Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions and [easyazon-link keywords=”Matt Grobert” locale=”us”]Matt Grobert[/easyazon-link] team up to demonstrate how to tie the venerable Yellow Humpy in this fly tying video tutorial. The Yellow Humpy is one of my favorite fast water dry flies because it floats like a cork. The Yellow Humpy also makes a great dry-dropper fly…

 

Matt Grobert, blogger and author of [easyazon-link asin=”1571884173″ locale=”us”]Fly Fishing New Jersey Trout Streams[/easyazon-link] demonstrates how to tie a Slate Drake (aka, Isonychia) emerger in this fly tying video produced by Tightline Productions. The Slate Drake is an important mayfly hatch, particularly in the Eastern US, with an emergence that can run from May through September….

 

Seeing this video of [easyazon-link asin=”1571884173″]author[/easyazon-link] and blogger Matt Grobert tying a Catskill-style dry fly, here a Hendrickson, brought back fond memories. Trips to the Beaverkill River in the Catskills region of New York State with my Dad and brother some 25 years ago where a highly anticipated event. Up before dawn for the 2-hour…

 

In this fly tying video from Tightline Productions, Matt Grobert ties his version of the Chimarra Caddis Larva, a super simple fly pattern (just the way I like them). Grobert, an [easyazon-link asin=”1571884173″]author[/easyazon-link] and blogger, demonstrates how even such a simple pattern can make for a very attractive and imitative pattern that trout will find…

 

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions demonstrates how to tie Tom Rosenbauer’s Lucky Rabbit’s Foot Emerger in this fly tying video. What Makes it Lucky? Well it is made from a rabbit’s foot, right? Kidding aside,Tom Rosenbauer, noted author and host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, developed this pattern some 20 years ago while…

 

Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie a Green Royal Coachman dry fly is this fly tying video tutorial. Why green? Why not. It looks great and it’s a little different from all those red ones. I’m game. Green Royal Coachman Material List Hook: Kamasan B170, Size 10 Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0, Olive Wing: Calf Body Hair,…

 

Diane Blair demonstrates how to tie Michael Verduin’s Mighty Mite Hellgrammite fly in this fly tying video demonstration. What’s A Hellgrammite Hellgrammites are the aquatic immature (larval) stage of the Dobsonfly. The lifespan of the hellgrammite ranges from 2 to 5 years which constitutes the majority of a Dobsonfly lifespan for the pupal stage lasts…

 

From Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions comes this fly tying video demonstration on how to tie Al’s Rat or a least a slight variant of orginal fly pattern (the original pattern calls for Danville monocord in lieu of the UTC 70 thread used in this video – picky I know). What Makes Al’s Rat So…

 

Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie a Haystack Emerger in this fly tying video. This fly pattern is a variant of the original Haystack developed by Fran Betters in the 1930s, only tied without a tail to allow rear of the fly to sink below the water surface to imitate an emerging mayfly. Haystack Emerger…

 

Rich Strolis demonstrates how to tie his Blue Back Nymph, a simple and effective attractor mayfly nymph that can be altered in size and color to imitate virtually any hatch. Blue Back Nymph Materials Hook: TMC 5212 Size 10-20 Thread: UTC 70 Body: Nymph Cycle Dub Wingcase: Pearl Tinsel & Thin Skin Tail & Legs:…

 

Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies show us how to tie the Drake Mackerel emerger, an Ephemera vulgata mayfly imitation, in this week’s Friday Night Fly Tying video. What is a Drake Mackerel? Good question. I wondered the same thing when I first saw this video. Ephemera vulgata, as the fancy folk call it, is…

 

This week’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video is brought to us by Rich Strolis and features a trio of unique sunken spinner Trico videos. Yes sunken. Tips on Tying Tricos When I first saw this Trico video I was a little puzzled by the use of the tungsten bead, but Rich quickly addressed my concern…

 
 

Our Friday Night Fly Tying Video is brought to us this week by Rich Strolis of Catching Shadows and features a buggy looking Sulfur fly that makes a great anchor fly in a long-line light nymph rig and is super simple to tie to boot. What could be better? Well how about a pair of…

 

This week’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video continues our mini-series on salmonfly patterns and features an adult salmonfly pattern that is so real it almost seems like cheating! Realistic Salmonfly Imitation The One-Winged Bandit salmonfly pattern is made to look so realistic with the use of Montana Fly Co. Furry Foam Bodies and Hareline Medallion…

 

With the Salmonfly hatch in full swing on many of our western US rivers I thought I’d pay homage to the great winged beasts with this week’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video. We’ll start off with a pretty realistic looking salmonfly nymph brought to us by Mike Thomas, next week take a look at some…

 

This Friday Night Fly Tying Video is brought to us this week by Rich Strolis and features a versatile soft hackle pattern that can also be fished as a nymph in the round and deep simply by adding a bead. Farmington River Yellow Quill Hatch Rich ties and fishes the Vitreus Soft Hackle to match…

 

I was fishing the South Branch Raritan River in New Jersey last night and had the good fortune to catch a pretty impressive emergence of Sulphur mayflies just before dark. I had some lighter colored Fran Betters’ Usual fly patterns but I wish I had a few of the Snowshoe Rabbit Sulphur Emergers featured in…

 

I have to admit when I came across this week’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video by Chris Michels of Creek Addict I was a little embarrassed. I often use jigs for bass and panfish but I don’t normally think of using Tungsten jigs for trout, at least not on a fly rod. Used extensively in…

 

This week’s Friday Night Morning Fly Tying video is a dandy – Fran Betters’ Usual tied by Davie McPhail. The Usual is a very versatile fly pattern and can be tied to represent many of the larger, high riding mayflies such as the Hendrickson, Cahill and Sulphur simply by varying the color. Tips on Tying…

 

Earlier this week I ran a Mother’s Day special on Elk Hair figuring it would tie in nicely with tonight’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video featuring a Mother’s Day Caddis fly pattern. Who knew that Mother’s Day is actually a week from Sunday not this Sunday? Well, apparently I got that a little mixed up….

 

This week’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video is brought to us by Rich Strolis of Catching Shadows Guide Service and features a buggy looking Hendrickson soft hackle. Tips on Tying Hendrickson Soft Hackle You’ll notice Rich is using a heavier thread (UTC 140) which is easier to split when making a dubbing rope. When using…

 

It’s Hendrickson fly time here in the mid-Atlantic states of the US so for the next few weeks we’ll feature Hendrickson fly patterns including nymphs, emergers, soft hackles, duns and spinners. In tonight’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video by Davie McPhail we feature the Hare’s Ear nymph, an all-time classic that makes an excellent Hendrickson…

 

Ahhhh, we have finally reached the crescendo of the mayfly life cycle, and now it is time for the moment we have all been waiting for – the spinner fall. In tonight’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video Curtis Fry takes us through how to tie his Fripple – a Baetis spinner. Dance of the Mayfly…