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.

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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Three Tools for tying Tube Flies – and a Recommendation

Many fly tyers express confusion regarding selection of a basic tool to secure tubes in a vise. This post will show three of the tools I’ve had considerable experience with, with a quick note regarding two tools that I have … Continue reading

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Understanding ProSportfisher Tube Fly Components

I’m an enthusiastic fan of tying steelhead swing flies on tubes, and use a wide variety of tube components on a regular basis. This experience helps me keep informed with many but not all of the options available to the … Continue reading

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Jigged Zug Bug Fly Tying Video

In this video Tony Torrence brings back an old favorite, in a new jig style format. You can’t go wrong with fly patterns which contain peacock herl. Fish this pattern under a dry fly or dedicated nymph rigs. The Zug … Continue reading

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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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