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.

Brown Marabou Lake Leech – Recipe and Fishing Notes

This is a fly tied by a friend who fishes Oregon Cascade lakes each year. In particular, he has been fishing this fly on Gold Lake since the early 1970s, and with great success. I will follow my remarks with … Continue reading

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Olive Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video – Alex Worth 2021

In this video, Alex Worth ties a deadly Euro nymph that can be tied in different sizes, colors, and weights. With the use of tungsten beads, the Olive Jigged Nymph can be fished on a Euro set-up or under an … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ Steelhead Fly Interview: Does the Size of Your fly Matter?

Introduction: We caught up with Jay recently, fresh from a session at his fly bench, and asked if he would take time for an interview. The topic? Recommendations for the best size of fly to fish for winter steelhead. He … Continue reading

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Purple Egg Sucking Bling Brush Fly Tying Video

In this video, author Jay Nicholas ties another variation of a classic salmon and steelhead pattern using new materials such as Bling Rabbit Strips and Flash Blend Baitfish Brushes from Just Add H2O. This fly could be tied in a … Continue reading

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McKenzie Green Caddis Pupa Fly Pattern – Alex Worth 2021

In this video, Alex Worth and his dog Rosie stopped by the shop to tie a McKenzie green caddis pupa using Daichi’s new colored hooks. Used in the spring when the water is higher and cooler, this fly is meant … Continue reading

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Sea Run Cutthroat Fly Series: Olive Spider

Olive Spider Variant Olive Spider Sea Run Cutthroat Recipe. This fly is a size 6, but it fishes for summer steelhead down to a size 3 and up to a size 8 Thread – 8/0 or similar Cement – Hard … Continue reading

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Sens’ Bird’s Nest Fly Pattern – Jim Sens Tying Video 2020

In this video, Jim Sens ties his version of Charley Bird’s Bird’s Nest. Using Awesome Possum, wood duck, and dubbing Jim shows you dubbing loop techniques that create durable, fishy flies that are guaranteed to catch trout. Jim has personally … Continue reading

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Jigged Mega Prince Nymph Fly Tying Video – Alex Worth 2020

In this video, Alex Worth stopped by the shop to tie a McKenzie River guide favorite, the Mega Prince. Using jig hooks and tungsten beads, this fly is designed to get deep into the zone where fish feed. Use it … Continue reading

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Jay’s Bonefish Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Bonefish fly. A good pattern to try next time you’re down fishing the salt! Hook: TMC 811s size 6 Eyes: Chicone‚Äôs Stealth Bead Chain Eyes Thread: 6/0 Danville Grey Tail: Aussie Possum natural Mono … Continue reading

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Adams Parachute – From Nicholas’ 1960s Time Vault

I know the flies we fish these days are superb. Tied on the best hooks, with fine threads, bodies that are light and float when we want them to, but every once in a while I think about the way … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide 2020 #2

Some last minute gift ideas for the fly fisher in your life. Renzetti Master Vise (Only 250 Made) Renzetti Apprentise Vise (C-clamp or Base) New 2020 Galvin Euro Nymphing Reel Rep Your Water Sweatshirt Rep Your Water Glasses Rep Your … Continue reading

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Sens’ Foxee Dog Variation Fly Pattern – Jim Sens 2020

In this video, Jim Sens ties a fly that has proven itself over and over again in the PNW; The Foxee Dog. Incorporating dubbing loops, hackles, marble fox, pheasant and much more, Jim’s experience and creativity make this video fun … Continue reading

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Red & Black Deceiver Fly for Dorado

In this video, Jay continues to tie deceiver style patterns for larger fish including golden dorado, musky, pike, and peacock bass. Beautiful flies for beautiful, large fish! Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: Veevus GSP 150D White Cement: Loctite or Hard … Continue reading

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October Caddis Pupa Nymph Fly Pattern Fly Tying Video – Alex Worth 2020

In this video, Alex Worth ties an effective and beautiful caddis nymph using new Daiichi 1920 colored nymph hooks. Incorporating simple materials into dubbing loops giving the fly “life-like” movement and durability, Alex explains the reasoning for his techniques and … Continue reading

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Discussion about Bonefish Flies with Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses the anatomy of a bonefish fly and the materials used to tie them. If you’re new or thinking about tying bonefish flies this video is a great tutorial. Jay discusses hooks, weights, braids, flash, kip-tail, … Continue reading

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