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.

Lower McKenzie Fly Fishing Report – McKenzie Green Caddis Report

We are enjoying one of those lovely springs on the lower McKenzie. I made it out yesterday afternoon from about 1pm to 4:30pm. Water conditions are ideal. There were brown and green McKenzie Caddis out, along with assorted light colored … Continue reading

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Tuna Tuxedo (Yak Hair) Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up a Tuna Tuxedo using UV Yak Hair. Jay first used this fly while fishing for Skip Jack down in the Baja and it’s been in his fly box ever since due to it’s versatility … Continue reading

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Olive Silvenator (w/Pro Sport Flexi Bead) Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay demonstrates how to tie an Olive Silvenator Steelhead fly with a Gunsmoke Flexibead from Pro Sportfisher. This is a quick easy fly that can be fished for Steelhead and Trout. Olive Silvenator (w/Pro Sport Flexi bead) … Continue reading

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Jay’s Slender Trout Streamer Chub Fly Tying Video

This fly was inspired by flies used for Sea trout over in Europe. As you can tell from the name it has a very slim, minimalist profile. It looks very fishy and casts really easily. Jay prefers fishing this in … Continue reading

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New Product Review by Jay Nicholas – Midge Flash

OK. Just because a material is new to me does not necessarily meant that it is NEW on the market or new to everyone.Ive known that Midge Flash has been around for some time, I tried it and was not … Continue reading

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Jay’s Trusty Trout Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay shows us how to tie a minimalist trout streamer using Orange Pastel Bucktail. This fly imitates a small Baitfish or a Caddis Nymph. It can be fished under an indicator or cast, stripped, and swung.Old school … Continue reading

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Jay’s Brush Bugger Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up a modified version of the classic Wooly Bugger. This is an excellent take on a pattern that has proven effective for decades. This pattern can be fished for trout and even Steelhead. Have fun … Continue reading

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Free Fly Tying Class this Wednesday Night April 18th: Tying with Composite Brushes

Fair Flies from Brother on Vimeo. Founder of Fair Flies, Jef Coffey, will be joining us to teach tying with new modern composite brushes. Techniques and patterns that can be used to create beautiful flies with ease that catch fish. … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Scissors Review by Jay Nicholas

We are fortunate to have access to a ton of very good fly tying tools these days—but in some respects the abundance of choices makes it difficult for the average fly tyer to decide between various products. So today, I’d … Continue reading

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Jay’s Clouser Jig Bleeding Shiner Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties a Clouser Jig using Red Bucktail and a white EP Brush. Red and white is an incredibly effective color combination that imitates a wounded baitfish. This fly will work for Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout. Jay’s … Continue reading

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All Spirit River UV2 Materials at Caddis Fly Angling Shop

Note from Chris Daughters: I know that many fly tyers prefer to use UV iridescent materials whenever they are available—and the good news is that the Caddis Fly Angling Shop now is able to offer the full range of Spirit … Continue reading

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Product Review: Keough Pastel Flat Wing Saddles

I am very impressed with these Keough Pastel Flat Wing saddle patches both with respect to the pastel colors offered and the length and suppleness of the individual feathers. I spoke of these for both Deceiver and flat wing style … Continue reading

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New Aqua Flies Fly Tying Materials Video Review

We have some new products coming out from Aqua Flies that we are excited to have here in the store. In this video, Jay goes over some of the new Intruder Eyes, Shanks, and Hooks from Aqua Flies. Swing Hooks … Continue reading

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Jay’s Olive Bunny Tube Trout Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay shows us how to tie a Olive Bunny Tube Streamer tied using a Black Barred Olive Rabbit Strip on a Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube. This is an awesome fly that can be stripped and swung for … Continue reading

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Pyramid Lake Balanced Leech Fly Tying Video

This is of course a fly that could and should be fished in many lakes and ponds, not only in Pyramid Lake and for sure this fly would fish well in rivers under an indicator too. It will take a … Continue reading

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