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  • Whiting Farms: Every thing you need to know about Coq De Leon

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 15, 2018 | 16:17 pm

    Whiting Farms: Every thing you need to know about Coq De Leon Dr. Whiting Talks CDLA Whiting Coq De Leon RoosterOur next feature, in the ongoing series of videos from Whiting Farms, Dr. Tom talks about the history of Coq De Leon -- especially as it applies to the line of birds he brought over from Spain in the 90's.Check out the full conversation in the video below...

  • Shop Talk Podcast Ep. 1: Open Q&A

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 14, 2018 | 10:58 am

    Shop Talk Podcast Ep. 1: Open Q&A Shop Talk: Ep. 1This is our first podcast (which is also streamed live for Youtube). Check out the video or podcast links below...We plan on doing more podcasts with different guests and covering a wide variety of topics from fly tying materials to nymphing techniques.Subscribe to one of the podcast options to be notified as each is released, using your favorite podcast player.

  • Skate Bait - A Caddis for Savage Fish

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 7, 2018 | 11:32 am

    Skate Bait - A Caddis for Savage Fish SK8 OR DIEWell, I was more of a BMX type of kid back when the Schwinn Predator came out and we were watching the movie Rad about three times a day.  Cru was a beast, and the backflip was pretty groundbreaking, but I digress...  This is about fishing - and skating.  As the day wears on and the sun goes down and the caddis hatch so thick that you dare not open your mouth, it is indeed time to become a skater.  You know that time...  No amount of swatting at your face and head will relieve the problem, and don't even think about breaking out that headlamp to re-tie because it will cause a mass gathering of caddis right up in your face. (If you have scratched your head, neck, etc while reading this, I'm driving my point home.)  At 0 Caddis:30 is when you should try casting out your fly, lightly twitching it right when it lands, and then dead drift it for a bit.  You can also cast out, hold your rod tip high in attempt to keep most of your leader off the water, and lightly skate your fly across the surface...  The first massive take[…]

  • Squirrel & CDC Caddis

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Aug 5, 2018 | 19:33 pm

    Squirrel & CDC Caddis KEEP IT SIMPLE...I'm confident that caddisflies were created to give anglers confidence in catching fish.  Not only do fish eat them with reckless abandon, but a drag free drift isn't always necessary.  To top that off, caddis are scraggly in appearance, so you can incorporate a lot of different messy materials to get them to look just right.  Yes...  Caddis season is your friend.  This pattern is about as basic as it gets with caddis because it only uses a few materials, and it also can be fished in the film, under the surface, or high on the top.  There really isn't much more to explain about this super simple bug...  Time to spin a few up and fish them!~CheechMaterial List Add to Cart   View in store                         Hook: Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook - 14Shuck: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - CamelShuck: Sparkle Emerger Yarn - BrownBody/Head: Natural Furs Dubbing - Fox SquirrelWing: TroutHunter Premium CDC - Caddis DunOther tools from the tutorial:          Renzetti Master ViseHard As Hull Head CementDr. Slick Razor Scissors - 4"Tiemco Midge Whip FinisherLoon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

  • Streamers Save the Day!

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jul 30, 2018 | 21:47 pm

    Streamers Save the Day! And I crashed the drone...We had a trip planned for last weekend and water conditions weren't where we wanted them to be and the Green was calling our names again. Plus Cheech had an itch to scratch and conquer the ol' Red Creek rapids, so we headed to the Green again. It was a good couple of days and, as usual, the story is in the video below...but in the end, streamers proved to be a game changer. We'll have a tutorial soon from the killer pattern Lance was using...Flies from this video:-- Bionic Ant-- Thread Frenchie

  • The Thread Frenchie

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jul 25, 2018 | 23:22 pm

    The Thread Frenchie Fast Sinking and Effective!Thread FrenchieFrenchie style nymphs have been a staple in my fly boxes for many years.  Their fish catching prowess is becoming well known, and there are many variations.  Standard Frenchie style nymphs have one problem:  Pheasant tail is very fragile.  Even when you super glue the pheasant tail to the body and counter wrap it with wire, Frenchies tied with pheasant tail are left without much durability.  We tolerate the lack of toughness since they work so well!I'm constantly tinkering with flies, and am always looking for quicker ties that are durable and still catch fish.  The Thread Frenchie is one of those patterns.  It is easy to tie, dense (which is a good thing in this case), durable, and fish love it.  I find myself fishing and guiding more and more with a Thread Frenchie.  This color combo has been my most productive, but there are many combinations you can try, to find which colors the fish prefer on your favorite waters.  Vary the size of the bead to add a selection of weights.  One great thing about jig style nymphs is that you can use various bead sizes on the same hook without crowding the[…]

  • Dry Flies on the Green River

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jul 16, 2018 | 22:28 pm

    Caddis Attack!We've fished the Green for a lot of years and have seen some great dry fly days, but this day was a pretty crazy one. Unfortunately, it was a two-man jobber and we weren't able to fish, row and film all at once. So we've got at least the aftermath of the dry fly action and we were able to break in the new Hyde on moving water finally.Also, here's a link to the flies we used:-- Egan's Bionic Ant-- Egan's Iron Lotus-- Duracell Jig-- Stoneflopper (mini version)-- Morrish HopperAnd the video....

  • Egan's Red Dart

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jul 14, 2018 | 23:08 pm

    Egan's Red Dart A FLASHY ATTRACTORRed DartThe Red Dart is a design combining the best parts of a couple of old favorite fly patterns and applying current materials.  The result is a fishy attractor.  I came up with the fly at the 2011 World Fly Fishing Championships held in Bolzano, Italy.  Fish were being caught on red tags (old school style with yarn tail and peacock body), and prince nymphs.  I was having the best success on prince nymphs tied with red thread (hotspot collar) and with peacock ice dubbing instead of natural peacock for the body.  My thought was that if I combined the two flies I might find something the fish really liked.  So, the red tail from the red tag replaced the biot tail from the prince.  I used brightly dyed hackle fibers for the tail instead of wool yarn found in the old school red tag.  Peacock ice dub has replaced natural peacock for my prince nymphs so I used the flashy synthetic.  I removed the white biots normally found on the back of a prince nymph but kept the prince's brown soft hackle.  One more addition and the fly was finished.  The hotspot.  Hotspots are very common in[…]

  • CDC & Foam Ant

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jul 11, 2018 | 17:56 pm

    CDC & Foam Ant CDC and Foam are BuddiesWe have spent several years surveying trout across the country and the consensus is that they all love flying ant patterns.  Cinnamon, black, brown, etc.  95.87% of them confirmed that they would readily eat a properly presented ant fly pattern.  Scientific research aside, we started to pay attention more to flying ants once we started fishing Lance's Bionic ant, and watching picky mayfly eaters move 7' out of their feeding lanes to eat the juicier morsel.  On this fly, you will see a cool technique to create a round body with foam and dubbing, and you will also see the cinnamon pepper color of hackle that we have been using a lot lately.  ~Cheech Material List Add to Cart   View in store                             Hook: Gamakatsu S10 Executive Series Dry Fly Hook - 12Body: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - BlackBody: Nature's Spirit Beaver Dubbing - Rusty SpinnerOverbody: Rainy's Evazote Foam - Black - 1/8"Wing: Polish CDC - WhiteHackle: Whiting Rooster Dry Fly Cape - Pro - Cinnamon Pepper VariantOther tools from the tutorial:     C&F Design Bobbin - Midge SizeFly Tying Wax SkullTiemco Tungsten Carbide Razor Scissor

  • Strawberry Cutthroats

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jul 8, 2018 | 22:49 pm

    Strawberry Cutthroats And Forest Fires...Strawberry Reservoir CutthroatIt was a relatively slow couple of outings but we managed a few fish. Cheech even rigged up his new Tenkara rig and gave it a go. See the results below...Also, featured flies:-- Balanced Blank Saver-- Lancer Damsel


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