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  1. 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"
  2. First off I want to say that this was not my idea, but I got it from another youtuber called Piscator Flies. He had a video called "DIY Laser Dubbing" and I had to share the technique with you guys. Check out that video here... https://youtu.be/paQSyTxRyTI This stuff really is awesome dubbing. I tried it with a few brands of yarn, and I found that "lion brand - landscapes" yarn seemed to be the best. You can get it at walmart (at least my local one) If you cannot find it there, or want to order online, Amazon sells it for pretty cheep. Actually its better price than at the lion brand website. Here is the link. http://amzn.to/2qDcKyQ So basically you just cut the yarn to your preferred fiber length, then brush it out till it turns to dubbing. Add some flash if you want with ice dub, or starburst dubbing, or even Angelina fiber.
  3. 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
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. This fly uses a foam wing case to make a fly that is unmistakingly a midge emerging pattern. The foam is less subtle than the krystal flash emerger, and when you know the trout are feeding on emerging midges then this is the go to fly for me. The Daiichi 1140 has a turned up eye, so there is nothing getting in the way of a hook set. This is important when fishing these small flies. I have lost lots of fish due to the hook ripping out, and this hook will give you a bit more gripping power. Hook: Daiichi 1140 - Size 20 Thread: Veevus 16/0 - Black Wire: Ultra Wire - X-small, silver Wing Case: Ultra thin fly foam - white
  7. 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"
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. A very simple but effective pattern. Great for beginners! Thanks for watching! Any feed back is appreciated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YiNskABVlQ
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. This fly is supposed to mimic a shrimp, however its a bit abstract. Its more about forcing a strike based on the movement and instinct rather than just visual cues. However this fly is one of the best for bonefish and does work very well. The calf tail is the most common fur used for these, but you could use many other natural materials including buck tail, or arctic fox tail. There are also many synthetic materials that work great with this fly as well. I have even known people to fish for panfish with this fly with a smaller hook. Whether your saltwater or freshwater fishing, this fly is a great fly that you should keep in your fly box Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 - size 6 Thread: Danville's 210 waxed - brown Weight: Dumbell eyes - small, black Body Wrap: saltwater sized flashabou, clear D-wrap Wing: calf tail - tan Flash: crystal flash - light orange
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. Hi Everyone, In this weeks video I'm tying on of my favorite rusty spinner patterns. If you like the video please hit the like button and hit subsicribe I'm going to have a new video coming out every week. Also, if you have anything you want to see from flies to materials/tools and set up let me know. https://youtu.be/x0QtUqNz7Eo Thanks, Mike Designed 2 Deceive
  19. 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!
  20. Hi Everyone, In this weeks video I'm tying Hans Weilenmann's iconic CDC & Elk. If you like the video please hit the like button and hit subsicribe I'm going to have a new video coming out every week. Also, if you have anything you want to see from flies to materials/tools and set up let me know. https://youtu.be/-v_5R15Z2gA Thanks, Mike Designed 2 Deceive
  21. Hey everyone, I had a question about making your own dubbing. Basically, how do you go about doing so? I've never attempted it before and would like any tips on doing so. I would like to make dubbing for nymphs, like the hair's ear pattern and other standard small nymphs. I already have a coffee grinder and I have a rabbit pelt (body section without mask/ears) and a fox squirrel pelt from this past winter. Any tips on how to use these furs would be great. Thanks! Jpm
  22. These are quite popular mayfly (baetis) patterns because they sink quickly due to the two beads. Where I was fishing on the Animas, the water was very murky, and I had to get deep to reach them. The trout were looking for mayfly nymphs, and this worked great. Also the flashabou back really adds to the flash and noticeability of this fly. Hook: Umpqua U101 size 18 Tail: Michrofibbets Weight: 2 quantity of 2mm sized brass beads Thread: Ultra Thread 70 dark brown Rib: Ultra Wire - small - dark olive Thorax: super fine dubbing - brown Legs: Partridge neck feather Thorax casing: Flashabou Adhesive: Solarez UV Curing Resin - Bone Dry formula
  23. Hi Everyone, I am going to start putting videos out on a consistent basis and I thought I would share with you all my first one on bobbins. Their seemed to be a bobbin explosion starting last year and since I collect vises and bobbins I thought I would go over some of the popular brands and a little description on each. I promise the videos will get better and more professional over time. If you like the video hit the "like" button and "subscribe" button and this way my videos will be in your YouTube feed. Thanks so much! Mike Designed 2 Deceive https://youtu.be/dnVVXXaZOPY
  24. 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
  25. These are basically a craft fur glass minnow tied in reverse, then the fibers are pulled backwards to create a spine along the back of the fly. This raises the materials up a bit and helps keep the body fatter, while leaving the tail thin and flowing. This is a great fly for a number of fish. Tie it on a larger hook for large saltwater fish and freshwater pike, tie it on a smaller hook for trout and panfish. This size is great for freshwater bass, and many inshore saltwater species. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - size 2 Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - chartreuse Fiber: Extra select craft fur - chartreuse and white Flash: Crystal flash - red & chartreuse Eyes: 3D 4MM eyes Eye Adhesive: Fletch Tite Head Building: Solarez UV resin - "thin" formula Head Finish: Solarez UV resin - "Bone Dry" formula
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