Posts Tagged ‘Fly Tying’

Triggers, Tiers and Trout by Russ Forney

Triggers, Tiers and Trout by Russ Forney

Fly tiers invariably pose that question when first introduced to emerger patterns; scruffy bodies, curved hooks, and jumbled appendages are bewildering to the uninitiated. The apprehension is understandable; emergence is a dynamic process in the life cycle stage of aquatic insects and requires equally dynamic imitations to fool wary trout. Emergers are neither nymphs nor […]

Ants: When little things mean a lot by Russ Forney

Ants: When little things mean a lot by Russ Forney

Terrestrial insects are among the most prolific “hatches” on most trout streams and ants are particularly plentiful throughout the summer. While mayflies, stones, and caddis come and go in their seasons, ants are available for months at a time and fish feed regularly on these little morsels. Ant patterns are easy to tie and fish […]

Flymen Fishing Company Adds Anodized Beads

Flymen Fishing Company Adds Anodized Beads

Flymen Fishing Company adds unique new anodized colors to the Nymph-Head™ and RealFlyColor™ bead ranges * Expanded product ranges represent the market’s leading choice in terms of fly tying bead colors, sizes and quality. * New “Attractor” colors provide fly tiers with exciting possibilities to create new fly patterns. * Hook & Bead Compatibility Guide […]

An Interview with the Klinkhamer Himself by VERN-O

An Interview with the Klinkhamer Himself by VERN-O

Hans van Klinken lives in Harskamp, a little village in the center of Holland with his wonderful wife of almost 25 years Ina.  Who has gained her own fame in Canada for spectacular catches of Inconnu (See: http://www.ffinternet.com/html/canada_yukon3.htm) She started fly fishing in 1991. Hans is 53 years old and has worked for 27 years […]

The Foundations of Tying Spiders by Dave Wiltshire

The Foundations of Tying Spiders by Dave Wiltshire

variation1 How many times have you been asked to consider the question ‘What is your favourite fly?’ An impossible one to answer because it depends on so many factors. My favourite fly is the one that best matches the fish’s food type at the specific time; obviously the one that will catch the fish. That’s a cheating answer though I suppose. However, there is another way to look at the posed question. ‘Which fly would you least want to be without?’

Six Thousand Flies by Russ Forney and Tim Scott

Six Thousand Flies by Russ Forney and Tim Scott

How long does it take to tie 6,000 flies? Grab a calculator and run the numbers: tying at a sustained rate of 10 flies per hour for 15 hours a day, you would need 40 days to tie that many flies. If you bumped production to 15 flies an hour, you could shave almost two weeks off the timeline. No problem, just take a month off from work, family, and fishing; and hope all three are still there when you reemerge. Needless to say, 6,000 flies is a tall order for even the most enthusiastic tier.

Double Grand Slam by John Berry

I had not fished in two days and I was beginning to have withdrawal pains. I checked conditions and noted that the Norfork was off. The temperature was thirty but the Weather Channel assured me that the temperature would climb to thirty nine and there would be little wind and bountiful sunshine. I tried to tempt my wife, Lori, but she thought it was too cold. My yellow lab, Ellie had not recovered from the constant action of our last outing, so I decided to go by myself. I loaded my wader bag and rod case into my ancient Volvo and headed out.

CDC Paraloop Mayfly Emerger

CDC Paraloop Mayfly Emerger

The paraloop is made with cdc on this one, but i also sometimes combines both cdc and ordinary hackle when making the paraloop. The cdc softens the ordinary hackle and makes it more alive.

In this fly you can notice that i use a magic tool and two cdc feathers. It could easily be made by using only one cdc feather, but when using two you have more control when it comes to trimming the fly afterwards. I just use my fingers and remove cdc until i get the amount of cdc that i want.

Hatches 2009

Beginning with the premiere issue in 2007 Hatches has established a new generation in fly tying publications. The 2009 issue continues the tradition of beautiful photography and features 13 unique articles that span a massive 96 pages with minimal advertising. We are now accepting pre orders for the 2009 issue which should begin shipping September […]

Rod Building Primer part II by Chris Carlin

Rod Building Primer part II by Chris Carlin

In the last issue we saw a quick introduction to building your own fishing rod.  In this issue we will begin the actual process of constructing a rod. The first step in building your own rod is to procure a blank and the proper components.  For this build I will be using an 8’6” 4pc […]

Realistic Legs with Heat Shrink Tube by Ulf Hagström

Realistic Legs with Heat Shrink Tube by Ulf Hagström

I have never been afraid to experiment when it comes to using different materials in fly tying. Sometimes it’s almost been like the experimenting has been more important than the function of the fly, but more often the end result has been surprisingly good! I will advise anyone to think a bit outside their normal […]

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