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...
wooly bugger
The wooly bugger is one of the easiest and most effective flies to tie for a vast number of fish species.  I demonstrate how to tie a wooly bugger and provide a few tips on general tying instruction.  Watch the video to see how the wooly bugger is tied. Materials for the Black Wooly Bugger Tail:  Black Marabou Body:  Black...
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...
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...
picket pin
  In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie a classic wet fly, the Picket Pin.  Click on the link below to watch the video on tying the picket pin. I also provide a link below to the material list and a great article on the history of this great fly.  I received a message from Colin who...
undertaker steelhead fly
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie an Undertaker steelhead fly pattern which was originated by Wayne Duncan for Atlantic Salmon. It has since become a very attractive fly for steelhead fishing.  Take a look at this link if you want to see Wayne recite poetry while tying one of his flies (sorry for the poor...
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...
spey flies and dee flies
I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Jason Miller at the Albany Fly Tying Expo this year.  I filmed him tying a Dee Fly and talking all about Spey Flies and Dee Flies in this hour and 1/2 fly tying video. Jason is one of those cool guys you need to know.  He's an up and...
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...
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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