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

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 – 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

Tying Video – The Clouser Darter

If you have already watched the tying video for the Clouser Darter then you heard me mention that Bob Clouser introduced me to this pattern about 20 years ago.  The short version of the story is his Deep Minnow was not working on a particular body of water were it had been on another not … Read more

Tying Video – Dave Whitlock’s Near Nuff Sculpin

If you do any streamer fishing for trout or Bass at some point you will come across a Sculpin pattern and find out just how productive they can be.  There are many Sculpin patterns being tied these days and I am certain even more are coming in the future.  Today’s video is all about an … Read more

Tying Video – Carter Nelson’s SEM Sculpin

One of the first videos I published here at Dressed Irons was on one of my all time favorite fishing flies; The Rubber Legged Dragon (RLD) by Carter Nelson.  I delineate between “fishing flies” and “tying flies” because some flies are more fun at the vise than on the water and vise versa.  The Rubber … Read more

Tying Video – The Gartside Soft Hackle

Years ago I ran across the Gartside Soft Hackle streamer and it has become a favorite fly to fish and tie.  There are a number Jack Gartside’s patterns that I like to tie but for most of the warmwater fly fishing that I do the Soft Hackle streamer gets tied the most often.  If you … Read more

Tying Video – The Black Gnat

I first ran across the Black Gnat from Larry Dalhberg’s DVD on Panfish & Bass.  If you enjoy fishing for Panfish and Bass I recommend the DVD it is worth the expense and has some great information in it.  The image will take you to Amazon where you can purchase a copy.  On the DVD … Read more