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Tag: flies

Fly Tying Bead and Hook Organization

"Check out the tips we've got on how to organize your beads and hooks for fly tying."

How to Tie a Corded Midge Larva

This is an updated version of a midge larva pattern that I’ve had a good bit of success with over the last few years. It’s intended to imitate the midge larva that are commonly found during the winter, in many of the streams here in Northwestern New Jersey. The old pattern was a simple thread body and wire rib affair and functions just fine. But I think...

Fly Tying Tutorial: CDC Midge Pupa

It's the time of year when trout rise to microscopic midges in absolutely frigid water. Rivers are a lot less crowded this time of year, probably because most anglers have the common sense to not risk hypothermia for a few trout. For those who do love winter fishing, though, this CDC midge pupa is an absolute must. The folks over at Fly Fish Food show how...

Elevating the Chubby Chernobyl

The Chubby Chernobyl is one of my favorite flies. It's a staple in my fly box, and during the summer it's almost always my top fly in the hopper-dropper-dropper rig I always fish. Charlie Craven, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, thinks the same way about the Chubby as I do, and wrote all about it in a recent post. Craven details the reasons that you should...

Getting Started in Fly Tying

In this Q&A segment, Kev from Asheville writes: "I guess I'm a little late with this. I was wondering about beginning tying. I have been fishing my entire life. I have made my own bass lures, etc., but I have never tried fly tying. I have no idea where to even start. I have watched all of your videos that I can find, including the "which vise to buy...

Podcast Interview with Tom Whiting

Anyone who ties flies, or fly fishes at all, has likely heard of Whiting Farms. They produce some of the best fly tying hackle in the world, and their capes are a favorite of competitive anglers and weekend warriors alike. The folks over at Wet Fly Swing (a great fly fishing resource for beginners, with tons of podcasts and articles on the more intricate...

6 Best Flies for Winter Fishing

Fly fishing in the dead of winter is an all-or-nothing proposition. You'll be cold, your guides will freeze up, and you'll breathe a sigh of relief when fish spit the hook before you have to handle them yourselves. It's the serenity, beauty, peace and quiet, though, of winter fly fishing that draws so many of us back to the rivers when banks are piled high...

How to Tie the Three Dollar Dip

In this video, Kelly will walk you through a few basic steps in order to create a simple but deadly nymph pattern: Nick Nicklas's Three Dollar Serendipity. Commonly referred to a Three Dollar Dip or 3 Dip, this pattern is great for beginners learning to tie and also works great as a general mayfly, caddis, and midge emerger depending on the size and color...

Video Hatch: “Jay's Tungsten Soft Hackle Fly”

In this tying tutorial from the Caddis Fly Angling Shop, learn to tie a great soft hackle. “An effective pattern for euro nymphing and indicator fishing for trout.”

Video Hatch: “Five Flies for December 2019”

With colder temperatures, it's important to get your flies in the zone. Trout won't move a terribly long distance to eat flies this time of year, so depth control is paramount. For this month's episode of Trouts Fly Fishing’s “Five Flies” series, tag along with Trouts Frisco's own Zeke Hersh as he fishes The Arkansas River near Salida.