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...
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...
scud
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie a basic scud pattern using a plastic bag for the back of the fly.  Scuds are a pattern that every fly fisherman should have in their box and can range from size 14 up through as tiny as you want to go. Click Here to see the video on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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