Posts Tagged ‘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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What’s the saying? Necessity is the mother of invention? This little bug fits in there somewhere. I had been searching my creative place for a very simple to tie, light colored nymph that offered just a bit of that “ooohhhh yyyeah!” look when wet. The typical light colored dubbings, quills, biots, and threads just weren’t doing what I had in my mind. I wanted sexy, not cute.
Pressured fish see lots of cute!
The Strung Out movement was created by Pacific Northwest guide Derek Fergus. Articulated flies are nothing new, but this method of tying permits an angler to create very large flies with articulated action yet eliminating a solid, long hook shank. Tube flies can give you large flies and small hooks but they loose the articulation some folks find very appealing, especially on flies intended to be swung and not retrieved. Articulated flies use the long solid hook shank of a front hook to build the fly, but that shank can be used by the fish as leverage to work the fly loose or break the leader. Fergus’ Strung Out philosophy of tying involves tying the fly on section of “string