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A classy guy tying a classy fly

January 5th, 2010 · No Comments

You stay classy, West Yellowstone…
Craig Matthews tying the Sparkle Dun:

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Rock & Roll

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I bought this fly at The Fly Shop in Redding. Its call the Rocker Roller, a pattern matching the larva stage of the October Caddis.
The October Caddis is a case making caddis, forming a shell around its larva with small stones from the stream.
The Rocker Roller is formed by spinning multiple colors of rubber in [...]

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October Caddis Pupa

November 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a great video showing how to tie an October Caddis Pupa pattern.

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October Caddis Pattern: OC Humpy

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is an adapation of several other patterns, to form an October Caddis Humpy (OC Humpy).
This takes a classic humpy pattern, adds a zelon egg sac/shuck like the X-Caddis, and a down wing with zelon underwing.
OC Humpy

Hook: TMC 100, size 10 or 8
Tail/Shuck/Eggsac: Caddis Gold Zelon (don’t trim the “front end”)
Body: Orange Thread
Body: Deer hair, [...]

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October Caddis, Elk Hair Edition

November 8th, 2009 · No Comments

There will be about 8 to 10 patterns for the October Caddis during November. What else could you be looking forward to in November, besides numerous variations on the October caddis.
This one is tied like the classic Elk Hair Caddis.

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Ed Story ties the Crackleback

November 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m a bit torn about showing these videos. On one hand, the producers cut a single tying video, of a relatively simple fly, into 3 segments. Seemingly, just to have 3 opportunities to present ads.  On the other hand, these videos are an opportunity to see a master craftsman tie a classic fly.  That decision [...]

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The GSD Clouser

November 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Some Clouser minnows are tied with fox hair. Well, you know the difference between a fox and a dog?

Here is the GSD Clouser, with hair from the tail (top and bottom).

The difference between a fox and a dog? 4 beers.

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October Caddis Pupa – Soft Hackle

November 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

The October Caddis Pupa Soft Hackle – an easy tie, easy to fish, and effective.
October Caddis Pupa Soft Hackle

Hook: TMC 200R, size 8
Underbody: Lead and optional floss to build volume
Body: “October Caddis Pupa” dubbing (fly shops in CA carry this color, if your’s doesn’t blend 60% orange, 30% yellow, 10% red antron)
Hackle: India hen back

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October Caddis, in November, just in time for National Blog Posting Month

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

My friend, John LeJeune tells me that its National Blog Posting Month, where he will be making a blog post at least daily for the entire month of November.  Sounds like a great idea. I’m in.
I’ve been very busy lately with work and home projects, so haven’t had time to concentrate on this blog. As [...]

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Steelhead Flies: Blue Intruder

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments

It takes time to tie the Intruder pattern. It takes Todd Scharf 4 videos to demonstrate the Blue Intruder. This one is tied well, it takes time to make them durable.

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