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  • The Menamerger

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 9, 2018 | 22:56 pm

    The Menamerger Emerger or Dry?Brandon steps in and ties up one of his favorite Mayfly emerger patterns. It's a great one that can double as an emerger as well as a good ol' dry fly in a Klinkhamer style pattern.I'm a huge fan of the "butt-hanger" style patterns and this one's got a sweet buggy abdomen and uses a couple of our newer Trouthunter dubbingsMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                                Hook: Daiichi 1167 Black Nickel Klinkhamer - 18Thread: Veevus Fly Tying Thread - Dark Tan - 16/0Tail/Ribbing: Midge Flash - RootbeerBody: TroutHunter Professional Dubbing for Emergers & Nymphs - RustThorax: TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing - PMDParachute: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - Caddis Western GrayHackle: Whiting Hebert Miner Hackle Cape - Bronze - Light Tan DunOther tools from the tutorial: C&F Design Hackle Pliers

  • Creamer's HD Craw

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 2, 2018 | 18:55 pm

    Creamer's HD Craw Killer Mud BugThe HD CrawOut of Jeff's videos he's done for us, this is one of my favorites because I like to fish crawdad patterns and because this is a fun one to tie. The cool thing about Craw patterns is that trout eat them, bass eat them and they're in a lot of both moving and still water fisheries. Worst case, it passes as a cool bugger. Best case, you'll fool some huge fish that like to eat juicy cray fish.In Jeff's words...."I won’t lie, for years I thought we as fly tyers really overthought most craw patterns. Then I began fishing more super clean water for bass, and was watching my more generic patterns get refused more than I’d like. I revisited the idea of a more detailed craw, and my initial test pattern caught fish but had an issue: weight distribution. I had used a Sculpin Helmet for weight, which got the fly down, but it dropped like a rock and fell through the water column vertically with all the weight at the head of thefly. I then began playing with Fly Fish Food’s “belly scratcher” system of weighting, hanging a tungsten bead off some tippet or mono, and that’s when the[…]

  • Bastian's Floating Caddis

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 28, 2018 | 20:58 pm

    Bastian's Floating Caddis A Cure for Aggressive Caddis EatersI'll be honest, I didn't know about this fly until I saw it in the Fulling Mill catalog...  (Yes, Fulling Mill is the main supplier for Orvis.)  I think we have all been in that situation where the fish are aggressively rising during a caddis hatch, and your drag free drift is kind of not good enough anymore. I immediately was intrigued by the foam back and the soft hackle front because it was kind of the best of both worlds for these aggressive fish.  Lots of times I'm torn between fishing dries in the surface film or greasing up a soft hackle, but this fly kind of covers that for you. Fish this fly on the swing, dead drifted, or as a trailer behind a bigger, more visible dry fly.  Oh yeah...  And use bigger tippet so you don't break a bunch of them off due to aggressive strikes.Instead of me butchering the history of this fly, HERE is a link to how this fly was developed told by Don Bastian himself.  All I'm going to say is that you NEED some of these in your box!~ Cheech Material List Add to Cart  […]

  • Murdich Jig Minnow

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 25, 2018 | 18:38 pm

    Murdich Jig Minnow Jig Minnow PowerThe first time we saw Jeff Creamer's variation of a Murdich minnow, we knew it would be a winner. It falls in the category of super-sparkly streamer patterns like the Sparkle Minnow and others.The nice thing is that this pattern doesn't have many materials. It's pretty straight-forward and easy to tie.Fish it as a streamer or jigged along with a Euro nymph or regular nymph rig.Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                       Hook: TMC S506H Specialty Jig Hook - 4Eyes: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - WhiteEyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes - Small - Black w/ Yellow & BlackTail: Large Northern Bucktail - WhiteTail 2: Ripple Ice Fiber - Minnow MixTail 3: Ripple Ice Fiber - Smolt BlueGills: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Neon PinkBody (brush): Ice Dub - Minnow BellyOther tools from the tutorial:   Loon Ergo BodkinTiemco Tungsten Carbide Razor Scissor

  • Bow River Bugger

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 18, 2018 | 20:48 pm

    Bow River Bugger Streamer Time!Jeff Creamer steps up with another tutorial for us -- this time a great streamer pattern, the Bow River Bugger (or a variation of it, to be specific). With the hair collar, for a little buoyancy offset, it incorporates a lot of good streamerish materials for a fun tie.Give it a try!!Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                 Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 1/0Cone: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - Rusty BrownCone: Pocket Eye Coneheads - Nickel - MediumEyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes - Wind (Golden) - 4mmWeight: Lead Wire Spool - .030Tail 1: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Tobacco BrownTail 2: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Medium OliveTail Flash: Holographic Flashabou - Copper - 6986Body 1: Fish Hunter Select Schlappen - Sculpin Olive (UV)Body 2: Fish Hunter Select Schlappen - Tobacco BrownBody 3: UV Polar Chenille - Rusty Copper     Legs: Silicone Flutter Legs - Fl. Orange     Collar: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive     Thread (for hair): Veevus GSP - White - 150 Denier     Other tools from the tutorial:       Double Edge Razor BladesLoon Gator Grip Dubbing SpinnerLoon Ergo CombRenzetti Magnum Hair StackerAnd the video....

  • Squirracell - Duracell Variation

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 13, 2018 | 20:56 pm

    Squirracell - Duracell Variation Spark Up Your Nymph GameIt's no secret that the Duracell nymph is one of the most effective patterns in our arsenal.  We have been fishing this pattern since we contracted with Fulling Mill a few years back, and it has been a big part of our nymph boxes.  I will say this...  The Duracell is a a great design that really needs no improvements at all, but since I started playing with really sparse collars of squirrel I had to see how it would look on a Duracell nymph.  The other thing that I really like about the squirrel collar is that you don't have to hunt for that perfect piece of CDC to either palmer it, or use the magic tool with it.  You can also use this collar technique with a wide range of other fly patterns.  I also decided to use Coq de Leon dyed red for the tail on this fly for no reason other than the fact that it looked really cool (And maybe that our top selling nymph pattern in the shop is a Red Dart.)It's also a great time to introduce the Whiting Coq de Leon Versa Pack which contains 4 1/2 capes[…]

  • Funky Flex

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 7, 2018 | 21:14 pm

    Funky Flex I love me some jig hooks. They have quickly become my go-to hook on any nymph pattern (and much more). When I'm showing off jig hooks to customers at the shop many people, in tailwater Utah, have a difficult time with the smallest options being a #16 in many models. While I'm of the opinion you don't really need to go smaller than that I've become a big fan of the Dohiku jig hooks in sizes 18 and 20. These hooks are the perfect platform for my Funky Flex pattern that is a super quick sinking nymph pattern suggesting a baetis nymph.  I've had a ton of luck on this pattern fishing European style methods as well as just a dropper below my favorite hopper patterns. I think you should tie some up and try them out! They are one of my confidence patterns and don't forget to try the purple version 😉If you don't tie you can snag some on my website featherflinger.com-Brandon aka Big B aka Feather FlingerMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                                   Hook: Dohiku Hooks HDJ Jig - 18Bead: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Brown OliveBead: Hareline Slotted[…]

  • Iris Caddis Variation

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Nov 4, 2018 | 20:16 pm

    Iris Caddis Variation Fish the Film!Many years ago when I decided to up my game from just staring at indicators all day, I was intrigued by the caddis hatch and the many differences that it brings from the lob and watch bobber techniques that I was used to.  I began to tie and research patterns to be able to target the hyper aggressive fish I'd see right at dusk on my local river, and one pattern seemed to come up more than others, and it was the Iris Caddis.  Developed by Blue Ribbon Flies, the original relies on z-lon fibers for the tail and wing, and a synthetic/natural blend for the body and thorax. Due to my recent addiction to squirrel for tying, I started to tie the iris caddis with dubbed squirrel for the body, and a squirrel hackle for the thorax.  Needless to say, this fly is very effective, and I found that in faster water I will fish it behind a more visible pattern like the Palomino Caddis.  Happy Tying!~CheechMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                         Hook: Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook - 14Shuck: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Wood DuckShuck: Sparkle Emerger[…]

  • Pat's Purple & Black Rubber Legs

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 24, 2018 | 22:17 pm

    Pat's Purple & Black Rubber Legs Purple Gets it DonePurple Pat's Rubber LegsWhile Lance's original variation of Pat's Rubber Legs stonefly was definitely one of the best-received tutorials in the last year, there's always room for other variations in different circumstances.One big change in this pattern vs the one we previously released is that the very-super-difficult-to-obtain Daiichi 1730 hooks have been subbed out for the newer U-Series hook from Umpqua that offers a similar bent shank.This style hooks helps the fly to ride hook point up and lessen the likelihood of snagging bottom.Anyway, if you haven't given this Pat's variation a try, this is a good one to start with. The purple and black has been a very good combo for us this year and believe it or not, when the big Pteronarcys Californica (salmon flies) show up, this color combo is one you don't want to miss. It's been a great one! Tie it and see...Material List Add to Cart   View in store                            Hook: Umpqua U106 Bent Shank Nymph Hook - 50 pack - 12Bead: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - PurpleBead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Jet Black - 5/32" (3.8mm)Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .020Tails/Legs: Barred Sexi Floss -[…]

  • Deer Hair Frog Popper

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 16, 2018 | 21:50 pm

    Deer Hair Frog Popper A Jeff Creamer PatternSo this is the tutorial you want to watch if you're at all interested in learning how to master some killer deer hair skills. Jeff Creamer returns for what we consider a spectacular example of deer hair mastery. Not only is the hair work a work of art, Jeff takes care in all his patterns that the bugs will catch fish and not fall apart after a couple of nom-noms from a gnarly bass.We recommend watching the techniques and getting the right tools (i.e. packer, thread, good hair, good razors etc) and you'll find, with practice, you'll be on your way to good deer hair flies.Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                 Hook: Firehole Sticks 811 Streamer Hook - 6Thread 2: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - GreenThread 2: Veevus GSP - White - 200 DenierHind Legs: Cohen's Frog Legs - MediumUnder Body: Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair - Fl. ChartreuseOver Body: Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair - OliveStripes/Barring: Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair - BlackPopper Face: Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair - OrangeBody Legs: Grizzly Flutter Legs - Black Barred Fl. Fire OrangeEyes: Fluorescent Fly Eyes -[…]


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