flash fly
I show you how to tie the flash fly in todays fly tying tutorial video.  The flash fly is a great summer or winter steelhead pattern.  I tie it sparse and in the traditional steelhead hair wing style. Take a look below at the video and the fly tying recipe.  It is almost entirely flashabou and super easy to tie. Click...
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...
serrendipity
In todays fly tying tutorial I show you how to tie a super small size 20 serrendipity.  The serrendipity is a classic pattern that I first saw back in my college days. We fished it effectively back then for large browns under an indicator. Click here to watch the fly tying tutorial for the serendipity:   Fly Material List for the Serrendipity Thread:  Size...
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: ...
kalama special
In today fly tying tutorial I show you how to tie a Kalama Special Steelhead Pattern.  The Kalama Special was originally a sea-run cutthroat pattern that was later turned into and used as a steelhead pattern. Click here to watch the Kalama Special video:   Kalama Special Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread black Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 size 8 Tail:  Red Schlappen Hackle:  Grizzly...
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...
In todays video I show you how to tie an Admiral Steelhead Pattern.  This traditional steelhead fly comes from Trey Combs book:  Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies. This fly is a steelhead version of the original tied by Eustace Rogers.  Take a look below for the material list.   Click here to watch the Admiral fly tying video:   The Admiral Material List Tail:  Red...
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...
green rat
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie the Green Rat.  This pattern was tied originally by Warren Duncan for Atlantic Salmon but is a good steelhead pattern as well.   Click here to watch the Green Rat video:     Green Rat Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red (click here to purchase) Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 Size #6 (click here to purchase) Tail: Peacock...
blood knot
I show you how to tie a blood knot in today's fly fishing 101 video tutorial series.  The blood knot without question is one the the greatest fly fishing knots of all time. A knot that may be a little harder than some up front but is actually pretty easy once you practice a bit. It is used to tie leaders...
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