Fly Tying Patterns RSS

Nymphs, Steelhead Flies -

The 20 Incher is the undisputed champ of versatility. Tied in different sizes, it rivals the Hares Ear and Peasant Tail in terms of effectiveness. It's great for trout, and in larger sizes, steelhead as well. MATERIALS:(+) add to cart Hook: Daiichi 1760 sz 8 (+) Thread: 6/0 UNI Thread Black (+) Bead: Cyclops Bead 1/8" Copper (+)Lead: 0.025 Spooled Lead Wire (+)Tail: Stripped Goose Biots Tan (+) Rib: Uni French Oval Tinsel Gold Large (+) Body: Ice Dub Peacock (+) Wingcase: Turkey Tail (+) Legs: Hungarian Partridge Feathers Brown (+) Thorax: Krystal Dub Hare's Ear (+) --> ADD ALL TO CART <--  Start with 8 wraps of lead, snug it up against the bead. Create a gradual taper...

Read more

Nymphs, Trout Flies -

Here is one of our first tutorials from 2008, the polish woven nymph. These nymphs are easy to tie once you get the hang of it, and they are awesome trout nymphs.  MATERIALS:(+) add to cart Thread: UNI 6/0 Chartreuse (+)Hook: Daiichi 1120 sz 10 (+)Bead: Hareline Cyclops Bead 1/8" Gold (+)Under Body: Veevus Pearl Tinsel Medium (+)Body: Ultra Wire Black and Chartreuse (+)Thorax: Hareline Dubbin Olive Hare's Ear (+) --> ADD ALL TO CART <--

Read more

Nymphs, Steelhead Flies -

Steelhead love orange. Not sure why, but it's a fact of life. This little pattern has been dynamite for us in the Spring. This is a hybrid of an egg and a stonefly, mimicking both at once. A stimulator of sorts. Its a really easy recipe so you won't feel bad losing a few. MATERIALS:(+) add to cart Hook: Daichii 1530 sz 12 (+)Thread: Veevus 6/0 Fl. Orange (+)Bead: Dazzle Brass Bead Fl Orange 1/8" (+)Tail: Pheasant Tail Fibers Natural (+)Body: Crusty Nail Fusion Dub (+)Rib: Ultra Wire Hot Orange Brassie (+)Legs: Brown Partridge (+) --> ADD ALL TO CART & SAVE 25% code: "Orange Crush" <-- Lay a thread base down...

Read more

Bass Flies, Streamers, Trout Flies -

This is a cool design we've been tinkering with lately. It's super easy, the only hard part is the wedge head... MATERIALS:(+) add to cart Hook: Ahrex TP650 sz 1 (+)Thread: Veevus 100D GSP (+)Tail: SF Flash Blend White (+)Body: Polar Chenille Gold UV (+)Collar: Laser Dub White (+)Head: Deer Belly Hair White (+)Finish: Loon UV Thin (+) --> ADD ALL TO CART <-- Other Tools Used in this tutorial:Loon Razon Scissors (+)  Tie SF Flash blend in, fold front portion back. Taper the ends with scissors. Tie in Polar Chenille (Chartuese shown) and palmer forward.Stop just before bend in hook....

Read more

Nymphs, Steelhead Flies -

This template was originally made by Jeff "Bear" Andrews, and has been a standard Great Lakes steelhead fly for decades. This can imitate both a hex nymph or salmon alevin, hence the name "cross-dresser." By changing the color of Estaz, you can specify which you plan to mimic more closely. This hex version is tied with Peach Estaz, but Crustacean Tan would be good too. For more of a fry imitation, florescent orange or pink would be a good choice. MATERIALS:(+) add to cart Hook: Daiichi 1530 Sz 8 (+)Thread: Veevus 6/0 Fl. Orange (+)Eyes: Black Mono Eyes Medium  (+)Tail: Natural Grizzly Mini Marabou ...

Read more