Category Archives: Fly Tying Materials and Supplies

This category is a home for information about fly tying techniques, tools, materials, and supplies for the experienced and novice fly tier.

Jay’s Enhanced Composite Loop Silveynator Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay uses Loon’s D Loop Tweezer to create a beautiful dubbing loop to create a Silveynator type tube fly. With different combinations of colors, sizes, and weights this fly is effective just about anywhere steelhead may be … Continue reading

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“Sweet Juicy Steelhead Fly” Foxy Dog Variation – Jay Nicholas 2020

Join Jay NIcholas as he ties a variation of the Foxy Dog fly using OPST shanks, marble fox, hackles, and a composite loop consisting of Senyo’s Fusion dubbing and Ripple Ice dubbing. Become a better fly tyer by simple watching … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead Yak Muddler Fly Tying Video

In this video, author Jay Nicholas ties a Deschutes Steelhead Yak Muddler. Skating flies for summer steelhead on the Deschutes River is what it’s all about. Having a steelhead take your fly on the surface (or just below) is what … Continue reading

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Jay’s River Muddler Steelhead Fly

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a summer fly effective for swinging, skating, and fishing for summer steelhead. The river muddler is a fly effective on western rivers such as the Umpqua, Rogue, and the D. Watching this fly get … Continue reading

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San Juan Worm – Beginning Fly Tying Series

In this video, Greg ties a simple San Juan Worm fly pattern with information for beginning tyers. Effective for trout throughout the West, this controversial fly is great for beginning fly tyers to practice their techniques with pinch-wraps and uniformed … Continue reading

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Squirmy Wormie Fly Tying Video – Beginning Fly Tying Series

In this video, Greg ties the effective, deadly, and controversial Squirmy Wormie Fly. Used in competition with jig hooks, tungsten beads, different colors & sizes the Squirmy Wormie Fly has proven its effectiveness throughout the world. The material does require … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Care for a Fly LIne – Plus Tips on Dying Fly LInes

Tips on How to Dye and Maintain a Fly Line We receive many questions from clients regarding how to take care of their fly lines and these questions include people asking how to dye them. One of our Caddis Fly … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Revised Tips on Tying a Short Hollow Deceiver Fly

In this video Jay ties a short “Hollow Style” deceiver pattern. Here he ties a Hollow fly which is much smaller and shares his years of experience tying these beautiful flies. A universal fly for bass, pike, musky, salmon, just … Continue reading

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Tips on Tying Hollow Flies with Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses materials such as buck-tail, hackle, and hook selection to tie beautiful hollow flies for big fish. Discussions include building stations on the hook, tying & selecting buck-tail, hackle incorporation, and much more. This fly is … Continue reading

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Jay’s Composite Loop Variant Freight Train Fly

In this video, Jay uses two new tools to create a custom composite loop brush for a variation of a classic steelhead pattern the Freight Train. This fly can be swung, dead drifted, and skated for steelhead, but use it … Continue reading

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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 4 – Summary Charts

Here we are, finally, Part 4 of our 4-part cement review. How could I have known, back in 1963, that one simple bottle of glue from Herter’s would evolve to  this wide assortment of products that are available to the ordinary … Continue reading

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Green & Red Hollow Deceiver Fly Tying Video for Peacock Bass/Golden Dorado

In this video, Jay ties a huge hollow fly used to hunt out predator fish. Incorporating saddle hackles in different colors and flash to catch the fishes attention, these flies are for your 8 & 9 weight rods and are … Continue reading

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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 3 – Solarez UV Resins

Solarez – Product Review & Application Guide As promised, Part 3 of our review will focus on to the Solarez UV resins specifically packaged for fly tyers, a product line so extensive and effective that I believe it deserves special treatment. Tips for … Continue reading

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Jay’s Three Salt Alaska King Salmon Fly Tying Video 2020

  In this video, Jay ties an intruder type Alaskan King Salmon Fly. This fly is meant to be fished on the swing, but you could use this stripping for peacock bass, tiger fish, muskie, and other large predators. With … Continue reading

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Jay’s Pro Sportfisher Squid Tube Fly Video

In this video, Jay ties a Squid Tube Fly using Pro Sportfisher Predator tubing, EP Invader & Fair Flies Predator Brushes. An effective fly to imitate a squid for salmon, rockfish, and lingcod for coastal fishing or you could use … Continue reading

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