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...
stinger hook
In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a stinger hook onto a waddington shank.  This is a popular method for preparing a great fly that hooks up cleanly and nicely for steelhead.   Click here to watch the stinger hook video:   Stinger hook materials Umpqua 45 mm Waddington Shank 70 denier thread TMC 78510 stinger hook size #4 ...
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...
dropper loop knot
I show you how to tie the dropper loop in today's fly fishing video tutorial.  The dropper loop knot is great for nymphing when you want to fish a second fly off of the leader.  The dropper is a knot that does not get tangled easily and is easy to fish. Click Here to see the Dropper Loop Video: Here's a...
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...
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...
disco midge
In todays episode I show you how to tie a disco midge.  A super basic pattern but also super effective and works great year around. Only a few materials to use for this fly so let's get started!   Click here to watch the Disco Midge Video:   Disco Midge Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red Hook:  Mustad C49S size #14 Body: Size 70 Ultra Thread...
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...
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...
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...
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