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  1. This fly I am calling the Silky Minnow, because it uses water silk fiber from fly tiers dungeon. This material flows well in the water, and has interesting movement. It is sort of a high tie type of tying style, and will swim very well. It can almost hover in the water, and sinks very slowly making for good movement when targeting finicky fish. Short and soft tugs will make the fly jerk like a dying baitfish, then sink slowly slightly angled head down, just like a dying baitfish would. Hook: Gamakatsu B10S - Size 6 ; Or you could use Gamakatsu SC15 for saltwater Thread: Danville 210 Flat Waxed - Fl. Orange Hook Wrap: Pearl Tinsel Braid Belly: Pearl Starburst Dubbing Wing: Olive Water Silk Wing Accent: Peacock Hurl Eyes: 3D stick on eyes Filler Resin: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing resin Coating Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing resin
  2. Crayfish are a very important food source for many freshwater species. And this fly is made to imitate them. Bass and trout eat crayfish pretty regularly, and this fly has caught both on the end of my rod. The Crayfish Bunny Bugger is a relatively easy fly to tie, and works really well. I have also caught a few saltwater species on this fly, as it can mimic a brown shrimp well also. Redfish and specs both love brown shrimp, and this fly can work well for them. Hook: Daiichi 2220 Size 4 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 140 Brown Tail: Brown Blood Quill Marabou Legs: Rubber Legs Barred - orange and red Flash: Gold or Bronze Krystal Flash Body Wrap: Yellow or Orange Chenille Hackle: Brown Saddle Hackle Weight: Lead Painted Dumbbell Eyes Wing: Brown Rabbit Zonker Strip
  3. Wooly Buggers are one of the most popular and effective streamer flies ever created. Very versatile, and relatively easy to tie. I created this articulated version to be able to fish larger fish. A good baitfish imitation. They work for just about every fish species. From bass, to trout, to even saltwater fish species. All have been caught on a wooly bugger. Hooks: Gamakatsu B10S in sizes 2 and 6 Weight: .025 lead wire Head: 4mm Black Cone Head Tails: White Bugger Marabou Flash: Silver Krystal Flash Wire: Small Ultra Wire - Silver Body Wrap: White Bugger Chenille Hackle: Grizzly Saddle Hackle.
  4. Sculpin are a very popular food source for trout, specifically steelhead and large brown trout. Basically any trout that has become predatory seeking out baitfish for food. They also work very effectively for smallmouth bass in rivers where there are sculpin. A very popular fly called the "sculpzilla" is one of the most effective streamer flies for big trout on large river systems where casting to shore and quick retrieves are key. Usually these are either swung in the current, dead drifted so it bounces off rocks and debris on the bottom, or quick retrieves to gain a reaction strike. I took some of the techniques of tying the sculpzilla, and added a little extra to make a fly I am going to call the Sculpenstein. Its sort of a sculpin, sorta a "thing" kinda like Frankenstein. This fly is awesome, and has lots of movement. It also rides hook point up which was something very important for me. The fish scull heads really do keep the fly from turning over, and being hook point up means it will be almost snag free. Hook: Gamakatsu B10s - Size 2 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 140 - Dark Olive Tail: Magnum Rabbit Zonker - Olive Flash: Gold Crystal Flash & Black Holographic Flashabou Gill: Polar Chanille - Red Collar: Blood Quill Marabou Feather - Olive Weight: Fish Scull Head - Small/Medium in Brown
  5. Hey guys, Just finished this video last night. It was a really fun fly and video to make. Hope you enjoy! Please let me know what you think. Critiques welcome! Thanks for watching.
  6. There are so many variations of the clouser minnow, its hard to keep track of them all. One of my favorites though is this sparkle clouser. Especially when I have fish that are super aggressive, looking for shiny and fast moving lures. Being tied with all flashabou, this will shimmer and shine in the water, attracting fish from far away. It also moves quite quickly and sinks very quickly as well. Its a great little fly which I have used to catch smallmouth and largemouth bass, barracuda, crappie, redfish, sea trout, striper, and even trout. They were tied with different sized hooks though for each of those species. Also, there are other fish this fly would catch well, just I haven't actually fished for them with it yet. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - Size 2 Thread: Danvilles 210 Flat Waxed - Blue Weight: Lead Dumbbell Eyes - Medium Body: H20 Pearl Baitfish Adhesive - Super Glue UV Resin: Solarez "bone dry" UV curing resin
  7. This fly really works well for bass and large trout on rivers. The way this is tied, insures the hook point will stay upright no mater what. This helps you fish the bottom and even heavy cover without any issues. You can bump it over rocks and branches, and it will just swim right over them. Also, the tubing material looks a lot like a minnow belly, so it works out really well. A very lifelike imitation. Hook: Gamakatsu B10S in size 2 Flash: Gold Krystal Flash Body: Pearl 3/8" Crinoline Tubing Wing: Olive Magnum Rabbit Zonker Eye: Living Eyes 7.0MM Adhesive: Fletch Tite Filler Resin: Solarez "Thin Hard" Formula Finishing Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry" Formula
  8. This very large streamer tied on a 4/0 hook is made specifically for pike, but large bass would hit this as well. This fly moves really nicely in the water, and has a lot of flash and bright colors. Also being tied with craft fur, it flows really nicely when moving. To keep the craft fur tail from fowling up on the hook, I tied a bit of buck tail underneath it since buck tail is a bit more stiff. Also, I tied a bit of Unique hair in between the craft fur because it doesn't hold water, and still adds lots of bulk without the weight. So you can tie this larger with it still staying cartable. Hook: Gamakatsu Inline Octopus SE 4xStrong - size 4/0 Thread: Danville's 210 flat waxed Krazy or Super Glue Bucktail: Chartreuse Extra Select Craft Fur: Chartreuse and Black Unique Hair: Purple Crystal Flash: Silver Flashabou: Saltwater size, Pearl Dubbing: Arctic Wind, Black and Hot Yellow Polar Chanille Eyes: 10mm 3D eyes Adhesive: Fletch Tite
  9. This fly really is awesome! Kyle was fishing this fly last time we went out fishing for smallmouth, and he got quite a few on it. Also, while I was snagging up a few times, he didnt snag once, due to the hook point turned upward. This is a great freshwater streamer, and will catch a wide variety of sportfish. Also, this hook is super sharp! And it seems very strong. I tried bending it and it didnt seem to want to bend too much. I think this is going to be one of my new favorite streamer hooks. I barely touched it, and it ripped me open so quick. But I barely felt it, because the hook was so sharp. Hook: Gamakatsu B10S, Size 2 Lead Dumbbell Eyes: Sparkle Dubbing - Starburst dubbing, holographic silver Tail: Magnum Rabbit Zonker Dubbing: Homemade laser dub, watch the video here - https://youtu.be/uTytvz-9FAc Or just buy laser dub... UV Resin: Solarez "Flex Formula"
  10. This has to be one of my favorite streamers for bass fishing. It swims really well in the water with lots of movement. There is lots of flash in the tail which attracts fish like pike who seem to go after shiny things. Also, this fly doesn't hold a lot of water, so its not too difficult to cast with a 6wt-8wt rod. You could use other materials as well for this. If you don't have Arctic Wind dubbing, you could use hairlines custom blend. It has different properties, but it would work for this pattern. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - Size 1/0 Thread: Danville's 210 flat waxed - Chartreuse Tail: Extra Select Craft Fur - White and Chartreuse Flash: Flashabou - Pearl Collar: Starburst Dubbing - Hot yellow Weight: Brass Dumbbell eye - 5mm Adhesive: Krazy Glue Dubbing Head: Arctic Wind Dubbing - White and Hot Yellow Head Cement: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing resin
  11. Trout, bass, pike and any other predatory freshwater fish will eat other fish. Small trout are on the meal list for common foods. Even trout will eat trout fry. This rainbow trout streamer will work great for many freshwater species. It moves nicely in the water, and has a bit of a jigging action. These fish skull baitfish heads are awesome! They make building heads easier, and it hides any problems or issues that you have with your flies head and dubbing. It also pushes everything rearward and automatically creates a nice baitfish profile. I caught a few smallmouth bass on this recently at my local lake. The fly swims really nicely, and the smallmouth were eating it up left and right. I also have caught a good sized brown on this fly recently as well. Hook: Daiichi 2220 - Size 4 Thread: UTC Ultra thread - light olive Tail: White marabou Top Wing: Olive rabbit zonker Body Wrap: Pearl estaz Gill Accent: Pink arctic wind Dubbing Head Top: Olive bull frog dubbing and olive starburst dubbing Dubbing Head Bottom: White bull frog dubbing and pearl starburst dubbing Head: Fish Skull Baitfish Head - Gold, Small/Medium Adhesive: Fletch Tite UV Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry"
  12. Trout, bass, pike and any other predatory freshwater fish will eat other fish. Small trout are on the meal list for common foods. Even trout will eat trout fry. This rainbow trout streamer will work great for many freshwater species. It moves nicely in the water, and has a bit of a jigging action. These fish skull baitfish heads are awesome! They make building heads easier, and it hides any problems or issues that you have with your flies head and dubbing. It also pushes everything rearward and automatically creates a nice baitfish profile. I caught a few smallmouth bass on this recently at my local lake. The fly swims really nicely, and the smallmouth were eating it up left and right. I also have caught a good sized brown on this fly recently as well. Hook: Daiichi 2220 - Size 4 Thread: UTC Ultra thread - light olive Tail: White marabou Top Wing: Olive rabbit zonker Body Wrap: Pearl estaz Gill Accent: Pink arctic wind Dubbing Head Top: Olive bull frog dubbing and olive starburst dubbing Dubbing Head Bottom: White bull frog dubbing and pearl starburst dubbing Head: Fish Skull Baitfish Head - Gold, Small/Medium Adhesive: Fletch Tite UV Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry"
  13. This fly is a new one I created. Its a fly that has worked well for me the last few trips. Its got a large head, and holds its shape well. The movement is great, and is the perfect sculpin imitation. It is heavily weighted and will sink to the bottom with ease. This is awesome for fishing large predator trout in streams or lakes, and also will work great for other species like bass and even pike. With different colors it could even mimic a mullet for fishing Redfish and Seatrout on the gulf. Hook: Daiichi 2220 - Size 4 Thread: Danville Big Fly Thread - Black Tail: Olive Zonker Strip Body: Kracken Dubbing - GT Olive Flash: Holographic Flashabou - Black Legs: Rubber Legs - Olive with black stripes Weight: Brass Dumbbell Eyes - 6mm - Nickel Bottom of the head: Bull Frog Dubbing: Golden Olive and Starburst Dubbing: Yellow Top of the head: Bull Frog Dubbing: Olive and Starburst Dubbing: Olive Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV Curing Resin
  14. This fly is really simple and easy to tie. Beginner tiers will have no problem tying these, and seasoned tiers can tie 20+ of these in an hour. It is a great fly for fishing streams and rivers for trout, and also would work for crappie, bass and other lake fish. This even could work for some smaller saltwater species when using a saltwater approved hook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOvhlKSURXI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOvhlKSURXI&feature=youtu.be Hook: Umpqua U301 - size 12 Thread: UTC 140 - color brown Tail/Wing: Blood Quill Marabou - Brown Body Wrap: Tinsel Twist Eye: 3D eyes - gold, 3mm Eye attachment: Krazy Glue Head Building: Solarez UV curing resin "Thin Hard Formula" Head finishing: Solarez UV curing resin "Bone Dry"
  15. Arctic wind is a new material from Fly Tyers Dungeon that is really nice. Its a dubbing, with longer fibers that allows you to tie larger flies like glass minnows. There are a number of colors and its a quality product. That being said, this fly is very versatile. With all the colors that FTD offers with Arctic Wind, you should be able to tie any baitfish imitation you want. It would work great for saltwater flies as well as freshwater flies. Its a simple tie, and you should be able to tie 5-10 each hour or more. So you can fill a box quickly. Hook: Daiichi 2220 - Size 4 Weight: Lead wire Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - white Fiber: Arctic wind - hot white, silver gray, black and red Hook wrap: Saltwater sized Flashabou - pearl Eyes: 8mm 3D stick on eyes - silver Adhesive: Fletch tite Head: Solarez "thin hard" UV curing resin Finish: Solarez "bone dry" UV curing resin
  16. Wooly Buggers are probably the most commonly used streamer ever created. They are also very versatile and can be used for almost all species of fish. From freshwater fish like trout, bass and crappie to even saltwater fish like surf perch, striper, and even sea trout, this fly will work for them all. I have personally fished wooly buggers in rivers, lakes, ocean surf, and in bays. Ive also fished the wooly bugger in California, New mexico, Colorado, and Texas with great success. But these will work throughout the world. This variation replaces the hackle with rubber legs. This gives the fly a bit more movement, and makes it look a little more interesting. I probably have the best luck with bass on this imitation, but I have caught my fair share of trout, redfish, and striper on this exact pattern. Hook: Daichi 1750 - size 8 Cone Head: Gold, 4.5mm Weight: 0.015 size lead wire Thread: UTC 140 denier - dark brown (use black if you have it) Tail: Black marabou Body: Black estaz Legs: Black silly legs
  17. I tied this fly out of necessity than anything else. I hit up a small lake a week or so ago, and I had multiple hits but never actually stuck a fish. They were hitting the tail end of the fly, and not touching the hook. So I am tying this fly that will hopefully give me more chances to hook into the fish since there are 2 hooks, and hopefully keeping one hook towards the tail end will help it get those short hits. Hook: Daiichi 1750 - size 8 Thread: UTC 140 - Dark olive Cone head: 6mm, silver Tail/Body: Rabbit zonker strips - 1/8", olive Flash: Gold crystal flash and black holographic flashabou Flash collar: Starburst dubbing: golden peacock Dubbing head: Olive bull frog dubbing/olive starburst dubbing
  18. A few episodes back on my fly fishing channel, I asked if anyone wanted to see a fly I fought a fish on. This was a deer hair collar head zonker type streamer with some rubber legs and lots of flash. Everyone said they wanted to see it, so here it is. Im no expert at spinning deer hair, but its good enough to fish with, and it catches fish. I am happy with it, and so are the fish. Im sure all you here can give me more pointers though on this, as I am no expert, or even OK at doing this. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - size 2 Cone Head: 6mm silver Thread: Danville's "big fly" thread - black Tail: 1/8" barred rabbit zonker Tail Flash: Gold crystal flash and black holographic flashabou Dubbing: Starburst dubbing - golden peacock Gill: Calf tail - red Collar: Olive deer body hair adhesive: Hard as hull head cement
  19. A while back I created a fly that I called "the fat head squishy streamer". This was a perch color pattern and shape. These flies utilized a special long fiber dry fly dubbing from Fly Tiers Dungeon. Then I created a shell of flexible UV curing resin to give the fly a special jerk bait type motion. It kept the fly sinking very slowly, and allowed for a side to side "walk the dog" type motion. Keep in mind, the technique of using flexible UV resin is not my invention, I have seen others do this. However I haven't ever seen anyone use it with a dry fly (high floating) dubbing. This fly was very popular, and I have had a lot of requests for different color patterns. For a long time I have wanted to make a bluegill pattern, but bullfrog dubbing didn't come in blue, which I needed for the pattern. Finally Fly Tiers Dungeon came out with a dubbing they call "arctic snow" and it comes in lots of bright and colorful blends. Finally a squishy head streamer in a a bluegill pattern! What is different however is how this fly is shaped. The original was cylindrical, so it was as fat as it was tall. However this fly is very flat, yet tall, just like a bluegill. Which gives it even better side to side and gliding motion, just like a dying bluegill. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - size 1/0 Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - white Dubbing: Bullfrog dubbing - white, olive, dark olive & yellow Starburst dubbing - pearl & olive Arctic Wind - hot orange, aqua blue, royal blue Eyes: 3D eyes - 8mm, gold Resin: Solarez - flex formula
  20. This material is awesome to work with. Its a new blend of material made form Fly Tiers Dungeon called "Arctic Wind" and I love it. Lots of flash, and very shiny. Also the fibers are long enough for decent sized streamers. I am tying a fat head minnow pattern today. They are small brownish, white bellied, bait fish with a distinct dark lateral line. They are one of the most popular live baits in conventional fishing, and many freshwater fish eat them. This fly is about 2" long and has a very sharp jigging action. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - size 2 Weight: "Rivers Wild" Cone head cap and .035 non-lead heavy wire Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - brown Body materials: FTD Arctic Wind - hot white, tan, brown Lateral Line: Holographic flashabou - black Adhesive: Fletch Tite Epoxy: Solarez UV Resin - Bone Dry
  21. Ive always seen black streamers as leech patterns, however many of them are narrow and tall or just plain fat all the way around. I tried to solve this problem by using a double tail zonker strip and connecting them together to get a wider, but yet still flat fly, much like a leech really is. It seemed to work great, and the fish love it too! It swims more like a leech, with an up and down motion, rather than side to side. The fly all around is a hit for my local river, and I am sure others will be able to use it in their rivers as well. This also could work great in lakes for bass and other fish that eat leeches. Hook: Umpqua U301 - Size 10 Thread: UTC 70 - Black Weight: Lead wrap and 5mm gold cone head Tail: Pine Squirrel - Black Body Wrap: Holographic Flashabou - Black Head: Pine Squirrel - Black Tail wrap: UTC Wire - small, dark
  22. I have caught a few good fish on this fly since I started tying it a few months ago. Its a leech pattern that moves really nicely in the water. Zonker strips are always known as flowing materials that act really nicely as tails. This is tied with a bit of holographic flashabou as well to give it some flash, and I even mix in some starburst dubbing in with my bull frog dubbing to give it even more flash. I have also been known to put an eye on this fly when tying in other colors, or when I want to have a darker baitfish pattern. Hook: Daiichi 1750 - Size 8 Thread: UTC ultra thread 70 (140 would probably be better) - Black Weight: 10 or so wraps of 0.025 lead wire, and a size 6mm cone head. Tail: Rabbit zonker strip - Black Flash: Holographic black flashabou Body: Cross cut rabbit strip - Black Head: Bull frog dubbing and Starburst dubbing - Both black
  23. Appropriately named the "slump buster" is really a buster of slumps. This fly is so easy to tie, yet so effective! You can tie up 10-20 in an hour, and is effective for so many species of fish. Its tail moves wonderfully, the front body is wide almost like a sculpin, and its got enough weight to give some jig action. You can catch bass, crappie, small pike, many species of saltwater fish, and mostly trout. In fact, the last time I fished with this fly I caught a nice 24-25" wild brown trout on the Animas River, in Durango Colorado. This is for sure one of my go to streamers for trout fishing. Being so easy to tie, I always have a few of these in my box. Hook: Umpqua U301 - size 10 Thread: UTC ultra thread 70 - Brown/olive Weight: 4.8mm brass cone head Body: UTC sparkle braid - UV Fl. chartreuse Tail and head: Pine squirrel strips: Sculpin olive.
  24. After making a few tying videos, I felt like I had to go back to the basics with a simple bugger. Enjoy and as always, thanks for watching!
  25. Glass minnows are small, see through fish that are a food source for many predatory fish. These flies are see through, but I add a few things on the hook shank to mimic the insides of small fry or glass minnows. I also use a UV curing resin to make a small head on the fly and make sure it stays together well even though many hard hits from toothy fish. This fly is tied on a smaller hook than most of my glass minnows, because I plan on using this one for trout on my local river. Even though we don't have "glass minnows" on that river, there are small fish that this could mimic very well. Hook: Umpqua U301 - Size 12 Hook Wrap: Saltwater sized Flashabou Gill: Dungeon Twist - Red Fiber: Starburst Dubbing - Pearl & Olive Eye: 3D Stick on Eyes - 4mm Red Eye Adhesive: Fletch Tite UV Resin: Solarez - Thin Hard and Bone Dry
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