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Friday, 14 October 2016 13:19

Callibaetis Pullover Cripple

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This month's Sunriver Anglers Fly Tying Corner features another in the Callibaetis Lifecycle Series; a Callibaetis Pullover Cripple. It is similar to a Pablo's Cripple, yet uses unique materials to make this a particularly effective pattern for imitating emerging

Friday, 14 October 2016 13:18

Balanced Cinnamon Leech

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Instructions for tying the Balanced Cinnamon Leech.

Friday, 14 October 2016 13:18

Humpy

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The Sunriver Anglers Fly Tying Corner - Tying the Humpy Fly Pattern. This is a very versatile pattern for imitating a wide range of insects, including Caddis, Stoneflies and Terrestrials. This is tied in a new and more simple way than the original. Give it a try!

Friday, 14 October 2016 13:16

Pale Morning Dun CDC Thorax

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Tying a Pale Morning Dun CDC Thorax pattern. It is an excellent imitation for PMD mayfly duns.

Friday, 14 October 2016 13:11

October Caddis Stimulator

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October brings great fishing for trout looking up for October Caddis. This October Caddis pattern is a good one that fools fussy trout. Follow along on how to tie this October Caddis pattern.

Sunday, 09 October 2016 16:25

Fly Tying 123

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  • The Buffet Series – 10 Fly Fishing Adventure Films

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Mar 12, 2019 | 14:10 pm

    First off, sorry for the long delay in between posts! Wow, we’ve really dropped the ball on keeping the site updated! But on another note, all my time has been consumed by creating an awesome short film series with episodes from all over the place. Saltwater, freshwater, warm water, you name it! If you like […]The post The Buffet Series – 10 Fly Fishing Adventure Films appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Modern Nymphing Elevated – Beyond the Basics

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Apr 2, 2018 | 08:46 am

    Lance Egan, Devin Olsen, and myself have been working for months on a sequel to the popular instructional film Modern Nymphing. The creation of Modern Nymphing Elevated – Beyond the Basics has consumed my life for the past while, but we are finally excited to launch the trailer and offer pre-sale orders of the digital […]The post Modern Nymphing Elevated – Beyond the Basics appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Next Generation Brook Trout Angler

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Feb 13, 2017 | 11:49 am

    The first fish I remember catching was a brook trout. I grew up in a region that isn’t known for it’s fishing, but there is one special gem of a lake that holds some of the most beautiful brookies on the planet. Brook trout have always been my favorite Salmonid. With anticipation for Spring fly […]The post Next Generation Brook Trout Angler appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • New Video: The Evolution of Nymphing

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Jan 2, 2017 | 12:10 pm

    We have all experienced advancements in our fly fishing game. For me the biggest eye opener was introduced to me nearly nine years ago by my good friend Devin Olsen. From the first time I watched him apply European techniques I knew I needed to get in on this action. Thus began my own personnel […]The post New Video: The Evolution of Nymphing appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Modern Nymphing – European Inspired Techniques – Instructional Video

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Dec 6, 2016 | 11:36 am

    Now Available for early bird presale orders. This will get you a 15% discount through Christmas! DVD Presale Here Ships the middle of January. Digital Download Presale Here Promo code: earlybird Available December 19th For the past eight months, Devin Olsen , Lance Egan, and I have been working together to create the most innovative […]The post Modern Nymphing – European Inspired Techniques – Instructional Video appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Salmonfly Time – Get Your Dries Here!

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos May 19, 2016 | 14:06 pm

    Regarding dry fly fishing, is there anything better than watching fish rise to giant flies?!?! For the next short while on rivers across the west Pteronarcys (also know as the Salmonfly) will be abundant in numbers sufficient to attract most fish to rise. This can be some of the funnest fishing all year long. If […]The post Salmonfly Time – Get Your Dries Here! appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Predicting Spring – Bad Weather Fly Fishing Video

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Feb 23, 2016 | 16:45 pm

    Here is some footage from the past shot on a day that was so wet the GoPro was about the only camera safe to use. The wind and the rain were so bad that Kohler and I thought about calling it quits many times throughout the day. However, persistance paid off and we ended up […]The post Predicting Spring – Bad Weather Fly Fishing Video appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Pliva Perdigon Nymph – Guest Tyer Devin Olsen

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Feb 15, 2016 | 10:58 am

    Devin Olsen of Fly Fishing Team USA shares with us one of his most deadly flies, a perdigon nymph he discovered while competing in Europe. Recipe: Hook: Hanak 230 sizes 16-12 or other nymph hook Bead: Copper, silver, or gold slotted tungsten 2.3 to 3.3 mm Additional Weight: 0.015” lead wire Tail: Coq de leon […]The post Pliva Perdigon Nymph – Guest Tyer Devin Olsen appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • Iron Lotus (PMD) – Fly Tying Video

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Jan 25, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    Another super effective Lance Egan fly pattern that catches fish like crazy! PMD nymphs become very active in rivers and streams during most of the summer and early fall. Trout fill themselves on these critters day after day which makes the PMD Iron Lotus nymph such a valuable nymph fly pattern. A few years back […]The post Iron Lotus (PMD) – Fly Tying Video appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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  • “The AK Way” – Amazing Alaska Fly Fishing Video

    Fly Tying 123 – Fly Tying Instructions and Videos Jan 21, 2016 | 13:08 pm

    This is a fly fishing film that consists of the beauty of Alaska mixed with a lot of underwater footage of amazing salmon schools. Our flies pass by them, and often times they are seen peeling away to chase our presentations. It was fun to capture this on film! Alaska is a very special place […]The post “The AK Way” – Amazing Alaska Fly Fishing Video appeared first on Fly Tying 123 - Fly Tying Instructions and Videos.

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 16:17

Fly Tying - Reddit

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 16:10

Fly Fish Food

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  • Big Unsinkabeetle

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Mar 18, 2019 | 15:38 pm

    Big Unsinkabeetle Attention Droppers...  Meet Your Match.It seems like forever ago, but 6 years ago the Unsinkabeetle was born in a bowl full of water at my mom's house (read about it HERE).  I have played with this fly in various sizes and configurations, and they have been everything from small pink ones, to all natural brown ones with no flash, but they all seem to do two things really well: 1- Float. 2- Catch fish.  This video is a color combo and size that seems to be popular in southern Patagonia Argentina, so naturally I had to tie some up!  Take note that right after we filmed this, Gamakatsu stopped making the S10 in the size we used, so we made some necessary adjustments in the recipe.Have fun tying these!!Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                             Hook: Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook - 6Thread: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - BlackBody: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - BlackOver Body: Rainy's Evazote Foam - Black - 1/8"Dubbing: Ice Dub - UV BlackWing: EP Fibers - WhiteIndicator: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - YellowLeg1: Speckled Centipede Legs - Speckled Red - MediumLeg2: Speckled[…]

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  • Build a Euro Leader

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Mar 10, 2019 | 16:16 pm

    Build a Euro Leader Lance's Euro Leader SetupSo here's the setup with one of the most commonly asked questions: How do I build Lance's Euro Leader.So here's a the leader recipe and some videos on how to put it together...Material ListAdd to Cart  View in store                                     Section #1: Maxima Chameleon Leader Material - 20 lbSection #2: Maxima Chameleon Leader Material - 15 lbSighter: Cortland Spooled Indicator Mono - Bi-Color Red/Yellow - .014" / .36mm Tippet Ring: Hanak Tippet Rings, 2mmTippet: Umpqua Superfluoro Tippet - 4XTippet 2: Umpqua Superfluoro Tippet - 5XSighter option 1: Sunset Amnesia Line - 12 lb - Fl. GreenSighter option 2: Sunset Amnesia Line - 12 lb - RedOther tools from the tutorial:And another couple of knots

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  • Jigged Streamer for a Euro Rig

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Mar 5, 2019 | 21:15 pm

    Jigged Streamer for a Euro Rig A Simple but Killer TechniqueJigged Streamer for a Euro RigWe're kicking off another Lance Egan tutorial that was a culmination of hearing about trip after trip where this technique and pattern had been just destroying the fish. We finally headed out to try it out with Lance and he stopped to give some explanations. Then the tutorial shows the fly he's been using with this awesome technique.From Lance...The jigged streamer technique is one of those things that make me wonder why I didn't think about it sooner, but I didn't.  For me it took a few mentions by my Fly Fishing Team USA teammate, Pat Weiss, letting me know he caught some bonus fish on jigged streamers a few times in competitions before I started utilizing the technique.  Once I gave the technique a chance I quickly converted.  I started embracing the possibilities of a streamer on a Euro-nymphing rig a few years ago and I've been steadily building confidence with it.  I had a break through moment with the jigged streamer technique at last year's World Fly Fishing Championship in Trentino, Italy.  In the last of 5 sessions I drew beat 4 on the Sarca River near the town of[…]

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  • The Big Junk Streamer

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Mar 1, 2019 | 14:36 pm

    The Big Junk Streamer Featuring Lance's Big JunkThis is one of those patterns that, on several occasions, has turned a slow fishing day into a stellar fishing day but it took us a few times out before we realized just how good it was.If you check out one of the floats we did on the Green River last year, you'll see it in action.Anyway, see what Lance has to say about it below...Basic wooly bugger type streamers (see also, humongous) are my go-to streamer patterns. Sure, giant articulated streamers are cool and fun to tie, but when I want to entice many Trout to take, rather than just 1 or 2, I tend toward simple, easy to tie streamers with lots of motion. The Big Junk is exactly one of those.You are likely wondering how it got the name “Big Junk” when it’s more of a schmedium sized streamer?? Well, to be honest, I don’t remember exactly how it got it’s name, but it has been known as such for about 4-5 years now. I first used this color combo and style of fly on Utah’s Provo river. When fishing the Provo I often dislodge rocks and place my net immediately downstream to see[…]

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  • Secret Squirrel CDC Jig

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Feb 24, 2019 | 21:39 pm

    Secret Squirrel CDC Jig One of Our Buggiest Dubbing BlendsSo a Squirrel and a Duck walk into a bar...  Hit us in the comments if you have a good punchline for this joke, because I couldn't think of one.  As you know, we like to pull out the ol' coffee grinder and play with some cool dubbing mixes. We mess with lots of dubbing combinations, but when we got CDC dubbing, the light bulb turned on and I started mixing it with different stuff.  Of all the things I did, it worked best when I mixed it with squirrel (75% squirrel 25% CDC) and I played with lots of color combos that will have future applications.  The cool thing about this dubbing blend is that the squirrel and CDC will move differently in the water giving it a fairly unique motion.  On this fly, I matched it up with an awesome dark violet Hanak bead for the ultimate hot spot.  Mix up a bunch of different colors and try it out! Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                   Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - PurpleBead: Hanak Metallic+ Slotted[…]

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  • FAB - Foam Arse Blob

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Feb 20, 2019 | 17:17 pm

    FAB - Foam Arse Blob So Easy a Caveman Can Tie ItAlright, I'll start off by claiming the obvious...  This fly is NOT a difficult fly to tie, but we thought it was worth showing due to the uniqueness of the "jelly fritz" that is used to tie it.  It's really no mystery in the UK, but here in the USA, it seems that we have grown content to kick and twitch an olive krystal bugger while passing directly over fish, and giving the occasional twitch.  This "Jolling" (trolling with slight jerks) is going to catch you some fish for sure, but if you really want to get technical about fishing stillwaters, it's highly recommended to research loch style fishing and some of the patterns and methods used in the UK and competitions worldwide.  This post really isn't to break down all of the different methods you can use to present a buoyant fly, but I'll share my favorite.  Type 5 full sink line -> 5 feet fo 3x to a weighted leech -> 5 feet of 3x to a smaller chironomid or nymph -> 5 feet of 3x to a FAB or a Booby.  This creates a leader setup that is deep and ascends[…]

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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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