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.

Jay’s Steelhead Tube Fly w/Grizzle Saddle and Pro Sport Flexi bead Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay demonstrates how to tie a tube fly using Pro Sport’s Classic Tube and Flexineedle. Jay is also tying this fly with Skinny Grizzle Saddle instead of Ostrich. Using Saddle provides a little more durability than Ostrich … Continue reading

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Carey Special Fly Tying Video

In this video, Tony ties up a Carey Special. An old but very effective pattern for fishing lakes. The Carey Special is one of those “must have in your box” fly patterns when you visit a lake. It’s the Parachute … Continue reading

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Tuna Tuxedo (Steve Farrar’s Blend) Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties another Tuna Tuxedo using Steve Farrar’s Blend. There isn’t really an advantage using SF Blend over UV yak hair – it’s only preference in materials! Both will fish great. This fly will work for a … Continue reading

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Jay’s Slender Trout Streamer (Blue Smolt) Fly Tying Video

This fly is inspired by flies that folks over in Europe fish for Sea Trout. These flies are characteristically long and slender and they tie these flies on really tiny tubes and use less material which gives it a nice … Continue reading

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Product Review: Dubbing Assortment Dispensers

This short video is intended simply to remind tyers that this is a very attractive way to be prepared to tie a wide variety of trout and steelhead flies without agonizing over which colors to order. I mention several of … Continue reading

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Tiger Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay shows us how to tie a Steelhead Tube fly using a Tiger Barred Rabbit Strip and Chromatic Brush. This fly can be tied with the rabbit strip tied in first and the collar wrapped around it, … Continue reading

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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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