Month: March 2021

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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