Month: September 2020

Posted in Contests

Peak Rotary Vise Review and Giveaway

This contest has ended. Congratulations to Jeremy N of Chattanooga, TN! Hey fly tiers! Thanks for stopping by. We hit another milestone on the channel…

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Posted in Dry Flies The Flies

Fly Tying a Purple Haze – Classic American Fly Pattern

Andy Carlson, a guide on the Bitterroot River in Montana came up with this pattern which is very similar to a Parachute Adams dry fly,…

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Posted in Streamers The Flies

Otto’s Dragon – Fly Tying a Hairwing Streamer

Designed in September 2020, and named for Otto Julian, Otto’s Dragon is similar to many classic hairwing streamers. This specific streamer pattern is tied with…

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Posted in Great Smoky Mountain Series Nymphs The Flies

Miller Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Another pattern from Pat Proffitt of Sevier County, Tennessee, the Miller Nymph is a lightly dressed, easy-to-tie fly that is excellent for the faster waters…

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Posted in Dry Flies Great Smoky Mountain Series The Flies

Corey’s Calftail – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Created by Ralph Corey in the 1920s, this pattern originated in the North but has been a popular trout fly in the Smoky Mountains for…

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Posted in Dry Flies The Flies

Fly Tying the Serendipity – Classic American Fly Pattern

Created by Ross Merigold to fish in trout waters in Montana, the Serendipity has quickly become an American classic fly pattern. At only about 40…

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Posted in Nymphs The Flies

Fly Tying a Pink Squirrel – Classic American Nymph Pattern

Created by John Bethke (circa early 2000s) of Westby, WI, the Pink Squirrel has found popularity throughout the Driftless region (and the west in general)….

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Posted in Streamers The Flies

Haines Lake Shiner – Fly Tying a Traditional Feather Wing Streamer

As one of the viewer-submitted flies, the Haines Lake Shiner is an original pattern created by Jim Vatter of Pennsylvania. This streamer pattern is an…

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Posted in Dry Flies Great Smoky Mountain Series The Flies

Fore & After – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

While the exact origins of the Fore and After are mostly a mystery, this pattern is largely unknown outside of the Great Smoky Mountains. This…

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Pat’s Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

From legendary fly tier Pat Proffit of Sevier County, Tennessee, Pat’s Nymph is a super easy fly to tie but has been an effective pattern…

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