Tying Video – Shewey’s Spawning Purple

I found the Shewey’s Spawning Purple to be a interesting fly to tie.  The name can get twisted up sometimes but the way the fly is put together is pretty much straight forward.  Many salmon and steelhead flies have the same basic components, tag, body, throat, wing, cheeks, etc…  Many of these flies are put … Read more

Tying Video – The Popsicle

This weeks fly is the Popsicle, sometimes called the Alaskabou Popsicle.  I was introduced to this fly years ago when I started chasing steelhead and salmon in the great lakes.  It is basically a bright “flesh” fly which are very popular in Alaska.  I have not managed to catch any Midwest steelhead or salmon on … Read more

Christmas Jubilee 2019 Video

The Christmas Jubilee fly is my way of showing how very much I appreciate everyones support over the past year.  If you have been following any of my recent videos (in the last 6 to 8 weeks) then it will be no surprise as to where the idea and design for the 2019 version of … Read more

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