Tying Video – The Black Moose

The Black Moose is an interesting fly besides being a very colorful pattern.  The colors are what caught my eye at first.   Being primarily a warmwater fly fisher anything with bright purple or bright green/chartreuse needs attention.  This fly has them both with some nice contrasting mottled Guinea and black thrown in.  I did not … Read more

Tying Video – The Barrington

The Barrington is another classic wet fly that has been around for many years.  It is a simple pattern that can be fished in different ways to resemble multiple things fish might eat.  I chose the Barrington because I wanted to demonstrate a technique for applying peacock herl onto larger hooks that can help get … Read more

Tying Video – The King of the Waters

The King of the Waters is a very old pattern.  It is listed in Ray Bergman’s book Trout.  It is on Plate #5 and the recipe is listed on page 435.  It is also mentioned in Mary Orvis Marbury’s book Favorite Flies and Their Histories (plate R).  According to her book “the King of the … Read more

Tying Video – The Bumblepuppy Streamer

The Bumblepuppy is a fly created by Theodore Gordon around the 1890s.  It is an interesting fly pattern in that he never considered it a “completed” fly.  That is to say, he never saw any versions of the fly as the one he thought was the best and therefore not needing any more development.  All … Read more