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.

Got Time on your hands? A Simple Solution to organize and File Fly Samples

Best most practical method for storing fly samples. As a fly tyer and fly fisher, I have accumulated a fair number of fly samples. These range from giant beasties to very little midge no-see-ems and many have been helpful when I … Continue reading

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Yak Hair Duxbury Clouser Jig Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a variation of the classic Clouser Minnow using yak hair and a Gamakatsu 60º jig hook. Used as a baitfish pattern, this fly catches just about anything that swims including stripper, bass, tuna, salmon…. … Continue reading

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Fly Tying in the USA – and Beyond

Photo caption. My wading boots on the porch in PC last summer. March 15th, 2020. I woke to two realities today 1. Covid-19 is making its way around the USA as it has elsewhere around the world, disrupting plans, and … Continue reading

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Kaufmann’s Hare’s Ear CDC – Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a Randall Kaufmann variation to the Classic Hare’s Ear with CDC. Hook:TMC 3761 sizes 10-16 Bead/Lead: Optional Thread: Uni 6/0 Brown Tail: Natural Hare’s Ear Mask Rib: Gold Flat Mylar Abdomen: Natural Hare’s Ear with … Continue reading

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Jay’s Mexican Flag Predator Deceiver Fly for Golden Dorado & Peacock Bass Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties his Mexican Flag Dorado Fly a deceiver style pattern for dorado and peacock bass. Follow step by step instruction for these large flies with Jay’s commentary and years of experience. Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: … Continue reading

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Parallel Perch Fly Tying Video – Rob Hrabik

In this video, Rob Hrabik of Yosemite Outfitters ties a variation of Tom Loe’s Parallel Punk Perch. A highly efficient fly anywhere trout live, Rob fishes this fly under an indicator, on the strip, as a streamer, and as a … Continue reading

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2020 NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo – March 13 & 14, Albany Oregon

When: March 13th & 14th | 9:00am – 5:00pm Where: Linn County Expo Center, Albany Oregon Admission: $10 | FFI Members and Youth 18 & Under: FREE| Veteran admission is $5.00 This year. Parking is free Website: http://nwexpo.com The EXPO is on Instagram! … Continue reading

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Tube Fly Mandrels & Shank Adapters

In this video, Jay Nicholas discusses different tube fly mandrels and shank adapters from Pro Sportfisher, HMH, Stonfo, and OPST. Pro Sportfisher Flexineedle HMH Mandrel Stonfo Mandrel HMH Shank & Tube Adapter OPST Shank Chuck Tool

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Deep Dive into Bucktail – Q+A with Jay Nicholas

Question: Hey Guys… starting to tie bait fish flies using the buck tails I bought from you awhile back. I have noticed that most of the hairs towards the bottom are curved; is there a way to remove the curve … Continue reading

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Trailer Wire for Shank Flies Video Tutorial

In this video, Jay discusses the different options one may use for trailer wire. Trailer Wire: Maxima Chameleon Senyo’s Intruder Wire Rio Wire Bite Fair Flies Trailer Rig Power Pro Fireline

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Midnight Fire Balanced Leech Fly Tying Video – Rob Hrabik

In this video, fly fishing guide and ultra-mellow guy, Rob Hrabik stopped by to tie a favorite Pyramid Lake, NV. fly he uses for huge Lahontan cutthroat trout, the Midnight Fire Balanced Leech. Using sewing pins and tungsten weights to … Continue reading

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Tube Fly Introduction with Jay Nicholas 2020

In this blog, fly fisher Jay Nicholas explains the effectiveness of tube flies and the different parts of their anatomy. “If you can tie flies on a hook you can tie flies on a tube.” It’s really not that hard, … Continue reading

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Black Seeker Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a Black Seeker Jig Nymph. Popular with the trout in New Zealand, this European style nymph pattern would work anywhere trout live. With a coq de leon tail, ribbed body, and a hot-spot collar, … Continue reading

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Jay’s Egg Eating Sculpin Steelhead Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an Egg Eating Sculpin Steelhead Fly. A great pattern for Steelhead and Sea Run Brown Trout. Add rubber legs for more action. Hook: Ahrex NS115 Bead: Pro Flexi Bead Small Pink Thread: Veevus 6/0 Black … Continue reading

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Silveynator Tube Fly Tying Video with New Bling Rabbit Strips

In this video, fly fishing guide & tyer Rob Hrabik (@sierraflyguy) ties an effective steelhead fly that originated here in the PNW using Hareline’s new Bling Rabbit Strips……Brian Silvey’s Silveynator. A deadly winter steelhead fly, the Silveynator sinks like a … Continue reading

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