Fly Tying

What Fly Should I Use – Part One

“So, what fly should I use?” … For those of us old enough to remember, this is indeed the $64,000 question. I field this question often; both via email and in person…while on the stream. Truth is I would love to be able to help and throw out a quick quip that would suffice…but it […]

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Fly Tying – How To Tie A Sugar Creek Minnow

Fly guys …. this is a video of me tying what I will call my Sugar Creek Minnow. I have made this video due to several requests after watching my last video …  An Epic Day on Sugar Creek. This pattern is not too tough and can be made in a variety of colors … […]

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Fly Tying – How To Tie The Weighted Trout Candy Fly

This video shows me tying one of my favorite flies …. a weighted trout candy fly (aka heavy trout candy fly). The fly is tied on a size 10, 6X hook with gray marabou and pearl palmer chenille as the body. It has about 15 wraps of .025 lead behind a small cone head. This […]

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Dialed In Fly Fishing

I found a truly inspiring fly fishing article today by Michigan native, Dave Karcinski….it is titled “Dialed In.” It’s one of the best pieces I’ve read in quite some time. Please give this a read as Dave walks you, the reader, through some advanced thoughts and concepts to make you a better fly guy. There […]

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Fly Tying – Baitfish-Shad Pattern

The video posted here is of me tying a baitfish-shad pattern that I have used for many species …  especially smallmouth. If you have watched my Sugar Creek or Sugar Creek II video, then this is the fly they were hitting during the videos. Please keep in mind that I am not a professional video […]

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How To Tie A Simple Crayfish Pattern

This video shows me tying a simple (but effective) crayfish pattern. There are a lot of crayfish patterns out there….and I have tried to simplify the pattern so that it can be tied quickly and still get the job done. This illustration goes with the video … A hot creek on a cool day, which […]

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