Category Archives: Fly Tying Materials and Supplies

This category is a home for information about fly tying techniques, tools, materials, and supplies for the experienced and novice fly tier.

2024 Double Brood Cicada Dry Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a robust cicada patterns just in time for the legendary Brood XIX and XIII cicada hatch of 2024. These are two overlapping hatches of 13 & 17 year periodical cicadas that won’t happen again in … Continue reading

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Belly Bumper Golden Stone: Nymph Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a killer inverted golden stone nymph. This features a new hook from Tiemco that just came out: the 201R. The hook is reminiscent of a 200R, but has a slightly shorter shank, and a wider … Continue reading

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Jigged Perdi Egg: Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great egg pattern for the winter and spring. This “Perdi-Egg” merges two proven patterns into one. The Perdigon is a european style attractor nymph that is known around the world. Whether you like it … Continue reading

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March Brown Fly Tying Tutorials

With the March Brown hatch underway, we’ve collected a variety of past tying videos for some spring-time inspiration. We are seeing plenty of bugs on the lower river. Swinging wets is super effective for this hatch specifically. Plenty of fish … Continue reading

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Northwest Fly Tying Expo March 8th and 9th, 2024

The Northwest Fly Tying Expo is sponsored by The Oregon Council of Fly Fishers International, Inc. Click this link for all the info you need: EXPO Where: Linn County Expo 3700 Knox Butte Road E. Albany, OR 97322 When: March … Continue reading

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Pyramid Lake Popcorn Beetle: Stillwater Pattern

In this video, Simon ties a proven pattern for monster Lahontan Cuttroat Trout in Pyramid lake. It is that time of year where anglers all over the world are gearing up with dreams of catching a massive Lahontan Cutthroat Trout … Continue reading

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Flats Probe: Flats Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a killer attractor flats fly. This fly would work great anywhere in the caribbean for Bonefish, Permit, and anything else cruising the flats. It is tied using Hareline’s new painted brass eyes. The tan painted … Continue reading

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Bubble Back BWO: Nymph Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties his secret winter nymph that he doesn’t leave home without. The Bubble back BWO is tied to imitate an ascending Baetis nymph surfacing to hatch and is one of his most productive BWO nymphs. When … Continue reading

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Snowshoe BWO Emerger: Dry Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a proven Bluewing Olive (BWO) Emerger. Bluewinged Olives generally hatch on cloudy, overcast days. Because of the cooler, sometimes wet conditions, it can take them longer to emerge and dry their wings. Due to the … Continue reading

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Mohair Scruff Golden Stone: Nymph Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties up a killer golden stone pattern which uses several new products that hareline released this fall. The super buggy looking material is called mohair scruff and it makes for super buggy nymphs, chenille for buggers, … Continue reading

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Nuclear Comet: Chinook Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a flashy take on the classic Fall Chinook fly called the Comet. When the water is clear, the general consensus is that Fall Chinook will eat surprisingly small flies for such a large fish. This … Continue reading

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Spanish Perdigon Trout Fly Pattern

In this video, Greg ties a simple but very effective perdigon fly in black & red. A small fly pattern designed to drop quickly, this fly can be tied in different colors and sizes to mimic just about any mayfly … Continue reading

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Steelhead Psycho Prince: Nymph Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a more flashy version of the famous prince nymph. It is tied on a new hook from Ahrex called the FW563 “Short Nymph”. This hook is extremely stout making it a great candidate to tie … Continue reading

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Walker Stalker Fly Pattern

In this video, Greg ties a guide fly he began tying the summer of 2023 that is simple, heavy, and so good at catching trout. Plus it’s fast to tie. Originally tied for the East Walker River in the Eastern … Continue reading

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Jigged EZ Egg: Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties an effective egg pattern used for winter steelhead. It uses a new egg chenille from Hareline that makes tying eggs easier than ever. The chenille comes in a wide variety of colors to ensure you … Continue reading

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