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I had the pleasure of interviewing Greg Weisgerber this week to talk about fly fishing for Bass and Fly Tying. Greg brings a cool perspective as he transitioned and took the deep dive into this bass fly fishing back in college. Show notes from the video can be found at the bottom of this page.   Click here to see the...
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...
egg sucking leach
There are a number of different ways to tie the Egg Sucking Leech.  Whether a wooly bugger, bunny leech or other, this pattern is effective in many different situations.  I will take you quickly through a sparse bunny leech tying demonstration so you have a feel how to get started. Take a look at the video below and then check...

Tying a Glo Bug

glo bug
  There are many different types of egg patterns out there but none as simple and effective as a Glo Bug.  I demonstrate how to quickly tie one using McFlyFoam Yarn. Materials for the Glo Bug Body: McflyFoam Yarn - Golden with a dot of light cream or McRoe Thread:  size D rod wrapping thread Hook:  Gamakatsu Octupus Size 4 Click Here is...
whip finisher
I've always found that the best way do tie flies is to minimize the steps you need to do.  Adding extra tools to your fly tying adds another step that can be avoided. I'll show you how to Whip Finish a fly without a tool in today's video.   How To Whip Finish Without a Tool:   How was that?  Do you still have...
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...
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...
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...
brassie
In this video I show you how to quickly tie a Brassie, one of the nymphs that everyone should have in their fly boxes.   Click here to watch the Brassie Video:   Brassie Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread black Hook:  Mustad C49S Body:  Small Copper Wire Thorax (collar):  Peacock Bead:  1/8″ pink bead   Here's a brief description of the history from Fly Fishing the Sierra: The Brassie...
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.
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