Posts Tagged ‘Streamers’

STREAMER CLASSES AT DALLY’S January 2015

STREAMER CLASSES AT DALLY’S January 2015

Three great days of Streamer fishing events at Dally’s Fly shop

April Vokey Explains How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers

April Vokey Explains How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers

April Vokey explains the purpose of using a Rhea feather and how to incorporate it in your flies.

How UV and fluorescent materials work

How UV and fluorescent materials work

A great breakdown of light properties and how light impacts color and treatment of fly tying materials.

Video: The Ice Pick by Richard Strollis

Video: The Ice Pick by Richard Strollis

The Ice Pick is a new streamer pattern from Richard Strollis. It is a Zonker variation utilizing the new Fish Skullz by Flymen Fishing Company. Richard says that white, yellow, grizzly and orange are some of his top producers.

Video: The Knucklehead Streamer by Richard Strollis

Video: The Knucklehead Streamer by Richard Strollis

The Ray Bergman Collection by Don Bastian

Classic Wet Flies Patterns from Ray Bergman’s Books: Trout, Just Fishing, and With Fly, Plug, and Bait Photos, flies, text, and updated recipes by Don Bastian This photographic collection of traditional wet fly patterns, recipes, and notes, when completed, will contain four-hundred eighty-three flies selected from Ray Bergman’s books. This number was determined by including […]

Video: CCG Polar Minnow

Video: CCG Polar Minnow

Brian Carson of Clear Cure Goo demonstrates how to tie a Polar Minnow using Clear Cure Goo to build the head.

Product Spotlight: Fish Skulls

Product Spotlight: Fish Skulls

Flymen Fishing Company today announced the launch of the Fish-Skull™ range of weighted heads for streamer flies. Quick-and-simple to tie, this latest innovation in fly tying offers fly fishermen an exciting alternative to using old-style dumbbells or cones to weight their flies. The Fish-Skull’s unique design features, sizes and colors make it a very versatile […]

Dressed to Kill by Duane P. Vigue

Dressed to Kill by Duane P. Vigue

During the early part of the Twentieth Century in Maine, the featherwing streamer was developed and fished by a dedicated few, mostly in a small, relatively unknown area of Western Maine called the Rangeley Lakes Region. Herb Welch and Carrie Stevens pioneered the movement and both designed, tested and fished hundreds of patterns with much […]

The Slumpbuster by John Barr

The Slumpbuster by John Barr

The following is an excerpt from Barr Flies written by John Barr, fly tying photos by Charlie Craven (Stackpole Books, August 2007, 184 pages, 570 color photos, 22 illustrations) which is available at Fly Shops and booksellers everywhere.

Ritt’s Fighting Crayfish by Al Ritt

Ritt’s Fighting Crayfish by Al Ritt

In all likelihood, the debate began soon after the creation of the second fly. It’s human nature to make lists, and we rank everything from influential world leaders to sports bloopers. What makes rankings debatable, and interesting, is that we all have our own criteria and opinions. Fly fishermen are no exceptions. We all rate […]

Invader or Opportunity? by Greg Senyo

Invader or Opportunity? by Greg Senyo

I have one of those memories, as do most. As I recall, I’m standing on a familiar stretch of river. It’s mid-spring and the red hues of budding trees are starting to give way to the leaves bursting from within. Wildflowers of every shape and size are springing forth from the forest floor and the […]

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 […]

Mickey Finn

Mickey Finn

From what t I have read this traditional streamer was named after the infamous drugged drink (“Mickey Finn” is a drink that is meant to render its drinker unconscious). Having stood the test of time this streamer, like most, is designed to imitate a baitfish, and once the beginner learns to tie this pattern they […]

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