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  • Euro Nymphing on the Provo River

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Feb 10, 2019 | 22:19 pm

    Euro Nymphing on the Provo River Winter Fly FishingBrown trout caught on a Perdigon fly patternWe headed up to the river and forged some snow to catch some fish. Despite some chilly weather and a strong midge hatch, the fish were happy to chow down on #16 and #14 Euro style jig nymphs.If you need to get started on Euro nymphing, look for these two killer Euro nymphing videos from Lance, Devin and Gilbert. They go through all you need to know.And the flies we used....Squirracell NymphThread FrenchieIdaho Stank PerdigonCatch the vlog we did below.

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  • The Fly Shop Move!

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Feb 4, 2019 | 20:44 pm

    We Finally Did It!It took a few months to complete all the details but we finally put the finishing touches on the big shop move. Here's a quick video to give you an idea of what we did.

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  • Biot Soft Hackle

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Feb 3, 2019 | 21:50 pm

    Biot Soft Hackle Simple Still WorksAs much as I love to push the boundaries of fly tying, there is also a part of me that loves to tie really simple classic flies.  Soft hackles are usually very simple, sparse, and super effective.  This fly really doesn't need much introduction so I'll keep it brief, but as far as fishing applications, you should swing it, drop it off of a dry fly, nymph it, fish it in lakes, etc. etc... Material List Add to Cart   View in store                        Hook: Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet - 12Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - CamelBody: Nature's Spirit Stripped Wild Turkey Barred Biots - CallibaetisThorax: Natural Furs Dubbing - Fox SquirrelHackle: Whiting Brahma Wing Soft Hackle PairOther tools from the tutorial:   Renzetti Master ViseC&F Design Biot Pliers

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  • Top Winter Fly Patterns

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Feb 1, 2019 | 16:21 pm

    Top Winter Fly Patterns Catch More Fish During The WinterWinter time can be a great time to fire up the space heater in the tying dungeon and crank out flies meant for warmer times, but it's also a great time to hit your local river to target feeding fish!  If the water is warm enough not to be completely iced over, the fish are still there and they eat all winter in order to keep calories flowing.  Nymphing through slow runs is a great way to catch lethargic fish, but you will also have plenty of opportunity to cast dry flies to rising fish.  Below we have listed some of the flies that we always have in our fly boxes for a day of winter fishing.For more information on winter fishing tactics, check out this clinic we did in the shop HERE.Bunny MidgeThe Bunny Midge is one of our favorites because you can tie them from size 18-30 proportionately.  More importantly, the fish really love to eat these things on some of the picky tailwaters we fish.Click HERE for material list FoamergerThis has been Curtis' go-to for many many years, and the fish still haven't caught on that they shouldn't put this really simple[…]

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  • Size 30 Bunny Midge

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jan 25, 2019 | 13:25 pm

    Size 30 Bunny Midge Catching Trout with No-See-UmsI will promise you one thing with this fly...  That promise is that if you tie these and put them in a box, there will be someone who says "What the #$%#$ do you catch with those?!?!"  Calmly let them know that they are a great tool for catching wary rising trout in the winter and spring.  This is the third iteration of the bunny midge, and it's actually really similar to the last one that we released (previous versions), but I wanted to demonstrate that it could be done with a size 30 hook. This hook has an over sized eye, it's barbless (which makes it easier to hook fish), and it comes only in size 26-30 which tells us that they designed it specifically for small midges.  In my experience, it hooks up extremely well, and is just heavy enough to land decent sized trout.Feel free to tie these in multiple colors too!  I like olive and black for the body color, and any white or gray color for the wing. Material List Add to Cart   View in store                   Hook: Gamakatsu C12-BM Barbless Midge Hook - 30Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge[…]

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  • The Fly Fishing Show -- DENVER

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jan 8, 2019 | 21:28 pm

    The Fly Fishing Show -- DENVER The Fly Fishing ShowWe were able to get over to the Denver Fly Fishing Show last weekend and snapped a few videos with some of our partners and friends.As usual, we focused more on tying and visiting than filming, but here you go anyway...

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  • Midnight Fire Balanced Leech

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 24, 2018 | 11:34 am

    Midnight Fire Balanced Leech Killer Color ComboMidnight Fire Balanced DamselLeeches come in all sorts of colors and variations within colors, so it's never a bad thing to cover a lot of color bases when you're tying leeches. The Midnight Fire color scheme is one of my favorites that covers a good range of leech colors and the fish seem to really love.Originally shown to me as a chenille color by my late friend Dennis Brakke, I tend to have more midnight fire style leeches and buggers in my boxes than a lot of other mixes. And thanks to our buddy John Rohmer, the dubbing jam master himself, we've got a few dubbing mixes now that feature this color combo.So, as similar to one of my other favorite Midnight Fire patterns we did here, this one is tied balanced style but has a dual color tail with a collar from a recent squirrel mix we did. It's a fun tie, so give it a try.Note that while I use the awesome squirrel dub mix from a previous video, you can also use straight diamond dub in Blood Leech if you prefer. I still like the color, flash and texture variation of squirrel but you'll be[…]

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  • Squirrel Nugget

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 23, 2018 | 17:55 pm

    Squirrel Nugget Because Good Enough...  Really Is!In the search for a fly that hits the "bare minimum" standards of being a fly but it still catches fish, this one ranks about a 9/10.  Two materials and a dollop of resin and you are off fishing.  I have tied this fly in a wide range of colors and even with a lead under body or a tungsten bead in the thorax.  I have been on such a squirrel kick lately, I wanted to find a fly that I could tie mostly out of squirrel, but that had some good overall shape and texture.  This will be all over in my stillwater boxes, and I plan on using it a lot as a dropper on a midge tip rig.  Other colors to try are olive, claret, purple, and black!  Have fun tying them and get them wet!!~ CheechMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                                        Hook: Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet - 14Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - CamelTail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Medium PardoDub 1: Natural Furs Dubbing - Gray SquirrelDub 2: Ice Dub - UV BrownDub 3: Ice Dub -[…]

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  • Squirrel Damsel Nymph

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 23, 2018 | 13:35 pm

    Squirrel Damsel Nymph Buggy and Super SlimWhen it comes to cruising fish that are feeding during a heavy damsel hatch, thin is the name of the game.  Curtis and I were fishing a good damsel hatch this summer, and we watched big fish after big fish come up to our flies only to window shop them and turn away.  We learned the hard way that our flies were probably too thick and they didn't have enough movement.  Singe that trip, I have racked my brain and I've come up with lots of different variations that are anywhere from really complicated to super simple.  This fly is kind of in-between and has just enough buggy properties and a long wiggly tail.  This one is completely weightless, and is designed to be fished near the top of the water column, and it can also be tied in darker olive and tan.  Best of all is that it's just simple enough to crank out several dozen before your next trip!~ Cheech Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                  Hook: Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph - 12Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - RedEyes: Maxima Chameleon Leader Material[…]

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  • Easy Water Boatman Fly Pattern

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 21, 2018 | 14:28 pm

    Easy Water Boatman Fly Pattern Stillwater BugA chunky Water Boatman eater.If you've got Water Boatmen zipping around the weeds in your local stillwater, this is a pattern to throw in your box. Or if you're like a lot of fly fishers out there and haven't really tried targeting fish feeding on these little buggers, you're in for a treat.There are a couple of lakes we fish quite a bit and they're both loaded with Water Boatman. While the fish aren't always keying on them, I've found this pattern to almost always produce a few fish.One key to tying Boatmen would be to match the size and color to your local waters. I use Black Thin skin on this pattern but you'll see them come in a variety of colors, so just match the Thin Skin as closely as you can to the naturals.As for fishing it, you'll need to find where fish are feeding and select the proper line type for the depth and conditions. I usually use a midge tip, intermediate or even type III full sink if I need to get deeper. I also like to vary the retrieve from smoother hand strips to more erratic line wiggles and quicker jerks in order[…]

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