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 Flexi Bead Steelhead Tube Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up a beautiful Steelhead Tube Fly using the new Flexi bead from Pro Sportfisher. The Pro Flexi Bead solves the challenge of finding beads that fit on tubes. They will fit on Pro Flexi tube, … Continue reading

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Deadly Shiner Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay Nicholas ties a smaller (but deadly) trout streamer he dubs the Deadly Shiner. This is an awesome baitfish pattern that can be cast, stripped, and swung for a variety of species. It’s been an effective pattern … Continue reading

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New Product Review by Jay Nicholas – Diamond Brite UV 2 Dubbing by Spirit River

No. I’m not going to get into the pros and ??? of UV material, UV 1 versus UV 2 – and all that stuff. Honestly I’m not sure what I know, but I know what I think and I am … Continue reading

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Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) Fly Tying Video

Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) is a great streamer fly for trout, bull trout and small mouth bass. This fly can be cast, stripped along a bank, swung, or fished under an indicator. Jay’s Bull Trout Jig (Frost-Tip) Hook: Umpqua … Continue reading

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New Product Review by Jay Nicholas -Stonfo Spillo Curvo Elite

This most likely is a tool that has been around for some time and I’m just now discovering how useful it is on my fly tying bench. At first I didn’t even know what the heck it was, but this … Continue reading

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Jay’s Jiggy Chub Fly Tying Video

Jay’s Jiggy Chub is a dynamite trout streamer tied using natural colors on a jigged hook. This fly rides hook side up which helps prevent snags and the body is tied with a wireless synthetic fox brush which doesn’t absorb … Continue reading

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New Product Review by Jay Nicholas – Ripple Ice Fiber

Here we go again. Brace yourself for several new product reviews to follow. As you may know, I am fortunate to be able to test many new materials and tools—this is part of a never ending quest to explore new … Continue reading

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Trout Clouser Baby Rainbow Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay shows us how to tie a Trout Clouser utilizing the New Pastel Bucktail. This is a very effective fly for trout and Chinook salmon. It is a common misconception that more materials means more flashy but … Continue reading

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Loon Fly Tying Tools – Reviewing a few options with Jay Nicholas

Loon is a respected source of high quality fly tying tools and quite a variety of associated products. I have only been using Loon tools for the last two years, but they have been so good that I decided to … Continue reading

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Cohen’s Sculpting Scissors – New Product Review by Jay Nicholas

I discovered an entirely new-to me scissor recently, put them to work, and liked the results so much that I decided to share this information. There are four options now available of this very solid scissor for fly tying the … Continue reading

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Jay’s Swing Jig Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties a Jigged version of the Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly. This fly is tied on a #2 Jigged hook using the same color combination of black and blue and includes Double Pupil Eyes. It is fished … Continue reading

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Daily Special Fly Tying Video

Justin Helm demonstrates how to tie a versatile tube streamer using some of our favorite fly tying materials. This pattern can be adapted to trout, steelhead, bass, salmon and more. Using a variety of color combinations one can make a … Continue reading

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Jay’s Olive Brush Bugger Fly Tying Video

Jay demonstrates how to tie a wooly bugger style fly on a Pro Sportfisher tube. By using an EP Foxy Brush as the hackle the fly becomes super durable and quick to tie. Jay’s Brush Bugger Olive hook guide: medium … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ Shamen Fly Tying Bobbin Review

Fly Tying Tools Review: Shamen Bobbin I have tied flies with many, many bobbins over the last five decades. Complicated and simple, inexpensive and pricey. In general, I prefer bobbins that are on the less technically challenging variety, and appreciate … Continue reading

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New Options for an Old Favorite: UV and Pastel Bucktail by Spirit River and Hareline

Fly Tying Materials Review: Hareline Pastel and Spirit River UV2 Bucktails. I am a regular and frequent user of bucktails and am always on the lookout for variations or specifics when it comes to acquiring bucktails to tie my salmon … Continue reading

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