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