Category Archives: Fly Tying

2017 NW Fly Tyer Expo March 10 & 11

The 29th annual Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo will be held March 10th and 11th at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. There are many activities for anyone interested in fly fishing or fly tying. There … Continue reading

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Torrence’s Black and Blue Scandi-Tube Fly Tying Video

In this fly tying instructional video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie a Scandinavian Style Tube Fly using the Protube system by ProSportFisher. The Protube system allows the tier to control the every aspect of their creation with the addition … Continue reading

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Senyo’s Aqua Veil and Hareline Polar Chenille: flashy hackles for Steelhead and Salmon Flies

Some of my steelhead and salmon flies incorporate flash only in the wing—but there are many patterns I craft that incorporate additional flash by winding on what I refer to as “flash hackles.” Two products that I often reach for … Continue reading

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Arctic Fox, Marble Fox, Fin Raccoon, and American Possum

For years during the 1970s, I tied summer and winter steelhead on traditional hooks with calf tail or polar bear wings, sometimes with Squirrel tail wings and occasionally with brown bear hair wings. None of these wings had flash in … Continue reading

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Six Excellent Options for Adding Flash to Wings of Steelhead & Salmon flies

This post will just feature a half dozen of the various options we have at hand on the bench to add flash to wings of steelhead and salmon flies. There are well over a hundred options if you consider colors, … Continue reading

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Torrence’s Carp Caller Fly Tying Video

In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie his Carp Caller carp fly. Using some of the latest materials available, this fly lands softly to its target due to the buggy dubbed head. After settling to … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Tips: Modifying a ProSportfisher Flexlineedle

I tie most of my Tube flies using a Regal Revolution rotary vise. When I first began using the Pro Sportfisher Flexineedle to hold my tubes, I secured the tool with the vise jaws at an angle, and this is … Continue reading

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OPST Shank Chuck for tying Intruders – a Review

Thumbs up in my opinion for this new OPST tool. I have been satisfied enough using my HMH tool fly adaptor to hold my shanks while tying Intruders but have long awaited the arrival of this new tool offered by … Continue reading

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Best Winter Steelhead Fly Colors?

This is an opinion piece, and the reader should digest my thoughts knowing that I am as biased as any steelhead angler you’ve ever met where fly color is concerned. I definitely have ideas about the color hues of the … Continue reading

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Three Tools for tying Tube Flies – and a Recommendation

Many fly tyers express confusion regarding selection of a basic tool to secure tubes in a vise. This post will show three of the tools I’ve had considerable experience with, with a quick note regarding two tools that I have … Continue reading

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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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