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.
The "Irresistible" featuring Joe Messinger (Part 1 of 2)
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! Check back for Part 2, in which I interview Joe and we learn lots more.
Stonfo Kaiman Vise Review
Selecting a fly tying vise can be very difficult! In this video, I share one that I recommend frequently to others, the Stonfo Kaiman. This vise is manufactured by an Italian company and offers incredible hook-holding power. During the video, I discuss the vise in detail and show hooks from a size 32 (yes, that's correct!) up to a 5/0.
Parasol Post Pheasant Tail Emerger
The Parasol Post Pheasant Tail Emerger is a pattern that I've turned to when fly fishing for finicky trout over the years. This fly represents the emerger stage of a mayfly, sitting just under the water's surface. That location signals vulnerability...and the trout respond! Have fun with this one...
Parasol Post Technique
The Parasol Post is a technique I utilize often for a variety of flies (typically emergers), and it's one I recommend you add to your arsenal. In this video, I share my procedure for tying it and some various tips.
Split Thread Tips & Techniques
As a fly tyer, the split thread technique does not have to be that difficult! In this tutorial, I share an easy method and some tips for doing so.
Jack Gartside's classic Gurgler has caught many fish over the years, and in this video I share a simple variation that has performed well for me, too.
Storing the Fly When Changing Spots
In this episode of "From Vise to Water," I share a fly fishing tip that helps get your fly back in the water quickly!