Fly Tying

  1. How to Tie an Elk Hair Caddis

    How to Tie an Elk Hair Caddis
    The Elk Hair Caddis is a hugely popular pattern across much of the US. Caddis hatch in droves and provide big meals for trout of all sizes. Whether you're fishing from the bank or from a drift boat, this fly is a must-have in every angler's dry fly box. A Caddis works well when fished as a dry fly on the surface or skated in choppy water. Here are step-by-step instructions to tie this popular dry fly. 
  2. How to Tie a Crazy Charlie Fly

    How to Tie a Crazy Charlie Fly
    The Crazy Charlie is a classic Bonefish pattern that was developed on Andros Island in 1977 by Charlie Smith, a local Bahamian Bonefish guide. Since its inception, the Crazy Charlie has become one of the most popular Bonefish flies in the world. Jared takes us through the steps needed to tie this classic fly in our latest YouTube Fly Tying Tutorial. Read on for step-by-step instructions.
  3. How to Tie a Zonker Streamer Variation

    How to Tie a Zonker Streamer Variation
    The Zonker is a popular trout pattern that can be either stripped or dead drifted in high water conditions. The Zonker imitates a variety of mobile prey including sculpins, crayfish, and small baitfish. This pattern works particularly well in high water but can be fished year round for aggressive trout and Bass looking for a large meal. Read on to see step-by-step tying instructions.
  4. How to Tie the 20 Incher Stonefly Nymph

    How to Tie the 20 Incher Stonefly Nymph
    Join us as we sit down with Jared in the first episode of 'The Tying Desk' to tie the 20 Incher Stonefly Nymph. This nymph is a popular early season trout pattern in a variety of situations. Looking for a Stonefly pattern for a Euro Nymph Rig or to fish under an indicator? Look no farther. Read on to learn the necessary steps to tie one of the most popular Stonefly patterns in fly fishing. Or, watch the video included in the post.
  5. Fly Tying Essentials: The Basics for First-Time Tyers

    Fly Tying Essentials: The Basics for First-Time Tyers
    So you're new to fly tying. How do you wade through the thousands of available fly tying devices/tools/materials to find the basic necessities? How do you learn to tie flies? Fly tying for beginners can be overwhelming. We’re here to help. Here’s a list of the most relevant tools of the trade for first-time tyers and some pertinent learn-to-tie info.

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