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...
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...
hackled skip nymph
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie the Hackled Skip Nymph, a great callibaetis nymph and also a great nymph for steelhead fishing. I intereviewed Skip Morris in episode 36 of the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast.  This episode drops in August of 2018 so stay tuned if it's before that date.   Click here to watch...
royal coachman
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie a Royal Coachman Bucktail.  This pattern was taken from the book, The Half-Pounder a Steelhead Trout by Dennis Lee. Click here to watch the Royal Coachman video: Royal Coachman Bucktail Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 Size #6 Tail: Red Hackle Body: back 3rd peacock, red floss, front 3rd peacock Hackle:  Pheasant...
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...
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...
pick yer pocket
In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a Pick Yer Pocket Steelhead Fly.  This is a great pattern for summer and winter steelhead and can be fished in very diverse situations. Tie it sparse and fish it for summers.  Push a little water or a lot, it's all good with this fly.  Simon Gawesworth noted in...
fly tyers dungeon
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mad The Founder of Fly Tyers Dungeon sat down to tell his story and the story of his company which produces unique fly tying materials in Montana. Find out how to get some unique materials at a great discount in this one.  We get into how he produces his material and how you can get custom made materials if you just reach out and ask.
the boss
I show you how to tie the Boss steelhead fly pattern in todays fly tying video.  The Boss was originated by Grant King to fish the Russian River but has been used in many other rivers and for other species around the country. Click here to watch the video of the Boss:   The Boss Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread Hook: ...
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