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Member Since 26 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:35 PM

Topics I've Started

Micro Intruder Patter

Yesterday, 08:11 PM

Micro Intruder is an oxymoron

tying style like the big and bold steelhead intruders, but just sized down to a single station


steelhead, trout, bass... i think it would work for all


let me know what you think


Synthetic Quill Emerger

17 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

Here is a Quill Emerger using a Synthetic Quill

The video shows the far right pattern, but you can easily take out some materials for the different stages shown

Framing Flies

29 January 2017 - 11:34 AM

New Article on the Hatches site with a full walk through of framing flies and building a custom frame

check it out



Waddington Shanks for Intruders and Big Streamers

26 January 2017 - 11:31 AM

What is a Waddington Shank? I get that question a lot, and in this video you can have a closer look...

Waddington Shanks have been around since the early 1950s but have really increased in popularity the past few years with the rise of Intruder style flies and large streamers. One of the fundamental features of an Intruder fly is the ability to have a large profile fly with a small hook. The small hook allows for less leverage to pull the hook while fighting fish.


Intruder - SBS tutorial

10 January 2017 - 09:25 AM

Here is my variation on the intruder.

True to the original pattern, it is a 2 station fly.  But my material choice and the waddigton shank platform are a bit different.


This one was tied for winter steelhead... but you can easily change color combo and size to meet your needs