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  • 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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  • Whiting Farms Rendevous Part Deux

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 14, 2018 | 16:52 pm

    Whiting Farms Rendevous Part Deux Feathers and FishWe took another trip to Delta Colorado to hang with the Whiting Farms Pro Staff and the fine folks at Whiting Farms. This time, Brandon and Lance tagged along and did a little fishing as they did a vlog takeover during our time in meetings with the Whiting Team.Check it out...

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  • Countach Nymph - Jig

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 10, 2018 | 22:11 pm

    Countach Nymph - Jig Join the Countach ClubI get it, not everybody can own a beautiful Lamborghini Countach with a V-12 engine... Not everyone can have Bum Equipment belly shirts, Reebok Pumps, and Girbeaud jeans.  What you can have, is the Countach Nymph.  This fly is kind of a joke between two of my buddies that I used to go to lunch with all the time until they very rudely quit their jobs and took their talents to south beach..  And by south beach, I mean Elko, NV...  Anyway, Scott and Clint, here is the fly that is named after our lunch buddy group called the Countach club. (If you want to join the Countach Club, email me for an application.)Aside from razzing my buddies, this fly has lots of really fishy characteristics, and can be fished in lots of situations.  I'm pretty sure you could tie squirrel dubbing and rubber legs on anything and it would fish.  I have also tied this fly with Arizona synthetic dub, and dark rabbit dub.  Just vary the colors and match your local bugs!  ~ Cheech Material List Add to Cart   View in store                              Hook: Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook - 10Bead:[…]

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  • Idaho Stank - Perdigon

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 7, 2018 | 22:14 pm

    Idaho Stank - Perdigon Get That Idaho Stank Off Your Fly!!I have been floating our local river quite a bit with my good buddy Tim Meikle, and we have a great time taking turns on the sticks, casting various rods, hucking dries and streamers, but mostly just enjoying being out there among the masses catching fish.  We razz each other the whole trip down the river about life jackets, casting into trees, missing fish, and mostly - where we are from.  He's from Idaho and I'm from Utah, and every time he'd go a stretch without a fish (which usually isn't too long,) I'd tell him that the Utah fish didn't eat his fly because it had "Idaho stank" on it...  Believe me, there is such a thing as Utah Stank as well, and a video may be forthcoming for that as well, but on this post we shall stick to the stank that cometh forth from the boot shaped state north of Utah.Tim had been fishing perdigons quite a bit, and I had just finished a euro box that had a whole bunch of them in it when we were both standing in the fly shop and we kind of verbally sketched out[…]

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  • Feathered Game Changer - Slider Version

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 3, 2018 | 17:37 pm

    Feathered Game Changer - Slider Version Maximum Movement Meets Slider HeadThis fly really needs very little introduction, nor am I the creator of this concept.  Blane Chocklett is the godfather of jointed flies, and I first saw this demonstrated by Mike Schmidt, so kudos to them for sharing their ideas.  Those dudes know a thing or two about the big stuff.  What I decided to do is incorporate a very buggy color of hackle (Barred Dark Ginger) into a sculpin looking streamer that moves like crazy.  I also added a slider head because the deer hair really pushes water makes the fly wiggle and turn on the pause.  Keep in mind that you can tie these in about a billion color combos and sizes.  Tie them on your line with a loop knot, give it quick strips, and watch it dance in the water!~ CheechNOTE: You can either use the Gamakatsu B10S or the Fulling MIll Streamer Stripper hook for this fly.  You can also use either the barbed or non-barbed Carp Bonio hook for this fly.  I also just use a lighter color of Bruiser Blend Jr. like Cream, White, Tan, Gray, or Unicorn Mane for the beard on this fly.Material List Add to Cart[…]

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  • Baby Fat Minnow

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Oct 1, 2018 | 17:25 pm

    Baby Fat Minnow Small Size, Big EatsFull disclosure...  We are on a baby fly kick lately.  Check out the Baby Complex Twist Bugger HERE.  Now... On to the Baby Fat Minnow.Have you ever had one of those days where you know you are fishing in the right place, the fish are active, the weather is perfect, but the fish just don't seem to like your fly pattern?  If you have ever fished a lake where you can sight fish to cruisers you get to see the whole thing unfold.  Cast out, fish appears out of nowhere and follows your fly, then he turns away.  You strip your fly and he comes right back and follows even closer this time but still turns away...  Yeah.  Stillwater trout can be real jerks sometimes.  Because they basically just swim and eat, they can afford to be more selective than river fish - mostly because they aren't burning calories in currents just to survive.  I could go on and one about this, but long story short, I wanted to create a fly that they wouldn't be able to give the ol' "looky Lou" anymore.  The Low Fat Minnow was born, and has been a very successful fly[…]

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  • Bluegill Deer Hair Sneaky Pete

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Sep 27, 2018 | 16:05 pm

    Bluegill Deer Hair Sneaky Pete Sneaky Pete style deer hair sliderWe're really stoked that Jeff Creamer, an extremely good fly tyer out of Ohio, took us up on the chance to come to Utah and tie flies and fish. Here's the first in a series of some of his favorite patterns.The first one is an awesome little Bluegill or panfish pattern that's a variation on a sneaky Pete style slider.Per Jeff:"When I first started tying with deer hair, I tied a lot of huge bass bugsā€¦and never really fished them. I have no reservations about fishing hair bugs, but my local waters are loaded with smaller bass and the larger bugs felt a little big. I started tying smaller hair bugs for bass, then I started to wonder about truly tiny deer hair bugs for panfish. Is it possible? Can they handle the abuse? Both answers are yes, and the Deer Hair Pete (deer hair version of a Sneaky Pete slider) is by far my most fished deer hair topwater. I tie them on a size 12 Firehole 839 to actually aid in durability. Barbless hooks allow the fly to be removed with far less effort, helping to preserve the deer hair body. Tied dense[…]

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  • Baby Complex Twist Bugger

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Sep 27, 2018 | 11:07 am

    Baby Complex Twist Bugger Down Size a Streamer StapleThe Complex Twist Bugger has been one of my go-to flies for a long time because it just plain catches fish, but it also has some of the qualities that I look for when I'm loading up a streamer box such as durability and simplicity in tying.  Several people have asked me why I don't tie it smaller than a size 2, and the answer is that it's hard to find good schlappen with smaller sized fibers.  Well, it turns out that feathers with smaller fibers had been hiding right under my nose for a long time - hen saddles.  They have the perfect size and taper to make smaller complex twist buggers, and are very affordable.As you will see in this video, not only do I use two different hen saddles, but I use a product called "spey chickabou" which is one of the very best marabou type products for small flies that I have used because it's so buggy.  Let your imagination run wild with this one with variations and color combos.~ CheechMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                                          Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long[…]

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  • Fly Fish Food Shop Talk Ep. 3

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Sep 7, 2018 | 11:02 am

    Fly Fish Food Shop Talk Ep. 3 Josh Graffam from UmpquaWe have Josh Graffam, from Umpqua Feather Merchants, in the shop to chat about new Umpqua products, competition fly fishing stories and a little bit of horsing around.See the episode below or listen on your favorite podcast platformCheck out this episode!

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  • Small Stream Cutthroats on Hoppers

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Sep 2, 2018 | 22:37 pm

    Small Stream Cutthroats on Hoppers Small Stream Big FishKeoni captured this fine Cutty on a hopper patternWe've had hopper fishing on the brain again, so we decided to head south and find some native cutthroat who have a penchant for eating hoppers or ants. Our buddy Keoni, who spent a good portion of the summer in Hawaii chasing salt water fish, stood in for Cheech and did a fine job.And we also did a quick blurb on some wet wading options because we do a fair bit of wet wading and get questions on that every now and again.The patterns we used consisted of mainly hoppers and ants with a few dropper fish to boot. Here's the ones we have online:-- Bionic Ant-- Thread Frenchie-- (coming soon) Tubular Hopper

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