darren maceachern
In episode 008 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the great opportunity to interview Darren MacEachern from Piscatorflies.com where we discussed steelhead and salmon fly tying along with some great fly fishing stories and history of fly tying. Take a look below for the Show Notes and links to everything we discussed in the interview.  You've got to hear...
purple peril
We just got off the river from our annual cast and blast deer hunting and steelhead trip.  During the fishing, hunting and beer drinking we managed to get a fly tying session in.  The Purple Peril was a pattern that killed it that day and is the reason for this post. Although the deer numbers and steelhead numbers were down...
frenchie nymph
I show you how to tie a Frenchie Nymph in today's fly tying video.  The Frenchie is a versatile nymph that can be tied in multiple colors using UV dub. Click here to watch the Frenchie Nymph Video: Please subscribe to my youtube channel if you found this video helpful.   Materials for the Frenchie Nymph Hook:  Daiichii #1560 Size #12 Bead:  1/8″ Brass Bead Thread:  Orange...
guide's choice hare's ear
I demonstrate how to tie a Guide's Choice Hare's Ear in todays fly tying video.  The Guide's Choice is widely considered one of the best all around nymph patterns. No secret why, as it blends just about all of the finest trout materials you can think of.  See the materials list below. Click Here to watch the video on the Guide's...
steelhead flies
I stopped by a local fly shop last week to BS a bit and look at some of their steelhead flies. One of the things that really struck me were the prices - $4.50 per fly and more. I’ve never thought that much about prices because I've tied flies for most of my life and grew up around a fly shop. But...
Green-Butt Skunk Dark
I show you how to tie the Green-Butt Skunk Dark in today's fly tying tutorial.  The green butt is a classic steelhead fly and today demonstrate the classic hair wing style. This fly works great swinging for summer steelhead but is an all around killer steelhead color (click here to see a post that describes steelhead fly colors). Click here to...
Fly Tying Instructions for Beginners
It's kind of crazy I haven't written this blog post yet.  After creating The Fly Tying Mentor which is essentially Fly Tying Instructions for Beginners, I didn't really explain fully to the world how it is valuable to someone who is new to fly tying. I'll do this today so you understand why you might want to get involved in...
undertaker steelhead fly
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie an Undertaker steelhead fly pattern which was originated by Wayne Duncan for Atlantic Salmon. It has since become a very attractive fly for steelhead fishing.  Take a look at this link if you want to see Wayne recite poetry while tying one of his flies (sorry for the poor...
teeny nymph
In todays video I demonstrate how to tie one of the easiest and most effective flies for any fish species, the Teeny Nymph.  I tie a trout fly style nymph on a size #12 hook with natural pheasant tail for the material. Click here to see how to tie the Teeny Nymph: This has got to be one of the most...
the boss
I show you how to tie the Boss steelhead fly pattern in todays fly tying video.  The Boss was originated by Grant King to fish the Russian River but has been used in many other rivers and for other species around the country. Click here to watch the video of the Boss:   The Boss Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread Hook: ...
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