Category Archives: Fly Tying

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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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 4 – Summary Charts

Here we are, finally, Part 4 of our 4-part cement review. How could I have known, back in 1963, that one simple bottle of glue from Herter’s would evolve to  this wide assortment of products that are available to the ordinary … Continue reading

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Green & Red Hollow Deceiver Fly Tying Video for Peacock Bass/Golden Dorado

In this video, Jay ties a huge hollow fly used to hunt out predator fish. Incorporating saddle hackles in different colors and flash to catch the fishes attention, these flies are for your 8 & 9 weight rods and are … Continue reading

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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 3 – Solarez UV Resins

Solarez – Product Review & Application Guide As promised, Part 3 of our review will focus on to the Solarez UV resins specifically packaged for fly tyers, a product line so extensive and effective that I believe it deserves special treatment. Tips for … Continue reading

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Jay’s Three Salt Alaska King Salmon Fly Tying Video 2020

  In this video, Jay ties an intruder type Alaskan King Salmon Fly. This fly is meant to be fished on the swing, but you could use this stripping for peacock bass, tiger fish, muskie, and other large predators. With … Continue reading

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Jay’s Pro Sportfisher Squid Tube Fly Video

In this video, Jay ties a Squid Tube Fly using Pro Sportfisher Predator tubing, EP Invader & Fair Flies Predator Brushes. An effective fly to imitate a squid for salmon, rockfish, and lingcod for coastal fishing or you could use … Continue reading

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Jay’s Seal Bugger Jig Jigged Leech Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Seal Bugger Leech pattern on a jigged hook. A good pattern to try for alpine lakes. Hook: Gamakatsu Jigged barbless size 10 Bead: Mottled Slotted Tungsten Bead Red Glue: Loc-Tite Brush On Thread: Veevus … Continue reading

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Summer Trout Spey Fly Video by Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay ties a beautiful and effective summer trout spey fly that could be used for trout or steelhead. With different color combinations and hook sizes you could easily adapt these flies for the fishery of your choice. … Continue reading

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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 2 – Everything but Solarez

As promised, Part 2 of our review will deliver the highly opinionated thoughts and observations regarding the very wide range of products available to us fly tyers for use during the process of crafting our works of art and devices that … Continue reading

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Egg Sucking Bling Brush Fly – Jay Nicholas

In this video, author Jay Nicholas ties another variation of a classic salmon and steelhead pattern using new materials such as Bling Rabbit Strips and Flash Blend Baitfish Brushes from Just Add H2O. This fly could be tied in a … Continue reading

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Review of Fly Tying Cements, Adhesives, and UV Resins: Part 1 – Introduction

  This is chapter 1 of 4 in my review of cement, epoxy, and UV resin used by fly tyers in 2020. I hope you find these remarks interesting reading in this time of the pandemic. If you stumble upon this … Continue reading

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Duxbury Clouser Fly Tying Video – Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a Duxbury Clouser Fly using Just Add H2O’s Flash ‘N Slinky Fibre and Fair Flies 5D Brushes. A classic pattern used for striper, bass, tuna, saltwater & freshwater fish, these flies can be tied … Continue reading

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