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  1. Here's a efficient little emerger that works wonders when there is a heavy E.Ignita hatch, and you need a fly that stands out from the crowd. Tight lines Kjell www.rakkenes.com
  2. The bling midge is one of the more popular flies on the San Juan river. I generally tie it in black, but it is effective in gray, brown, cream, and a variety of other colors. Its easy to tie, and very effective when trying to mimic a midge. The flash collar attracts fish, and also acts like a wing case. While I am tying this very small, it doesn't have to be tied this small only. For the San Juan River, I generally fish a size 22-26 size midge pattern, but other rivers might allow for larger midges and therefor easier to tie and fish. Hook: TMC 101 size 22 Thread: Veevus 16/0 in Black Flash: Pearl Flashabou Resin: Solarez Bone Dry UV Curing Resin
  3. RS2's are staples in most nymph fishermans box. They are very versatile, and can resemble many types of bugs. From baetis to midges, these are awesome emerger flies. They are very easy to tie, and quite effective. Two qualities that make amazing flies. Here is a list of materials I used Hook: TMC 101 in size 22 Thread: Veevus 14/0 in Black Dubbing: Superfine Dubbing Wing: CDC in Gray
  4. This fly keeps getting sold out at my work. We cannot keep them in stock. They are some of the best, and most productive annelid patterns we carry. The deep ribs, and contrast with the thread and D-Rib create a super bold fly that attracts fish like crazy! It took a few tries to figure out how to tie this fly, but after I figured it out, it really isn't all that difficult. I will say, the original that we have at our work doest have the black tag at the end, but seems to get the black ribs another way. While I can tie them that way as well, they take a bit longer, and I find this way is easier and quicker. Its also just as effective. Here is a list of materials I used on the fly Hook: Umpqua U203 in size 20 Red Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 70 Black Thread: Danville's fly master 6/0 Ribbing: Midge sized D-Rib in Red Finishing Resin - Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing resin
  5. The Brassie is a well known fly, and has been a staple in many nymph fisherman's box. It can mimic an annelid, and even some other types of sub surface bugs. The problem when tying them so small, is that the wire will be tough to tie perfectly without that higher spine in the center. This method solves that issue and also makes tying this fly much quicker. Here are the materials I used to tie this fly. Hook: Lightning Strike SE7 in size 24 Wire: Small Ultra Wire in red Thread: Veevus 16/0 in black Dubbing: Super-Fine Dubbing in Black Adhesive: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing resin
  6. This fly worked for me out in Corpus, I caught about 50% of my speckled trout on it, and it was rather easy to tie, and also cast. In fact, it casted so well compared to some other flies that I exclusively used this fly on my 3rd day fishing. This is rather easy to tie, and hard to mess up. The Fish Masks really make tying this easy, just get your materials on the hook, then slip over the mask and whala! You have a finished fly! Really is a great fly to use and tie. Here is a list of materials I used on the fly. Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 in size 1 Thread: Veevus Power Thread 140 in Brown Weight: .015 Lead Wire Flash: Pearl Flashabou Body: Congo Hair in Polar Bear, Caddis Tan, and Dark Brown UV Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry" Cap: Fish Skull Fish Mask size #6 Cap Adhesive: Fletch Tite Cap Eyes: 5MM 3D eyes
  7. 29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils - FFI Nov. 3 - 5th, 2017 Held each year in the first weekend of November at the North Toledo Bend State Park near Zwolle, LA, this will be the 29th Rendezvous (since 1989) of this gathering of fly tyers representing FFI clubs from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and beyond. Experts to beginners, this is the longest running, tyer's event, held by tyers for tyers, in the South. With no planned activities (i.e. no pograms), but plenty of fly tying, food, fly casting instruction and fly fishing, and with only a minimal fee to cover lodging and meals, the North Toledo Bend Rendezvous remains one of the top tying events held each year in the U.S.A. See more at: http://pages.suddenlink.net/w/Rendez/indexR.html If you have never attended the North Toledo Bend Rendezvous or haven't been in a while, your are hereby invited to attend... Hey, we haven't gathered on the shores of Toledo Bend and thrown this party for 29 years for nothing!!! Rendezvous is your chance to sit down and tie flies with some of the very best tyers in the Deep South! No matter if you are a beginner to tying or a master of the craft, you will learn a lot or at least have fun tying with your friends &/or teaching others. We always have a great time! This kid friendly, event is appropriate for your whole family... So bring your "significant other", as well as your kids/grandkids! If you attend just once, you'll want to come back each year! See you there!
  8. EP style flies are staples in many saltwater fishermans boxes. And the Mullet style pattern is definitely an important fly to have when fishing in the gulf. Redfish, sea trout, and many other species love mullet. This is more a finger mullet pattern, being so small. You can tie it larger, but I find this 2.5" size is best. Mullet tend to have darker colored heads vs the rest of their bodies. Their heads are also large and wide, so you need a wide profile head for a good imitation. Also, most mullet tend to have silvery looking eyes, so I find a silver eye works best. However you could use red or any other color you want. While this fly does take a long time to tie, it will last through many fish strikes. Its rather durable when tied correctly, and is really effective. Here is a list of materials I used to tie this fly Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 in size 1/0 Thread: Veevus Power Thread 140 in Brown Fiber: Congo Hair in "Natural White", "Caddis Tan", and "Medium Brown" Eyes: 3D stick on eyes Eye Adhesive: Fletch Tite Head Cement: Bone Dry UV Curing Resin made by Solarez
  9. Crab flies are staples for many saltwater fish. Redfish, permit, black drum, and more will go after a crab before anything else. The tasty little invertebrates are treats for these fish. Its no wonder why crab flies are staples in many saltwater fishermans boxes. This crab is based off a Merkin crab, however I made it quicker and easier to tie. The legs on the side of the fly have been replaced with more feelers in the front to make it quicker and easier to tie. http://youtu.be/pihHBXSh9P Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 in size 2 Thread: Danville's 210 flat waxed in tan Claws: Hackle cape in brown Feelers: Barred rubber legs in brown Body: Congo Hair (or EP fiber could work) in caddis tan and medium brown Weight: Dumbbell eyes 5.0mm
  10. Brown shrimp are one of the most common foods for many of the fish species in the Gulf of Mexico. From Redfish, to Speckled trout, to Permit and even flounder. All of these species eat brown shrimp and eat a lot of them. This has to be one of the most common baits to mimic when tying flies or buying lures. So you bet I am tying up a few brown trout patterns for my trip to Corpus Christy in October. This pattern closely mimics a brown trout, and also swims hook point up. It will sink to the bottom quickly due to the dumbbell eyes, and has lots of movement due to the rubber legs. Pretty much a deadly combination for redfish and speckled trout. Below is a list of all the materials I used to tie this fly. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 in size 2 Thread: Danville 210 Flat waxed in brown Tail: Black barred rubber legs Dubbing: Trilobal dubbing in brown stone Weight: Gold lead dumbbell eyes in 5mm UV Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry"
  11. If you have ever fished for bass, you know that in most instances, a rattle helps attract them. They are also attracted big baits. Things that push lots of water. I created this fly to still be rather light, but have a big profile under the water. This in my opinion is the perfect fly for bass when they are targeting baitfish, and also a great fly for other species like like pike or even big trout. With a saltwater hook, you could tie this for many saltwater species as well. The flexible UV resin really makes a nice head on the fly, but its not hard and stiff, but it will flex a bit, which makes it more durable. It will give it a unique action as well, and help push water around the craft fur to make it move quite a bit more. The side to side motion will really drive those bass nuts. Hook: Gamakatsu B10S in size 1/0 Weight: 4mm black conehead Thread: Danville's 210 flat waxed in white Tail: Extra select craft fur in white and tan Rattle: Wapsi pyrex round end mini/3mm fly rattle Wrap: Tinsel Braid Eyes: Fish Scull living eyes 7mm wind UV Resin: Solarez Flex
  12. This small crawdad streamer works so well, I was catching fish I want even targeting with it. I went out fishing for carp, and got a carp and even some smallmouth bass. In fact, the carp I caught on this fly was 30" long, and the largest bass I caught that day was a good 3.5lbs. Most crayfish patterns are larger sized streamers, that are heavy and hard to cast. This fly is refreshingly light, and small. Easy to cast, and also easy for fish to swallow. When targeting carp or trout, sometimes too large is a bad thing. Hook: TMC 9395 in size 10 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 140 in Brown Claws: Rubber Legs (preferably two tone) Dubbing: STS Trilobal Dub - Brown Stone Weight: Gold Dumbbell Eye 4mm or 5/32" Top Wing: Fox Fur Adhesive: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV Curing Resin
  13. The Tiger Tail is a versatile little streamer fly developed by Mike Curry. First utilized in the Ozarks, this fly imitates damsel/dragonflies and other medium sized food sources for fish. Really easy fly to tie and there are endless possibilities for variation (see pic below). If you want to learn how to tie it up check out my video! It's my first try at these so let me know what you think. Materials: Hook: Any small streamer hook Hook Sizes: 8, 10, 12 Eyes: Bead chain eyes (optional) Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 Rust Orange, Black Body: Peacock Herl, Ice dub, or MS bugger dubbing Tail: Dry Fly Hackle, olive, black & white, or golden Weight: Lead wire Hackle: Olive or Red bugger hackle
  14. The clouser minnow is one of the most effective and popular streamers ever made. With any popular fly, there comes variations of it. This variation uses rabbit strips instead of ducktail to tie the fly. Its tied basically the same way, however there are some differences with tying technique since the materials are different. This fly will move more in the water due to the rabbit strip. While bucktail moves really nicely, it doesn't quite flow as well as rabbit fur. Being tied hook point up means this fly will be less prone to snags, and can be fished on the bottom more than some other point down type streamers. Here is a list of materials used on this fly. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 2 Thread: Danville's 210 flat waxed in white Weight: Lead dumbell eyes - Medium, yellow painted Top wing: Rabbit zonker in olive Bottom wing: Rabbit zonker in white/cream
  15. Sculpin streamers are some of the more common and effective streamer patterns for trout. This one utilizes the fish skull heads to make a simple and yet effective streamer pattern for trout. Sculpin typically like to hang out near the bottom. This fly is heavy enough to stay deep even in faster moving water. Most flies though when fished deep like this tend to get hung up on rocks or other debris on the bottom, but this fly swims hook point up, and will help keep from getting snagged as often. Being so easy to tie, you can tie quite a few for your box each time you go out fishing, so you won't be without a good sculpin pattern. I fancied it up a little with a hook wrap and dubbing, but that is not necessary. You can tie it with just the hook, fish skull head, and rabbit zonkers and still have a very effective fly. http://youtu.be/-1yDIcxwDVg Hook: Gamakatsu B10S in size 1/0 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 140 in dark olive Tail: Barred Olive Rabbit Zonker Strip Hook Wrap: Tinsel Twist Belly: Yellow Kraken Dubbing Collar: Barred Olive Rabbit Zonker Strip Head: Fish Skull Sculpin Head
  16. This small streamer has a bit of a background. I went fishing up in a high sierra lake, and threw every single fly I had in my box at the fish. This was the last fly I tried, and all of a sudden I got a hit, and another hit. The fish were hitting this fly left and right. I even had a few jump out of the water for it. So, many of you had asked I tie one like it. The only problem is I couldn't get orange bucktail and couldn't get the exact same hook. But it is all close enough, and the fly turned out pretty good. I think I will have great luck with this fly. Hook: Umpqua TMC 300 size 12 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 70 in Black Wing and tail: Bucktail in forest green, red, white and pink Dubbing: Laser dub in white Ribbing: Holographic silver tinsel UV Resin: Solarez "bone dry"
  17. The Surf Candy was originally designed by Bob Popovics and has become a staple in many saltwater fishermans boxes. Like any good fly pattern, over the years there have been many variations made. This variation utilizes a dumbbell eye to keep the hook point up which will make it a bit more weedless. While not fool proof, it will snag much less easy on driftwood or other debris on the sea floor. That means you can fish it in some places that you normally could not fish the regular surf candy. I like adding the red sparkle type dubbing right behind the dumbbell eyes to mimic a gill or bleeding spot on the fish. However this is not required and you could leave that part out. Here is a list of all the materials I used today _________________________ Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 in size 1 1st Thread: Danville's 210 Flat Waxed in Red 2nd Thread: Danville's Fine Monofilament Thread Weight: Painted Medium Lead Dumbbell Eye Bleed Spot: Starburst Dubbing in red Bottom Fiber: Unique Hair in clear/white Top Fiber: Super Hair in light blue 1st Resin: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing resin 2nd Resin: Solarez "Thick Hard" UV curing resin 3rd Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing resin
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Many people have already asked me to tie a fly with my beard hair, so here it is! I cut some hair from my beard, then tied a clouser minnow with it. I even went out and tested it on the water and I caught a few smallmouth bass with it! Pretty funny actually, catching fish with my beard. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - Size 2 Weight: Brass Dumbbell Eyes - 5MM Eye Adhesive - Super Glue Thread: Ultra thread 140 - Brown Fiber: My Beard! UV Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry"
  24. 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
  25. 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
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