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.

What do you get the fisherman who has everything? Something to organize his stuff!

As the gift giving holidays approach, it can be intimidating to think of something to get that special angler in your life. What can you get the fisherman who already has everything!? Check out our gift guide video here:   For … Continue reading

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The Twelve Minute Intruder – Winter Steelhead Tube Fly

This is going to be a quick post for a relatively quick winter steelhead tube Intruder. I tie this fly in about 12 minutes and it catches steelhead. Tube: 40/40 ProSportfisher tube butt: Chartreuse Ice dub Rear Post: Kingfisher Blue … Continue reading

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Jigged CDC Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly Tying Video

The Jigged Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of our most effect “hopper dropper” nymphs. It’s hook rides up and reduces snags and lost flies. You can tie this fly in a variety of sizes, we like it best from #12-16. … Continue reading

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Managing Rabbit and Finn Raccoon Zonker Strips

Various  rabbit and Finn Raccoon Zonker strips make for great flies, but there are some properties of the material that can be confusing and intimidating. The first thing that might disappoint you is the extent to which the strips might be matted … Continue reading

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Understanding Schlappen Feathers for Fly Tying

I have been using Schlappen feathers on a regular basis lately while tying up my boxes of winter steelhead flies. Fact is, I have been very surprised and pleased with the overall quality and diversity of the feathers I have … Continue reading

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Hareline Fly Tying Kits – Quality for Beginner or Aspiring Tyer

Our friends at Hareline Dubbin in Monroe Oregon have recently introduced three new options in fly tying kits that I have had the opportunity to examine recently. Nicely done. Following I’ll note some of my observations on these three kits. … Continue reading

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Black Friday Sale at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop

All in store purchases are 10% off. Get 10% on top of all gift card purchases. Example: buy a $100 gift card and we will load it for $110. Buy any fly tying kit or complete fly fishing outfit and … Continue reading

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Red Bandit Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie the Red Bandit. This “attractor” nymph pattern was developed by Matt in Colorado, but has produced a lot of fish for him in the Pacific Northwest. The fly … Continue reading

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Trouble Maker October Caddis Fly Tying Video

August through early November is prime time for fishing October caddis pupae. In this video Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie an excellent imitation. This pattern works for trout and steelhead on our local waters and beyond. Troublemaker October Caddis … Continue reading

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Purple Prospector Fly Tying Video

Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie a simple shank style steelhead fly. The weight and color combo are perfect for summer steelhead on the swing. The OPST shanks and Senyo’s trailer wire make this fly an effective “trailer hook” style … Continue reading

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Rogue Agent Fly Tying Video

Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie a proven Rogue River swing or nymph style prince nymph variant. We love this style of fly from late August to November on the Rogue River for both adult and “half pounder” steelhead. Adapt … Continue reading

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Simple Steelhead Skater Fly Tying Video

This is a steelhead/sea-run cutthroat fly inspired by the pattern by Brett Jensen, newfound friend, who provided the recipe to Doug Brutaco of Aqua Flies. I borrowed from Brett’s Klamath Skater and his Obie Skater, both great flies on the Klamath … Continue reading

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HDA Fav Variant Jigged Nymph Fly Tyng Video

The HDA Fav Variant Jig is a great all around nymph. It’s a go to spring summer and fall tied below a Chubby Chernobyl. The quick descending and highly attractive pattern has caught fish all over the world! HDA Fav … Continue reading

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Spruce Flies for Sea-run Cutthroat now available!

Frustrated by the lack of superior materials to tie my own Spruce Flies plus my increasingly deteriorating abilities to do so, I placed a special order through Solitude for Size 6 and size 8 spruce flies tied to suit my … Continue reading

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Marsden Mohican Fly Tying Video

I took this fly (the Marsden Mohican) from our fellow fly anglers who fish in the UK – often in lakes for stocked trout of huge size. They seem to fish this fly as a “fry” imitator or a general … Continue reading

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