Flies

Tying Tuesday

This week's Tying Tuesday features a streamer, a nymph, and a dry fly - so it's a bit more well-rounded than other editions have been of late. All of these flies look like they should fish, and the instruction you'll receive for tying these patterns is top notch. First up is a fun streamer - Kelly Galloup's Stacked Blonde - tied by Fly Fishing the Ozarks...

Tying Tuesday

This week's Tying Tuesday features a great collection of patterns, from an emerger, to a wonderful take on the old Pheasant Tail, and one fly that works so well it was banned from competitive angling. Davie McPhail shows us how to tie a Klinkhammer emerger, which I consider to be one of the most important flies for any trout angler. Emergers are a must-have...

Tying Tuesday

This week's Tying Tuesday features a great mayfly nymph, a damselfly nymph pattern, and a caddis nymph. With all three bugs fairly active right now in most trout fisheries, it's time to bust out the vise and put a few of each of these in your fly box. The Cheeseman Emerger is familiar to anyone who's fished the South Platte in Colorado, but that doesn't...

Tying Tuesday

This week's Tying Tuesday features some fun flies, including a jig leech that's designed for use in rivers, a great searching nymph, and new flies from Charlie Craven. Up first is the Burnt Toast jig leech, designed for use in rivers. I know a few folks who swear by this style of fly, especially on tailwaters, and I'm quickly becoming a convert. There's...

Tying Tuesday

This week's Tying Tuesday kicks off with a fun pattern from Steve Cullen, who used it on Loch Leven years ago. The Lethal Weapon is a wonderful soft hackle that looks like it'll be right at home here in the Rockies, too. Up next is the Snowshoe Sulphur, from Savage Flies. While I know it's supposed to imitate a sulphur dun, I can't help but think it'd do...

Tying Tuesday

This week's Tying Tuesday starts off with a fun salmonfly pattern from Charlie Craven. It's certainly that time of year, and I love fishing these big bugs! I've also found that the trout in my neck of the woods will take these big salmonflies long after the hatch has passed. Next up is a buggy streamer that the folks at Mainely Flies say might even be...

Tying Tuesday

This week's Tying Tuesday features a bunch of must-have summer flies, including a great little caddis pattern, a balanced leech, and a midge dry fly. First up is the Iris Caddis, tied by the folks over at Fly Fish Food. Next is a balanced leech pattern from Avid Max. I've quickly become a convert to balanced leeches, as they seem to do extremely well on my...

Tying Tuesday: Hog Magnet

This week's Tying Tuesday features some fun flies, including a great chironomid pattern, a traditional mayfly nymph from Ireland, and a worm pattern from Charlie Craven. I love flies with fun names, so the Hog Magnet caught my attention immediately. This is a fun chironomid pattern, which is perfect timing since these bugs are starting to move around on...

Tying Tuesday: The Easy Street Midge

In this week's Tying Tuesday, we're treated to a few fun patterns. The first is the Easy Street Midge, from Barry Ord Clarke, of the Feather Bender on YouTube. This little midge pattern has all the looks of a fishy fly, and I can see myself tying up a few for the box. Our next pattern is a fun Yellow Sally imitation from the folks over at Fly Fish Food...

Tying Tuesday: Massacre Midge

This week's edition of Tying Tuesday features a fun little midge pattern from Charlie Craven. The Massacre Midge looks fairly easy to tie, and it looks like it'll do a good job of catching fish, as well.