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  • Wooly Baetis

    Fly Fish Food Apr 9, 2020 | 21:03 pm

    Wooly Baetis Nymph, Emerger, Fish CatcherDon't show your friends this fly...  I'ts super secret, and it's designed to increase your catch rate by 29%.  Jokes aside, this is pretty much an RS2 variation that has a dubbed and cased thorax.  The Wee Wool for the body also adds a slim, yet buggy profile, so tie some up and make sure to vary the colors to match your local bugs!Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                 Hook: TMC 200R Hook - 20 - 25 PackThread: SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0 - OliveBead: Killer Caddis Glass Beads - Midge - CC-TanTail: Mayfly Tails - Medium DunBody: Wee Wool Yarn - Olive DunWing Case: UTC Flashback Tinsel - Black - MediumThorax: SLF Prism Bug Dub - GrayAlternate Dubbing: Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Adam's GrayAlternate Dubbing: TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing - Adam's GrayAlternate Dubbing: TroutHunter Professional Dubbing for Emergers & Nymphs - Gray Olive

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  • Ribby Pellet - Perdigon Fly

    Fly Fish Food Apr 3, 2020 | 03:34 am

    Ribby Pellet - Perdigon Fly Feed 'Em The PelletPerdigon = Pellet.  There is your Spanish lesson for the day.  Really though, this is just a ribbed version of a perdigon that uses only thread to achieve a super buggy look.  You all already know how effective the Perdigon is, so twist up a bunch of these in different colors and catch fish!!Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                           Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - OliveBead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3.5mmTail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Dark PardoHot Spot: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Fl. OrangeResin: Solarez UV Cure Resin - Bone Dry .5 OzAlternate Hook: Fulling Mill 35045 Jig Hook - 14Alternate Hook: Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook - 14Alternate Bead: Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3.5mm (9/64")Other tools from the tutorial:Loon UV Infiniti Light

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  • Killer Midge - Da Midge

    Fly Fish Food Apr 1, 2020 | 21:48 pm

    Killer Midge - Da Midge One of the flies that started the channelThrowing it back to 2010, this is one of the patterns that kind of helped kick off our youtube channel!  We thought we'd do it proper justice and add a recipe and a post for it.  Enjoy watching "young" Curtis crank this bug out. Material List Add to Cart   View in store                             Hook: TMC 2488 Nymph Hook - 18 - 25 PackThread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - BlackBead: Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads - Black Nickel - 2.0mm (5/64")Body: Nature's Spirit Turkey Biot Quills - Pale OliveFlash: Krystal Flash - Fl. OrangeThorax: Nature's Spirit X-Tremely Fine Natural Dubbing - Trico

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  • Bead Head Barr Emerger

    Fly Fish Food Mar 30, 2020 | 02:19 am

    Bead Head Barr Emerger Baetis Box BonanzaBead Head Barr EmergersWhen I was in college doing a lot of fishing on the Green River in Utah, I was introduced to the Barr Emerger series of mayfly patterns. It became, and still is, one of my favorite Baetis and PMD emerger and nymph patterns. Between the Provo and Green rivers, this was easily one of the most effective patterns really year-round. And while I ended up going with a simplified "guide version" of the Barr Emerger, the OG version is still my favorite.You can use this as a dropper from a bigger mayfly pattern or just nymph it up on any sort of nymphing rig you prefer.Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                            Hook: TMC 2487 Emerger Hook - 16 - 25 PackThread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Iron GrayBead (optional): Cyclops Brass Beads - Brass - 3/32" (2.3mm)Tail: Strung Chinese Saddle Hackle - Fiery BrownAbdomen Mix: Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Brown OliveWing Case/Legs: Strung Chinese Saddle Hackle - GrayThorax: Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Adam's GrayWing Case Coating: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly FinishLight: Loon UV Bench LightOther tools from[…]

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  • Nano Puff Baetis

    Fly Fish Food Mar 19, 2020 | 23:10 pm

    Nano Puff Baetis No, This Fly Won't Keep You WarmThe coolest part of this fly is the technique used to get a really dense puff-looking wing out of a normal piece of CDC.  This is a great fly for that part of the hatch where the fish really haven't decided whether they want to eat on top, or just keep slurping from the surface film.  Enjoy!Material List Add to Cart   View in store                       Hook: TMC 2488 Nymph Hook - 18 - 25 PackThread: SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0 - OliveShuck: Antron Yarn - Light BrownThorax: SLF Prism Bug Dub - GrayWing: TroutHunter Premium CDC - Medium Dun

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  • Fancy Pants Streamer

    Fly Fish Food Mar 15, 2020 | 17:02 pm

    Fancy Pants Streamer The Coffee Fairy of FliesThe Drunk Drea has been absolutely solid in it's short existence on this earth, so it got a cousin that has a bit more unique movement in the tail.  This could be fished as a craw pattern, or just as a normal streamer that has different movement than just a marabou tail.  The compound loop has been a pretty fun technique to play with, so give it a shot and try throwing in a variety of materials into it to see how it fishes.  Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                                         Hook: TMC 5263 Nymph & Streamer Hook - 4 - 25 PackThread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Hopper YellowCone: Brass Cone Heads - Gold - Large (1/4")Underbody Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .025Tail Dubbing Ball: Ice Dub - UV PinkTail: Rabbit Zonker Strips - Gold VariantTail (option): Bling Rabbit Strips - Gold Variant with Holo Gold AccentBody: Medium UV Polar Chenille - GoldCollar 1: Ripple Ice Fiber - Shrimp PinkCollar 2: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Brown (UV)Collar 3: Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap - Barred UVCollar 4: Fox[…]

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  • Flexo Midge

    Fly Fish Food Mar 5, 2020 | 22:29 pm

    Flexo Midge Your Buddy's Secret MidgeI like simple and effective midge patterns, in fact, if a midge takes you more than 5 minutes to tie, you should maybe rethink the pattern to make it more simple.  Here is a super simple bug that can be tied in a wide variety of colors and sizes. To keep this post simple, I'm going to stop typing so you can watch the video. Material List Add to Cart   View in store                       Hook: TMC 200R Hook - 20 - 25 PackThread: SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0 - OliveBead: Killer Caddis Glass Beads - Midge - CC-Peacock EmergerBody: Life-Flex Spandex Material - OliveThorax: SLF Prism Bug Dub - Gray

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  • Drunk Drea - Streamer Pattern

    Fly Fish Food Mar 5, 2020 | 00:09 am

    Drunk Drea - Streamer Pattern Hold ON... Shhhhhhhh.  Lemme Tell You SomethingIf you haven't caught on yet, I have been naming flies after my coworkers that I used to work with in HR.  The Squatchy B, the Slick Willie, and now the Drunk Drea.  (Still one more to go.)  This fly was created because I wanted a slim single hooked fly that I could fish on a double streamer rig.  I had also been playing a lot with the Loon D-Loop Tweezers, so the creative juices were flowing at 5,000 CFS.  Before I get too far into this, I need to give the OPST guys a shout specifically Jerry French for posting great videos on how to build a composite loop!  Such a cool way to build flies.  This fly was just a freestyle with a bunch of colors of junk in a loop, but then I fished it (See fishing video below) and realized that it has special powers with the fish.  It goes really really slim when it's stripped, but it opens up on the pause, giving it a ton of movement that the fish can't handle.  It's tied in a ginger format in the video, but I have also messed with olive and[…]

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  • Pat Dorsey's Top Secret Midge

    Fly Fish Food Mar 4, 2020 | 04:02 am

    Pat Dorsey's Top Secret Midge SPOILER: It's not a secretSo if you're dialed into the world of fly fishing tailwaters and you like midge fishing, you've likely heard of our buddy Pat Dorsey. He's a guiding machine (200+ days a year on the water) and co-owns the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen Colorado. He's also very well known for coming up with some very effective midge patterns, including the topic for today: The Top Secret Midge.A Pat Dorsey fly box selectionThe Top Secret midge, which partially owes its name to a relatively obscure wing material (listed below), is a killer midge pupa pattern for any river or stream with midges present. What that means is that you'll want this pattern in your box. It can be fished as a pupa closer to the surface or dead-drifted on a nymph rig.Material List Add to Cart   View in store                         Hook: TMC 2488 Nymph Hook - 22 - 25 PackThread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Dark BrownThread Ribbing: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - WhiteWing: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Wing MaterialThorax: Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Rusty BrownOther tools from the tutorial:        C&F Design Hackle PliersTiemco Midge Whip FinisherLoon Gator Grip Dubbing SpinnerRaidzap G10 Bobbin

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  • Hare's Ear - The Classic Way

    Fly Fish Food Feb 22, 2020 | 01:51 am

    Hare's Ear - The Classic Way Well, Mostly ClassicIf you do a Google image search for "Hare's Ear" you will find about a thousand different variations that are all called the same thing.  As you have probably figured out by now, we don't ever preach that there are EXACT ways to tie any certain pattern, so we'll stick to that theme with this fly.  When I got my first fly tying kit there was a blurry black and white printout with several hand drawn instructions that included the Hare's Ear.  Over the years, I have tied them in many shapes and sizes, but the most classic way to tie them (in my opinion) is with a guard hair tail, hare's mask body and thorax, tinsel rib, turkey wingcase, and NO BEAD!  I will admit that if I were going to fish this style very much, I'd add something to the wingcase like UV resin, or Loon Soft Head so it doesn't blow up on the first fish.  Tie some up and have fun! Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                 Hook: Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless - 12Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Dark BrownTail/body/thorax: Hare's[…]

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