It's obvious that I'm a fly tier, but there are instances in which I buy flies. I discuss one of my favorite "flies to buy" and then ask all of you to share your thoughts on this topic.
Furimsky's Bugskin Shinetail
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.
"Q & A" on Fly Fishing and Fly Tying #2: October 2018
This is my second "Q & A" video for YouTube, based on the questions that you asked! Treat this one similar to a podcast, and be sure to comment on the YouTube page with your own thoughts and ideas.
Micro Mop Fly
If you haven't had enough fun with the original, here comes the Micro Mop! This pattern has an application for many situations, especially those discussed in the video. With many variations and tying methods available for this one, the Micro Mop allows for some creativity, plus it's an overall quick tie.
Jake's Improved Zebra Midge
In this fly tying tutorial, we're joined by guest tier Jake Adamerovich from Competitive Angler. Watch as Jake ties this killer variation, Jake's Improved Zebra Midge.
In this fly tying video, I tie a simple version of the Foam Beetle. This is an easy-to-tie pattern that lends well to variations, but I also wanted to share how I use a foam cutter to tie multiple sizes. Finally, be sure to catch the end of the tying for a little hint, ha ha! ;-)
"Q & A" on Fly Fishing and Fly Tying #1: July 2018
This is my FIRST "Q & A" video for YouTube, based on the questions that you asked! Treat this one similar to a podcast, and be sure to comment on the YouTube page with your own thoughts and ideas.
Benevolent Dictator fly with Dave Stewart
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. Thanks for taking the time for this one, Dave, as I know my audience is going to love it!
Utah Killer Bug
In this "Two Minute Fly Tying" video, I share the modern version of the Utah Killer Bug that I fish. This pattern is incredibly simple to tie, and I give a few tips that may help you out. Thanks to my friend, Tom Glass, for sharing this one with me. Also, shout-outs to Frank Sawyer and the Tenkara Guides! ;-)
Eggstasy Egg Pattern
In this "Two Minute Fly Tying" tutorial, I share the Eggstasy Egg fly, a simple pattern that fish can't resist under certain conditions. In this video, I share the base pattern, but remember that there are multiple variations out there of this fly.
Cammisa's CDC Green Caddis
If you fish in waterways known for caddisflies, here's a pattern that belongs in your fly box! This caddis is one that I fish to imitate the Grannom Caddis (also known in areas as the Mother's Day Caddis). This is a "new and improved" version of a previous video, and I'm sure you'll enjoy this one.
Stonfo Airone Travel Vise
In this fly tying video, I discuss a new travel vise, the Stonfo Airone. The vise is made of quality components and can definitely hold a variety of hook sizes, as I show in the video.
E.P.'s Articulated Streamer
It's not too late to learn about and try articulated streamers! In this video, I share my "base" pattern, which you can modify with many options. Keeping it simple is the key to me, and most importantly, be sure to check your connections before fishing!
Solarez Ultra Thin Bone Dry UV Resin
There are lots of options for fly tiers when it comes to UV resins, and I want to share one that I've been using recently, Solarez Ultra Thin Bone Dry. In this video, I discuss some of its benefits and also show the UV resin in use.
Double Duck Caddis featuring Kevin Compton
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!
Lightning Bug (new and improved!)
Featured in this video is the "new and improved" version of the Lightning Bug, slightly revised from my original video. This is the version you'll now find me using, and I hope you enjoy some of the variations I share in the video.
Stream Sample with Entomologist Matt Green (Part 2 of 2)
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.
Stream Sample with Entomologist Matt Green (Part 1 of 2)
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.
Fly Tying Gadgets: Organizer bins
Staying organized in fly tying is essential, and in this brief tutorial, I share some bins that have helped me over the years. They can be used for beads, dumbbell eyes, materials, and even hooks. Most importantly, they are FREE (with purchase of semi-edible cold cuts!).
Joe Messinger Q & A
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.
Walt's Worm Blowtorch
The Walt's Worm is a pattern that has led to MANY variations...and here's another! Join me in this video as I share the Walt's Worm Blowtorch, plus share a story about Mr. Walt Young.