Category Archives: Fly Tying

Spruce Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video, Tony Torrence ties a Spruce Fly. An old fly that’s been a consistent producer for Sea-Run Cutthroat, Rainbows, and Brown Trout. Enjoy! SPRUCE STREAMER Thread: Veevus 10/0, Black Hook: TMC 5262 or TMC 5263, Sizes 2-12 Tail: … Continue reading

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Dragon Tail Gurgler Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a “Dragon Tail Gurgler” using Mangum’s UV2 Dragon Tails from Hareline Dubbin. This is a good pattern to be used to fish for Bass, Pike, Musky, Brown Trout, Peacock Bass, Snook, and more. Using a … Continue reading

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Jay’s Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay shows us how to tie a Trout Clouser Jig (Golden Crawdad). You can jig it. You can swing it. You can jig it under an indicator or swing it under an indicator. It’s a really good … Continue reading

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Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Purple/Orange Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Fly using a Purple and Orange color variation. This fly can be cast, stripped, and swung for Summer and Winter Steelhead. Jay’s Ultralicious Steelhead Tube Purple/Orange Tube: Pro Sportfisher Classic Tube … Continue reading

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Jay’s Bull Trout Jig Crawdad Fly tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Bull Trout Jig fly in a Crawdad color variation. This is a great fly to use with a trout spey setup, swinging near a fallen log or boulder garden. Jay’s Bull Trout Jig Crawdad … Continue reading

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Jay’s Trout Tube Streamer (w/ Pine Squirrel) Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties us a Trout Tube Streamer using Pine Squirrel and a Sommerlatte’s Foxy Brush. This is a fun fly that is easy to cast and won’t hold a lot of water. But it will also get … Continue reading

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Ahrex Fw 581 Wet Fly Hook – Barbless – Review

This is another Ahrex fly tying hook that I have been working with for several months tying and fishing wet flies. Available in sizes that span the range from 4 to 10, I appreciate the wire, the barbless feature, the … Continue reading

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Ahrex NS150 Nordic Salt Curved Shrimp Hook Review

I have been tying and fishing one of my shrimp patterns on the NS150 Nordic Salt Curved Shrimp Hook for several months and am quite impressed with the hook’s overall performance as well as the esthetics of the hook and … Continue reading

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Ahrex NS 115 Nordic Salt Deep Streamer Hook Review

I have been tying and fishing a hook that is new to me but well established in Northern Europe for some time.  While there are many styles of Ahrex fly tying hooks that we can provide — from tiny dry … Continue reading

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Gamagatsu SL12S Wide Gap Big Game Hook Just got better

Fact is, I couldn’t imagine an improvement on the trusted Gammie SL12S Wide Gap hook. This hook, in sizes # 2, 1/0, and 2/0 has ben my number one choice for salmon clouser hooks for over a decade or so. … Continue reading

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Hook Style Matters – Really

Yup. Contrary to what a person might think, different hook styles and manufacturers exhibit characteristics that are quite different, and these differences have a HUGE influence on the appearance of a finished fly tied on each specific hook. The flies above, … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ Hook Torture Test – Gamakatsu, TMC, Daiichi, and Ahrex

The picture tells the story I think. No, this is not science, this is a pile of hooks that is the aftermath of sitting down at my fly bench, placing a series of my hook boxes on the desk, grabbing my … Continue reading

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Jay’s White Ghost Tube Trout Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video Jay ties up another delicious trout streamer. This fly really illustrates how using a variety of similar colored materials can add subtle accents and several layers of texture. This fly can be cast, stripped, and swung for … Continue reading

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Hook Up or Hook Down – Questions from NZ

Hey Jay, hope all is well. I was wondering about your thoughts on hook positioning in flies. In particular tube style flies. Have you experimented with hooks in the down position and further up towards the head of the fly? … Continue reading

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Jay’s Steelhead Tube Fly w/Grizzle Saddle and Pro Sport Flexi bead Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay demonstrates how to tie a tube fly using Pro Sport’s Classic Tube and Flexineedle. Jay is also tying this fly with Skinny Grizzle Saddle instead of Ostrich. Using Saddle provides a little more durability than Ostrich … Continue reading

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