Tying Video – Smallmouth It’s-A-Bug

Way back in August of 2019 I published a video on a fly called It’s-A-Bug.  It is a fly I read about in a short little article in Fly Tyer magazine back in 2001.  It is a great panfish fly but I thought if I tied it a little bigger and added some rubber legs … Read more

Tying Video – Helm’s Panfish Predator

Many moons ago, Skip Morris wrote wonderful book about Tying Foam Flies. In that book he ties a fly he calls the predator.  It is a dragonfly larva presentation and tied in such a manner as to be fished along the bottom of the stream.  Fast forward a number of years and another gentleman by … Read more

Tying Video – It’s-A-Bug

Many moons ago, Fly Tyer magazine had an article on a new little panfish fly called It’s-A-Bug (it was the 2001 spring issue if you want to look for it).  My first thought was not only would it be a great panfish fly but in a larger size with some legs and it could be … Read more

Tying Video – Rubber Spider

In keeping with my desire to spend more time on the water than at the vise these days, I have another simple fly that does not take much time to tie but is very versatile.  The Rubber Spider (also called the Foam Rubber Spider) is a very simple fly to tie but it is a … Read more

Bass Topwater Class At FlyMasters

As mentioned in the last newsletter, I am teaching a class this coming Saturday on Bass Topwater Flies.  I will be teaching three patterns I have been using (and teaching) for years.  Only this time there will be a little twist on two of the patterns.  The class is on Saturday May 18th and starts … Read more