Tying Video – The Barrington

The Barrington is another classic wet fly that has been around for many years.  It is a simple pattern that can be fished in different ways to resemble multiple things fish might eat.  I chose the Barrington because I wanted to demonstrate a technique for applying peacock herl onto larger hooks that can help get … Read more

Tying Video – The King of the Waters

The King of the Waters is a very old pattern.  It is listed in Ray Bergman’s book Trout.  It is on Plate #5 and the recipe is listed on page 435.  It is also mentioned in Mary Orvis Marbury’s book Favorite Flies and Their Histories (plate R).  According to her book “the King of the … Read more

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 – Joe’s Hopper

Joe’s Hopper is one of my favorite terrestrial/hopper patterns to tie.  It is a simple and straightforward fly and even if you don’t get everything just right you can still catch fish with it.  The pattern was originally tied by Art Winnie and was call the Michigan Hopper.  I think he created it sometime in … Read more

Tying Video – Henry’s Fork Hopper

The Henry’s Fork Hopper was created by Mike Lawson back on the 1970’s.  Specifically, he created it for fishing on the Henry’s Fork river and specifically when hoppers were prevalent (a.k.a terrestrial or “hopper” season).  Like many great flies, there is not much to it but it is put together in such a way as … Read more