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Fly Tying for Beginners a Conehead Bunny Bugger with Jim Misiura

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Teabag winged caddis- by Tom Herr

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Spent Partridge Caddis


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the buggier dubbings are great I highly recommend the super craken, the golden peacock starburst dubbing is excellent for streamers, the crystal web is excellent as well I used the uvx hot yellow for
Classic Smoky Mountain Flies
My husband and I love the smokies! Size 14 elk hair caddis, size 14 yellow sally (takes on these all summer although the hatch is mostly in May), and green caddis nymph with a little gold wire sparkle
my best sedge flies
Here are my "all day flies". Nothing new, just simple sedge flies but work fantastic for fishing in places with high fishing pressure:               cheers Luci
Nymph Fishing Rods
Some history of the Sac flies as told by Chip O'Brien. Includes: Ted Towendolly, Ted Fay and Joe Kimsey.  "As the Cro Flies Patterns Born and Bred on the Upper Sac"
6 foot fly rod for tight stream fishing
what rod weight is best for small stream fishing? Will be chasing 10" - 15" brookies and rainbows My personal choice for that size fish is a 3 or 4 wt. But someone else will probably tell you some
July Flies From the Vise
Nothing fancy, some web wing caddis in size 18. Have a great 4th everyone.
Thread recommendations
Fraying or not for me has always come down to tension on the spool. Barring a bad spool of thread and the differences between threads, get the tension right for each brand and size thread and it proba
Best Tyer Ever?
colotyer, I also would put in a vote for Rene Harrop.  His videos "Life Cycle of the Mayfly" and "Life Cycle of the Caddis" demonstrate how to imitate mayflies and caddis at different stages of t
Fifty Fly Project
Elk Hair Caddis, Al Troth, 1957
The Amazing Dry Fly Bite!
Great looking water! Even better video.  I love seeing the hook sets.   This is one of those places where the purveyors of "trout are smarter" and "Bluegill are easier to catch" lose their
Grand Lake, CO
Hi Phil.  We'll be out there for about 5 days.  I plan on fishing one or two days, pretty much to legally wet a line.  We'll be staying at M & M Lodge at Grand Lake.  I'll be
Stimulator style Caddis
I like your thinking, could be one of the mini green hoppers you were talking about or a big green caddis. I want to downsize the hackle and use olive deer hair after seeing yours. Nice work, this is
Whiting hackles
  When the hackle is on the water and looked up at by a fish, does the shade or color actually show enough to make  a difference? I should think that grizzly or a light dun would nearly d
"The Indispensables" Swap
I'm 9 out of 12 from finishing. Have the parachutes done, the emerger caddis sparkle pupas done, and as a bonus finishing with 12 weighted caddis sparkle pupas to get down deeper. I have tied enough f
Hi folks, I know in the older days of the forum the fly database was quite well used and bookmarks of patterns was common. I would love to hear some stories of flies people copied and had great succes
Bug Buffet
Nice pictures.  I've ran into those microcaddis.  One of the first times I went fly fishing on the local wild trout streams.   I was all set with what I thought were the right flie
Chewy Horned Caddis
Could you cover it with something clear that is more durable like a clear scud back or tubing? You could probably tie in the Chewie skin and the scud back at the same time and wrap them together. Just
June Flies From the Vise
CDC winged caddis #10 caddis barbless
Where have all the swappers gone?
I've been doing them since joining the site maybe 18 months ago, so I only can say I'd encourage more to join them and to swapmeister them. It's definitely my favorite part of the site. The quality of
Peacock herl?
Forget my original post about Bears Den unless you want to have them order in for you. I was there yesterday, the herl looked thin and the eyes were too few to choose from presently.   On another
River Road Creations wing cutters?
I  have tried the Reel Wings Sedge Small, but I really have a hard time with fat fingers getting the wing positioned, cutting the V in the tab only made things worse.  So I thought would l
Flies for spawning cutthroats
So, I'm back from my first ever major spawning experience.  Fish wise it was spectacular. Fisherman wise it was, well, tawdry.    Fish wise: Tons of enormous lake trout trekking up a sm
Some time on the river
River has been fishing really tough the past two days, and the cold that has moved in isn't helping. Managed a couple small trout and bass/walleye today but that is about it. Heavy hatch of caddis and
Old style wet fly fishing - cast of three flies - need help!
Had limited time, therefore only 1. He hit the lead/front fly, but that could have also been because it was a color matching the tan Caddis hatch that was on... It was also a different river, more li
Looking for panfish ideas
A chartreuse Clown Shoe Caddis has been demolishing fish in Ohio this spring.   
Cammisa's CDC Green Caddis
Get your Grannom flies out now!  My newest video features Cammisa's CDC Green Caddis, one that is intended to represent the Grannom caddisflies (and Mother's Day Caddis).   This one has perf
May Flies From The Vise
Flytire your skills is better with each tie. Looks great on last. Kudos my friend and keep em coming. Atm I'm filling request by pics pupa and emerged sparkly dun caddis and big saltwater streamers.
Hair stackers, stainless
Al Troth used to drill a short board and glue empty .22 casings in the holes (seems like 12 casings).  He could stack hair for about a dozen of his elk hair caddis' in a couple taps. He was
9' 7wt 3pc
just wanted to let you know that the rod casts beautiful, far and accurate. I am not just saying that to be nice, I really like it a lot! the line lays out perfect, nice loop, feels light an
Animal hair that sinks?
I know pretty well that the deer hair (whitetail, elk, moose) floats but what animal hair is better for sinking flies? Also aware that polar bear sinks and quite durable. But also not readily availa
Simple Czech Nymph
Made a video up on how I tie a simple czech nymph style fly, this pattern is my go to caddis imitation and has accounted for a lot of fish for me! This video is geared toward beginners so theres a lot
April Flies From The Vise
Couple of Barr's Graphic Caddis. Size 16. One with some caddis green ice dub under the rib, the other one without.
Apple Caddis Pupa
I copied and pasted "Apple Caddis Pupa fly" from your post ... and got a half dozen suggestions at the top of the page.
2018 casting for recovery australia
mayflies? caddis flies? stoneflies?
Animas in March
Finally I am back fishing!  After a months recovery from melanoma surgery, I am very happy to be back on the water!     The animas is a free flowing river, and that means that the water
Does anyone monitor Green Caddis e-mail?
Just wondering if anyone here knows who runs Green Caddis Outfitters.  I ordered 2 fly boxes in February and only received one of them.  I was received an e-mail from them for a refund and I
Simple Caddis Pupa
Sometimes you want to fill up a box with some caddis.  When doing so, you dont always want a fly that take a long time to tie, instead you want something thats quick and easy.  Well this is
Guinea Foul feathers
Looks nice sparsely tied on a wet fly pattern in front of a fur wing, here's an October caddis pattern by Steve Bird (don't know if he's any relation to Cal Bird) from his Soft Hackle Journal website.
Southern Pink Moth Pattern
The Luna Moth is light/florescent green.  What you're referring to, Philly, is probably a Cecropia Moth.   As stated by the guys above, any moth/miller/caddis pattern in yellow and pink woul
Antron yarn won't turn black when heated with flame
I'm tying the Peeping Caddis/Eruciform Larvae; I am melting the end to simulate the head of a Caddis pupa coming out of it's cocoon under the surface and splits it's pupal shuck... 
March Flies From The Vise
I've been having fun filling boxes this month before the weather changes for the better. My caddis box is now complete with the latest additions of the F2 Caddis Pupa.   And A lighter Color 
Favorite hair for Elk Hair Caddis?
I tie a CDC and Elk but like the originator I use deer hair.   I've found it's easier to tie than Elk hair caddis and possibly more effective.   When I first started tying it, 20 o
9th Annual Opening Day Swap
Three sets if flies on my front porch this morning, Dubs Green Caddis Nymphs, Cphubert's Latex Nymphs and Troutguy's Caddis Worms.  Cphubert also tied a set of Flying Ants.  Only two sets ye
Kevin Compton's Double Duck Caddis
My newest video features Kevin Compton of Performance Flies tying his Double Duck Caddis.  Kevin demonstrates some intermediate tying techniques in this one, and then shares the situations in whi
Does anybody have, and use, a Herter's Professional Wing Maker?
tctrout:  I can't tell you how many of your videos I have watched and learned from in the past 2 years!  So nice to kinda-sorta meet you!    A little background:  I'm 75 years
looking for user reviews (vest vs. sling pack)
@feathers5 can click rear view here   It has inside zippered mesh pockets too, and I think three pocke
What are Partridge Fibers, beard style?
Hi all...  I'm gonna attempt to tie an Olive Peeking Caddis fly, which is calling for Brown Partridge Fibers, Beard Style for the legs.  In my two years of fly tying, I have never heard
Exotics - carabou and camel?
 search; caribou caddis  or use like deer in spun body (if shorter and finer than other deer, it would be better on smallish flies)   I would assume the camel is dubbing.
Springer Hair Fly
I remember now. It was the Trude. Very effective when tied with an orange body to imitate an October Caddis.   
Share your peeping caddis
Hi guys,  I'm curious how are your peeping caddis. Years and years I used this fly.  During time I modified the hackle position, dubbing texture,  materials , profile and so on until I
Spun Bodies
Very topical topic. I've been working on Irresistables and Goddard caddis in size 16 to start. When I switched from elk to mulie body hair for spinning the results got immediately better. The mulie bo
February Flies from the Vise
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Animas River Fishing in January
The Animas is one of those rivers that can either be amazing, or terrible!  I have fished it many times getting skunked, and I also have fished it where I have excellent days!  Today was an
my kind of PT Variants
Nice flies, should work in Maine in a caddis hatch.
Soft Hackled Nymph Swap
I'm about half way through, took me a bit before I had a chance too get hooks, I'm doing a caddis larvae with a bead head and soft hackle.
GTI Caddis
So I fished the Animas, and the guy working at the fly shop recommended a caddis pupae.  So I grabbed a few of them in size 14, and went to fish.  Sure enough I caught a few fish on it, and
Did FTF Go Down For a Few Days or...
Did you not read my reply above??   Plus if it is your green caddis account, that has nothing at all to do with me. That is a fly gear business that Smalliehunter owns and I am not affiliated wit
Need help blending yellow and rust Antron to be rusty yellow
I've been tying Lafountaine DSPs and ESPs since the book came out in the 80's.  They are great caddis patterns, sometimes the only thing that works with any consistency during a caddis emergence.
A Curmudgeon Moment
I like those green caddis mop flies.  They look edible and took a lot of innovative thinking to make  them so.  .    Rocco
January Flies from the Vise
Looks great Dave! I dont see anything you need to change. Heres a little Caddis w/ rabbit,deer hair,and flash. Fun tie.
Deer Hair "Green Weenie"
019.JPG  This one is tied over thin lead wire wraps and it has worked just fine for decades.     Rocco     Very nice! ...but those aren't green weenies.  They are cad
Spring Life Cycle
  i wonder how excited he would get with a mayfly cycle :) Not as much as a caddis. I like fishing caddis flies!
Europea 12 (Variant)
Here's a caddis pattern thats popular in Scandinavia whenever there are caddis flies on the water. My variant utilizes the barbules on the CdC feather to give some extra spice to the fly. I have fishe
Europea 12 (Variant)
Here's a caddis pattern thats popular in Scandinavia whenever there are caddis flies on the water. My variant utilizes the barbules on the CdC feather to give some extra spice to the fly. I have fishe
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