Category Archives: Fly Tying

Adams Parachute – From Nicholas’ 1960s Time Vault

I know the flies we fish these days are superb. Tied on the best hooks, with fine threads, bodies that are light and float when we want them to, but every once in a while I think about the way … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide 2020 #2

Some last minute gift ideas for the fly fisher in your life. Renzetti Master Vise (Only 250 Made) Renzetti Apprentise Vise (C-clamp or Base) New 2020 Galvin Euro Nymphing Reel Rep Your Water Sweatshirt Rep Your Water Glasses Rep Your … Continue reading

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Sens’ Foxee Dog Variation Fly Pattern – Jim Sens 2020

In this video, Jim Sens ties a fly that has proven itself over and over again in the PNW; The Foxee Dog. Incorporating dubbing loops, hackles, marble fox, pheasant and much more, Jim’s experience and creativity make this video fun … Continue reading

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Red & Black Deceiver Fly for Dorado

In this video, Jay continues to tie deceiver style patterns for larger fish including golden dorado, musky, pike, and peacock bass. Beautiful flies for beautiful, large fish! Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: Veevus GSP 150D White Cement: Loctite or Hard … Continue reading

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Micro Tinsel – Fly Tying Material Review

Not often I support new fly tying material. I read about Uni Micro Tinsel in one of the trade magazines and it sounded interesting. First, this is not Mylar tinsel cut to smaller sizes. It’s thread! Well, 20 spools later, … Continue reading

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October Caddis Pupa Nymph Fly Pattern Fly Tying Video – Alex Worth 2020

In this video, Alex Worth ties an effective and beautiful caddis nymph using new Daiichi 1920 colored nymph hooks. Incorporating simple materials into dubbing loops giving the fly “life-like” movement and durability, Alex explains the reasoning for his techniques and … Continue reading

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Discussion about Bonefish Flies with Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses the anatomy of a bonefish fly and the materials used to tie them. If you’re new or thinking about tying bonefish flies this video is a great tutorial. Jay discusses hooks, weights, braids, flash, kip-tail, … Continue reading

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Sen’s Slump Buster Fly Pattern – Jim Sens 2020

In this video, Jim Sens ties his version of John Barr’s Slump Buster. Using just a few materials these flies can be tied in a variety of colors, sizes, and weights. Jim creates a collar using a dubbing loop instead … Continue reading

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Egg Sucking Alaskan Bling Brush Flash Fly Tying Video – Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay Nicholas ties a variation of a classic egg-sucking Alaskan salmon & steelhead fly using new materials from Hareline such as Magnum Bling Rabbit Strips, Helix Flash, and Polar Fiber Streamer Brushes. Follow Jay as he discusses … Continue reading

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Silveynator Variation Fly Tying Video by Jim Sens 2020

In this video, Jim Sens ties a PNW classic steelhead pattern using Pro Sportfisher Nanotube, Sonic Disc and more. The Silveynator can be tied in many different color combinations and weights. Tie some up and give them a try. Silveynator … Continue reading

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Duxbury Clouser Variant – Jay Nicholas

In this video, author and fly tyer Jay Nicholas ties a variant to the Duxbury Clouser using a Gamkatsu 60ยบ Jig hook. Using Flash ‘N Slinky and Fair Flies brushes giving the fly life-like movement and balance, these flies are … Continue reading

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Kopter Absolute Stealth Scissor Review by Jim Sens 2020

In this video, professional fly tyer Jim Sens reviews Kopter Absolute Stealth Scissors new for 2020. Ultra sharp and small enough to get into those hard to reach spaces, these scissors set the standard for superiority. One of our customers … Continue reading

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Why you Should Tie Your Own Flies

Jay Nicholas’ Rationale for Tying your own flies. Although l began writing this blog thinking about people who are trying to decide whether or not they should learn how to tie flies, I soon started thinking that many of us … Continue reading

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Gob of Worms/Squirmy Wormie/Mini Squiggle Worm – Jay Nicholas

In this video, Jay discusses different materials and new hooks for tying a variety of worm patterns. San Juan worms have changed from your typical chenille materials to modern “squimy” materials that have lots of movement and catch a surprising … Continue reading

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Jay’s Chartreuse & White Hollow Deceiver Fly for Peacock Bass & Dorado

In this video, Jay ties a hollow deceiver fly using Chicone’s Fettuccine Foam. Using bucktail, saddle feathers, and flash….this is a big fly for big fish. Try different colors and sizes to meet your needs Hook: Ahrex PR320 4-6/0 Thread: … Continue reading

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