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  • Learn to Tie Flies Episode 2: Best Budget Vise

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 5, 2019 | 04:38 am

    Great Hook HoldersIn this episode we break down the age old question that we hear so many times...  What is the best budget vise?Renzetti Traveler: https://store.flyfishfood.com/searchr...Regal Travel Vise: https://store.flyfishfood.com/Regal-M...Peak Rotary Vise: https://store.flyfishfood.com/Peak-Ro...Griffin Montana Mongoose: https://store.flyfishfood.com/Griffin...Griffin Spider Vises: https://store.flyfishfood.com/searchr...Griffin Montana Pro: https://store.flyfishfood.com/Griffin...Griffin Superior 1A: https://store.flyfishfood.com/Griffin...Wolff Apex: https://store.flyfishfood.com/Apex-Vi...

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  • Zebra Bomb - Anchor Fly

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 2, 2019 | 04:01 am

    Zebra Bomb - Anchor Fly Small Size Gets DownIf there is one thing that I've learned as I progress in my nymphing skills, it's that you don't always need a huge heavy fly to fish at depth.  In fact, there are many instances when a fly that has a lot of appendages will hang up in the water column even though it has a huge bead and a lot of lead wraps.  This fly is basically just thin profile nymph pattern that can be morphed into many different colors, and it can also be modified for weight just based on what size of a bead you put on it.  This video shows a size 16 fly with a 3.5mm bead on it, but you could tie the same size 16 with a lighter bead as well.  Tie bombs and GET DOWN!!~ Cheech Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                  Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 16Bead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 3.5mmTail: UV2 Coq de Leon Perdigon Fire Tail Feathers - Fl. NaturalBody: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - BlackRibbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Red - SmallFlash: Ice Blue[…]

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  • Espresso Midge

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 26, 2019 | 22:38 pm

    Espresso Midge A Midge with a Jolt of EnergyThis little fly has been in our bins for a while, but it just dawned on me that we should actually take it out for a spin.  The results were as expected and we caught a pile of fish with it! Much like it's non jigged midge pupa brothers, this bug can put some serious fish in the net.  I know, I know...  It's just basically a zebra midge on a jig hook, so what's so special about it?  In my opinion, the ability to add different sizes of beads without compromising the hook gap is critical.  On a normal scud hook you have to be pretty careful with the size of your bead so you don't eat up the hook gap, but with a slotted bead on a jig hook, the bulk of the weight sits opposite the hook gap side.  Long story short?  Add weight, catch fish... The most common colors of this fly are black and claret, but there are no limits to the color combos you can create with it.  Happy fishing!~ Cheech Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                  Hook: Hanak[…]

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  • Jiggy Fat Minnow

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 20, 2019 | 22:14 pm

    Jiggy Fat Minnow The Baby Fat Minnow Gains WeightIf you haven't see the Baby Fat Minnow or the Low Fat Minnow, you should check them out!  They have been absolute killers for us on lakes, and on rivers that require a lighter weight streamer pattern.  A few weeks back Lance suggested a baby fat minnow style fly on a jig hook, so I started tweaking it.  It's a really basic change to the fly, but there are some subtle techniques to get it to turn out correctly behind the bead.  Check out the video for a full tying lesson, and watch Lance and Curtis sneak one from my box while I was out of town to go give it a fish...~CheechMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                                                                 Hook: Hanak H 480 BL Jig Hook - 6Thread: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - WhiteBead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 3/16" (4.6mm)Tail: Whiting Mini Bird Fur - WhiteBody: Ripple Ice Dub - Mother of PearlHead 1: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Gray HoloHead 2: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - CreamEyes: 3D Holographic Eyes - Super Pearl - 1/8"Resin 1: Solarez UV[…]

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  • Hare Bomb - Hare's Ear Variation

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 16, 2019 | 06:35 am

    Hare Bomb - Hare's Ear Variation Anchors Away!The Hare's Ear nymph is probably one of two flies that everybody has in their fly box at any time.  It can imitate a stonefly, cadddis, mayfly, etc. but most importantly, it looks like FOOD.  I'm convinced that there is some type of pre-determined DNA in trout that tells them to eat hare's ears.  We kind of simplified this one by taking off the wing case, and we added a huge bead to allow it to get down to where the fish live and eat.  Enough typing...  Check out the video and tie them in size 10-18. Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                  Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Fl. OrangeBead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 4.0mmTail: Spanish Coq De LeonBody: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Foot Dubbing - Hare's EarRib: Midge Sparkle Braid - RootbeerAlternate Hook: Fulling Mill 35045 Jig Hook - 14

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  • Epoxy Eyed Zonker

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 13, 2019 | 04:35 am

    Epoxy Eyed Zonker Add Some Hot Sauce to Your Classic FlyThis is a pattern that I have been playing with off and on for several years.  Really it's not anything new, but it has some extra bells and whistles that make it stand out a little bit.  This has been a great pattern at our local reservoir that is full of minnow eating cutthroat trout, and you can adjust the weight to make it heavy enough to take a swim in moving water as well.  Enough reading!  Check out the video!Hook Alternates:  Daiichi 2461 or the MFC 7050Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                      Hook: Hanak H 95 Streamer Maxx Predator Hook - 1Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - WhiteBead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Metallic Pink - 5/32" (3.8mm)Tail/Body: Rabbit Zonker Strips - WhiteBody Dub: SLF Prism Dubbing - Ice PearlCollar: Crosscut Rabbit Strips - WhiteLateral Line: Fluoro Fiber - Hot PinkEye: 3D Holographic Eyes - Super Pearl - 3/16"Resin: Loon UV Colored Fly Finish - Hot PinkResin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)Resin: Solarez UV Cure Resin - Bone Dry .5 Oz

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  • The Grumpy Frumpy - OG Version

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 7, 2019 | 15:24 pm

    The Grumpy Frumpy - OG Version Cheech's Favorite Dry Fly Before you get too far reading this, you HAVE to check out the way I tied in this hackle.  It's absolutely bulletproof.Now that we have that out of the way, the Grumpy Frumpy was one of my first commercially available fly patterns that has morphed over the years in size and color, but it seems that I always come back to the original colorway - yellow/tan.  Check out the story of how it was created HERE.  It seems that many of my most memorable fishing days are when the fish are aggressively and stupidly gorging on attractors like the Grumpy Frumpy!  ~ Cheech You will need hackle with this fly as well, and since we individually size them, here is a link to all of our available COACHMAN BROWN hackle.  You can use coachman brown or grizzly dyed coachman brown... The fish approve of both.Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                        Hook: TMC Tiemco 9300 Dry & Wet Hook - 10Thread: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - CamelTail: Bett's Z-Lon - Standard - BrownBody: Danville's Rayon 4 Strand Floss - YellowOverbody: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - TanWing: EP Trigger Point[…]

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  • Articulated Bruiser Bugger - Simple Articulated Streamer

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 31, 2019 | 02:41 am

    Articulated Bruiser Bugger - Simple Articulated Streamer Simple, Fishy, GoodnessI think we all like the flash of a big trout after it engulfs a big articulated streamer, but we don't always love tying those big time hogging bugs.  This fly is designed to be a fly that is pretty simple to tie, and they can be tied in a wide range of colors and sizes.  Also, be sure to check out it's little brother, the Bruiser Bugger. Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                      Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 2Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 4Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - YellowBead: 3D Articulation Beads - GoldEyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes - Large - Yellow w/ White & BlackConnection: Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire - Black - RegularTail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Lemon YellowLegs: Grizzly Flutter Legs - Black Barred Hot YellowBody: Ice Dub - GoldHackle: Whiting American Rooster Saddle - Grizzly Dyed YellowHead: Bruiser Blend Dubbing - Canary

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  • Complex Twist Sow Bug

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 27, 2019 | 05:47 am

    Complex Twist Sow Bug All Protein, All SeasonsThe Guide for New Fly Shop Employees (1995) has a very in depth chapter about fly recommendations in Utah.  To sum it up, if you aren't quite sure what to prescribe an angler who is headed out, recommend a sow bug regardless of the season.  Sow bugs are a plentiful food source in a lot of Utah rivers, and the fish love to eat them.  Rainbow sows, Ray Charles, Gut Sacks, Local Magic Mojo, etc...  Just make sure that they have a sow bug, and they will likely catch fish.  It was this logic that made me want to kind of mess with some patterns on jig hooks that would be durable, easy, and quick to tie.  See, with sow bugs, you are going to fish them pretty close to the bottom to match where they are in the river, so it's important that they can be a pretty quick tie because you will break some off.  This pattern really isn't anything super original.  It's basically a variation of the Ray Charles that doesn't have any flashback, and has wire twisted up with the herls to make it more durable.  Cheech Material List Add to Cart   View in[…]

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  • THE Curtis Fry - Baitfish Pattern

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 14, 2019 | 03:39 am

    THE Curtis Fry - Baitfish Pattern This Fly Should Have Happened a LONG Time AgoBefore we get too far into this thing...  Yes, this is basically a variation of a Surf Candy fly modified for trout, and it's not really anything new...  That being said, colored resins open up a lot of doors for flies in this style.  It's a great technique to tie flies that are pretty simple, durable, and catch fish - so there really is no excuse not to try a few of them.  The beauty of having so many colored resin options is that you can tie them to match almost ANY baitfish.Also, It took Curtis long enough to use this name that I had to do the right thing and step in and steal it.  Not apologizing.  At. All.~ CheechNOTE!!  The Chickabou pelts can come and go in regards to availability.  Any chickabou product will work for this fly.  Check out our chickabou inventory: HEREMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                                            Hook: Ahrex 610 Trout Predator Streamer Hook - 4Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - WhiteBody: Polar Flash - 2033 - Mirage OpalEyes: 3D Holographic Eyes -[…]

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