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  1. Wooly buggers are probably one of the most popular and versatile freshwater streamer patterns ever created. Sometimes however you want to fish really deep, and a simple bead head might not do enough. This dumbbell eye bugger will get you down deep, and has the added benefit of a jigging action. Hook: Size 10 Daichi 1750 Tail: Olive marabou Flash: Krystal flash Body Wrap: Fine gold wire, olive chenille, and olive saddle hackle Weight: Dumbbell eyes Thread: Ultra thread 70 denier in brown/olive UV Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry" Watch the video here, or view it on my website for more information... The link for the video on my website is below the imbedded video Dumbbell Wooly Bugger Dumbbell eye & hackle video: Mc Fly Angler www.mcflyangler.com
  2. This video is part of a series. Please don't tell me that I should have talked about the difference between dry fly hackle, or hackle quality, or how to buy a cape, or anything like that. This video is for a specific purpose. I have a flies that I use this specific technique for. Instead of showing it in the entire video, I can just link to this one. This allows me to offer more info, or less info. You can select another video if you want more information. Or you can watch a simple 4 minute video without having to watch the extra steps, if you already know how. While there is much more to know about hackle, I am focusing on the simple stuff, with selecting hackle feathers off of a cape for use in a streamer tails, wings and as lateral lines. Its very important to prepare the hackle properly, and select the right feathers in order to get them to sit right on the fly, and even get the correct action. "Music: ukulele - Bensound.com" https://youtu.be/yD5mMAK-OK8
  3. The black zebra midge is probably one of the more common midge patterns used when nymphing in rivers for trout. They are very easy to tie, and super effective! I always have a few of them in my box, as there are always midges present. Since midges are always present in the water, they are one of the most important and readily eaten foods for trout. Hook: Umpqua U202 (any scud or curved hook will do) Thread: Ultra thread 70 denier - (black, red, brown, olive and white are common) Check ou the video here... Or below the video is a link to my site where you can watch the video and also find more videos that I made. http://www.mcflyangler.com/freshwater/nymphs/black-zebra-midge
  4. The Krystal Flash Midge Emerger is one of the more simple emerger patterns for trout. This midge emerger is really effective despite using only 3 materials. Krystal flash, thread and wire. Tied like a zebra midge, but with an emerging wing. These are one of my favorite midge flies for picky trout in rivers. Its so easy to tie, I can make up 20 of them, and don't mind too much if I loose some due to small tippet. Hook: Umpqua U202 (or any scud hook size 14-32) Thread: Ultra thread 70 denier (black, red, cream, olive, and brown are common) Ribbing: Ultra wire x-small (gold or silver are common) Watch the video below, or click over to my website to watch the video where there is more information. http://www.mcflyangler.com/freshwater/nymphs/krystal-flash-midge-emerger
  5. Just got my Wolff Industries Anvil Atlas in the mail. So I thought I would do an unboxing video. Not a bad vice for $129.99. I am quite happy with it. Check out the video below if you are interested. I sorta did a review on it, however I hadn't tied with it yet. I have since and will say that it works great. But the review is just an initial view review. Talking about the construction. http://www.mcflyangler.com/anvil-atlas
  6. I created this fly to mimic a skirted jig. When I conventional fish for bass, one of my favorite and most productive techniques is flipping heavy cover with a skirted jig for bass. Attaching on a crawdad type plastic really adds to the bass catching ability. The fly is a little more difficult to tie, but its durable and will last through many fish strikes. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 1/0 (any long shank hook will do). Flash: Black holographic flashabou and bronze krystal flash Back Legs: Bug legs - dark brown and orange Claws/head: Rabbit zonker strip Skirt: barred rubber legs Body: Super Flash Dubbing (copper color) Check out the video here, or click the link below to view it in my website. http://www.mcflyangler.com/freshwater/freshwater-streamers/bad-bass-crawdad-fly
  7. The Gotcha! bonefish fly is very popular and effective for fishing bonefish in the flats. It looks a lot like a shrimp swimming in the water when fished properly. Its fairly easy to tie and uses minimal materials. Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 - size 6 Tail: Mylar rope with the inner rope removed Body: Pearl braid Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - hot orange Wing: Craft Fur - tan Flash: Krystal flash - gold weight: Bead chain eyes Check out the video below, or for more information check out my website in the link below the video. http://www.mcflyangler.com/saltwater/crabs-and-shrimp/gatcha-bonefish-fly
  8. The disco midge pupa is an easy and effective pupa pattern. The flashabou wrap shines in the water really well and is very visible to feeding trout. Hook: Umpqua U001 - size 22 Thread: Ultra thread - black - 70 denier Body: Flashabou - thin strand.
  9. Hey, I am doing something new. I plan on taking all my video's and turning them into article form. Sometimes I don't always want to watch a video on tying a fly, however reading a quick recipe article is quick, and you don't always have to listen to the person. Knowing my voice, I think this will be a big hit. HAHA Let me know what you think about this article thing. http://www.mcflyangler.com/sexy-shad-clouser
  10. I decided to start writing articles on my site, instead of just video's. Check out this article on my website. Keep in mind, this is a very simple tutorial. I know most of you probably already know this trick. But incase you don't, then hopefully this will help. http://www.mcflyangler.com/vise-hook-keeper
  11. This is a great fly for saltwater applications, but also can be used for larger freshwater fish like bass, salmon, or pike. While they aren't the most easy to tie, they aren't difficult either, and they really do catch fish. They move so nicely in the water. This is a variation of the original that was tied by lefty kreh. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 hook size 1/0, but any long shank saltwater hook will work. Tail: White saddle hackle Thread: Danville 210 waxed in blue Body: Pearl braid, or silver tinsel Wings: White and blue buck tail Gill: Red calf tail, or red crystal flash eyes: Stick on eyes, preferably flat, but I used 3D eyes which work as well. Epoxy: Solarez "Bone dry" UV curing resin.
  12. In the late spring and early summer, terrestrial fishing can be phenomenal. The wind will blow ants, grasshoppers and beetles into the water, and the fish start looking for these tasty snacks. Ants make up one of the most common terrestrials found in the trouts diet. So fishing one of these simple ant patterns at the right time, can yield amazing results. Hook: Umpqua U001 size 22. Any dry fly hook will do, sizes 16-26 Dubbing: Super Dry Dubbing Hackle: Top of a black neck cape where the small and fine feathers are.
  13. Hey, I am going to start re-doing some of my old videos where I talk at the camera and make them better like my newer videos. I want some suggestions to see what you all want to see. I don't have the ability to re-do all of them in a timely manner, so I thought I would ask you guys which you want to see next. Please cast your vote on here... 1: Salty Krystal Flash Shrimp 2: Mc Bunker http://youtu.be/DRksd7ItFK 3: Merkin Crab 4: Seaducer 5: Lefty's Deciever 6: Synthetic Glass Minnow 7: Mc Mullet Finger Mullet 8: Standing Shrimp 9: Crazy Charlie 10: Monster Bugger
  14. This is a small bunker type fly that I tie for many saltwater species. I like Chartreuse and white for Stripers. This one is blue and white. Its a high back style tie on both the top and bottom. I add a bit of krystal flash to this fly as well. https://youtu.be/DRksd7ItFKI
  15. Now that the sulphurs are in full swing, though nearly gone on some streams, I wanted to share one of my favorite patterns to fish during the hatch, the Sulphur Comparadun. I'd love to hear what some of your favorites are, too, during this fun hatch! TC
  16. The clouser minnow is one of the most widely used and effective streamer patterns for both salt and fresh water fly fishing. It has a really nice jigging action, and also sinks a bit to where the fish are. Its fairly easy to tie, and uses just a handful of materials. The bucktail moves really nicely in the water as well. If you ever watch the professional bass fisherman on conventional gear, they will throw a color pattern called Sexy Shad quite regularly. This is probably one of the most common crank bait color, made popular by Kevin Van Dam. I decided to copy that color pattern to create a great Large Mouth Bass or small mouth bass fly for fishing the shad spawn. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 hook in size 2, but it can be tied on any strong long shanked hook. Weight: lead dumbbell eye Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed in blue (can use white as well for this pattern) Body: White, yellow, and blue buck tail Flash: Pearl flashabou (under the white bucktail) and gold crystal flash (under the yellow buck tail) Epoxy: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing resin. Music: funnysong, ukulele - Bensound.com
  17. Surf Candies are a great fly for a subtle presentation. These mimic a small transparent fish very well. Made originally by Bob Popovics to fish bluefish in the surf, these quickly started showing up in fly fisherman's boxes for just about all species. Traditionally tied with this olive color, you can tie just about any color you want. They will match most of the hatches in the world both saltwater inshore and freshwater. These are also very durable flies since the first 1/3 of the fly is covered in epoxy. Toothy fish will not be able to rip off the flies hairs. Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 size 1/0 Thread: Clear Monofilament (fine) Fiber: Ultra Hair in Clear and Olive(or any fine crimped clear fiber) Flash: Flashabou (fine) Lateral Line: Flashabou (thick/saltwater) Epoxy: Solarez "Thin Hard", "Thick Hard" and "Ultra Thin - Bone Dry" formula's. https://youtu.be/pVDYJToSOaA
  18. The Copper John is a very heavy fly that is great for getting down deep to the fish. I use this as my first fly in a tandem rig often to get my small midge down deep. Its very flashy and will get the trouts attention. It doesn't mimic any bug in particular, but is suggestive of many bug profiles. While there are many materials used in tying this fly, its really not too difficult to tie. Hook: Umpqua U103 size 12 Thread: Black 8/0 sized thread Tail: Brown Goose Biots Weight: .015 size lead wire, and a bead head Dubbing: Super Dry Dubbing Abdomen: Brassie sized copper wire Wing Case: Palmered peacock hurl, thin skin, and saltwater sized flashabou Legs: Hen hackle feather Epoxy: Solarez "Thick Hard" UV curing resin Music: Sunny, funnysong, happiness - Bensound.com
  19. The "stay hungry" fly is one of my favorite flies to fish for striper in the north west. Here, the striper like fast moving flies, that have lots of movement in the water and use bright colors with lots of flash. These flies match all those requirements. They are large profile flies, that move wonderfully in the water due to being tied with craft fur. I like tying them in white and chartreuse, however you can use what ever colors you want to match the hatch so to speak. They are great for muddy or murky conditions due to pushing so much water, and when tied with bright colors like chartreuse. These flies do take a little time, and a bit of skill to tie. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 1/0 Thread: Danville 210 Waxed (white) Fiber: Craft fur (white and chartreuse) Flash: Krystal flash and flashabou Dubbing: Ice dub (pearl) Body Wrap: EZ body (pearl) Epoxy: Solarez "bone dry" formula. Music: Funnysong, Jazzyfrenchy, Sunny, and Clapandyell - Bensound.com Dumbbell Eye Tips: https://youtu.be/1vAds9-bnhA Preparing and selecting streamer hackle: https://youtu.be/yD5mMAK-OK8 Stay hungry video
  20. This pattern is one I tie to mimic small fry. Occasionally fish will be feeding exclusively on these small fish. When they do that, you need to get a good fry imitation out there. I tied this to be very realistic and mimic the small fry perfectly. It can be tied in a number of colors, and is relatively simple to tie. Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 size 1/0 Thread: Danville ultra fine monofiliment Body wrap: Saltwater flashabou, and pink crystal chenille Fiber: Ice Dubbing Flash: Krystal Flash Eyes: 3/32" silver eyes Epoxy: Solarez "thin hard" and "bone dry" formula Music: Sunny, funnysong - Bensound.com
  21. I want to tie a pattern that calls for Red Cree hackle. Does anyone know what this hackle looks like or what would be a good substitute for it? The guys at Feather Craft in St Louis had never heard of this.
  22. Sometimes you want a very flashy and easy to see midge larvae. In that case, this is the pattern for you! I always keep a few of these in my box when going to the river. If its fairly cloudy outside, or even when the water is a little mucky, I will tie this fly on to help the fish see it better. Hook: Daiichi 1270 (or any other long shank curved hook like Umpqua U203 or Mustad C53SNP-BR) Thread: Red, pink or (in this case) orange 8/0 sized thread (or 70 denier) Flash: Pearl flashabou Dubbing: Super flash dubbing Music: Sunny, funnysong - Bensound.com
  23. Midge larve are probably the most important food source for trout. They are always in the water, and there are times of the year that the fish will feed exclusively on these. So you must make sure and always have a supply of midge larvae imitators on hand. I never fish a stream without flies like the san juan worm, zebra midge, and this little fly, the midge larvae. The simple midge larvae is a very easy fly to tie and takes just a minute or two. You can crank out a few dozen of these in an hour. They only use 2 types of materials, and are fairly inexpensive to tie up, depending on the quality of your hook. You can tie these in any size you want, but I find that 14-26 is best Hook: Umpqua U203 size 14-26 (the Daichi 1270, or mustad C53S also work well) Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 in red (Or you can go thicker or thinner for a different profile) Music: funnysong - Bensound.com
  24. Annelids and Midge larve are probably the most important food source for trout. They are always in the water, and there are times of the year that the fish will feed exclusively on these. So you must make sure and always have a supply of midge and annelid larvae imitators on hand. I never fish a stream without flies like the san juan worm, zebra midge, and this little fly, the midge ribbed annelid. The midge ribbed annelid is a very easy fly to tie and takes just a few minutes. You can crank out a dozen or more of these in an hour, and if you are really good, maybe even 20. They don't use a lot of materials, and are fairly inexpensive to tie up, depending on the quality of your hook. They are very effective as midge imitators when tied small like I am doing here on a size 20 hook. But the same concept can be applied with a nymph ribbing and a larger hook, say maybe 10-16 size. Hook: Umpqua U203 size 18-24 (the Daichi 1270, or mustad C53S also work well) Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 in red (any fine red thread will do, just make sure its strong enough to wrap tightly, and fine enough not to add bulk) Ribbing: Red vinyl ribbing - midge size Music: funnysong, ukulele - Bensound.com
  25. Hey guys, I just finished the ridiculously long process of moving from California to New Mexico. I finally was able to unpack all my stuff, and setup for a quick video. I now have a bit more room to work with in the new place, and was able to shoot with the camera over the shoulder so you can get the POV type of video. (Thanks for those who recommended this). Sorry I have been away for over a month, I just really had many issues with this move. We have been staying in a hotel for what seems like forever. Anyway, now that I am unpacked, I will be back to my 1-2 video's per week schedule. Please enjoy this new video. The Mc Fry Glass Candy is a variation of my Mc Fry Glass Minnow in which I epoxy up the hook shank a bit more. I also use a few different materials as well. This is a very realistic looking fly that is made to mimic small fry or glass minnows. Occasionally fish will be feeding exclusively on these small fish. When they do that, you need to get a good fry imitation out there. I tied this to be very realistic and mimic the small fry perfectly. Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 size 1/0 Thread: Danville ultra fine monofiliment Body wrap: Super Pearl Braid, and Super tinsel twist Fiber: Super Flash Dubbing (Pearl and Holo-Silver) Eyes: 3/32" silver eyes Epoxy: Solarez "thin hard" and "bone dry" formula Music: Sunny, funnysong, ukulele - Bensound.com
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