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Mar 14 2012

Tying a Hemingway Caddis

1.Attach the hook to the vise and lay a thread foundation from the 3/4 position to the bend of the hook. Prepare a hackle by removing the fibers from the left shiny side and attach the hackle by the tip to the bend of the hook. Secure the tip to the top of the hook shank.

2. Bring the … (Continue Reading)

Feb 27 2012

Tying a Spent Partridge Caddis

It’s that time of year again; the caddis have started to hatch.

Here is a dry fly that will make everyone around you jealous.

Spent Partridge Caddis: 

Hook: TMC 100, #12 –20
Thread: Flymaster, 6/0, olive or tan
Body: fur or poly dubbing, olive or tan
Wing: Partridge feather, … (Continue Reading)

Feb 21 2012

Tying a Black Caddis Dry Fly

FIrst off, Happy Belated President’s Day.
Secondly, this week will mark the first of a series of tying videos specifically for our Stream of the Month trips. We will feature the key flies that have been producing great numbers of fish at these locations. Hopefully, everyone will be prepared … (Continue Reading)

Feb 15 2012

The Gilmer H.S. (Ga.) Trout Unlimited Club – Second Annual Fly Tying Contest

Calling All Fly Tiers: Open Invitation to Submit Entries for The Gilmer H.S. (Ga.) Trout Unlimited Club – Second Annual Fly Tying Contest

Official PDF here.

The Gilmer TU Club hereby announces the Club’s Second Annual Fly Tying Contest. Entry is easy. Fly tiers of all abilities are … (Continue Reading)

Feb 14 2012

Tying a Golden Stonefly Nymph

Spring is almost here. So you know what that means…

Stoneflies will be ahatchin’.

Along with mayfly and caddis nymphs, you can find stonefly nymphs under the rocks of the Chattahoochee River.

The trout especially love all the life cycles of the stonefly, especially the dry fly version.

Drop … (Continue Reading)

Feb 09 2012

Tying an Elk Hair Caddis

Unlike mayflies, adult caddis are not especially vulnerable to trout when they first hatch. However, they are long-lived (compared to mayflies), and often fall or are blown onto the river. So adult imitations work well any time of year caddis are hatching.

The Elk Hair Caddis is THE standard … (Continue Reading)

Feb 08 2012

Know Your Baetis

You’re at the Delayed Harvest, and you see the fish rising. You try every single dry in your box, but you still fail to catch a fish. You leave frustrated.

Here’s a hint: Know your Baetis.

Baetis mayflies are an extremely widespread genus. Several species are multi-brooded and may … (Continue Reading)

Feb 03 2012

Fly Tying Tutorials – Master Index

 

Fly tying is the process of producing an artificial fly to be used by anglers to catch fish via means of fly fishing. Probably the most concise description of fly tying is the one by Helen Shaw, a preeminent American professional fly tyer in Fly-Tying.
“Fly-tying is a simple … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Light Cahill

From the middle of May to September, depending on where you live, hatches of different varieties of light colored mayflies now commonly known as Light Cahills can be found. This is a recent collective common name that covers many groups of the Heptageniidae family of mayfly insects. In the … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Blue Winged Olive

These tiny mayflies are rarely absent from the river. Fishable hatches can begin as early as February and continue through April or May, then start up again in September and last until really cold weather sets in, usually around the end of October or early November. In mild climates they never … (Continue Reading)