Category Archives: Fly Tying

Fly Tying in 1963: The way I remember it ….

nFly Tying in 1963: I was reading a very good online piece today, pondering the motives of modern fly designers, when I started seeing a movie playing in my head about the days when I was learning to tie flies back … Continue reading

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Hollow Deceiver Streamer for Chinook and Silver Salmon

In this video, Jay ties a Hollow Deceiver Fly for chinook and silver salmon. A great fly to use in the Pacific Northwest for Salmon. Don’t be afraid to swing it for steelhead too. Hook: Ahrex PR320 Predator Hook 4/0 … Continue reading

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Foul-Proof Clouser Minnow – Jay Nicholas Summer 2020

Listen up all you faithful readers of the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. I understand that you might be tired of seeing Jay (me) tie yet maybe the one hundredth version of a clouser deep minnow. Well Let me tell you … Continue reading

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Two methods for tying tails Deceiver Style Streamer Flies

In this video, Jay share’s with us his years of experience tying Deceiver Style Streamer Flies. Here he show’s us two methods for tying this classic fly pattern. Materials Used: Hook: Ahrex Predator Stinger Hook Thread: Veevus GSP 150D Tail: … Continue reading

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Purple & Black Golden Dorado Hollow Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a large hollow deceiver used for fishing Golden Dorado and larger predatory fish. If you’re new to deceiver style fly patterns, follow Jay as he breaks down each step tying these beautiful beast. Hook: … Continue reading

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Jay’s Enhanced Composite Loop Silveynator Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay uses Loon’s D Loop Tweezer to create a beautiful dubbing loop to create a Silveynator type tube fly. With different combinations of colors, sizes, and weights this fly is effective just about anywhere steelhead may be … Continue reading

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“Sweet Juicy Steelhead Fly” Foxy Dog Variation – Jay Nicholas 2020

Join Jay NIcholas as he ties a variation of the Foxy Dog fly using OPST shanks, marble fox, hackles, and a composite loop consisting of Senyo’s Fusion dubbing and Ripple Ice dubbing. Become a better fly tyer by simple watching … Continue reading

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Deschutes Steelhead Yak Muddler Fly Tying Video

In this video, author Jay Nicholas ties a Deschutes Steelhead Yak Muddler. Skating flies for summer steelhead on the Deschutes River is what it’s all about. Having a steelhead take your fly on the surface (or just below) is what … Continue reading

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Jay’s River Muddler Steelhead Fly

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a summer fly effective for swinging, skating, and fishing for summer steelhead. The river muddler is a fly effective on western rivers such as the Umpqua, Rogue, and the D. Watching this fly get … Continue reading

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San Juan Worm – Beginning Fly Tying Series

In this video, Greg ties a simple San Juan Worm fly pattern with information for beginning tyers. Effective for trout throughout the West, this controversial fly is great for beginning fly tyers to practice their techniques with pinch-wraps and uniformed … Continue reading

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Squirmy Wormie Fly Tying Video – Beginning Fly Tying Series

In this video, Greg ties the effective, deadly, and controversial Squirmy Wormie Fly. Used in competition with jig hooks, tungsten beads, different colors & sizes the Squirmy Wormie Fly has proven its effectiveness throughout the world. The material does require … Continue reading

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Jay Nicholas Revised Tips on Tying a Short Hollow Deceiver Fly

In this video Jay ties a short “Hollow Style” deceiver pattern. Here he ties a Hollow fly which is much smaller and shares his years of experience tying these beautiful flies. A universal fly for bass, pike, musky, salmon, just … Continue reading

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Tips on Tying Hollow Flies with Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses materials such as buck-tail, hackle, and hook selection to tie beautiful hollow flies for big fish. Discussions include building stations on the hook, tying & selecting buck-tail, hackle incorporation, and much more. This fly is … Continue reading

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Adhesive Eyes for Fly Tying – Nicholas’ Guide to Matching Hook and Eyes Sizes

Welcome to the World of Adhesive Eyes for Fly Tying This blog post is created to serve as a guide for fly tyers who need recommendations for matching the size of adhesive eyes to hooks, deciding what length of fly … Continue reading

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Jay’s Composite Loop Variant Freight Train Fly

In this video, Jay uses two new tools to create a custom composite loop brush for a variation of a classic steelhead pattern the Freight Train. This fly can be swung, dead drifted, and skated for steelhead, but use it … Continue reading

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