Posts Tagged ‘Foam’

Chubby Chernobyl by Juan Ramirez

Chubby Chernobyl by Juan Ramirez

The Chubby Chernobyl is quickly becoming one of the more popular flies out there. You will probably hear more about this pattern out West this year. A simple fly to tie, this is my version and style to tie it.

Razor Foam Caddis

Razor Foam Caddis

James Spicer from Colorado Skies Outfitters tying a Razor Foam Elk Hair Caddis. A unique body with added durability and floatation. Colors can easily be changed to match specific hatches.

Product Spotlight: Eumer Tube Fly Box

Product Spotlight: Eumer Tube Fly Box

The Eumer tube fly box is a simple way to store your tube flies and keep them organized. This tube fly box has 36 small tapered spikes onto which it

Count Chocula Mouse by Michael Rowland

Count Chocula Mouse by Michael Rowland

Growing up in Michigan, I learned to love fishing at night with mice patterns. It wasn’t until I moved out west that I realized how versatile these flies can be. Now, I always carry a few just in case- or if I have too much to drink and need something to keep my attention during […]

The Dirty Rat by Jackie Treehorn

The Dirty Rat by Jackie Treehorn

A few summers ago, I noticed a small mouse swimming in my pool. He struggled and fought for dear life, nose barely breaking the surface, legs churning like it was on a hamster wheel. I was inspired by his heroic efforts and chose to create a fly that mimicked his final death dance. Most mouse […]

Selective Trout by Carl Richards & Doug Swisher, Illustrated by Dave Whitlock

Selective Trout by Carl Richards & Doug Swisher, Illustrated by Dave Whitlock

One of the most essential yet seemingly simple aspects of creating a deadly pattern is size. This is especially true for the smaller flies, those less than 7 or 8 mm in length. If, for example, we are trying to imitate a natural that is 5 mm long and our artificial ends up being 6 mm long, we are a whopping 20 percent too large. One millimeter does not sound like much, but it can mean the difference between success and failure, particularly when diminutive patterns are used.

A Fishable Realistic Foam Ant by Sergei Utkin

A Fishable Realistic Foam Ant by Sergei Utkin

[Editor’s Note:  The following is a step-by-step tutorial on how to tie a fishable realistic foam ant by Sergei Utkin, translated to English from Russian by Hatches Staff.  On some steps, a word or two was lost in translation, so we had to use our own judgment to fill in the gaps.] Hook: Mustad C49S […]

Steroid Ant

Steroid Ant

A foam terrestrial pattern that should answer any questions on the construction of a larger foam ant pattern. Killer summer searching pattern that doubles as a great dry for a dry dropper rig For more information on Richard Strolis’ Catching Shadows Guide Service visit: catching-shadows.com

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 […]

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