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Feb 13 2012

Tying a Rolex Streamer

From Slowstreamer

This is a great pattern for the murky muddy water conditions we have right now since it is pretty much all FLASH.

Hook – shown on #8 TMC 5263 2x heavy, 3x long, but any streamer hook size 4-10, 2x to 4x long.
Thread – Tan or gray 70 Denier or 6/0 Uni
Eyes – X-small … (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 09 2012

Life and Times of a Caddis Fly

This article was written by Raif Killips on Fly Fisher’s Republic. This is a very informative and well written piece. He has a lot more great editorial content, so feel free to click on his name to read his other articles. Hope you enjoy!

Article source here.

Video of the “Life and Times … (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 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.

… (Continue Reading)