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  • Red Neck Midge

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jun 24, 2019 | 09:22 am

    Red Neck Midge Red Necks Catch More FishUnfortunately this isn't one of Uncle Ken's famous flybugs, but it's one that you should have in your box from size 20 for tailwater fish to 12 for lake chironomids.  This is a Fulling Mill Pattern that has been a top seller in our shop for the past few years.  The best part is that you can play with colors and tie several dozen in short order.See recipe below or buy the finished fly (HERE) Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                       Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 18Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - BlackThread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - TanBead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Black Nickel - 5/64" (2.0mm)Rib: Body & Rib Tubing - Brown - Micro (small)Flash: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Red - SmallFlash: Mirage Tinsel - Opal - MediumResin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

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  • The Best Fly Tying Scissors?

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jun 17, 2019 | 17:40 pm

    The Best Fly Tying Scissors? Is there such a thing??Scissor ReviewsYou'll need to watch the video to get the answer but "no", the answer is "no". Either way, I review a number of our more popular scissor models and brands. Everyone has their favorites and I'll cover a few things you'll want to remember as you select your next pair of fancy cuttin' tools!Here's a few of the ones we featured:Loon Razor ScissorsDr. Slick Razor ScissorsRising Razor Scissors (Rattle Bass Fangs)Dr. Slick All Purpose ScissorsDr. Slick Micro-Tip ScissorsLoon All Purpose ScissorsTiemco Tungsten ScissorsRenzetti Short Blade ScissorsDr. Slick Tungsten ScissorsTiemco Deer Hair Fine ScissorsTiemco Razor Scissors

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  • Big Cutthroat on Streamers - Strawberry Reservoir Utah

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jun 12, 2019 | 22:16 pm

    Big Cutthroat on Streamers - Strawberry Reservoir Utah Returning to the Scene of the CrimeWe have no shame about our love for throwing flies for aggressive cutts that aren't very intelligent.  Strawberry Reservoir is such a diverse fishery that you can use a variety of different techniques in different types of water.  Right now, we are getting more and more dialed in to fishing shorelines with baitfish patterns.  Even though it seems like a new puzzle every time out, at least we have a good foundation of techniques that have worked recently.  This video shows two trips combined into one: the first one is from Josh (AKA Kilo J) and I, and the other one is from Curtis and I...  Both great trips... Both ended in crazy hailstorms.Also, the main flies that worked for us in this video were the following:Baby Fat Minnow (Learn how to tie it)Articulated Trout Slider (Learn how to tie it)Rattle Chub (Coming soon)

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  • Black Mirage Zebra Midge

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jun 9, 2019 | 23:00 pm

    Black Mirage Zebra Midge Add Some Spice to a Proven KillerThe Zebra Midge is a staple fly for pretty much any tailwater, and here in Utah you can catch fish on them any time of year.  This fly is one that we learned from the Fulling Mill catalog, and it seems like such a simple addition to a zebra midge, but I have to admit that I wouldn't have thought to tie in the flash how they did.  It's one of our top selling midges in the shop, so we decided to tie one up on video.  Mix up the colors, coat them with resin, add gills for a chironomid pattern, etc.  This one just plain works. Material List Add to Cart   View in store                            Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 18Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - BlackBead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Black Nickel - 5/64" (2.0mm)Wire: UTC Ultra Wire - Red - SmallFlash: Mirage Tinsel - Opal - MediumResin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - FlowBuy Flies Instead:    Black Mirage Zebra Midge - 16Black Mirage Zebra Midge - 18Black Mirage Zebra Midge - 20

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  • Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Nymph

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jun 6, 2019 | 16:39 pm

    Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Nymph It Catches Fish.  Period.This fly really doesn't need much explanation because anglers have been using it for a long long time.  There are many variations of a soft hackle pheasant tail, and pretty much all of them have been used to fool trout.  They can be fished on an indicator rig, euro rig, dry dropper, or on a lake.  We got some really cool soft hackle hen capes from whiting in a color called Dark Brown Dun, which is dark brown on one side, and a nice gray color on the other side.  You can ultimately use whatever soft hackle material you want on these, but this color really matches well with the pheasant tail fibers.In this video, you will watch Cheech break off materials enough to make Curtis warm up the bleep machine...  Word to the wise, get quality pheasant tail fibers so you don't have to swear like Cheech. Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                       Hook: Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless - 14Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Burnt OrangeBead: Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3.0mm (1/8")Tail: Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails[…]

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  • Fish Patagonia with Fly Fish Food

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jun 6, 2019 | 16:20 pm

    Fish Patagonia with Fly Fish Food February 22 - February 29, 2020As many of you know, we recently took a trip to the Northern Patagonia region of Argentina to fish for trout, eat lots and lots of food, and see some of the most unforgettable scenery in South America.  Curtis and I both had been to different parts of Argentina before, but never to the Patagonia, and never to fish!  Long story short, We'd love to give you the opportunity to come fish with us in the Spring Creek Lodge located right outside the city of Junin de los Andes.  Andes Drifters will be our hosts, and they know the area for miles around the base camp to ensure that we are always fishing the best possible locations for the time that we will be there.  Read the details below, but the dates will be February 22-29.  Email if you have questions etc.Curtis and I arrived at the airport in San Martin de los Andes and were met by the Head Guide Malleo RiverGustavo to be driven directly to the river to fish for a few hours before dinner (which is usually at 9:oo pm each day).  We were met with both eager fish, and[…]

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  • Fly Tying Desk Organization Tour - 2019

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jun 4, 2019 | 19:20 pm

    Fly Tying Desk Organization Tour - 2019 Desk Clean-Up and TourEvery once in a while, I clean up my tying station and this ends up being a good time to do a quick video tour of the area and how I organize things.Check out the video below and also a list of some of the doodads from the video....Vise Tying StationHook & Bead Pad Bead Containers Tool CaddyBobbinsDubbing BoxTying KitSpool Organizer

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  • The PerdiWorm

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jun 3, 2019 | 11:22 am

    The PerdiWorm Business up Front, Party in the BackPerdiWorm Euro NymphI'll be honest...  This was a figment of my imagination, and a product of having a messy desk.  Curtis, Lance and I were going to go fish the Lower Provo river in the high, off color flows to see if we could wrangle up any local browns that were braving the elements.  I hadn't tied any "new" flies for this trip, and the materials for this just so happened to be sitting on my desk junk pile.  I even had a sample of the new RaidZap sitting there getting ready to test.  We knew that they might be feeding on worms the next day, so I wanted to come up with something that had minimal bulk to cut through the fast running water.  Very shortly into the trip, this fly produced a few fish in water that I wouldn't have thought to fish , but it did it's job by cutting through the current right to where the fish were holding.  So yeah, what could go wrong by mixing two highly effective patterns like the Perdigon and a worm?  Nothing (except for maybe hurting a few feelings).  This is also a really[…]

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  • Bluegill Bonanza

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing May 28, 2019 | 23:28 pm

    Bluegill Bonanza Flies for "Bluegill Patrol"In an effort to always extend my creative juices I have created flies that just weren't "right."  they were either too radical, out of proportion, or just otherwise crappy...  Thankfully the good Lord has blessed us snooty trout anglers with the bluegill.  Well, that's what we call them here in Utah, but whether you call them bluegill, bream, brim, shellcrackers, sunfish, perch (yes, some people call bluegill perch... Like for reals), there will always be a special lineup of flies that we can wholeheartedly assign to the "bluegill patrol."  With a reputation for not being too fussy and eating flashy offerings, bluegill can be anything from a confidence building fish that will put some bendo in your rod with little effort, to a species that you will search out long into your adulthood.  We absolutely love to fish for bluegill, and instead of just throwing flies of the peasantry to them, we have spent time deliberately tying flies just for bluegill (even though Curtis likes to catch trout on them on accident...  Noob.)  Here are some fun offerings that you can tie in no time, and that will keep you entertained with the most forgiving fish on the planet.~[…]

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  • Go For Gold - Articulated Trout Slider

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing May 27, 2019 | 21:43 pm

    Go For Gold - Articulated Trout Slider Original, Just SmallerOne day in the fly shop I was playing show and tell with a customer, and I was showing him a box of sliders that I was going to take to Argentina.  His comment was "Where are all the Cheech Leeches.."  I really didn't have a good answer for him, because it's an awesome fly to fish, but I had to let him in on my secret that the gold Articulated Trout Slider is, and has been my best streamer since it came off my vise.  Another reason I had chosen to go slider heavy is because I can tie them about twice as quickly as I can tie a Cheech Leech. Yes, with the deer hair head and everything.  Even though I typically don't fish articulated flies much in lakes, the gold slider has found its way Kilo and a HOGonto my line quite a bit when fishing lakes.  It's violent side to side action and undulating body make it impossible for a predator to resist.  Josh (Kilo J) and I were on the lake today and he absolutely put on a clinic on how to fish a slider in a lake by implementing a jerk-strip presentation followed[…]

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