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  1. 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
  2. Here's a tutorial of one of my favorite dropper flies. Hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsTPKfizLmY
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. The WD-40 Is a very proven pattern for fishing streams and rivers for trout. It can be used as a BWO Baetis emerger or even a very effective searching pattern. The trout seem to not be able to say no to this fly! Its one of those patterns that just works, and is fairly easy to tie. You only need mallard flank feather, thread, and some type of fine dubbing. Hook: Umpqua U202 size 18 (but you can use any curved hook in a wide range of sizes). Wing/Tail: Mallard Flank Casing: Super Dry Dubbing Thread: 8/0 brown/olive thread (commonly tied olive, black, brown, and gray) Music: Sunny, Happiness - Bensound.com
  8. 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
  9. Please enjoy this tutorial of the Maholo Nymph. http://www.fishbaitsflybox.com/2016/03/maholo-nymph.html
  10. Microjig nymphs are usually tied on special microjig hook size 16 - 18 with heavy load in the head using a special slotted tungsten bead. Montana is my favorite pattern for brownies and rainbow trouts. It is a relatively simple fly that is easy to tie. On larger waters, stronger currents or for big trouts it is well applicable in a larger jig hook size too. The nymph is most effective in the fast currents and clear waters. Especially in the colder parts of the season. Tutorial is also available on http://splitcane.czweb.org/flytying/montana_microjig_nymph.pdf Material list Hook: Hanak Competition Jig Wave, size 16-18 Head: Gold tungsten bead, size 2.5 – 2.8 Thread: Black or brown, size 8/0 Body: Hends Buzzer Body Collar: Hends Rabbit Fur black / Hends Effect Thread – fluo yellow, fluo green Tail: Hends Microfibets, color black 1. Bead Place the jig hook with a gold slotted tungsten bead in the vice jaw. A special slot of the bead aids in sliding it onto a jig hook. 2. Tail Create a tail from microfibets. Do not bind it to the bend of the hook. Trim fibers at the tungsten head, so you will get more regular body. The tail should be 1 - 1.5x longer than the fly body. 3. Body Form a tapered nymph body with a black synthetic buzzer body. Black hare or rabbit hair will also work fine. However, I prefer synthetic material for this fly for its glittering effect. Leave some space for the collar at the tungsten head. 4. Collar The collar serves as a fly attractor. Dub black rabbit fur on the thread and turn it on at the head of the fly. 5.Collar II Wind tightly Hends Effects filament around the hook shank. A flesh color collar is an essential feature of every montana pattern. You can tie collars for example in chartreuse or bloody red. It depends only on your imagination. 6. Whip finish Whip finish the fly and comb out rabbit collar with Velcro or a needle. Montana microjig nymph is ready. Similar microjig patterns: Silver Head Black Nymph Orange Tag Hare Ear Nymph Copper Head Pheasant Nymph My local trout stream in the Czech Switzerland. It is great water for nymphing with small microjigs. Tight Lines !
  11. I have tied a few trout flies and understand the differences between dry fly and wet/streamer fly hooks. However, since I don't live close to trout fishing I would like to tie for panfish and bass. My question to you tying guru's is this - Do I really need to worry about the hook classification (wet vs. dry) for panfish and bass? Also, I am thinking about tying for bluegill and crappie so I am thinking about using hook sizes 10 - 6. Is that appropriate? Can I just go to my walmart and pick up some aberdeen style hooks to tie, or do I need to stick with the wet/dry fly hooks at the more expensive retailers for better results. I would prefer to spend the extra money if it does yield better results because that is what matters most to me. I just didn't know if it really mattered all that much. I appreciate any help I get from yall. Thanks in advance!
  12. J Tapio

    Glow Nymph

    Here is easy to tie nymph pattern for trout and grayling fishing... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imdBMeS2goA
  13. The Universal Mayfly Nymph will help you in many different situations.. http://www.w-fabisch.com/universal_mayfly_nymph.html Have fun, Wolfgang
  14. Do you practise flyfishing with microjig nymphs? Do you have any favorite pattern? Some more microjigs are in the Microjig nymphs and small streams GFF article - link http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/microjig-nymphs/index.php I welcome your comments. Petr H.
  15. I have recently stumbled upon a nymph pattern that is called the squirminator. I would post the link but it seems like I am unable to do so. A quick google search can find it for you. The fly uses a tentacle off of those rubber toys that you can get at the dollar store, a jig hook, and egg yarn. People say that it is a good attractor, but looking at the video posted on the orvis website, I thought that it could be a nice uncased caddis imitation with a few tweaks. I used an egg hook, olive dubbing, a Hungarian partridge feather, and a green tentacle for the variation. Constructive criticism is greatly appreciated, tight lines.
  16. Invitation to the 27th Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2014 Fly fishing section of the Slovenian Fishing Association (SFA or in Slovenian RZS- Ribiska Zveza Slovenije) is announcing the 27th annual Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship for the year 2014. Tiers participate in the following categories: 1. Dry Flies 2. Nymphs & Wet Flies 3. Streamers 4. Realistic Flies Conditions of participation are as follows: 1.Each flytier is allowed to compete in each of the categories with one fly only, which must be sent in 2 samples. The chosen fly should not be a part of the tiers participation in any of his/her previous tying competitions. 2.Package with each sample should contain: · Name of the fly (Known or new); · Password to prove the fly's origin (it can be anything, formed with letters and/or numbers); · Description of used materials (Recipe); · Size and type of the hook used; · Name of the animal that is being imitated (if possible a photography as well! *This only considers category - Realistic Flies) Jury will automatically reject all samples that will contain natural insect parts (such as wings, legs, etc) as a part of the fly! 3. In the accompanying letter tyers must write their name, address, e-mail, telephone number, country for which they compete, names of the flies and passwords. Letter should be in the enclosed envelope together with the fly. Copies of those letters must be kept by the authors until the end of the competition. 4. For the judging of flies jury will consider the following criteria: · Proportions of the fly, · firmness and technical aspect of the tying, · suitability of the chosen materials, · general impression and · innovativeness; · in the 4th category »imitating level« will be the most important criterion! 5. Jury holds the right to classify samples in different categories if necessary! 6. Decision of the jury is final! 7. Please send flies in a package that prevents them to be destroyed during shipping! 8. Jury will consider all samples that will reach the following address by the 31st January 2014 9. Flies should be sent to the following address: Ribiska Zveza Slovenije (for competition 2014) Trzaska 134 SI-1001 Ljubljana SLOVENIA Considering previous criteria jury will impart the best 3 flies in each category with practical prizes, licences for the best Slovenian fly fishing districts and diplomas. All participants will be previously informed about their achievements. FAS-Flyfishing Section President: Luka Hojnik President FAS: dr. Miroslav Žaberl --- Report from the 26th Slovenian Open Championship in English with awarded patterns gallery: https://www.flyfishingpoint.net/en/articles/fly-tying/210-26th-slovenian-open-fly-tying-championship-2013 Report from the 25th Slovenian Open Championship in English with awarded patterns gallery: https://www.flyfishingpoint.net/en/articles/fly-tying/187-25th-slovenian-open-fly-tying-championship-2012 Report from the 24th Slovenian Open Championship in English with awarded patterns & photos from the prize giving ceremony: Muharjenje v Sloveniji - Flyfishing in Slovenia: Forums / Muharski dogodki [Fly fishing events] / [Report & Invitation] 24th Slovenian Open & 13th National Fly Tying Contest 2011 You are all kindly invited to participate in the Europe's second oldest Fly Tying Championship! Tight lines, Luka Hojnik
  17. Here is my new tutorial on Egan's Red Dart. http://www.fishbaitsflybox.com/2014/10/egans-dart.html Enjoy.
  18. Devan Ence tying one of his signature fly patterns from Solitude Fly Company. If you are looking for a killer midge dropper look no further. This pattern can be tied in any color to match the situation and it doesn't hurt that the fish love to eat this bug. The original pattern had a glass bead on it but out of demand from some of the Henry's Fork Anglers guide staff there is now a tungsten version. Materials List: Hook: Daiichi 1130 #16 (#16-20 are the prime sizes) Bead: 3/32 Black Nickel Tungsten Thread: UTC 70 Black Abdomen: Hollow Micros Tubing Blood Red Wingcase; Pearl Micro Flashabou 1/100 Legs: Flouro Fibre
  19. Another good nymph for trout. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swY4Y2eM4C0
  20. I ended up with 2 of these flies, not sure where I got them but they worked great a few days ago on a spring creek tricking stocked bows. Luckily I took a few photos before I used em. I've been told it might be a hot spot scud or something. Notice the material tied ahead of the bead. Any help identifying the name would be great. I might try and tie it up so if anyone has a lead on the materials or a video for the pattern that would be great to.
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