Fly Tying

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  1. How to Tie Gartside's Gurgler

    How to Tie Gartside's Gurgler

    The Gurgler is a great pattern for aggressive fish in both freshwater and saltwater. This fly can imitate a frog, mouse, and more for Bass laid up on weed beds or Redfish in the marsh. This fly can either be stripped aggressively to fool ambush feeders or defensive fish like Pike or stripped slowly to imitate a baitfish. However you fish it, this is one of the most popular fly patterns for aggressive fish. It can be tied in a variety of styles and colors… here’s our take including videos, photos, step-by-step instructions, and much more.

  2. How to Tie a Matuka Streamer Fly Pattern

    How to Tie a Matuka Streamer Fly Pattern

    Small stream Trout beware… this streamer gets CRUSHED in shallow water. The Matuka streamer is originally a New Zealand pattern and is made to imitate a Sculpin or small baitfish. This pattern works well across the US and beyond for trout looking for a protein-filled meal. This pattern can be stripped or swung and creates a nice profile in the water. If you’re doing any trout fishing it’s worth carrying a few of these in your box. Read on to find out how to tie this killer trout pattern including step-by-step instructions, videos, and more.

  3. How to Tie a Rhody Flatwing Streamer Fly

    How to Tie a Rhody Flatwing Streamer Fly

    The Rhody Flatwing is a stellar saltwater pattern that can be tweaked to imitate a variety of saltwater baitfish. This pattern is perfect for Stripers, flats fish, and can even be used in freshwater for Bass. Simple streamer patterns are a staple in saltwater fishing and this fly should be in every avid angler’s fly box. Tune in as Jared shows the necessary steps to tie this famous pattern.

  4. How to Tie the Midnight Mullet Streamer Fly

    How to Tie the Midnight Mullet Streamer Fly

    Fish will see this fly from a mile away… I promise. The Midnight Mullet combines bright flash and catchy colors to draw in the big-mouthed predators. Seriously, this fly is made to be fished aggressively and to trigger some hardcore strikes. Snook and Tarpon charge at the Midnight Mullet Streamer because of its visible lateral line, striking profile, and eye-catching aesthetics. If you’re a serious warmwater saltwater angler this pattern gets the job done when nothing else can. Learn how to tie it right now as Jared gives step-by-step instructions.

  5. EP Baitfish Fly Tying Tutorial

    EP Baitfish Fly Tying Tutorial

    The EP Baitfish is an insanely versatile minnow pattern. This fly can be used in freshwater and in saltwater, for Bass, Pike, Stripers, Tarpon, and just about any predatory fish that swims. The pattern is easy to tie because it’s repetitive and uses only a few materials. The EP Baitfish can also be tied in a variety of color schemes to imitate just about any kind of bait. If you’re a streamer angler and you prefer targeting predatory fish, keep a few of these in your box for the next time you’re out on the water.

  6. How to Tie Tim Borski's Slider

    How to Tie Tim Borski's Slider

    The Borski Slider was originally invented for Bonefish but has quickly morphed into a fly that’s well-known for its ability to fool picky redfish. Thi baitfish imitation works well in shallow water marshes and sandy flats when targeting fish with a large appetite. The fly is relatively easy to tie, especially the back half, but does involve spinning some Deer Hair. The Deer Hair acts as a natural weed guard on the hook and makes it an even better pattern for areas with grassy bottoms. If you’re headed to the southeastern US this winter to chase Redfish (like we are), don’t go without a few of these flies.

  7. How to Tie a Spawning Mantis Shrimp

    How to Tie a Spawning Mantis Shrimp

    The Spawning Mantis is a stellar pattern for the Bahamas and particularly South Andros. The orange color in the fly attracts the attention of Bonefish on the flats and fishes well in shallow water. The fly’s extra weight helps it drop quickly to land in the feeding zone every cast. This pattern can, of course, be used almost anywhere there are shrimp and is a phenomenal pattern on sandy flats. It’s also pretty simple to tie with multiple repeating steps so it’s a great pattern for novice saltwater tyers and anglers. Read on for detailed step-by-step instructions.

  8. Chernobyl Crab Fly Tying Tutorial

    Chernobyl Crab Fly Tying Tutorial

    Pack your tropical gear we’re going on a Permit trip! Kidding… kind of. If you do find yourself preparing for a trip to the tropics this winter, however, the Chernobyl Crab is one of the best patterns to bring with you. Why? Because it’s simple to tie, highly effective, and is tied on one of the sharpest saltwater hooks that exists. Whether you’re headed south this winter or you’re bored tying lame trout flies, take the time to tie this one. You’ll be glad you did.

  9. Rubber Leg Gotcha Shrimp Fly Tying Tutorial

    Rubber Leg Gotcha Shrimp Fly Tying Tutorial

    The Gotcha Shrimp may be one of the most popular Bonefish flies on the planet. Not only is it one of the most effective saltwater fly patterns that exists but it’s also pretty simple to tie. This pattern is popular for Permit and Bonefish feeding on the flats and this rubber leg variation creates an irresistible profile in the water. If you’re traveling south this winter to fish the flats, you’re going to want to tune in as Jared ties this popular pattern.

  10. How to Tie the Feather Game Changer Streamer

    How to Tie the Feather Game Changer Streamer

    The Feather Game Changer is one of our favorite freshwater streamer patterns here at Trident. This fly works well when tied with a stinger hook or without for bass, trout, and pretty much any freshwater fish. Here Jared ties the streamer in a Crayfish Orange color to imitate a sculpin or any other small freshwater baitfish. This pattern moves incredibly well in the water and is sure to grab the attention of a brown trout lurking in the shadows. Read on for step-by-step fly tying instructions.

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