Tying Video – Murdich Minnow

Summer is slipping into fall and that means streamers for Smallmouth Bass.  Soon the bass will be feeling the water temps coming down and they will start looking for nice meaty opportunities to hopefully build up a little for the cold winter months.  One of my favorite fall streamers is the Murdich Minnow.  Actually, it … Read more

Tying Video – Blanton’s Whistler

Way back in 2009 I was headed up to the Quetico provincial park in Ontario for a early season Northern Pike trip with some friends.  I had canoed the park many times in my youth but never fished it with a fly rod so I was very excited to see how I would fare compared … Read more

Tying Video – Moto Minnow

As fly fisherman & women we are often looking for flies that will catch multiple different species as well as be effective under various fishing conditions.  This is why such flies as the Clouser Deep Minnow and the Woolly Bugger are so popular.  Basic colors of these flies work in many different waters for many … Read more

Tying Video – Myakka Minnow

Sometimes you forget about some flies that you fished and tied and enjoyed simply because you moved to other patterns and experimentations.  Doesn’t mean the flies aren’t any good, all though sometimes that is the case, it is just that human beings always need to search for something new.  Something not developed, something not know … Read more

Tying Video – Double N #12

The fly I have for this week is an interesting streamer with an interesting past/history.  In the course of fly fishing and fly tying one ties up a LOT OF FLIES.  Many are known patterns you tie for others or for yourself.  Over time it is inevitable that you will start to experiment with patterns … Read more

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 – The Orange Mallard

The Orange Mallard is one of my favorite “quick” flies to tie and fish.  It is basically a wet fly, which are one of my most favorites of flies, but the overall construction is a little more relaxed.  That means I do not have to fret too much about everything being “just so” in the … Read more

Smallmouth Crayfish Flies in June

I have had numerous requests this winter for a smallmouth crawdad/crayfish class.  I have a class each month already set up through March, April, May and I will be adding a smallmouth crawdad or crayfish class in June 2020.  Here in Central Indiana we are pretty much smallmouth country and they are in almost every … Read more

Chocklett’s Game Changer Tying Class

Ever since Blane Chocklett dropped his Game Changer on the fly fishing world back in 2014 it has been a hit.  The action of this fly not only captivates the fish but somehow hypnotizes the fisherman as well.  The one drawback to tying this fly is that it takes a LONG time (compared to most … Read more

Last Batch of Redfish Hammerheads

At least for this trip… this is the last batch of Redfish Hammerhead flies. When talking with Kevin Morlock (our guide) he seemed to think Chartreuse and a combination of Chartreuse and Purple would be very productive. These are setup the same way as the other Redfish Hammerheads (read about it here) and also have … Read more