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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 07 2012

Single Wing Flatwing

This line of roosters has been carefully selected over many generations to grow long saddle feathers with web. They are wider than dry fly saddle hackle and the fibers are softer.

The bright colors are perfect for tying flatwing fly patterns. The stems are strong and these webby feather … (Continue Reading)

Feb 04 2012

Tying a Pheasant Tailed Nymph

The Pheasant Tail is a popular nymph imitation used when fly fishing. It is used to mimic a large variety of creatures that many fish including Trout feed upon. It is also widely referred to as the Sawyer’s Pheasant Tail, in relation to the original creator of this fly.

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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)

Feb 03 2012

International Hopper

  • Tying an International Hopper
 
Feb 03 2012

Tying a Muddler Minnow

The Muddler Minnow was spawned, so to speak, by Don Gapen of Anoka, Minnesota in 1937, to imitate the slimy sculpin. Gapen developed this fly to catch Nipigon strain brook trout in Ontario, Canada. The Muddler, as it is informally known by anglers, was popularized by Montana, USA fisherman … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Pheasant Tailed Nymph

The Pheasant Tail is a popular nymph imitation used when fly fishing. It is used to mimic a large variety of creatures that many fish including Trout feed upon. It is also widely referred to as the Sawyer’s Pheasant Tail, in relation to the original creator of this fly.

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Jan 02 2012

Tying a Hare’s Ear Nymph

The origins of this fly are hard to come by but I found references that trace it back to the 1880′s, and even as far back as the 1600′s. Charles Cotton and Izaak Walton ring a bell.  Enough said, this fly has stood the test of time. With all it’s variations the gold ribbed hare’s ear can imitate … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a Sex Dungeon

This may be one of the most deadly flies for big fish ever created. The sex dungeon is a jointed fly that contains a bit of everything…..lead eyes, deer hair/sculpin type head, bugger type hackle, marabou and some rubber legs. Deadly on big trout and especially deadly on largemouth. Main … (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)