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  • Pack Organization

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jan 22, 2020 | 22:50 pm

    Pack Organization Featuring the Umpqua ZS2 Overlook KitWe have been very impressed with the Umpqua line of packs for the past several years, but this new lineup of packs really takes the cake.  We really like the Overlook ZS2 chest pack, so we did a video of how we have them set up.  Here are some links for the items that we use to stock our packs:Overlook ZS2 PackC&F Design Chest Fly BoxZS2 Water Bottle Holder: ZS2 Tippet Dock: Fulling Mill Tippet: Pro Bands: Orvis Nipper: Ketchum Release: Fishpond Swiftcurrent Thermometer: C&F Fly boxes: Loon Hook Hone: Loon Amadou Patch: Gear Keeper Net Retractor: Gear Keeper Micro Zinger: 

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  • Rabbit Jig Streamer

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jan 15, 2020 | 23:12 pm

    Rabbit Jig Streamer The Meatloaf of Jig FliesSometimes trout just need a little snack, and sometimes they want some meat!  This is a fly that is designed to be dead drifted due to its ability to stay horizontal in the water column.  This fly is a very simple way to get a small profile sculpin if you tie it in olive, but it can be tied in a variety of colors.  Spin some up and stick some fish! Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                   Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 8Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - OliveBead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 4.0mmTail/Collar: Rabbit Zonker Strips - Olive VariantBody: Hends Spectra Dubbing - Green DarkLegs: Grizzly Micro Legs - RootbeerHead: Hends Spectra Dubbing - Fl. Orange LightOther tools from the tutorial:          Swiss CDC MultiClampLoon Ergo Precision Tip ScissorsRenzetti Traveler Vise 2000 (Pedestal)Loon Ergo Quick Cut Whip FinisherStonfo U-Shaped Bodkin Fiber Puller

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  • Bead and Hook Organization Tips

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jan 10, 2020 | 03:35 am

    Bead and Hook Organization Tips It's Really Pretty SimpleKeeping your hooks and beads organized can be a pretty big pain in the butt, but it doesn't have to be.  When I first started storing them in containers other than what they were sold in, I would have to have a container for every size and color of bead, which would make for a LOT of containers and a LOT of wasted space.  Check out this video for a very simple organization hack!NOTE: since the original filming of this video, the Hook/Bowl caddy from Hareline has been discontinued.  Any bowl shaped containers do the trick for this, so find something similar and organize away! Stash Pod Organizers:  CLICK HERELoon Vise Pawn:  CLICK HERE

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  • CDC Midge Pupa

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Jan 7, 2020 | 03:14 am

    CDC Midge Pupa A Simple Bug for All Water ColumnsThis is more of a style of fly than an exact pattern, so feel free to adjust and tweak this fly to your liking.  The first thing you will notice is that it has a CDC overwing, but that isn't necessarily to make it float (even though it could aid in fishing this fly in the surface film.)  CDC is a material that traps air bubbles and creates unique movement underwater, so I have incorporated it a lot to sub-surface patterns lately.  This bug can be fished deep on a nymph rig, mid column, or right near the surface on a greased leader rig.  The best part of this fly is that it's really simple to tie and only uses three materials including thread!  Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                       Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 18Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Blue DunHead: Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Adam's GrayWing: Nature's Spirit CDC - Dark Gray DunWing Alternate: Nature's Spirit CDC - Light Slate DunWing Alternate: Nature's Spirit CDC - Dark Slate DunWing Alternate: Nature's Spirit CDC - Light Gray[…]

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  • Mini Perdigon

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 25, 2019 | 03:19 am

    Mini Perdigon Same Story, Smaller SizeThis is just a perdigon...  boooooooring right?  Actually this little bug gets down really quick in the water column and is very simple to tie.  Sometimes it's hard to find jig hooks that are truly as small as their size says they are, so we tie small heavy nymphs on straight shank hooks lots of times.  The Dohiku 302 is an interesting hook because technically has a small bend near the eye, but it really ties almost like a straight shank hook. Mix up sizes and colors and catch fish!! Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                       Hook: Dohiku Hooks HDN 302 - 20Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - BlackBead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 2.5mmTail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Dark PardoRib: Perdigones Pearl Body 30 - BlackResin: Solarez UV Cure Resin - Bone Dry .5 OzAlternate Hook: Dohiku Hooks HDN 302 - 18Alternate Hook: Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless - 16

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  • Size 24 Soft Hackle

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 24, 2019 | 01:59 am

    Size 24 Soft Hackle Small and SimpleI really hadn't tied a soft hackle with this style of hackle in a size 24 before I tried this one, so why not film it...  Anyway, small soft hackles should be in any winter angler's box, and they can illicit aggressive strikes if you swing them through a pod of fish rising to midges on the surface.  No need explaining more about this pattern.  Tie them up, swing them, and hold on!Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                  Hook: TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook - 24 - 25 PackThread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Blue DunHackle: Whiting 4B Hen Cape - GrizzlyHackle Alternate: Spey Chickabou Pelt - WhiteHackle Alternate: Whiting 4B Hen Cape - Natural Dark DunHackle Alternate: Whiting 4B Hen Cape - Natural Medium DunHackle Alternate: Whiting 4B Hen Cape - White Dyed Dark DunOther tools from the tutorial:   C&F Design Midge Hackle PliersC&F Design Hackle Pliers

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  • Latex Beadhead Stonefly Nymph

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 23, 2019 | 01:10 am

    Latex Beadhead Stonefly Nymph Looks hard, but it Ain'tStoneflies, or nymphs with pronounced appendages, should definitely be a staple in your fly box.  We fish a lot in the tailwaters of Utah where the fish are very selective, and they really prefer to feed on small nymphs.  Well...  That's what I thought for many years.  I really got into using a seine in the river to get a better look of the food options in my favorite sections, and I was really surprised at the results of the samples.  I found that there was an abundance of stoneflies and larger caddis flies, so I made some changes to my fly selection and started picking up more and more fish.  This stonefly is on the smaller side of the spectrum, but this same style can be tied much larger.  Give a bigger bug a throw, you might be pleasantly surprised! Material List Add to Cart   View in store                             Hook: Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless - 12Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Dark BrownBead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 4.0mmTail/Legs: Daddy Long Legs - TanBody/Wing Case: Kiley's Exo Skin - BrownThorax: Life Cycle Dubbing -[…]

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  • Halloween Jig Bugger

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 21, 2019 | 22:18 pm

    Halloween Jig Bugger Black + Orange = TroutYes...  Another wooly bugger, kind of anyway.  We have been tying flies on jig hooks for both lakes and rivers, and this style of fly is one that should definitely make it to your small streamer selection.  You can mix up the colors to match all kinds of things, but there is something about a black and orange combo that really seems work well.  The body of this fly is built out of simi seal so it picks out really well and complements the hackle really well.  It's also a really cool halloween color that pairs up well with multiple shades of orange and black. Because we have a variety of hackles that will work with this fly, we opted not to list them in the recipe.  Check HERE to see our selection of Burnt Orange hackle.Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                  Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 8Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Fl. OrangeBead: Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Orange - 4.0mmTail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Black (UV)Tail: Wapsi Strung Blood Quill Marabou - Burnt OrangeRib: UTC Ultra Wire -[…]

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  • Adams Cripple

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 21, 2019 | 01:25 am

    Adams Cripple A Slightly Buggier AdamsIt seems far fetched, but there are times that a normal Adams or Parachute Adams just isn't buggy enough for the fish.  This is a pattern from Blue Ribbon Flies that will keep the same colors of the Adams, but it sits lower in the water and has a buggier tail.  Fish it either with a full hackle (as pictured) or trim the hackle flush on the bottom side! Before you look at the material list for this fly, make sure to get some good grizzly hackle.  We have plenty of it HERE.Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                  Hook: TMC Tiemco 102Y Dry Hook - 13Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Blue DunTail: Bett's Z-Lon - Standard - BrownBody: Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Adam's GrayWing: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - WhiteBody Alternate: TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing - Adam's GrayBody Alternate: Nature's Spirit Beaver Dubbing - Muskrat GrayOther tools from the tutorial: Fiskars 5" Micro-Tip Scissors

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  • CDC Midge Emerger

    Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Dec 19, 2019 | 22:08 pm

    CDC Midge Emerger No-See-Um PatrolThe midge hatch has always been one of my favorite hatches for reasons I still can't quite figure out.  It always cold and the bugs are super tiny, but maybe that's why I like it so much.  Those two factors keep a lot of people off the water and on the couch, so there is more river to enjoy.  I first started fishing the midge hatch pretty heavily about 17 years ago, and It's kind of been hit and miss for me based on how much motivation I have to go stand in the cold (read: Angler who sits on the couch as noted above).  In order to catch midge eaters, its important to have a few different styles of flies, and the emerger is one that should be at the top of your list.  Keep them sparse and simple, fish them with a good presentation, and you will be landing fish in no time. The beauty of this fly is that you can switch it up to a wide range of colors to match the flies in your area.  Pop some tylenol, grab the size 24s and off you go. Material List Add to Cart   View in[…]

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