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.

Fair Flies Trailer Rigs Fly Tying Video Demonstration

In this video Jay shows us how to utilize the new Fair Flies Trailer Rig Kits. These are super solid for both fresh and saltwater.

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Jay Nicholas’ Olive Glass Bead Damsel Fly

Author and fly tyer, Jay Nicholas stopped by the shop to tie an Olive Glass Bead Damsel Fly. In the spring and summer when the lakes fish best, damsel flies can be a rich and plentiful food source for trout … Continue reading

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Sculpminnow Fly Fur Sculpin Streamer

In this video, Jay ties a Sculpminnow Fly Fur Sculpin Streamer using Fair Flies Fly Fur, Bull Elk, and Deer Hair. Designed to push lots of water in a slender profile, this sculpin streamer is a dangerous baitfish pattern to … Continue reading

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Why you might want to shampoo your bucktails – Tying Tips from Jay

Well, why might anyone want to shampoo their¬†bucktails. This is something I discovered after working with bucktail for nearly six decades. Slow learner I am. Some bucktails fresh from the package are perfect and a washing would not benefit them … Continue reading

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Brown Seeker Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

This is one of a series of jigged nymphs that will allow you to stock your box with a range of nymph colors that cover the fundamental range of colors and be confident that you will be able to entice … Continue reading

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Tony Torrence’s Micro Sparkle Bugger Fly Tying Video

In this video, Tony ties a Micro-Sparkle Bugger pattern – a variant on the ever effective Wooly Bugger. A fun pattern to try on your local rivers and lakes for trout. Enjoy! Thread: Brown 8/0 or 10/0 Veevus Hook: TMC … Continue reading

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Jay’s Mega Pike Musky Fly Tying Video

Jay’s Mega Pike Musky Fly Rear Shank – Big Game 28 mm Thread – Danville’s 210 D white or 200 D GSP Rear stage – 4.5 ” EP Invader Brush Shad Gray Hareline White Flatwing Saddles – long Hareline Black … Continue reading

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Bruce Berry’s Silvenator Variant Fly Tying Video

In this video, Bruce Berry ties a variant of the Silvenator fly using Pro Sportfisher Classic Tubing and Flexibead. This is a terrific pattern for both Winter and Summer Steelhead. Hook: OPST Swing #2/4 Needle: Pro Sport Flexineedle Small Tube: … Continue reading

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Pink Creamsicle Steelhead Nymph Fly Tying Video

Fresh on the heels of several videos that discuss techniques, tools and basic materials for the jigged nymph tyer, I created this video to showcase the Pink Creamsicle Steelhead Nymph. This is a smallish (size 10) jigged nymph that will … Continue reading

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Flash Blend Baitfish Brush – Product Review

Just a very brief look at a product that has great potential for making bodies on all sorts of baitfish fly patterns for predatory species in fresh and saltwater. This is a dense brush, contrast with the new EP Invader … Continue reading

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Greg’s Turkey Biot Midge Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a simple yet effective midge pattern for trout, the Turkey Biot Midge. Greg recommends tying it in shades of black and olive. Some of the largest trout he’s caught have come from small biot midges … Continue reading

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Greg’s Copper John Euro Nymph Style Fly Tying Video

John Barr’s classic on a Euro Jig Hook. Have fun and explore different colors! Hook: Gamakatsu J20 (10-16) Bead: Hareline Tungsten Slotted Bead Wire: Lead-Free Wire (optional) Thread: Veevus 6/0 Cream Biot: Goose Biots Tan Body: Ultra Wire Brassie¬†Blue and … Continue reading

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Single-Station Composite Loop Intruder Red/Black Fly Tying Video

Excited to have some Steelhead recipes available tied by Jim Sens. In this video he ties a Composite Loop Intruder in Red and Black – A terrific pattern to have while Steelheading this season. Look out for some of his … Continue reading

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Tony Torrence’s Purple Rooster Fly Tying Video

In this video, Tony ties a Purple Rooster fly pattern. This is a great attractor dry fly pattern to try on your local waters throughout the season. Enjoy! Thread: Black 10/0 Veevus Hook: TMC 100, sizes 10-18 Tail: Ringneck Pheasant … Continue reading

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Grizzly Soft Hackle Marabou Patches Review

In this video, Jay reviews Grizzly Soft Hackle Marabou Patches. Enjoy!

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