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  1. This is a foam beetle variation I recently started tying. When I made the video I called it the "Disco Beetle" because of the flash on the under side of the fly. After I posted the video I saw another pattern also called the Disco Beetle. So I guess someone already beat me to that name. Oh well, haha. Let me know what you think. Thanks for watching!
  2. As the last two Fat Head Squishy Streamers moved well in the water, this one will also. They are great for doing a sort of walk the dog action, and a semi suspending nature. These are awesome flies for many species, especially bass.
  3. Wooly buggers are probably one of the most popular and versatile flies anywhere you fish. From California to Colorado to New York, and not just USA, but other countries as well. Anywhere you can fly fish, you can use a wooly bugger. They work for both fresh and even saltwater, however they tend to be most commonly found as freshwater streamers. These flies are a bit more flashy then the chenille tied buggers, and therefor are better suited in my opinion for more aggressive fish, or even stained water conditions. Hook: Daiichi 1750 - size 8 Tail: Marabou - Brown Flash: Krystal Flash - Gold Dubbing: Starburst Dubbing Hackle: Rooster Cape - Brown Thread: Ultra thread 70 - Dark brown
  4. I shot a turkey this season, and I plucked all the feathers and used them for this fly. Its an awesome little streamer with lots of movement. Great for trout on a stream or river. I used both the tail feathers and two types of marabou from this turkey. The turkey tasted great, and was a hit on Thanksgiving morning. Hook: Any streamer hook - Im using size 8 Tail and top wing: Turkey marabou, the larger dark feathers Under wing: Turkey Marabou, the smaller, lighter feathers Body wrap: Turkey tail feather fibers Flash: Krystal Flash
  5. Here is my latest tutorial for anyone interested. Hope you enjoy! I'll be posted a new video every Friday on my channel. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLXgywB49gw
  6. Tying these midges is no easy matter. The material list is small, just two color threads and some flashabou, but they are so small, that I have trouble with my not so good eyes to tie them. Your experiences might vary. However they are great for fishing on the san juan river. I lost a few of them my last trip, so this time I need to tie some more up for fishing. Hook: Daiichi 1110 - size 28 Thread: Ultra Thread 70 - dark brown and white Hot Spot: Flashabou - hot pink
  7. Enrico Puglisi is one of the most well known tiers in all of saltwater fly fishing. He invented the style of tying now known as EP, and also started the original line of synthetic fibers known as EP fiber. His "minnow" line of flies are popular because they have good movement in the water, and also are small, so a wide verity of fish will hit the bait. They also have lots of flash, so they are easy to be seen, and attract fish from a distance. The problem is that his fibers are very expensive, and his flies are as well. As you can probably tell from watching my channel, I tend to be a bit thrifty when it comes to fly tying materials. I am always looking on Ebay for good deals, or tend to go with less expensive alternatives to fly tying materials. I found that "water silk" from The Fly Tiers Dungeon works really well for this small EP style minnow fly. In fact I like the fiber even better. This fly will work also in freshwater and can be tied in a number of color patterns. For the head dressing, I used another material also by Fly Tyers Dungeon called "starburst dubbing" which works much like EP's Flash material he uses. Try this out, I think you will love tying and fishing this fly for a number of inshore saltwater species, and also freshwater species like bass and pike. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - size 2 Tail Flash: Cristal Flash - Bronze Fiber: Water Silk - White and Pheasant Tail Head Flash: Starburst Dubbing - Metallic Copper Eyes: 3D eyes - 4mm, Gold Eye adhesive: Fletch Tite Head Cement: Solarez UV Resin - Bone Dry Thread: Danville's Monofiliment Thread - Fine
  8. This has enough weight to use with a conventional or spinning rod and I use this fly to catch flounder in the Texas gulf with my conventional gear. It is also a great fly to use with heavier fly rods (8wt and up) just because of the excess weight. If you lighten up the weight, you could use it with a lighter rod. This will imitate a small baitfish, and moves incredibly in the water. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - Size 1/0 Thread: Danville 210 waxed - Red Weight: Dumbbell Eyes - 6MM Flash: Krystal Flash - Silver Tail: Rabbit Zonker - White Body: White Bull Frog Dubbing mixed with pearl Starburst Dubbing Hook Wrap: Cactus Chenille - Pearl Eye Adhesive: Krazy Glue FInishing Resin: Solarez UV curing resin - Bone Dry formula
  9. Here is my first fly pattern that I have come up with on my own. I would like to get ideas on what people think of it. Pattern: Hook- Size 2 Mustad 3366-BR Thread- UTC 140 Denier Gray Brown Body- Rabbit zonkers Natural/Gray Eyes- Living Eyes Ice 5 mm Tail- Chinese Strung Hackles Gray Flash- Krystal Flash Pearl
  10. This fly is made to mimic a sculpin. Sculpins are a common food source for large trout and other large predatory fish in lakes and rivers. These fish have fat heads and drastically tapered bodies with very small tails. They tend to stay close to the bottom, which is why this fly has lots of weight to keep it down. Also, I made this fly to sit hook point up, which will help keep it from snagging on the bottom. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - size 1/0 Thread: Danville's 210 waxed - Bright orange Fins: Partridge tail feather Body Wrap: Cactus chenille - Orange Body Material: Magnum Rabbit Zonker Strip - Orange or tan Back Material: Bull Frog Dubbin - Amber --- Mixed with Starburst Dubbing - Light orange Eyes: 3D eyes - 4mm - Gold Head Cement: Hard as hull Eye Adhesive: Fletch tite Weight: Lead wire - 0.015 size -- Cone head: 6mm
  11. Brown shrimp are a very common food source for many fish. I used to fish quite regularly in the gulf of mexico, and it was probably the most common bait people used out there. Many fish like redfish and seatrout love these little snack meals. This fly mimics the looks of a brown shrimp, but also with the right fishing techniques can also mimic the movement almost perfectly. You will catch lots of fish with this fly. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - Size 2 Body: Starburst Dubbing - Tan Antenna: Crystal Flash - Gold Eyes: Mono Eyes - Pink Thread: Ultra Thread 70 - Black
  12. Hi, any of you guys know good dragon fly patterns? I tried making one out of foam and buck tail and it somewhat resembles one but It is one very messy tie. Also do you know any good wing materials for dragonfly's?
  13. The Gulf Coast & Texas Councils of the IFFF, annually co-sponsor the "North Toledo Bend Rendezvous". This is the best "hands on" gathering of fly tyers in the South! Rendezvous is held the first weekend of November at North Toledo Bend State Park near Zwolle, LA (Nov. 4-6th). This will be the 28th Rendezvous (since 1989) of this gathering of fly tyers representing Federation clubs from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and beyond. With no planned activities, 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. 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 throwing this party for 28 years for nothing!!! Rendezvous is a "hands-on" tying event, and 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 this 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 is a wonderful event that is appropriate for your whole family... So bring your tying buddies, "significant other", as well as your kids/grandkids! And No - you do not have to be a member of the IFFF or a club to attend, but if you attend Rendezvous just once, you'll want to come back each year! See you there! PS A few of the "regulars" expected include: Ron Braud (i.e. Stipple Popper), Fred Hannie, Marc Pinsel, Bill Heugel, Kyle Moppert, Don Lawler, Mike Jackson, Dirk Burton, Peter Allen, along with a number of other excellent tyers...
  14. This streamer is to mimic small minnows and baitfish that predator fish hunt regularly. Minnows especially. Tied in this color pattern its great for fishing in the gulf for redfish and seatrout as a finger mullet imitation, or even as a fly for fishing bass and trout in rivers or lakes as a minnow imitation. The pearl belly perfectly imitates a small baitfish with a transparent belly. Hook: Daiichi 1750 Fiber: Bull Frog Dubbing - Caddis tan, caddis brown, and caddis orange Flash: Starburst Dubbing - Pearl, tan and golden peacock Eyes: 4mm 3D eyes Head Cement and Fletch Tite for adhesive
  15. This "flash minnow candy" uses a flexible UV curing resin for the body shape of the fly. Instead of using hard curing resin which doesn't feel realistic, and is prone to cracking/breaking. This will be more durable, and utilizing a flashy material, it will shine brilliantly in the water. This fly is great for both fresh and saltwater fish. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 2 Tail fiber: Unique hair - clear/white Flash fiber: Starburst dubbing - pearl, holographic silver, jet black Eyes: 3D 4mm eyes Eye adhesive: Fletch Tite Body Resin: Solarez "flex" UV curing resin Thread: Danville clear monofilament thread - Fine
  16. Blue gills are some of the top food sources for some large freshwater predatory fish like bass, trout, pike, and walleye. Bluegill are in almost every lake and pond across america and most of the world. They have a yellow and bright orange belly with an olive back. The olive color rabbit zonker has stripes on it in order to imitate the stripes on the back of these baitfish. Also the dubbing colors will imitate the bluegills belly colors. It also swims really nicely with lots of movement. Hook: Daiichi 1750 - Size 10 Thread: Ultra Thread 70 - Burnt Orange Tail: Olive and white marabou Top Body: Olive barred bunny zonker Body Wrap: Bull Frog Dubbing - White, yellow hopper, and caddis orange. Eye: 4mm 3D eyes Eye adhesive: Fletch Tight Head Building: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing resin
  17. This fly uses a heavy dumbbell to keep the fly swimming hook point up. The way this fly is tied, the dumbbell is hidden with the craft fur and 3D eyes. This fly, being tied with craft fur, moves wonderfully in the water. The movement is much like a dying baitfish due to occasionally turning sideways slightly when being jerked. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 1/0 Fiber: Craft fur (white and chartreuse) Hook Wrap: Pearl cactus chenille Thread: Danville Fly Master - 70 Denier Weight: Dumbbell Eyes - 5mm Eyes: 3D eyes - 5mm Adhesive: Fletch Tight Head Cement: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV Resin
  18. So, I got hacked once again, sorry I am not able to put the link to this fly on my website, but thats because I cannot use my website anymore. So this fly will just be the youtube link with less info, sorry guys! This fly is really simple and easy to tie, but gives great results. Its very flashy, and will be seen even in murky water. You can tie many of these quickly due to only taking a few minutes each. The materials also don't hold much water, and therefor will be easy to cast. All of the materials I used today can be bought for very little money from fly tiers dungeon. With the exception of the adhesive, thread and hook, the materials cost less than $5, but will allow you to tie many many of these flies. Hook: Gamaktasu SS15 size 2 Thread: Ultra Thread 70 (brown/olive) Body Wrap: Tinsel Twist (olive) Tail Flash: Northern Lights (olive) and Pearl Web (hot white) Dubbing: Bull Frog (BWO) and Starburst (olive) mixed together Eyes: 3D eyes size 4mm Eye Adhesive: Fletch Tight Knot Adhesive: Hard as Hull
  19. What vise should I get ? Needs to be $70-$100 Needs to be a rotary (doesn't have to be a true rotary) Needs to hold Hooks from 20 To 4/0 Needs to have a base included Needs to have a lifetime warranty Needs to have a Lever lock system ( example Apex vise) Needs to be new Needs to have good reviews Needs to work for a commercial tier, 10 flies a day 5 days a week As always Tie On!
  20. I tie clouser deep minnows 90% of the time when I tie flies because I think they're easy to tie. I know a few colors to use that are proven to work are brown over white and chartreuse over white but I'm not sure what colors work better for trout and what colors work for bass. Tie On!
  21. Click on the link below for viewing on my website, or watch the streaming video. However you want. Fat Head Squishy Perch Streamer Fly This fly moves really nicely in the water. The shell made by the UV resin makes this fly move very interestingly in the water. It glides and jerks kinda like a slow sinking jerk bait. The movement is very unique and in my experience, uncommonly found in other flies. The fly looks great in the vice, but looks even better in the water. It is almost translucent and shows the yellow dubbing (you could even use orange) under the white dubbing. I did not come up with this technique. A video I watched a while back had this technique with the flexible UV resin. Its pretty awesome in my opinion, and has really changed my fly tying ability for this type of fly. The fish slay this on my local lake. Small mouth, large mouth, and even a pike last time I went out with it a month or so ago. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 2 Thread: Ultra thread 70 denier in orange Tail Flash: Pearl web Fiber: Bull frog dubbing (white, yellow, pale olive, blue wing olive) Flash Fiber: Starburst dubbing (pearl, light gray, golden peacock) Stripes: Brown sharpie Eyes: 3D eyes size 7MM Resin: Solarez "flex formula" UV curing resin.
  22. So, as most of you know, I am always looking to improve the experience you guys and other viewers get watching my videos. I realized that I have so many video's on youtube now that they would be hard to navigate through. I spend the entire week trying to setup this new site with my video's that are laid out with more structure and categories. There are pages for salt/fresh water, then pages for streamers, nymphs, dry flies, crabs, shrimp exc... I hope you guys like it. Tell me whatcha think. I think some of you have already seen it. But let me know what you think I need, or any improvements you would like to my site to keep ya coming back looking at my video's more often. http://www.mcflyangler.com
  23. Im no expert and this is my first full rotary vise. I have played with a few other than this one, and I personally found this one to be the best for what I needed. I am in no way coming down on other vises, except for stating my opinion. I could be wrong on some things with this review, but again I'm not an expert and only stating what I see, and my opinion as the owner of this vise. Now that I am done with that... Take a look at the review below... Click the link to see the full review with pictures on my site. If you are like me, you dont have the money to buy one of each vise on the market and test them out for the best one. With some manufacuturors charging upwards of $500+ for their flagship vise, its hard to even aford one vise, let alone multiple. I recently was on the lookout for a new vise, one with a full rotary feature, and also for a good price.... Read more - Anvil Atlas Fly Tying Vise Review Anvil Atlas Fly Tying Vise Review
  24. The crack head charlie is a variant of the crazy charlie that I tie with "the kracken enhanced" dubbing. The fly sinks slowly to the bottom due to the bead chain eyes and sits with the hook point upright. The Kracken dubbing moves nicely in the water due to the micro rubber legs. Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 bonefish hook size 6 Thread: Danville 210 waxed in hot pink Body: Saltwater sized pearl flashabou, and D-rib Weight: Bead chain eyes Wing: Kracken Enhanced dubbing in hot pink Check out the video below, or view it on my website at the link below the imbedded video for more information and other videos. Crack Head Charlie - Bonefish Fly Tying
  25. I`m sure many of you cringed at the title of this post. And yet ANOTHER woolly bugger focused article.. and right after someone ranted about them being so intolerable. A bad time to have invested blogging efforts into that dang woolly bugger I certainly didn`t re-invent the wheel here, but I did collect some ideas and concepts about the woolly bugger that can be translated to many other fly patterns. I post this here looking for criticism and feedback. I wanted to add some beginner content to my page, and still plan to add a few more of the `basic` patterns. If anyone has the time, I would appreciate a comment or two about my video. I am not looking to teach basic terms or material types, just offer tying tips that might make life easier for the person starting out. Did I get to technical? It's hard to tell without feedback. Otherwise, take a quick look as there are neat ideas and variations about the woolly bugger. I tried to make it interesting. If you would like to contribute to the blog or tell the blog what you really thing, please add a comment on the post. Positive or negative, the banter is always fun. https://tieflycast.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/the-woolly-bugger-keep-it-interesting/
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