Roy Christie

While this style of fly may appear intimidating, it is an easy tie when the proper steps are followed. Here is Roy’s slideshow of this revolutionary technique.

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.

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Sand Creek is a pretty little piece of trout water that harbors some very fussy fish. Clear water in a small creek demands a quiet approach; casting from the bank is a good strategy when fishing small flies to springtime trout. Photo by Russ Forney Springtime in Wyoming can be pretty elusive. Just when the […]

Step-by-Steps: The Animal by John Terje Refsahl

Step-by-Steps: The Animal by John Terje Refsahl

A quick and easy tie, the Animal will find a permanent home in your fly boxes.

Horsing Around by Russ Forney

Horsing Around by Russ Forney

Horse hair is one of Wyoming’s most abundant natural resources. Coal, oil, and natural gas are the media darlings, but horse hair is everywhere in the Cowboy State. To a fly tier, it would be a shame to waste all that beautiful long hair when it looks so good wrapped around a fly hook. It […]

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.

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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