Tying Video – Murdich Minnow

Summer is slipping into fall and that means streamers for Smallmouth Bass.  Soon the bass will be feeling the water temps coming down and they will start looking for nice meaty opportunities to hopefully build up a little for the cold winter months.  One of my favorite fall streamers is the Murdich Minnow.  Actually, it … 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 – Blanton’s Whistler

Way back in 2009 I was headed up to the Quetico provincial park in Ontario for a early season Northern Pike trip with some friends.  I had canoed the park many times in my youth but never fished it with a fly rod so I was very excited to see how I would fare compared … 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 – Myakka Minnow

Sometimes you forget about some flies that you fished and tied and enjoyed simply because you moved to other patterns and experimentations.  Doesn’t mean the flies aren’t any good, all though sometimes that is the case, it is just that human beings always need to search for something new.  Something not developed, something not know … Read more

Tying Video – Double N #12

The fly I have for this week is an interesting streamer with an interesting past/history.  In the course of fly fishing and fly tying one ties up a LOT OF FLIES.  Many are known patterns you tie for others or for yourself.  Over time it is inevitable that you will start to experiment with patterns … Read more

Tying Video – Murray’s Hellgrammite

Growing up in the Midwest there were not too many opportunities for trout fly fishing, actually non at all for a kid who couldn’t drive.  So, warmwater species was the thing.  Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass were King!  Not having anyone in my family to “show me the ropes”as it were, I had to learn most … 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