Posts Tagged ‘Richard Strolis’

Rich’s MBA

Rich’s MBA

A simple in the round tie for the Eastern March Brown but serves dual purpose as a medium sized stonefly. This particular fly is moderately weighted and designed to be fished as an anchor in a “euro-style” nymph rig. I personally like to tie this in 2 sizes and weights as explained in the video. […]

Vitreus Soft Hackle by Richard Strolis

Vitreus Soft Hackle by Richard Strolis

The only soft hackle fly that I use during the Yellow Quill hatches on my home river. This fly with the addition of a bead can also be fished as a nymph in the round and deep. Swung through or actively fished through likely fish lies and fast water and this fly produces. Materials You […]

Hendrickson Soft Hackle

Hendrickson Soft Hackle

A very easy soft hackle pattern that I like to fish during the Hendrickson hatches both prior to, during and while spinners are falling. This particular fly can be altered in size and color for any mayfly hatch not just the Hendrickson Mayfly, so experiment and find what works for you. Materials You Will Need […]

Tying the Rusty Parachute

Tying the Rusty Parachute

A simple parachute that doubles as a spinner. The purpose of this video is primarily to get a grasp on the process involved in tying a parachute style dry fly. Alter the colors and sizes and you can fill a fly box full of these simple patterns that are great fish catchers. For more information […]

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

Winter Caddis Pupa by Rich Strolis

Winter Caddis Pupa by Rich Strolis

This famous Farmington River caddis pattern is tied in this tutorial. The fly is tied in its original state, with some emphasis on exact tying specifics. A great pupa pattern for any fishery that has wingless skating caddis pupa. For more information on Richard Strolis’ Catching Shadows Guide Service visit: catching-shadows.com

March Brown Nymph

March Brown Nymph

A May/June staple hatch on any eastern stream, especially in the catskill region. This is a rather large clinger mayfly nymph that migrates towards the shoreline prior to emerging into a winged adult. Tie these in a few sizes to cover your bases. Oh, and hang on, this fly usually drums up some big fish […]

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