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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 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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  • The Pinky Blinder

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing May 26, 2019 | 21:50 pm

    The Pinky Blinder An Attractor Euro NymphPinky BlinderWhen I nymph, I usually like to have a good mix of somewhat imitative flies as well as general attractor style patterns. The Pinky Blinder is a solid attractor pattern that I will use in my team of flies.It features some flash and hot spots -- both key to a lot of nymph patterns -- as well as a nice soft hackle. I especially found these pink Coq De Leon tailing fibers to be a great part of a hot spot.It's a fun little pattern to tie!Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                      Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - RedBead: Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Light Pink - 3.0mmTail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Badger Dyed PinkWeight: Lead Wire Spool - .015Abdomen: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Red - MediumRibbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Gold - SmallHot Spot: Ice Dub - UV Shrimp PinkThorax: Ice Dub - PeacockSoft Hackle: Whiting Brahma Wing Soft Hackle PairCoating: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly FinishOther tools from the tutorial:     Renzetti Master ViseLoon UV Infiniti LightC&F Design Hackle Pliers

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  • The Purplish Dart

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing May 21, 2019 | 22:24 pm

    The Purplish Dart Red Dart VariationPurplish Dart Euro NymphAlthough we don't have a video tutorial for this, you can refer to the Red Dart that Lance filmed a while back. See that below. We call it the "Purplish Dart", like the Red Dart, has a lot going on.Specifically, we're featuring a few newer materials on this one. First is a cool new Squirrel dubbing from Nature's Spirit. We worked with them on the level of flash and squirrelyness for this dubbing. It comes in both flash and non flash but is infused with UV goodness. Because this dubbing is cut a little finer, we recommend using it in a dubbing loop or with dubbing wax.Next is a new lineup of Coq De Leon tailing pack colors, including this tasty pink color here. So now you can tie up your favorite Euro style flies with a hot spot tail in one of the most versatile materials: Coq De Leon.And finally, is a newer color of Brahma Hen cape, Medium Dun. The feathers are two toned, like most Brahma, going from a darker feather core to a lighter tip. The nice thing about the hen capes is that you can tie a wide variety of[…]

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