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

Tying Video – The Leadwing Coachman

In last weeks video, on the Black Turkey, I mentioned that the Black Turkey is very similar to the Leadwing Coachman.  After doing that video I realized many tiers might not know about the Leadwing Coachman let alone how it is tied so I decided to do a video on it.  The primary focus is … Read more

Tying Video – The Black Turkey

Like most things in life, there is always more than one way to accomplish many things in fly tying.  Instead of dubbing you can use chenille, instead of direct dubbing you can use a dubbing loop, instead of one hook you can use another, etc, etc, etc.  Such is the case for this weeks fly.  … Read more

Tying Video – The Slump Buster

When I was asked  awhile back to tie a leech pattern or two one of the first flies I thought of was John Barr’s Slump Buster.  Although, maybe not a true leech pattern, it certainly can be swung and fished as a leech with a sleek and flowing profile and action.  Which is one of … Read more

Tying Video – The Egg Sucking Leech

Probably the most well known and most popular fly ever created is the Woolly Bugger.  It is certainly one of the first flies that most people tie when they start making their own flies.  Although, this post and video is not about the Woolly Bugger it is about a simple adaptation of this fly that … Read more

Tying Video – The Electric Leech

The Electric Leech is one of those flies that is good fished deep as a leech or swung in the mid-water column as a baitfish.  Not all together different from a Zonker fly, it is a heavily weighted fly with a lot of action and minimal flash.  I first ran across this fly a number … Read more

Tying Video – Mohair Leech

From time to time I get requests to tie a certain pattern or style of fly as well as demonstrate a certain technique.  I try to honor these requests, when I can, because the folks that follow my videos and give me so much positive comments and suggestions are one of the major reason I … Read more

Tying Video – Moto Minnow

As fly fisherman & women we are often looking for flies that will catch multiple different species as well as be effective under various fishing conditions.  This is why such flies as the Clouser Deep Minnow and the Woolly Bugger are so popular.  Basic colors of these flies work in many different waters for many … Read more

Tying Video – Silver Zonker

The Zonker streamer is one of those flies that was created as a baitfish imitation and has done so well that has evolved into a type of tying “style” as much as a specific fly.  Similar to the Woolly Bugger or the Clouser Deep Minnow.   The originals were tied in a certain way with certain … Read more

Tying Video – The Autumn Splendor

We are in the middle of streamer season here in central Indiana and this weeks fly tying video is on another productive streamer that is good for both coldwater and warmwater species.  The Autumn Splender is essentially a Woolly Bugger on steroids; with a cone head and rubber legs.  Like a Woolly Bugger, it has … Read more