Category Archives: Fly Tying

Deep Dive into Bucktail – Q+A with Jay Nicholas

Question: Hey Guys… starting to tie bait fish flies using the buck tails I bought from you awhile back. I have noticed that most of the hairs towards the bottom are curved; is there a way to remove the curve … Continue reading

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Trailer Wire for Shank Flies Video Tutorial

In this video, Jay discusses the different options one may use for trailer wire. Trailer Wire: Maxima Chameleon Senyo’s Intruder Wire Rio Wire Bite Fair Flies Trailer Rig Power Pro Fireline

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Midnight Fire Balanced Leech Fly Tying Video – Rob Hrabik

In this video, fly fishing guide and ultra-mellow guy, Rob Hrabik stopped by to tie a favorite Pyramid Lake, NV. fly he uses for huge Lahontan cutthroat trout, the Midnight Fire Balanced Leech. Using sewing pins and tungsten weights to … Continue reading

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Tube Fly Introduction with Jay Nicholas 2020

In this blog, fly fisher Jay Nicholas explains the effectiveness of tube flies and the different parts of their anatomy. “If you can tie flies on a hook you can tie flies on a tube.” It’s really not that hard, … Continue reading

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Black Seeker Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a Black Seeker Jig Nymph. Popular with the trout in New Zealand, this European style nymph pattern would work anywhere trout live. With a coq de leon tail, ribbed body, and a hot-spot collar, … Continue reading

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Jay’s Egg Eating Sculpin Steelhead Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties an Egg Eating Sculpin Steelhead Fly. A great pattern for Steelhead and Sea Run Brown Trout. Add rubber legs for more action. Hook: Ahrex NS115 Bead: Pro Flexi Bead Small Pink Thread: Veevus 6/0 Black … Continue reading

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Silveynator Tube Fly Tying Video with New Bling Rabbit Strips

In this video, fly fishing guide & tyer Rob Hrabik (@sierraflyguy) ties an effective steelhead fly that originated here in the PNW using Hareline’s new Bling Rabbit Strips……Brian Silvey’s Silveynator. A deadly winter steelhead fly, the Silveynator sinks like a … Continue reading

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Jay’s Curved Shank Carp Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a curved shank Carp Fly. This fly will ride hook side up and sit on the bottom of the water for hungry carp. Hook: Daiichi 1120 Thread: Danville’s 140D Fire Orange Eyes: Chicone’s Stealth Bead … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Fly Tying Class with Jay Nicholas – Jan 26th, 2020

Join fly tying guru Jay Nicholas this coming Sunday the 26th of January for a fly tying class. Two classes focussing on steelhead flies are being offered:   Introduction to Tying Steelhead Flies – 8:30-12pm – The morning class will … Continue reading

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2020 Beginning Fly Tying Classes 2020

2020 Beginning Fly Tying Classes will be three consecutive Tuesday evenings for two hours beginning January 28th. Classes 5:30-7:30 p.m. Session #1 January 28th, February 4th & 11th. Call the shop 541 342 7005 or email us at caddiseug@yahoo.com to … Continue reading

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20 Incher Jig Fly by Jim Sens

In this video, Jim Sens ties a fun jig nymph known as the 20 Incher. This fly has been a favorite with McKenzie River guides this year and for good reason, it catches lots of fish. Designed to sink fast, … Continue reading

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Creative Deceiver with Popovic’s Jig Head Fly Pattern

In this video Jay ties a Creative Deceiver Fly using Popovic’s Jig Heads. A variation to a classic, go-to pattern, the Deceiver. A great fly with lots of movement and designed to get down fast to the fish. Try it … Continue reading

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Jay’s Winter Steelhead Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a Winter Steelhead Nymph. An awesome pattern to try on channeled coastal streams fishing under an indicator or Euro Nymphing. Give this pattern a try! Hook: Gamakatsu Barbless jig size 10 Wire: 0.20 lead free … Continue reading

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Jay’s Royal Trout Tube Streamer Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay ties a lively trout tube fly using Pro Sportfisher tubbing and materials called the Royal Trout Tube Streamer Fly. Perfect for trout and summer steelhead, this fly is light and easy to cast and has a … Continue reading

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7 threads that every fly tyer should own – and why ….

Of course this is an opinion piece and based on my personal experience – there is little in the way of objective data to guide one on this topic, unless of course one simply looked at total sales numbers for … Continue reading

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