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It’s that time… Get ready if you haven’t yet

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Steelhead time.  If your boxes aren’t ready, whip out some of these.
Purple Egg Sucking Leeches by the Caddis Fly Shop.

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Strolis’ BWO Flymph

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is another video by Richard Strolis, tying the BWO Flymph.
Earlier this year, I was fishing during a very nice BWO hatch. The bugs were covering the water, it seemed like there were 20-30 flies per square foot on the water.  The fish were going nuts on this bountiful hatch. However, I was having a [...]

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Fly Pattern: Woven Wire Weevil

September 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Weaving was a difficult process for me to learn. Or, I should phrase that in the present tense, I’m still learning the technique. Here is a 2-fer: a demonstration of the weaving process – which allows you to tie flies with light bottoms and dark tops, and a heavy, spark-plugish, fly to get down deep.
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Rusty Parachute

September 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here is a rusty parachute, a general attractor which can double as a spinner pattern. This video shows how to tie off the hackle on a parachute pattern, which tends to be a difficult technique to learn.

The Rusty Parachute from Richard Strolis on Vimeo.

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Fly days of September: Paradrake

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Paradrake, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.
The extended body Paradrake pattern is useful for large mayflies like the Green Drake or the Hex. The elk hair provides plenty of flotation, and a more realistic profile.
Hook: TMC 100 size 12 (hook size is less important, overall body length is more important)
Wing: Elk hair stacked and tied post [...]

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Fly Days of August: White Miller Caddis

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Wow, 31 days in a row of posting a new fly pattern. Its been fun, hope you’ve enjoyed it.  I have.
Today, we feature 2 patterns for the White Miller Caddis, a hatch that is seen on the Firehole in the fall.  Previous posts about the White Miller include the Carpet Caddis and the TK-421.
Both of [...]

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Fly Days of August: Crystal Serendipity

August 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Today’s fly is the Crystal Serendipity, another Blue Ribbon Flies pattern. This is an excellent pupa pattern, either midge or caddis depending on size. These effective flies are very quick and easy to tie. I like to use one as a dropper behind a heavier fly.
Crystal Serentipity

Hook: Pupa hook, with a curved shank. TMC 2487, [...]

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Fly Days of August: Stacked Blonde streamer

August 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Kelly Galloup adpated this pattern from the Joe Brooks Blonde. Its called a stacked blonde because its tied on a keel hook, and provides a wider profile.
Stacked Blonde

Hook: Keel Hook (Mustad 79666), size 4 to 8
Body: Yellow Bucktail, 4 clumps: 2 on the flat portions, 2 on the angled portion of the hook
Body: Yellow Marabou [...]

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Fly Days of August: Tups Indispensible

August 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

One of my favorites to fish, but more to tell the story about the materials. The Tups Indispensable is a yellow wet fly. I’ve had good luck using these when PMDs or Yellow Sally naturals are about.
This was a very famous, and secretive, pattern in the early 1900’s in England. The recipe was a closely [...]

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Fly Days of August: Mahogany Nymph

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a very simple nymph pattern that has been effective in the fall for the Mahogany Dun hatch. The simplicity makes me doubt the complex flies that I tie, or better said, doubt the time I put in for the complex flies. Reminds me of a quote from someone (forgot who), that most things [...]

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