How To

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. How to Tie the Squimp Fly

    How to Tie the Squimp Fly
    The Squimp is a Bonefish fly that has tons of movement in the water. When stripped, the rubber legs provide superior movement and this fly really attracts fish from a long way off. The profile of the fly also creates a lifelike shrimp imitation that will surely fool picky Bonefish on the flats of Mexico and beyond. Tune in as Jared shows us step-by-step instructions to tie the Squimp then purchase your materials from us and get tying!
  9. How to Tie the Bunny Leech Fly

    How to Tie the Bunny Leech Fly
    If you're streamer fishing this fall, you should have a bunny leech in your box. Whether you tie it with a hot cone or not, trout key in on leeches in the spring and the fall, and this pattern will move fish from cover like few other patterns. Plus, it's really easy to tie and only requires a few materials. This is also a great pattern for Steelhead and Salmon that are keyed in on egg sucking leeches during the fall King Salmon run and the fall/winter Steelhead run. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to help you tie this popular freshwater fly pattern.
  10. How to Choose the Best Trout Flies for Small Streams

    How to Choose the Best Trout Flies for Small Streams
    Small stream fishing has become incredibly popular in contemporary fly fishing. Small streams are easier to access, more prevalent throughout the US, and offer anglers a chance to get away from the crowds and find solitude. The scenery can be beautiful, you don't need a ton of gear, and the fishing can be great. Targeting native trout in small streams is an easy way to relax without having to worry about catching the largest fish or carrying 3 fly boxes. That being said, outings on small streams will be more productive if you have the right gear. Read on to find out which flies are the best for small stream fishing.

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