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...
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...
fish taco
I tie the Fish Taco steelhead fly in todays fly tying video.  The Fish Taco was created by Jeff Hickman and has become a popular pattern because of it's simplicity and sparseness. Watch this somewhat flashy and somewhat sparse taco and then follow along below for all of the links and show notes.   Click Here to watch the Fish Taco video:   Show...
fred klein
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/121 Fred Klein breaks down some great tips on tying classic wet flies and sheds some light on the history of wet flies.  He is the Grizzly king on Instagram and is breaking out beautiful pics for everyone to see all around the world. Fred talks about the history of classic flies and some of the great books you can check out.  We also touch on brook trout and some Fred's top pics for flies and his 6 must have books. 
matt callies
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/147 Matt Callies in on the podcast today to describe how Loon is leading the way with some of their conservation minded products.  We hear about the companies he reports to and why he does what he does. Lots of tangents including why Air-Flo split from Echo Rods and what the life of a fly fishing rep is really like.  Insider chatter and a few tips from my special guest this week.
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zug bug
The zug bug is another super classic flies that uses peacock as a main part of the fly.  I show you how to tie a zug bug in today's fly tying video. Click here to watch the prince nymph video:       Fly Tying Mentor If you are interested in more one on one coaching, fly materials delivered to your door each month or group...
kalama special
In today fly tying tutorial I show you how to tie a Kalama Special Steelhead Pattern.  The Kalama Special was originally a sea-run cutthroat pattern that was later turned into and used as a steelhead pattern. Click here to watch the Kalama Special video:   Kalama Special Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread black Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 size 8 Tail:  Red Schlappen Hackle:  Grizzly...
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...
I just got off the lake yesterday and the mohair leech proved to be a successful pattern.  I show you how to tie a beadhead burgundy mohair leech in today's fly tying video.   Click here to watch the mohair leech video:     Here are the materials needed for the Mohair Leech: Hook:  Daiichi  1710 Size #6 Tail:  Burgundy marabou Body:  Mohair dubbing and Woolly bugger saddle hackle Rib:  Medium Ultra...
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