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...
darren maceachern
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/darren-maceachern-interview/ 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 the Rusty Rat story and poem that goes along with it.
fly tying challenge
I am running a 30 Day Fly Tying Challenge for anyone interested in having an accountability partner along your journey. Whether you are brand new to fly tying or been doing it for a while a challenge is a great way to change things up and keep it fresh. Here's the link if you want to join the challenge:  30 Day...
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...
Tim Camissa breaks down his history tying flies online and building a fly fishing brand while working full time.  He shares some sweet fly tying tips and gives us a glimpse at a special fly fishing conference that he attends each year. Tim talks about Lake Erie Steelhead, his home trout waters and the fly tying video that got 150,000 views for him.  He shares what it has taken him to become a leader in the online fly fishing space.
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...
pick yer pocket
In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a Pick Yer Pocket Steelhead Fly.  This is a great pattern for summer and winter steelhead and can be fished in very diverse situations. Tie it sparse and fish it for summers.  Push a little water or a lot, it's all good with this fly.  Simon Gawesworth noted in...
fly patterns
Have you ever been on the river when one person was hammering the fish and all others were picking their nose?  The dude seemed to hook up 3 or 4 times for every touch you had.  Probably wondering what fly pattern he was using, right? Sometimes in fly fishing, bigger isn't always better.  In fact I've found that the smaller...
wooly bugger
The wooly bugger is one of the easiest and most effective flies to tie for a vast number of fish species.  I demonstrate how to tie a wooly bugger and provide a few tips on general tying instruction.  Watch the video to see how the wooly bugger is tied. Materials for the Black Wooly Bugger Tail:  Black Marabou Body:  Black...
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...

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