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.

Purple & Black Rabbit Strip Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

Here is yet another version of the many rabbit strip tube flies you will see that are deadly when fished for steelhead and many species of salmonids. This Purple and black version of the fly silly deadly but I suppose that is … Continue reading

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Jigged Possie Bugger Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie the Jigged Possie Bugger. The Possie Bugger is quite possibly the most popular nymph pattern in our area; hopper-dropper, indicator, or Euro style fly fishing, the fly always … Continue reading

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Flame Boss Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

Here is a tube fly version of a fly pattern that I fished on traditional hooks for years extending back into the 1970s. The Flame Boss is a variation of the Boss Fly probably developed on the coastal rivers of Northern … Continue reading

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TYING AND FISHING FLIES FOR TROUT LAKES—a fly-tying clinic with Skip Morris

Time -May 19th, 2017 5:30pm Location – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, Eugene, OR 97401 Cost – $40 During this 2 ½-hour(or slightly longer) clinic, Skip Morris (author of 18 fly-fishing books including Morris & … Continue reading

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Key Fly Tying Materials for Tying Simple Streamers

Tying great salmon and steelhead flies can be an intimidating feat, especially when you look at the array of steelhead patterns available in shops and online. But if you have a favorite pattern in mind, don’t let the flashy final cut … Continue reading

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Comparing Three Feathers as Collar Hackles on Intruder Butt Stations

I have been tying  lot of Intruders preparing for winter steelhead season, and have had plenty of opportunity to explore a range of options for creating a collar on the butt and shoulder section of my flies. I decided to … Continue reading

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Polar Shrimp Rabbit Strip Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

This is a variant of the many rabbit strip tube flies you will see that are deadly when fished for steelhead and many species of salmonids. This version of the fly is one that I see as reminiscent of the … Continue reading

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Lance Egan’s Red Dart Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie Lance Egan’s Red Dart. This attractor pattern is a local favorite for fishing as the point fly in a Hopper-Dropper configuration. As a jigged pattern it also makes … Continue reading

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Torrence’s Black and Blue Scandi-Tube Fly Tying Video

In this fly tying instructional video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie a Scandinavian Style Tube Fly using the Protube system by ProSportFisher. The Protube system allows the tier to control the every aspect of their creation with the addition … Continue reading

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Senyo’s Aqua Veil and Hareline Polar Chenille: flashy hackles for Steelhead and Salmon Flies

Some of my steelhead and salmon flies incorporate flash only in the wing—but there are many patterns I craft that incorporate additional flash by winding on what I refer to as “flash hackles.” Two products that I often reach for … Continue reading

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Six Excellent Options for Adding Flash to Wings of Steelhead & Salmon flies

This post will just feature a half dozen of the various options we have at hand on the bench to add flash to wings of steelhead and salmon flies. There are well over a hundred options if you consider colors, … Continue reading

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Torrence’s Carp Caller Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie his Carp Caller carp fly. Using some of the latest materials available, this fly lands softly to its target due to the buggy dubbed head. After settling to … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Tips: Modifying a ProSportfisher Flexlineedle

I tie most of my Tube flies using a Regal Revolution rotary vise. When I first began using the Pro Sportfisher Flexineedle to hold my tubes, I secured the tool with the vise jaws at an angle, and this is … Continue reading

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OPST Shank Chuck for tying Intruders – a Review

Thumbs up in my opinion for this new OPST tool. I have been satisfied enough using my HMH tool fly adaptor to hold my shanks while tying Intruders but have long awaited the arrival of this new tool offered by … Continue reading

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Best Winter Steelhead Fly Colors?

This is an opinion piece, and the reader should digest my thoughts knowing that I am as biased as any steelhead angler you’ve ever met where fly color is concerned. I definitely have ideas about the color hues of the … Continue reading

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