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 Trout Clouser Jig Black Dace Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay Ties a Trout Clouser Jig “Black Dace” using an Umpqua 60 degree Jig Hook. Like many of Jay’s flies this fly is tied using a 60 degree jig hook which allows for a variety of applications. … Continue reading

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Chinook Salmon Dragon Tail Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Chinook Style Dragon Tail pattern using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails. This is essentially a Clouser fly on steroids! Tied using classic Chinook colors – pink and chartreuse, this is a bold option for the … Continue reading

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Spruce Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video, Tony Torrence ties a Spruce Fly. An old fly that’s been a consistent producer for Sea-Run Cutthroat, Rainbows, and Brown Trout. Enjoy! SPRUCE STREAMER Thread: Veevus 10/0, Black Hook: TMC 5262 or TMC 5263, Sizes 2-12 Tail: … Continue reading

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Dragon Tail Gurgler Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a “Dragon Tail Gurgler” using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails from Hareline Dubbin. This is a good pattern to be used to fish for Bass, Pike, Musky, Brown Trout, Peacock Bass, Snook, and more. Using a … Continue reading

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Jay’s Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay shows us how to tie a Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad). You can jig it. You can swing it. You can jig it under an indicator or swing it under an indicator. It’s a really good … Continue reading

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Purple/Orange Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly using a Purple and Orange color variation. This fly can be cast, stripped, and swung for Summer and Winter Steelhead. Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Purple/Orange Tube: Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube … Continue reading

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New Hollow Fly Tool – Nicholas’ Review and test run

I guess I’s say it is a blessing and a curse (just a little curse) that there are so many new fly tying products entering the market these days. I watched a very good Ted Talk recently that noted something … Continue reading

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Jay’s Bull Trout Jig Crawdad Fly tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Bull Trout Jig fly in a Crawdad color variation. This is a great fly to use with a trout spey setup, swinging near a fallen log or boulder garden. Jay’s Bull Trout Jig Crawdad … Continue reading

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Jay’s Trout Tube Streamer (w/ Pine Squirrel) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties us a Trout Tube Streamer using Pine Squirrel and a Sommerlatte’s Foxy Brush. This is a fun fly that is easy to cast and won’t hold a lot of water. But it will also get … Continue reading

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Jay’s White Ghost Tube Trout Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up another delicious trout streamer. This fly really illustrates how using a variety of similar colored materials can add subtle accents and several layers of texture. This fly can be cast, stripped, and swung for … Continue reading

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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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