Tying Video – Green Butt Skunk

This weeks fly tying video is the Green Butt Skunk.  I wanted to do a few Salmon & Steelhead flies over the next few weeks and am starting with this one.  The Green Butt Skunk is actually a variation of the original Skunk fly, another popular Steelhead fly.  Basically, a couple wraps of Fl. Chartreuse … Read more

Tying Video – Carrie Stevens Lady Killer

Carrie Stevens Lady Killer streamer is the last pattern in my recent series of Carrie Stevens flies.  I ran across this fly in the book Carrie G. Stevens Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies by Graydon R. Hilyard and Leslie K. Hilyard.  Initially, I chose it because it caught my eye but after … Read more

Tying Video – Carrie Stevens Doctor Gray

The Doctor Gray is almost identical to another fly Carrie Stevens tied call the Doctor White. In fact they are both identical except the wing hackle is White in the Doctor White and Gray in the (you guessed it) Doctor Gray. I did find out that the Doctor Gray was named after a fishing friend … Read more

Tying Video – Carrie Stevens Golden Witch

This weeks fly is another Carrie Stevens pattern (I have two more to go in this series) called the Golden Witch.  The Golden Witch is very similar to another fly she created called the Demon.  As I have mentioned throughout this series many of her patterns are similar to others with one or two material … Read more

Tying Video – Carrie Stevens Supervisor

The Supervisor is an interesting pattern of Carrie Stevens as she did not create it.  The Supervisor was created by Joseph S. Stickney.  He was not a fly tier himself but very much liked the flies that Carrie Stevens tied and had her tie the Supervisor for him.  The original did not have the peacock … Read more

Tying Video – Carrie Stevens Casablanca

The Casablanca is one of four patriotic flies that Carrie Stevens created during WWII. I did not know this until I decided to tie this video this week and started to do some research. Unfortunately, I have not learned much more than that. I do not believe they were tied commercially but rather her small … Read more

Tying Video – The Wizard

The video for the Wizard has been published.   The Wizard is the third fly in a series of Carrie Stevens flies that I am doing and the third for a fly tying class I will be teaching at FlyMasters of Indianapolis.  I chose the wizard because of it color combination as well as the fact … Read more

Carrie Stevens Streamer Fly Tying Class Details

Saturday November 9th will be the last fly tying class I will be doing in 2019 at FlyMasters of Indianapolis.  With the holidays coming up most people will be too busy with so many other aspects of their lives that a fly tying class will be way down on the totem pole of priorities that … Read more

Tying Video – Don’s Delight

As mentioned in the previous post, I have a tying class at FlyMasters on the 9th of November.  Since we are still in streamer season I decided to do a class on Carrie Stevens streamers.  Last week I did a video on Allie’s Favorite which is one of the flies I will be teaching in … Read more

Tying Video – Allie’s Favorite

My next series of flies are some classic Carrie Stevens streamers.  I just love these long streamers and think they are some of the most beautiful flies ever created.  There are many great creators of some very classic streamer and Carrie Stevens is one of the best known creators of these patterns.  The first in … Read more