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.

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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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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