chromie fly tying
I show you how to tie a Chromie in todays fly tying video.  The Chromie is an awesome chironomid pattern developed by Phil Rowley and utilizes red ribbing to simulate hemoglobin as the bug moves through the water. Click here to watch the Chromie video:   Chromie Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread black Hook:  Umpqua U202 size #10 butt:  Red brassie wire...
hares ear
I demonstrate how to tie a flashback hares ear in todays fly tying video.  This is a little variation from the original because of the brass bead and flashabou wing case but works pretty perfect. Click here to watch the video on Tying the Flashback Hares Ear: Hook:  Daichii #1710 Size #12 Bead:  1/8" Brass Bead Thread:  Size 70 Ultra thread Tail:  Pheasant Tail Rib: ...
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: ...
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...
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...
open clinch knot
The open clinch knot has probably helped me hook more fish than any other knot.  Super simple to tie and strong, the open clinch knot does two big things - It gives your fly more action and keeps your fly from getting tangled up. Click on the video below to see how the knot is easily tied.  The big trick...
chaddock
I am happy to share a guest fly tying video from Darren at Piscator Flies.    Darren shows us how to tie the Chaddock which was a pattern created by Karl M. Haufler.  A great pattern to imitate leeches and is great for lakes and ponds. Click Here to check out this guest video on the Chaddock:   Fly Materials for the Chaddock...
steelhead coachman
  In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a steelhead coachman, a great summer steelhead fly pattern developed by John Hazel. This fly has all of the buggy qualities you typically love to see with summer steelhead patterns.  This is a slight variation on the original so have a look and let me know what you think. Click...
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...
jim teeny
The first sinking fly lines were developed by my guest, Jim Teeny, back in the 1970's.   In Episode 005 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Teeny who is one of the most influential people in fly fishing over the last 60 years partly due to Jim's contribution of sinking lines for fly fisherman...
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