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.

Duxbury Clouser Variant – Jay Nicholas

In this video, author and fly tyer Jay Nicholas ties a variant to the Duxbury Clouser using a Gamkatsu 60ยบ Jig hook. Using Flash ‘N Slinky and Fair Flies brushes giving the fly life-like movement and balance, these flies are … Continue reading

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Kopter Absolute Stealth Scissor Review by Jim Sens 2020

In this video, professional fly tyer Jim Sens reviews Kopter Absolute Stealth Scissors new for 2020. Ultra sharp and small enough to get into those hard to reach spaces, these scissors set the standard for superiority. One of our customers … Continue reading

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Gob of Worms/Squirmy Wormie/Mini Squiggle Worm – Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses different materials and new hooks for tying a variety of worm patterns. San Juan worms have changed from your typical chenille materials to modern “squimy” materials that have lots of movement and catch a surprising … Continue reading

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Jay’s Chartreuse & White Hollow Deceiver Fly for Peacock Bass & Dorado

In this video, Jay ties a hollow deceiver fly using Chicone’s Fettuccine Foam. Using bucktail, saddle feathers, and flash….this is a big fly for big fish. Try different colors and sizes to meet your needs Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: … Continue reading

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Hollow Deceiver Streamer for Chinook and Silver Salmon

In this video, Jay ties a Hollow Deceiver Fly for chinook and silver salmon. A great fly to use in the Pacific Northwest for Salmon. Don’t be afraid to swing it for steelhead too. Hook: Ahrex PR320 Predator Hook 4/0 … Continue reading

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Foul-Proof Clouser Minnow – Jay Nicholas Summer 2020

Listen up all you faithful readers of the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. I understand that you might be tired of seeing Jay (me) tie yet maybe the one hundredth version of a clouser deep minnow. Well Let me tell you … Continue reading

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Two methods for tying tails Deceiver Style Streamer Flies

In this video, Jay share’s with us his years of experience tying Deceiver Style Streamer Flies. Here he show’s us two methods for tying this classic fly pattern. Materials Used: Hook: Ahrex Predator Stinger Hook Thread: Veevus GSP 150D Tail: … Continue reading

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Purple & Black Golden Dorado Hollow Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a large hollow deceiver used for fishing Golden Dorado and larger predatory fish. If you’re new to deceiver style fly patterns, follow Jay as he breaks down each step tying these beautiful beast. Hook: … Continue reading

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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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