Beaver dubbing has long been recoginzied as one of the finest furs for fly tying and in particular for tying small dry flies. It makes sense if you consider that the beaver spends most of their life in water, and so has developed really fine, soft and water resistant underfur to keep warm. Beaver fur…

 

Thank you Juan Ramirez for this simple yet awesome video on how to make dubbing! If you have struggled to get dubbing materials to mix together without getting all clumped up, then watch this video. It’s amazingly simple and works awesome. Thanks again Juan!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQtIPauZQ08 Davie McPhail shows us how to dye strung hackle feathers Sunburst in this fly tying video tutorial. If you have not ventured into the world of dyeing your own fly tying material (yet), this video by Davie McPhail is a good introduction into the Art and Alchemy of dyeing fly tying material. Dyeing Feathers…

 

For all of you soft hackle wet fly addicts here is the real deal – Golden Plover! Imported from the UK, these skins are some of the best and only available on the market right now. The soft back and shoulder of the Golden Plover have soft-mottled shades of gold and tan, barred browns and…

 

With the Mother’s Day Caddis hatch bearing down on many western US rivers folks are going to need a healthy supply of Elk Hair Caddis and X-Caddis fly patterns. As such it seems fitting to nominate Elk Hair as our Fly Tying Material of the Week. As usual we take a look at what kind…

 

Whiting Brahma hen capes and saddles with Chickabou are perfect for wet flies, nymphs, soft hackles and more! Whiting Brahma Hen Capes for Sale on eBay right now! [phpbay]whiting brahma hen, , 44913, american[/phpbay]

 

I don’t normally run more than one eBay fly tying special a week, but this one is just too good to not let folks know about. Singlebarbed.com just tipped us off to a mother-load of antique Mustad hooks that he stumbled across on eBay. [phpbay]Mustad hook, 12, 31705, tuna shark circle jig double assist minnow…

 

Each week we scan the inventory in our eBay Fly Shop and pick one of our favorite fly tying materials and see what kind of deals are available. This week we take a look at Starling feathers, which are great for tying soft hackles. Starling Feathers for Sale on eBay Right Now [phpbay]starling, , 44912,…

 

Each week we scan the inventory in our eBay Fly Shop and pick one of our favorite fly tying materials and see what kind of deals are available. This week we feature Snowshoe Rabbit foot. Snowshoe Rabbit for Sale on eBay [phpbay]snowshoe, , 44912, [/phpbay] Snowshoe Rabbit Foot Uses Hands down Snowshoe Rabbit foot hair…

 

I thought it would be fun to start a new weekly feature called Fly Tying Material of the Week where we discuss one our favorite fly tying materials. This week – Ostrich Herl! Ostrich Herl Uses Ostrich is one of those beautiful natural materials that can add life to many flies. Ostrich makes a great…

 

Ok, so I couldn’t find a video of a Wooly fly so a Woolly Bugger will have to do. This version, one of probably a 1,000 or more woolly fly patterns out there, is presented by Scott’s Virtual Fly Tying. I like Scott’s fly tying videos because he gives you the recipe for the fly,…