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

Tying Video – The Bumblepuppy Streamer

The Bumblepuppy is a fly created by Theodore Gordon around the 1890s.  It is an interesting fly pattern in that he never considered it a “completed” fly.  That is to say, he never saw any versions of the fly as the one he thought was the best and therefore not needing any more development.  All … Read more

Tying Video – The Baby Hammerhead

While tying some Hammerhead flies for the updated video I released last week I decided it was time to create the modification to the Hammerhead that is the Baby Hammerhead.  I have been thinking about this fly for sometime and thought now is a good time to bring those thoughts into reality.  The original Hammerhead … Read more

Tying Video – The Hammerhead

Way back in 2009 I created the Hammerhead fly while fishing for great lakes carp on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.  It was created to resemble a sculpin, a crawdad or even a goby which are all prevalent in the lake and major food sources for the carp.  The first rendition of the Hammerhead caught … Read more