steelhead
In today's fly tying video I show you how to use the FairFlies.com fly tying brush.  This fly brush allows you to tie an intruder like fly about as fast as humanly possible.  This is because it just takes 1 wrap of material and you're done. Fair Flies is also ethically sourced and a great company to support.  Check out...
girdle bug
I show you how to tie the Girdle Bug in today's fly tying video.   Watch the video and find a few tips on tying this proven and basic nymph. Click here to see the Girdle Bug:     Here are the materials needed for the Girdle Bug: Hook:  Dai-Riki #710 Size 6 Tail:  none Legs: White rubber legs Thorax:  Black Chenille Thread:  Uni-Thread 6/0   Buy the Materials Here: If you like to buy all...
zebra midge
In todays video I show you how to tie a Black Zebra Midge.  This was noted by Gary Borger as one of the great flies and his goto in episode 45 of the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast. Give us a call - (971) 220-1093 Send an email - dave@wetflyswing.com   Click here to watch the Zebra Midge Video:   The Zebra Midge Material List Thread: ...
stinger hook
In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a stinger hook onto a waddington shank.  This is a popular method for preparing a great fly that hooks up cleanly and nicely for steelhead.   Click here to watch the stinger hook video:   Stinger hook materials Umpqua 45 mm Waddington Shank 70 denier thread TMC 78510 stinger hook size #4 ...
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...
dubbing loop
I show you how to use a Dubbing Loop Tool and talk about a few other techniques.  Although there are many flies where a tool won't be needed, a dubbing loop can help strengthen and even up your dubbing.   Click Here to Discover How to Use A Dubbing Loop:   If you have any additional questions please click on the link below and...
flies
(leave a comment below noting if you like or hate tying flies)   Let me start by saying that knowing how many flies you have tied in your life isn't critical.  But, I did it anyway. I dug deep into the research bank to try and determine how many flies I have tied since I was 5.  Yes, 5.  I started tying...
egg sucking leach
Why do steelhead take a fly?  Becasue they are looking for food - Maybe?  Because they have instincts from their juvenile self from 2 years previously - Likely?  Because they are aggressive fish and just get pissed that there is this little nagging thing in front of them - Oh Yeah...... All of these scenarios are likely correct at some...
royal coachman
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie a Royal Coachman Bucktail.  This pattern was taken from the book, The Half-Pounder a Steelhead Trout by Dennis Lee. Click here to watch the Royal Coachman video: Royal Coachman Bucktail Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 Size #6 Tail: Red Hackle Body: back 3rd peacock, red floss, front 3rd peacock Hackle:  Pheasant...
pheasant tail
I show you how to tie the Pheasant Tail Nymph in today's fly tying video.   Watch the video and find a few tips on tying this proven and basic nymph.   Click here to see the Pheasant Tail Nymph:     Here are the materials needed for the Pheasant Tail Nymph: Hook:  Mustad 3906B #12 Tail:  Pheasant Tail Legs: Pheasant Tail Thorax:  Peacock Hurl Thread:  Uni-Thread 8/0 Buy the Materials...

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