Category Archives: Fly Tying

Understanding ProSportfisher Tube Fly Components

I’m an enthusiastic fan of tying steelhead swing flies on tubes, and use a wide variety of tube components on a regular basis. This experience helps me keep informed with many but not all of the options available to the … Continue reading

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Jigged Zug Bug Fly Tying Video

In this video Tony Torrence brings back an old favorite, in a new jig style format. You can’t go wrong with fly patterns which contain peacock herl. Fish this pattern under a dry fly or dedicated nymph rigs. The Zug … Continue reading

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Concerning steelhead fly size ……

I have been busily stocking my fly boxes preparing for winter steelhead season and part of my ritual concerns thinking about the best fly sizes to tie as each season approaches. In some past years I have been particularly enthused … Continue reading

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What do you get the fisherman who has everything? Something to organize his stuff!

As the gift giving holidays approach, it can be intimidating to think of something to get that special angler in your life. What can you get the fisherman who already has everything!? Check out our gift guide video here:   For … Continue reading

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The Twelve Minute Intruder – Winter Steelhead Tube Fly

This is going to be a quick post for a relatively quick winter steelhead tube Intruder. I tie this fly in about 12 minutes and it catches steelhead. Tube: 40/40 ProSportfisher tube butt: Chartreuse Ice dub Rear Post: Kingfisher Blue … Continue reading

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Jigged CDC Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly Tying Video

The Jigged Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of our most effect “hopper dropper” nymphs. It’s hook rides up and reduces snags and lost flies. You can tie this fly in a variety of sizes, we like it best from #12-16. … Continue reading

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Managing Rabbit and Finn Raccoon Zonker Strips

Various  rabbit and Finn Raccoon Zonker strips make for great flies, but there are some properties of the material that can be confusing and intimidating. The first thing that might disappoint you is the extent to which the strips might be matted … Continue reading

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Tube Fly Tutorial on Saturday December 10th

I’ll be at the Caddis Fly Shop on December 10th to present a tutorial on the basic approach to tying traditional style flies on tubes. By traditional flies I’m referring to patterns like the Polar Shrimp, Green Butt Skunk, and … Continue reading

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Understanding Schlappen Feathers for Fly Tying

I have been using Schlappen feathers on a regular basis lately while tying up my boxes of winter steelhead flies. Fact is, I have been very surprised and pleased with the overall quality and diversity of the feathers I have … Continue reading

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Hareline Fly Tying Kits – Quality for Beginner or Aspiring Tyer

Our friends at Hareline Dubbin in Monroe Oregon have recently introduced three new options in fly tying kits that I have had the opportunity to examine recently. Nicely done. Following I’ll note some of my observations on these three kits. … Continue reading

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Black Friday Sale at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop

All in store purchases are 10% off. Get 10% on top of all gift card purchases. Example: buy a $100 gift card and we will load it for $110. Buy any fly tying kit or complete fly fishing outfit and … Continue reading

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Red Bandit Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie the Red Bandit. This “attractor” nymph pattern was developed by Matt in Colorado, but has produced a lot of fish for him in the Pacific Northwest. The fly … Continue reading

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Trouble Maker October Caddis Fly Tying Video

August through early November is prime time for fishing October caddis pupae. In this video Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie an excellent imitation. This pattern works for trout and steelhead on our local waters and beyond. Troublemaker October Caddis … Continue reading

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Purple Prospector Fly Tying Video

Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie a simple shank style steelhead fly. The weight and color combo are perfect for summer steelhead on the swing. The OPST shanks and Senyo’s trailer wire make this fly an effective “trailer hook” style … Continue reading

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Rogue Agent Fly Tying Video

Matt Powell demonstrates how to tie a proven Rogue River swing or nymph style prince nymph variant. We love this style of fly from late August to November on the Rogue River for both adult and “half pounder” steelhead. Adapt … Continue reading

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