How To

  1. How to Tie a Foam Beetle

    How to Tie a Foam Beetle
    This simple beetle features a realistic profile without a lot of complicated fly tying steps or materials. In the summer months, in the western US and beyond, trout feed on terrestrials, beetles, and ants that are blown into the river. Foam beetles are a productive pattern during this time of the year when trout are looking for a large, easy meal. This is also a great pattern for South America as trout are known for eating beetles in Patagonia with reckless abandon. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie this easy pattern then purchase your fly tying materials from us and start tying!
  2. How to Tie a Brassie Fly

    How to Tie a Brassie Fly
    A simple, traditional pattern for picky tailwater trout... The Brassie Fly is one of the most basic patterns for picky tailwater trout. It's incredibly simple to tie and uses only a few basic materials and a few simple steps. This is a great midge or mayfly imitation when trout are feeding on small bugs and you can't quite figure out what they're eating. This is a great fly to use under an indicator as part of a double nymph rig or as a dropper on small water and larger rivers alike. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie this must-have picky trout pattern.
  3. How to Tie the Ragin' Craven Crab Fly

    How to Tie the Ragin' Craven Crab Fly
    A Charlie Craven classic, the Ragin' Craven fools finicky fish... Designed to resemble a crab, the Ragin' Craven lands somewhere between a crab and a shrimp. And fish eat it as both. This is a great saltwater pattern for Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and more. It's also a phenomenal Redfish fly when fish are tailing in shallow water. Whether you're targeting fish that are eating shrimp or crabs (or both), this is a must-have pattern for avid saltwater anglers. Plus, it's really fun to tie. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions for the Ragin' Craven.
  4. How to Tie a Caddis Pupa Fly

    How to Tie a Caddis Pupa Fly
    One of the most practical, versatile flies ever... and a great one to have in your box. It's no secret a Caddis hatch is one of the most popular hatches throughout the US and beyond. Many anglers prefer to fish the Elk Hair Caddis, but when fish aren't rising, they're probably feeding on Caddis subsurface. This version of the Caddis Pupa is a great one to swing as an emerger or dead drift as a nymph under an indicator. The life-like profile is relatively easy to tie and traps air bubbles in the water to attract feeding trout. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie one of the most popular patterns in trout fishing.
  5. How to Tie a Sculpin Streamer Fly

    How to Tie a Sculpin Streamer Fly
    The Chubby Muffin Sculpin Streamer gets crushed by big browns in the fall... This is a great streamer pattern for all you trout bums out there dusting off your Trout Spey rods for the months ahead. This fly features a lifelike profile, intricate fins created with India Hen, and many more features to entice a predatory brown. Pound the banks with this fly out of a drift boat or rig up the Trout Spey rod and swing your favorite riffles and runs. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions for this incredibly lifelike streamer pattern.
  6. How to Tie the WD-40 Fly

    How to Tie the WD-40 Fly
    A simple pattern that's tied to imitate midge pupae and Baetis nymphs, the WD-40 is a great pattern for western trout. This fly can be fished just under the surface as an emerger or with more traditional nymphing techniques under an indicator. This is also a really easy pattern to tie and can be tied in a variety of colors and styles. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie this technical trout fly that everyone should have in their box from the western US and beyond.
  7. How to Tie the Zebra Midge Fly

    How to Tie the Zebra Midge Fly
    This fly has been around for a long time. The Zebra Midge imitates midges below the surface and will quickly fool a finicky trout that's feeding subsurface. It's a very simple fly to tie and produces on days when the water is clear and fish are keyed in on small nymphs. Use this as a dropper off of a dry fly, a trailer nymph under an indicator, or on a Euro setup. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie this simple pattern. Then, purchase your materials from us and start tying!
  8. The Top 10 Best Permit Flies

    The Top 10 Best Permit Flies
    Permit are finicky, picky, bad-attitude kinda fish. They're known for challenging feeding habits, unnecessary pickiness, and humbling elusiveness. That's part of the reason anglers focus so much time, energy, and resources to catch one on a fly rod. A Perm on a fly rod is like a badge of honor in contemporary fly fishing. Catching them is much easier with the right fly selection. Read on to find out which flies are the very best for Permit.
  9. How to Tie the Morrish Mouse Fly

    How to Tie the Morrish Mouse Fly
    Mouse fishing is popular across the western US and around the world (New Zealand comes to mind). Large brown trout do a lot of feeding at night and can be fooled on mouse patterns depending on the time of year and the conditions. In places like Alaska, fish feed on mice even in the high sun. There's nothing quite like seeing a large predatory fish explode on a mouse as it's waking through the water. Tune in as Jared takes us through the steps necessary to tie the Morrish Mouse, one of the most popular mouse patterns in all of fly fishing.
  10. How to Choose the Best Steelhead Flies

    How to Choose the Best Steelhead Flies
    As summer winds down and leaves start to change, anglers around the country shift their game from Trout to Steelhead. Steelhead are tough to fool, but when you do there's nothing better than bringing a silver bullet to hand. Most anglers target these elusive fish in the Pacific Northwest but lake run Steelhead also have a huge following in the Northeast, particularly in the Great Lakes Region. Anglers go crazy for these fish. And having the right flies increases your chances of success on the water.

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