It's very important for me to feature guests on my channel, and this page is dedicated to the information they have shared with all of us. These patterns are excellent, plus the guests really break down the steps to make the tying look easy. If there is a tyer that you would like to see featured in the future, be sure to let me know via my contact page and I'll see what I can do!
Uncle John returns in this one tying the classic Adams dry fly. Sit back and enjoy...
I was fortunate enough to have my Uncle John tie this pattern on this video, and this is a special treat, being that he has been tying for over half of his life (age 82 in this video!). The tying of this pattern is not the simplest, thus I frequently will "commission" him for some of these flies...
Uncle John ties one of my favorite Catskill-style dry flies, the Light Cahill. As always, this made for a fun video, as Uncle John's knowledge and stories are enjoyable.
Chuck Furimsky, creator of The Fly Fishing Show, was my guest tyer on this informational video. Chuck shared the steps to tying his Turbo Tail, a pattern used for BIG fish, such as pike, striped bass, and musky.
In this fly tying tutorial, we welcome back guest tier Chuck Furimsky. Many know of Chuck from his creation of The Fly Fishing Show, but few know of his advanced tying abilities. Chuck utilizes a material called Bugskin in this baitfish pattern, and shows us some great tips and techniques during the tying. Enjoy learning more about Furimsky's Bugskin Shinetail.
Josh Miller, a member of Fly Fishing Team USA, shares his creation, the Beach Body Stone. Josh is both an exceptional fly fisherman and tyer, and we can all learn some tips from him in this great tutorial.
During this fly tying tutorial, I welcome guest tyer Joe Kayafas as he shares a version of the always-popular Intruder fly. During the video, Joe goes into detail explaining the various steps and techniques for tying this pattern, plus offers insight towards other possible variations and methods.
Don Ward of the Keystone Fly Rod Company does an incredible job with this one. The Stimulator has been used to catch many species of fish, and I love its use on the "dry-dropper" setup.
John Mlakar of the Pittsburgh area shares this SIMPLE tie with all of us. Be sure to stick around for the end when John shares some of his variations...
Andrew Dang shares a simple and effective caddis imitation in this one. What makes the tutorial even more impressive is that Andrew was in 10th grade when recording!
This video features a legend of fly tying, Mr. Joe Messinger. I had the honor of recording Joe tie one of his father's patterns, the Irresistible. In Part 1, Joe ties the fly and we talk a little about the qualities that make the fish find it...Irresistible!
This video features a legend of fly tying, Mr. Joe Messinger. In Part 2, Joe talks about his early fly tying influences, plus some of his father's notable patterns.
Pittsburgher Bruce Cox shares this classic tie, the Sulphur Thorax. There are many steps to the pattern, and Bruce does an excellent job of breaking them down and making it look easy!
Entomologist Matt Green joins us in this series to complete a stream sample. In Part 1, we pick Matt's brain and discuss the notion of a sample, then watch Matt go through his process.
Entomologist Matt Green joins us in this series to complete a stream sample. In Part 2, we examine the results of the sample, and then Matt makes additional recommendations.
Uncle John is featured in this one tying an early season mayfly, the Hendrickson. He goes through all of the pattern's steps, plus gives some tips following the tutorial.
This video features Mr. Kevin Compton of Performance Flies. Kevin is an advanced tier and it shows in this one! Kevin shares his Double Duck Caddis, which includes some intermediate techniques that he does an excellent job of breaking down into easy-to-follow steps. Thanks for sharing this one with us, Kevin!
For this fly tying tutorial, I am proud to feature a guest tier, Mr. Dave Stewart, host of the Wet Fly Swing podcast. Dave shares one of his favorite summer steelhead flies, the Benevolent Dictator.