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Fly Tying the Montreal (Classic Winged Wet Fly Pattern)

Created in the mid-1800s by Peter Cowen of Quebec, Canada, this classic winged wet fly has truly stood the test of time. Hugely popular in…

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Posted in Nymphs The Flies Wet Flies

Fly Tying an All-Fur Swimmer (Dave Hughes’ All-Fur Wet Flies)

Similar to Polly Rosborough’s Fuzzy Nymphs, Dave Hughes’ all-fur wet flies are simple and some of the most effective general nymph/wet patterns out there. You…

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Posted in Nymphs The Flies

Fly Tying a Blue Winged Olive Nymph (Mayfly Trout Pattern)

One of the more prevalent mayfly patterns, the Blue Winged Olive hatches in trout waters throughout the country. This easy-to-tie pattern can easily be changed…

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Posted in Nymphs The Flies

Fly Tying the Stovepipe Nymph (Searching Nymph Fly Pattern)

Another semi-forgotten pattern from Randle Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the Best 1000,” the Stovepipe is a general attractor nymph thought to have originated in Oregon. Hook:…

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Posted in Dry Flies The Flies

Fly Tying a Montana Bucktail (Classic Attractor Dry Fly Pattern)

Of unknown origin, this attractor dry fly is similar to the various stimulator fly patterns and likely imitates many of the same bugs. Hook: #6-10…

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Posted in Nymphs The Flies

Fly Tying the Cactus Bug (Simple Searching Nymph Pattern)

This super simple nymph pattern can be tied in any number of bright flashy colors and can be effective with a Euro rig or dry/dropper….

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Posted in Dry Flies The Flies

Fly Tying a Foam Wing Caddis (Simple Flies Series)

The exact origin of this pattern isn’t really known, but it’s one of those that have probably been created by many tiers over the years….

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Posted in The Flies Wet Flies

Fly Tying the Spitfire (Classic semi-soft hackle wet fly pattern)

A variant of Don Gapen’s original Spitfire created in the early 1940s, this semi-soft hackle wet fly can be an effective pattern for any species…

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Posted in Streamers The Flies

Fly Tying the Primitive Chicken Streamer – Ringneck Pheasant Fly Patterns

Created by Daryl Allen of Pennsylvania, the Primitive Chicken streamer is a marabou wing streamer tied in the classic feather-wing style. Hook: 5x-6x long streamerThread:…

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Posted in Dry Flies Great Smoky Mountain Series The Flies

Black Winter Caddis – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

The Black Winter Caddis is a super easy fly pattern tied to imitate the tiny dark caddis that hatch between December and March in many…

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