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.

Driftless Cricket Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon Stephen demonstrates how to tie a fantastic hi-vis cricket pattern. Tested this summer on the spring creeks of the Midwest’s Driftless area, it was his most productive fly he brought along. Locally, this fly has brought … Continue reading

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Deer Hair PMD Cripple Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie a Pale Morning Dun “cripple” fly pattern. This pattern imitates the PMD as it emerges, attempting to break the water’s surface meniscus. This half in half out or struggling mayfly is like … Continue reading

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Rusty Spinner Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon ties a “Rusty Spinner” dry fly. This fly pattern is an indispensable pattern in a summer angler’s box. It effectively mimics the spent Spinner stage of Pale Morning/Evening Duns in the West, and Sulphurs in the … Continue reading

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Mottled Goddard Caddis Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Goddard Caddis is a classic adult caddis pattern. This fly pattern is high floating and versatile in terms of the variety of caddis species it can imitate. In this video, Simon demonstrates how to tie the Goddard Caddis with … Continue reading

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Balanced Ostrich Damsel Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie a balanced damsel nymph. The pattern is relatively simple to tie, and uses dyed ostrich feathers to create an “active in the water” nymph. The Balanced Ostrich Damsel Nymph can be used … Continue reading

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Lucent Chironomid Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie a super productive Chironomid imitation. This fly it relatively simple to tie, super durable and highly effective. Lucent Chironomid Hook- Alec Jackson Chironomid: Size 9 Bead- Spirit River Pearl White Hot Bead: … Continue reading

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Beadhead McKenzie Green Caddis Soft Hackle Fly Tying Video

In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie a Beadhead Green McKenzie Caddis Soft Hackle. This is a big water version of an excellent all around caddis pupae pattern. Fish it subsurface dead drift or on the swing. This pattern … Continue reading

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CDC Hot Tag Jigged Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video Simon demonstrates how to to a simple and effective jigged style nymph. The green/olive color scheme he uses in this video is perfect for spring fishing but this pattern can be adapted by using other colors of … Continue reading

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Hidden Bead McKenzie Green Caddis Wet Fly Tying Video

Simon demonstrates how to tie a Green McKenzie Wet Fly pattern aimed at imitating the unique caddis that hatches in much of the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette Rivers from late April until late June. This pattern can … Continue reading

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5 Bead Caddis Fly Tying Video

5 BEAD CADDIS In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie a simple caddis pupae with glass beads, turkey and Peacock Herl. This easy to create pattern is a great fly to tie in tandem with a heavier nymph or … Continue reading

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Guides Griffith’s Gnat Fly Pattern – Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a classic dry fly pattern that has proven itself over time. Traditionally a wire would be used to tie in the palmered hackle, but to save time Greg skips this step hence the “guides” variation. … Continue reading

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Golden Stone Fly Nymph Fly Tying Video

In this video Simon demonstrates how to tie an effective golden stonefly nymph. This pattern does not employ a heavy bead, rather it’s on the “lighter” side by design. Lighter facilitates the “tumble” stonefly nymphs often go through in high … Continue reading

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Morris May CDC Emerger BWO Fly Tying Video

In this video, Greg ties a Morris May BWO emerger fly pattern using CDC as a wing instead of deer or elk hair which makes the fly pattern ride lower in the water where fish are more likely to strike. … Continue reading

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Peacock CDC Elk Hair Caddis Fly Pattern

In this video, Greg ties a Peacock CDC Caddis fly pattern that is a variation of an elk hair caddis. The use of peacock and CDC gives this fly movement and shine that’ll catch the fish’s attention. Fish them as … Continue reading

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Inverted Yellow Sally Nymph Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon ties a small stonefly nymph that utilizes Hareline Tungsten Stout Bodies to create an inverted “almost jigged” style fly without the use of a jig style hook. If you have a bunch of standard nymph hooks … Continue reading

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