Posts Tagged ‘Spey’

Squid – by Trevor Covich

Squid – by Trevor Covich

Learn from veteran Alaskan guide Trevor Covich how to tie his fun and extremely effective squid fly. Trevor goes into detail on the composite loop, a technique that will revolutionize your fly tying. This squid pattern has been crafted on some of the best king salmon water on the planet, where hookups are numerous and […]

How to tie an Intruder Steelhead Fly

How to tie an Intruder Steelhead Fly

How to to tie an Intruder steelhead fly on a waddington shank. This variation of an intruder takes advantage of using both synthetic and natural materials, which allows for the water shedding properties of synthetic and the exceptional movement from the natural materials. Waddington Shank Partridge intruder hook Ice Dub Schlappen Lady Amhurst Tail fibers […]

How To – Build Sink Tips with T-14

How To – Build Sink Tips with T-14

Here is a simple and long lasting way to build sink tips with bulk material and a trick with colored nail knots that allow for easy recongition.

Emerald Shanker – by Kevin Hospodar

Emerald Shanker – by Kevin Hospodar

This has become my go to fly for Lake Erie Steelhead. The waddington shank adds enough weight to get the fly down and it is “even weight” the keeps the fly nice and level.

OPST Commando Skagit Heads

OPST Commando Skagit Heads

The OPST Comando Skagit Heads are the result of decades of focus on sustained anchor systemology (SAS) by Ed Ward and Jerry French.

Choosing the Correct Fly Line – RIO

Choosing the Correct Fly Line – RIO

Have trouble finding the best 5wt trout line? Are the modern spey lines confusing and intimidating? Want to know more about all the new Skagit and Scandi variations? Well Rio breaks it all down in these 3 informative videos.

RIO Products Adds the New Skagit iFlight to the Spey Casters’ Arsenal

RIO Products Adds the New Skagit iFlight to the Spey Casters’ Arsenal

RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, is excited to introduce an addition to the Skagit Shooting Head collection – the new Skagit iFlight.

Balmoral Dee Fly – by Frank G. Swarner III

Balmoral Dee Fly – by Frank G. Swarner III

Frank G. Swarner III shows how to tie a Balmoral Dee Fly tied on a Size 1.5 Alec Jackson Hook.

Blue Spey- by Dai Jones

Blue Spey- by Dai Jones

Dai Jones ties a Blue Spey. A fly that can be adapted for color or size to meet local conditions. Dai fishes the color combination for Sewin (sea run brown trout). To see more of Dai’s work visit http://daijonesflies.blogspot.com/.

Beulah Platinum Switch Rod Review

Beulah Platinum Switch Rod Review

Switch rods have been gaining a lot of popularity of the past 5yrs or so. A versatile rod that can be used in 2handed spey casting, single handed spey casting, tradition over head, and nyphing when you need long mends or reaches. A swiss army knife of the fly world, a rod that can do […]

Nymphing with Switch and Spey Rods- by Dave Henry

Nymphing with Switch and Spey Rods- by Dave Henry

Dave Henry has taken on a great new topic… 2handed rods for trout. While mainly a tool for targeting steelhead and salmon, 2handed rods (commonly called spey or switch rods) have a loyal following looking to expand their horizons; taking a rod that has its origins in swinging flies and applying it to nymphing. Dave does a great job breaking down tackle and technique.

Tying the MOAL leech

Tying the MOAL leech

If you’re looking for an easy variation of the MOAL Leech, look no further. Jay Nicholas demonstrates step-by-step instructions for tying this great steelhead fly. For more fly tying videos, check www.OregonFlyFishingBlog.com. Materials Front hook: stainless steel streamer hook Rear hook: Octopus hook Eyes: dumbbell eyes Body: cross-cut rabbit stip over super braid Glue: tearmender […]

Irish Crayfish- by Frank G. Swarner III

Irish Crayfish- by Frank G. Swarner III

A few years ago I was looking at Irish Shrimp flies in various books and thought that they would be good for Steelhead in New York……..and they were!! I also do well with crayfish style flies, so I tried to combine the two for a fairly simple and effective pattern. Hence the name Irish Crayfish. […]

Scientific Angler ID and Mastery Textured line

Scientific Angler ID and Mastery Textured line

So Scientific Angler has really put out some neat things this year. With all the technical innovation that comes with an 3M brand, they may have rolled out the greatest “wish I thought of that” innovation. SA ID- a line identification that is printed on the front taper of a line. This is great feature for […]

Winters Hope on ProTube

Winters Hope on ProTube

Winters Hope is a great steelhead pattern developed by Bill McMillan in the 1970s. While the original is tied on a eye up salmon hook or steelhead iron, Tony Torrence ties his version on a Pro Tube. Tube fly construction can be a bit confusing to a tier just getting started, but as Tony shows, […]

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