How To

  1. How to Tie the Big Nasty Crab Fly

    How to Tie the Big Nasty Crab Fly
    If you've done any flats fishing in the Northeast for Stripers, you've seen them cruising the flats searching for small baitfish, eels, and (of course) crabs. This is a phenomenal fly to throw at a cruising Striper on the flats and imitates a Green Crab, prevalent on the coast of the Northeastern US. It's a fun fly to tie, too. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie a pattern that every Striper angler should have in their arsenal.
  2. How to Tie the Bopper Hopper Fly

    How to Tie the Bopper Hopper Fly
    This is an effective hopper pattern designed to entice large trout from the US West to Patagonia and everywhere in between. Hoppers are a staple of a trout's diet here in the US and beyond and there's nothing better than getting a large trout to eat a high-floating hopper on the surface. This pattern is built for extra floatation, a lifelike profile, and super fish-catching power. Tune in as Jared takes us through every step needed to tie the Bopper Hopper.
  3. How to Tie a Tarpon Toad Variation

    How to Tie a Tarpon Toad Variation
    The Tarpon Toad is a fly that has long been used to target the Silver King. This is a fly that's great for a variety of Tarpon scenarios including casting at laid up fish or cruising fish. Jared ties a slight variation here that also works well for Bass, Stripers, and other predatory fish in both freshwater and saltwater environments. Tune in as Jared shows you step-by-step how to tie the Tarpon Toad with a slight twist.
  4. How to Tie the Patridge & Orange Soft Hackle Wet Fly

    How to Tie the Patridge & Orange Soft Hackle Wet Fly
    The Partridge and Orange fly is one of the most effective soft hackle fly designs ever developed. It's also really easy to tie and only uses two materials. This is a great pattern for trout and steelhead and can be swung or dead-drifted. This pattern is great for prospecting new water or fooling finicky trout. Don't leave home without one. Read on for step-by-step instructions and learn to tie this practical trout pattern.
  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Streamers
    Stripping streamers is one of the best ways to consistently catch large trout. When trout reach a certain size, their diet consists of bugs AND other fish. Remember that food chain thing you learned in grade school? If you're hunting for the largest trout in a particular watershed, you'll have a good chance of finding them with a large streamer pattern. If you're wondering which fly rods are the best for fishing streamers, we've covered that topic in a different post. But the best streamer rod with the wrong fly line will only get you so far. Choosing the right line will help to increase your chances of landing a monster on a streamer.
  6. How to Tie the Zug Bug Nymph Fly

    How to Tie the Zug Bug Nymph Fly
    The Zug Bug is an old fly pattern that's versatile in its design and relatively easy to tie. This pattern can be dead drifted to imitate a Stonefly or Cased-Caddis, stripped to imitate a small baitfish, or swung to imitate an emerging insect. The fly profile is perfect for western trout fishing and a host of other freshwater applications. Follow along as Jared gives step-by-step instructions to tie this dynamic pattern.
  7. How to Tie the Quasimodo Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

    How to Tie the Quasimodo Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly
    The 'Quasimodo' fly is a mayfly attractor pattern that is tied similarly to the Pheasant Tail Nymph. This is a great fly for tailwaters, spring creeks, and any water system where mayflies are present. Trout can see this fly easily in dirty water and the Tungsten bead sinks it into the strike zone quickly so you can catch more fish. If you're looking for a mayfly attractor pattern with a little flash, try this variation out. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions for this small attractor nymph.
  8. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Panfish
    Fly fishing for Panfish is a great way for beginner anglers to get into the sport. These fish are easy to fool and fun to catch on smaller setups. If you're wondering which fly rod is best for Panfish, we've covered that in a previous post. Now that you have a fly rod picked out, it's time to choose the fly line that will help you catch more fish on the water. Choosing a fly line for Panfish isn't technical; there are many line options that will work well. Let's start with the basics.
  9. How to Tie the Pig Sticker (Worm Pattern) Fly

    How to Tie the Pig Sticker (Worm Pattern) Fly
    This is a great pattern for large western freestone rivers or any trout fishing scenario when the water is off-color and you need to grab the attention of a feeding trout. Relatively easy to tie, this is a great prospecting pattern and should be used when fish can't be seen rising or feeding. This is also a productive pattern to use after large rains when runoff causes worms to float down into the river system. Tune in as Jared teaches us how to tie this simple pattern with step-by-step instructions.
  10. How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Beginners

    How to Choose the Best Fly Line for Beginners
    Choosing the right gear is important in any sport, but especially in fly fishing. As a novice angler, sometimes gear can be confusing, overwhelming, and difficult to navigate. If you're looking for essential fly fishing gear for beginners, we have a comprehensive guide. Once you have your rod and reel picked out, you're going to need a fly line. This post is designed to give you the tools to choose the fly line that will work best for you.

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