Tying the Velcro Crab If you are like me, you are a little obsessed with packing multiple different crab patterns in your fly box. In my current list of favorites are the raghead crab, the kung fu crab, the venerable [...]
This fly imitates the the stage of the caddis as it emerges and makes its way to the surface. Many caddisflies meet their maker during this stage, making this pattern extremely effective.
January 17, 2019
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The Candy Corn Crawler really resembles Borski's fur shrimp in a lot of ways but has some different design components as well. [...]
The beauty of this particular pattern is that it has more mass in the front of the fly so it pushes more water and sinks slowly with a "beautiful tubular silouette." [...]
The fly pattern Jean-Paul Lipton created, Carp Crack, first appeared in “Orvis Beginner Guide to Carp Flies” in 2015. I think it’s an 8 sleeper fly.
Snow Runner is a natural fiber used commonly by Brits for salmon, steelhead and pike flies but it also has great characteristics for saltwater streamer patterns. [...]
While there are a ton of great mouse patterns out there, the Morrish Mouse is tried and true and is a pretty easy tie. [...]
I have only heard of tyers using their version of portable tying kits on trips, but when in NZ, guides did tie flies at the stream, but no tools were needed! [...]
I love using flat wing patterns when stripers are on sand eels. When tied correctly, they have a movement that is unmatched. [...]
In this video Tony Torrence of Caddisflyshop.com demonstrates how to tie a proven shad fly. Shad are a blast to catch on rivers in the springtime. [...]