purple peril
We just got off the river from our annual cast and blast deer hunting and steelhead trip.  During the fishing, hunting and beer drinking we managed to get a fly tying session in.  The Purple Peril was a pattern that killed it that day and is the reason for this post. Although the deer numbers and steelhead numbers were down...
goose biots
I demonstrate how to tie in Goose Biots in this short fly tying video.  The trick is getting them situated diagonally on the fly as you adjust when tying each biot in. Click Here to take learn how to easily tie in Goose Biots: Sometimes it takes a little follow-up to get the biots just right so hang in there and...
counter wrapping
In today's short video I show you how counter wrapping can help secure your material so your fly lasts longer and how it can make your flies more effective in catching fish.   Click here to see the counter wrapping video: If you have any other questions or need additional personalized coaching check out the ling below!   Fly Tying Mentor If you are interested...

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...
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...
Every fisherman should have a few beadhead prince nymphs in their box.  A pattern that is so versatile and effective.  I show you how to tie a prince nymph in today's fly tying video.   Click here to watch the prince nymph video:   Here are the materials needed for the Prince Nymph: Hook:  Mustad 3906b size #12 Tail:  Brown Goose Biots Body:  peacock hearl Rib:  medium gold tinsel Hackle:  Brown Saddle Hackle Wing:  White...
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...
fish
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...
I show you how to tie one of the greatest variations of the pheasant tail, the Beadhead flashback Pheasant Tail.   Watch the video and find a few tips on tying this proven and basic nymph. Click here to see the Video:     Here are the materials needed for the Beadhead Pheasant Tail: Hook:  Mustand 3906B #12 Tail:  Pheasant Tail Abdomen:  Pheasant Tail Rib:  Copper Wire Thorax:  Peacock Wing Case:  Pearl Flashabou Thread:  Uni-Thread...
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...
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