Posts Tagged ‘Trout’
Learn how to tie a high riding variation of the tried and true Rusty Spinner that will allow you to fish more effectively in low light.
This is a spinoff of the Crime Scene Caddis tied by Bob Quigley, who happens to be my favorite fly tyer of all time. Bob passed away this past summer after a battle with cancer. He was a fly tying innovator giving us new patterns and new techniques to catch those finicky spring creek trout.
You can’t get a more traditional dry fly than an Elk Hair Caddis, there has been thousands if not millions of trout caught on this fly and I’m willing to bet most anglers have at least have one Elk Hair Caddis in their fly box. My biggest complaint with this pattern is how it rides on the surface of the water, unless you trim the hackle off the bottom more times than not it rides sideways and does not stabilize on the surface until the body and hackle take in some water. My solution is Rylee’s Pullover Caddis.
“Pearl Quill Body is a really great product for small flies, and I was a bit bummed when it was out of production, but low and behold, Kevin over at Performance Flies got on top of it. As a result of the products re-introduction, I put together the video of my favorite little nymph using [...]
Hans Weilenmann show off his Shuck Raider pattern. Originally an emerger pattern, but could equally effective as a wet fly.
The glitter nymph is a fairly basic pattern in detail, but as Lucian shows even a basic pattern (when tied well) can be quite impressive. Notice the use of UV resin to enhance the visual appeal of the fly and added durability.
They Lay Down Sally is a Sally dry fly pattern to be fished during peak activity. We have a fertile river in our neck of the woods (in Utah) that produces great Yellow Sally hatches throughout the summer months.
Hans Weilenmann shows how to tie a spent caddis. Notice the trimming on the hackle to allow the fly to sit lower in the film.
A great mayfly imitation, that can have the colors adjusted to match local hatches. The extended body is created with a single wood duck flank feather.
An epoxy back mayfly nymph imitation. The flashback on this nymph is made from Hareline Dubbin’s Purple Haze Holographic Fibers. An excellent nymph to imitate Baetis mayflies. Tie in sizes 16-20. I used Clear Cure Goo for the epoxy back. After experimenting with CCG I discovered that the extra fine accessory tips are a must for applying the small amounts needed for epoxy backs on small nymphs.
Davie McPhail how how to tie his Carron Dabbler. A great winged wet fly, with the level of professionalism and high quility video and descrpition that can only be offered by Davie.
Realistic flies can be intimidating a first glance. With more detailed step and a few unique material, they are now different that nay other flies. Kyle Hanna breaks down in detail the steps for a great realistic stonefly.
Hans Weilenmann shows his great emerger pattern. The colors can be adapted to meet local hatches.
I love fishing and tying “generic patterns for both inland trout, steelhead, and a variety of warmwater speices. The “Stone-A-Mite Wiggler”, when tied in a variety of sizes and color variations is able to impersonate a wide variety of aquatic insects that live in both warm and cold water environs. Materials: Hook: Daiichi #1130, Sizes [...]
The Peacock Caddis is a simple version of the standard Elk Hair Caddis. The Peacock Caddis uses dark colored peacock herl for the body, instead of dubbing and hackle. The Peacock Caddis is very effective when the hatching caddis are dark in color. The Peacock Caddis also sits flush to the water. This is due to the absence of hackle fibers on the body. This make the Peacock Caddis very effective in slick water and on picky fish.