Category Archives: Fly Tying

Nicholas’ Review of Gamakatsu SL 12s, SC 15 2H, SC17, and 811S fly tying hooks

Hooks pictured above: top row left-right 811-S_ 3/0 – 2/0 second row left-right SL 12S_ 4/0 – 2/0 third row left-right SC152H_ 3/0, SC15_ 2/0 bottom row left-right SC 17_ 3/0-2/0 I have found a few hooks that I particularly … Continue reading

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Random Review of Fly Tying tools, materials and gear – August 2017

For the record, I’ve been thinking about reviewing a bunch of fly fishing related items for quite some time.  I wanted to share my appreciation for a wide variety of products that I use on a regular basis. I will … Continue reading

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EP Brushes Help Make Super Baitfish Bellies

  Many fly tyers have realized that various material brushes can be great time-savers when creating a belly on baitfish & streamer flies. I have been using these materials for several years and have found several brushes that all work … Continue reading

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Great Albacore Flies will be put to the test on July 21st!

But not by me. My friends will be charging out into the ocean offshore Pacific City at about 0445 hours this morning. I will have wished them all well, anxiously awaiting the return of the tuna fleet late in the afternoon. This … Continue reading

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Smallmouth Bass Clouser with EP Craft Fur Brush

Most people who are regular visitors to Youtube and the Oregon fly Fishing Blog probably recognize that the Clouser is one of my best, most favorite, gotta have some fly patterns. I’ll tie them with different materials, in different proportions, … Continue reading

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Tying the Glass-Bead Wooly Bugger Trout Lake Fly

This is one of my most favorite wet flies to fish for trout in lakes and for sea run cutthroat in the river and estuary. If you are an intermediate or advanced tyer you need not watch this video—just open … Continue reading

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Featured Fly Tier: Bob Erickson

#tiedwithCaddisFlyShop Bob and his wife live in a small, northern Vermont town called Craftsbury, spending much of his angling time at their camp in Rangeley, ME, home of the “best brook trout fishing in the lower 48″. As much as Bob loves … Continue reading

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Tying a Sardina with Guy Allen and Jay Nicholas

My friend Guy Allen is getting ready to depart (or may have departed already) on his annual trip to Baja and is planning on fishing this pattern. I invited Guy to join me recently and he kindly showed me how … Continue reading

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Reminder -TYING AND FISHING FLIES FOR TROUT LAKES—a fly-tying clinic with Skip Morris

We still have a few spots available for our Skip Morris clinic, give us a ring early this week to reserve a spot. Time -May 19th, 2017 5:30pm Location – The Caddis Fly Angling Shop – 168 West 6th ave, … Continue reading

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Flyman Fishing Co. Fly Tying Contest

Flymen Fishing Company is calling all fly tyers to enter their online fly tying contest for a chance to win prizes including a handmade Thomas & Thomas fly rod. Fly tyers enter by tying a fly that integrates Flymen’s new Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail in … Continue reading

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Featured Tyer: Bill Harsey

#tiedwithcaddisflyshop For those who know of Bill Harsey, he is a knife maker. He designs and prototypes blades, handles and all, and then sends his designs to a number of different companies for machining and production*. Not only does he make them, … Continue reading

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Jigged 20 Incher Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie the Jigged 20 Incher Nymph. Jigged flies are all the rage because they snag the bottom less, making them the perfect point fly in a two fly “nymphing … Continue reading

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Purple & Black Rabbit Strip Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

Here is yet another version of the many rabbit strip tube flies you will see that are deadly when fished for steelhead and many species of salmonids. This Purple and black version of the fly silly deadly but I suppose that is … Continue reading

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Jigged Possie Bugger Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie the Jigged Possie Bugger. The Possie Bugger is quite possibly the most popular nymph pattern in our area; hopper-dropper, indicator, or Euro style fly fishing, the fly always … Continue reading

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Flame Boss Steelhead Tube Fly with Jay Nicholas

Here is a tube fly version of a fly pattern that I fished on traditional hooks for years extending back into the 1970s. The Flame Boss is a variation of the Boss Fly probably developed on the coastal rivers of Northern … Continue reading

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