summer crush steelhead fly
I was reminded of the Summer Crush steelhead pattern recently and loved to my classic flies list and the fly tying challenge. Click here to see the video for the Summer Crush:   Summer Crush Fly Tying Material List Hook:  Mustad #36890 Size 4 Thread:  Black size 70 Ultra thread Tail:  Red Hackle Rib:  Medium Silver Tinsel Body: Burgundy Yarn Hackle:  Red Schlappen UnderWing:  Burgundy Bucktail OverWing:  White Calftail    
chaddock
I am happy to share a guest fly tying video from Darren at Piscator Flies.    Darren shows us how to tie the Chaddock which was a pattern created by Karl M. Haufler.  A great pattern to imitate leeches and is great for lakes and ponds. Click Here to check out this guest video on the Chaddock:   Fly Materials for the Chaddock...
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...
best winter steelhead fly colors
I wanted to share a quick article I found on the best winter steelhead fly colors from Jay at the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. To be honest, this is a little self serving because I could have just shared this on social and it'd disappear in the long run. But, because I'm sharing it here, it will live and breath for...
guide's choice hare's ear
I demonstrate how to tie a Guide's Choice Hare's Ear in todays fly tying video.  The Guide's Choice is widely considered one of the best all around nymph patterns. No secret why, as it blends just about all of the finest trout materials you can think of.  See the materials list below. Click Here to watch the video on the Guide's...
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...
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...
teeny nymph
In todays video I demonstrate how to tie one of the easiest and most effective flies for any fish species, the Teeny Nymph.  I tie a trout fly style nymph on a size #12 hook with natural pheasant tail for the material. Click here to see how to tie the Teeny Nymph: This has got to be one of the most...
hares ear
I demonstrate how to tie a flashback hares ear in todays fly tying video.  This is a little variation from the original because of the brass bead and flashabou wing case but works pretty perfect. Click here to watch the video on Tying the Flashback Hares Ear: Hook:  Daichii #1710 Size #12 Bead:  1/8" Brass Bead Thread:  Size 70 Ultra thread Tail:  Pheasant Tail Rib: ...
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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