A great story behind this traditional woven hackle fly developed Franz Pott from Missoula, MT in the 1800’s
The Reaper Midge is a great little fly with a whole lot of versatility for winter Trout fly fishing. This really needs to be in your Winter Fly Box.
Fishermen dream of catching steelhead on the dry fly. This is one of the most effective dry flies that fisherman can use to catch themselves some monster surface hungry steelhead and Captain Quinn shows you exactly how to tie it.
There are so many things that go through my mind when I hear the word Flymph. When I first saw it I thought it was more of a Wet Fly, but this fly will float like a Dry Fly.
Hook, Fulling Mill Czech Nymph size 16 or a good emerger/dry fly hook..
Thread, Uni-8/0 Lt.Cahill
Tail, Coq de Leon Fibres
Rib, UTC X-Small Black Wire or Black Thread
Thorax, Hare’s Body Fur Mixed with UV Lit-Brite
Wing, Two Natural Cup de Canard (CDC) Feathers
Not only is the Super Cypert Minnow good for Bass and Panfish but it’s deadly on any other minnow eating fish.
A BRAND NEW articulated streamer from Kelly Galloup. The Flatliner is a horizontally (is that a word) flat profiled fly…..cool stuff!
Hook – Gamakatsu Sp11 3L3H #2 https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.ph…
Tail – Schlappen https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.ph…
Flash – Flashabou https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.ph…
Body – Polar Chenille https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.ph…
Wing – Marabou https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.ph…
Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #1 https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.ph…
Body – Polar Chenille
Wing – Marabou
Body – Polar Chenille
Head/Wing – Marabou
Head – Laser Dub https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.ph…
Eyes – Flymen Eyes https://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.ph…
Jef Blood, inventor of the “Blood Dot” fly, shows us how to tie this easy pattern and discusses why it works so well for steelhead and trout.
The Mop fly is a fish catching machine. It’s so simple to tie I almost hate to call it fly tying. Give this “fly” a try, especially on the early season stocked trout. Don’t forget to check out our website http://holsingersflyshop.com and please take the time to subscribe to our YouTube channel and like us on Facebook.
Being that the Hare’s Ear is such a classic and venerable pattern, it’s only fitting that applying new styles to it occur more often than not. The Czech-style of nymphing has overtaken many areas of fly flshing, and it’s easy to convert the Hare’s Ear to that type of a pattern, as shown in the fly tying tutorial.
NW Outfitters have been fishing classic style Atlantic Salmon hair wing tubes for steelhead for a while now with awesome results. They cast like bullets, move great, and sink fast. They thought it was time to share.
Thread, Veevus 10/0 Black
Tag, Large Silver Holographic Tinsel
Rib, Large Oval Silver Tinsel
Body, Larva Lace Salmo Supreme-Hot Lime and Rainbow Black Dubbing
Wing, Back Silver Fox, Blue Metallic Flash, Chartreuse and Black Goat
Hackle, Silver Fox Body Hair Dyed Black
Eyes, Jungle Cock Natural or Dyed
Head, Larva Lace Salmo Supreme- Rainbow Black
Ron Winn demonstrates tying a mullet fly designed to push lots of water yet be very easy to cast.
This video and channel is about fly tying and fly-fishing. Flytying.eu will demonstrate fly tying in easy step by step lessons, techniques, materials, tips and tricks of the trade. This time he will be tying the Steve Baitfish, this happens to be his favorite Seatrout fly pattern of all times.
This Bloodworm Buzzer Pattern uses a rounded shank hook sizes 8 through 14. Mak-flies is using size 10 just for the demonstration but size 12 is very effective.
Great Pattern for Competitions, this fly has the looks of a buzzer and a soft hackle, what a combination!!
During this tutorial, I go through the tying of the Prince nymph pattern, with the focus on my thought process when making variations to the original pattern. As an experienced fly tyer, making variations is something Tim completes with ease, but he also understands that those with less experience are interested in why certain decisions are made when tying. Throughout this tutorial, the areas to vary include beads, weight, tails, ribbing, body material, hackle/legs, and the stingers. There is also time spent discussing hot spots @ the front of the pattern.
In this “Tips & Techniques” fly tying video, Tim explains some common uses for hen hackle. As a beginning fly tyer over 25 years ago, he knew little about the differences between hen and rooster, thus he wanted to give a brief overview and show a few common applications for the actual hen feathers. There are many more uses for hen hackle, but this video features the common ones that he employs, especially with JV Hen Hackle.
The various applications Tim shows are: Tailing and legs (especially for use with patterns such as the Copper John), beards on wet fly patterns, and soft hackles. These are just a few possibilities for utilizing hen hackles.
Speaking of JV Hen Hackle, Tim wants to give a shout-out to Clearwater Hackle, which is where Tim gets the majority of the hackle he uses. They have an incredible product called JV Hen Hackle, which offers smaller and softer feathers, especially for those tying trout flies. The feathers will tie down to 18 on soft hackles, and there are lots of great colors (Tim discusses the JV Hungarian Partridge Hen Hackle a lot in this video!). There is a Twitter feed now (@Clearwaterhackle) or you can go about it via the website. When you visit their site, be sure to let Lars (the owner) know that Tim Cammisa had sent you: http://www.clearwaterhackle.com/jv-hens/
Smallmouth junkies, this one’s for you! Our top-producing Smallmouth fly of 2014 was cooked up by our own Mike Schultz. Embodying many of the principals in Tommy Lynch’s D&D flies, the Swingin’ D is optimized for Smallies. The foam diver head gives it more of a “dart” and less of a “roll”. Faster to tie than your average “D” and designed for durability against chunk Smallies.
Best fished on an intermediate line and running higher in the water column. Make sure you’re using a very “sharp” retrieve and exaggerating the pause. They always eat on the pause…
There are all sorts of feathers out on the market today and this video will explain the differences between Hen / Rooster and the Capes / Saddle Feathers which will hopefully help you by knowing the difference when you want to purchase Feathers for Fly Tying.
In this fly tying tutorial, Tim demonstrates three effective ways to utilize Hungarian Partridge feathers. Though he focuses mainly on the breast feathers, he take some time at the beginning of the video to stress that entire skins have an excellent variety of feathers and should be utilized at the tying bench for many patterns.
The Hungarian Partridge feathers are some of the most coveted in fly tying, and for many reasons. For starters, their mottling looks very similar to natural insects. Next, the feathers can be found in a variety of earth-tone colors, thereby allowing a tyer to mimic a variety of mayflies and caddisflies. Finally, when wet, these fibers tend to nearly breathe with the water, which again is very similar to the natural insect. Once you combine all of these factors, it’s easy to see why tyers turn to this feather more often than not.
These are a smaller, extended body streamers designed for smaller water fishing. Roughly 3″, these streamers offer ideal profiles, flash, and movement to fool skinny water predators.
The “Jassid” is a great tiny dry fly for technical waters. The Jassid was originally developed by Vince Marinaro and made to imitate a small leaf hopper. I believe the Jassid imitates all kinds of tiny little bugs found throughout late summer, such as beetles, large ants, spiders and even micro caddis. Whatever a trout think the Jassid fly is, they go crazy for it!! The Jassid is one of those flies you whip out when a fish has refused every pattern in your fly box. You need good eyes to see the Jassid on the water. The slim profile and sparse hackle allow for this fly to sit delicately on the surface, making it VERY had to see. Just watch for the rise in the vicinity of the fly!!
Jassid Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #18-24 Tiemco 100
Thread: Brown 14/0 or 16/0 Veevus
Hackle: Grizzly Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape
Body: Chocolate Brown Hareline Dubbing
Wing: Natural Jungle Cock
Glue: Brush On Zap A Gap
Hook, Fulling Mill Ultimate dry fly size 18
Thread, Uni-8/0 Olive
Tail, Pale Olive Cock Fibres
Rib & Body, Olive Thread
Thorax, Natural Mole Fur
Hackle, Pale Olive Cock
Wing, Natural grey CDC Feathers
Hook, Single Low Water Salmon size 6
Thread, Uni-8/0 Yellow and Black
Tag, Flat Silver Tinsel
Tail, Golden Pheasant Crest
Rib, Oval Silver Tinsel
Body, 1/3 Yellow and 2/3 Red Floss
Hackle, Dyed Blue Hen
Under-Wing, Yellow Goose
Wing, Bronze Mallard
Eyes, Jungle Cock