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Tying the Predator Gurgler



Predator Gurgler

Hook:Firehole 801P #1/0

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February 23, 2023    Tips, Forum

Tying the Hazy Cripple


Hazy Cripple

Hook:Orvis 1523 #12-14

Thread:Uni Thread purple 8/0

Tails:Brown Z-lon

Abdoman:Purple Life Flex

Wing:White Parapost

Hackle:Grizzly/Brown mix

This is the 6th week of the 2023 fly tying class. Walter Weise’s Hazy Cripple is based on Rowan Nyman’s DOA Cripple which is based loosely on Bob Quigley’s cripple. Emergers and cripples, as Weise explains, are more effective when fished for selective or heavily-pressured trout. This pattern is Weise’s offshoot of the Purple Haze, one of the most popular attractor patterns for mid-Summer trout fishing.

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February 16, 2023    Tips, Forum

Tying the Euro Jig Sculpin


Euro Jig Sculpin

Hook:Firehole 516 #8

Thread:Uni

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January 26, 2023    Tips, Forum

Tying The New Age Gartside Soft-Hackle Streamer


New-Age Gartside Soft-Hackled Streamer

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January 18, 2023    Tips, Forum

Tying the Hungarian Prince


Hungarian Prince

Hook:Orvis 1524 #10

Thread:Uni Thread 6/0 black

Tail:Brown turkey biots

Body:Peacock herl

Rib:Gold french tinsel

Wing:White turkey biots

Hackle:Hungarian partridge

This is a Blue Ribbon Flies pattern that modifies the original stonefly pattern to include a soft hackle partirdge feather. It can be fished dead drift or swung like a traditional soft hackle pattern. This a great pattern for late June or early July when black stoneflies emerge along the banks. It’s also a favorite attractor pattern where the giant black variety is found since that variety requires 3 years to mature, one and two year old black stoneflies are always available.

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January 11, 2023    Tips, Forum

SEVEN STEPS FLY CASTING METHOD


Seven Steps Fly Casting Method

A guide to learning fly casting

by Dave Leonhard


Seven Steps To Learning Fly Casting



  1. Setup. Proper grip and stance.
  2. Pickup and delivery. (Stop and wait. Stop and wait, and deliver.)

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May 02, 2022    Tips, Forum

TYING THE HENDRICKSON BIOT-BODY DUN


This week's fly is the 5th in the 2022 fly tying class series. The Hendrickson Biot-Body Dun is a great first of the season patterns.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TYING THE HENDRICKSON BIOT-BODY DUN

Hendrickson hatches occur in water that has lots of gravel and faster moving water. The emergence occurs late mornings to early afternoons when water temps reach 53 degrees. Vulerable crippled insects are prime for fish to take and they look for them. This pattern rides low in the water floats well and is perfect for the emergence all late April and early May. For more infomation, check out "The Gentleman's Hatch" on https://streamsideorvis.com/blog/post/the-gentlemans-hatch-hendricksons

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February 25, 2022    Tips, Forum

TYING THE OL' GUY CADDIS


CLICK HERE TO WATCH HOW TO TIE THE OL' GUY CADDIS

We first discovered this pattern in the late 1970's in Grayling. The pattern is a very low riding one and is very sparsely tied. The one we are tying in black with the green egg sac is deadly when fished during black caddis egg laying in the late afternoon to early evening on either the AuSable or Upper Manistee rivers in May. When fishing the Hendrickson spinner falls, be sure to have this pattern in your box when feeders won't take your
Hendrickson spinner pattern. They are probably on the egg-laying caddis. This one will work. In a tan or olive body color (both in #12 and #14), this can be one of the best mid-afternoon prospecting patterns in June and July.

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February 25, 2022    Tips, Forum

TYING THE HATCH MASTER

CLICK HERE TO WATCH TYING THE HATCH MASTER

This week's fly for the 2022 fly tying class is the Hatch Master. Harry Darbee and his wife Elsie were pioneers in the art of tying fine, sparsely-tied dry flies in the traditional Catskill style in the 1930’s. Harry Darbee invented the Hatch Master using mallard flank and breast feathers to create the illusion of a large heavy bodied mayfly without the actual bulk that was difficult to float. This is a highly creative design t

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February 11, 2022    Tips, Forum

TYING THE NEARNUFF CRAYFISH



CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO TYING WHITLOCK'S NEARNUFF CRAYFISH.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbPqcC_XrMo

The NearNuff Crawfish pattern was invented by Dave Whitlock to fish for trout on the White River in Arkansas. Dave Whitlock, who lives on the Red River near the White River, designed the pattern to represent the bottom dwelling crayfish that live on the bottom of the White and are a favorite food for large brown trout. It has become on of our best patterns for fooling large smallmouth and carp on the Lake Michigan flats in early June.

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January 31, 2022 Tips, Forum

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