The Starling & Olive is a fantastic soft hackle pattern both fished by itself and swung or fished as a dropper fly below a dry fly or terrestrial. We’ve been playing around with fishing soft hackle patterns lately and have found them to be incredibly effective. This pattern lends itself well to color changes and […]
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Shop Groovy Bow River Bugger Materials Ryan ties his version of the Bow River Bugger with some of the new materials from Hareline Dubbin. This is a great streamer pattern wherever trout swim, and it lends itself well to color changes and variations! Materials Hook – Partridge Universal Predator #1 Cone – Spirit River Tungsten […]
Tying the Black Ruby Baetis Nymph Purchase the materials to tie the Black Ruby Baetis A fast sinking Baetis mayfly nymph pattern featuring the new color of Hareline Dubbin Plummeting Tungsten Bead. This pattern fools picky fish and works great in faster pocket water. Tie the Black Ruby Baetis in sizes 16-20. The body color […]
Tying the Dropshot Quill Nymph This new pattern uses the just released Hareline Dubbin Insta Jig Tungsten Heads. Insta Jig Tungsten heads are teardrop shaped tungsten beads that has an offset hole that flips any hook and forces it to ride hook point up, thereby turning it into a jig style nymph. We have have […]
The new Sweet Pea jig pattern originated by Doug Ouellette has quickly become one of our favorite patterns to fish in the Black Hills, and for good reason. This is a fantastic pattern for Euro style nymphing, and the fish really dig it – The slender body and the iridescence of peacock herl makes for a […]
Tying the Hippie Stomper The Hippie Stomper is fast becoming our favorite attractor dry fly. It brings strikes from fish that have refused just about everything in the box. They love to eat the Hippie Stomper! Thank you Andrew Grillos for creating this versatile pattern. We fish this in a dry dropper rig as well […]
In our latest fly tying video, Ryan Gabert ties the Iridescent Root Beer Midge. This has been a hot fly this winter on Rapid Creek and Spearfish Creek. The Iridescent Root Beer midge has also been productive on recent trips to Montana’s Bighorn River and the North Platte in Wyoming. Ryan likes to tie this […]
Tying the Morgan’s Midge One of our go to midge patterns. This pattern is little known, but it’s hard to understand why. It is consistent year after year and on a variety of waters. We tie this pattern in sizes 18-24. It also produces extremely well in Baetis Hatch. Morgan’s Midge Fly Tying Materials Hook:Tiemco […]
Ryan Gabert ties his version of the Lil Kim streamer. This has been our top streamer this year on our Black Hills streams. It also works extremely well on the Bighorn and North Platte. This pattern is typically tied with olive marabou and various body colors (silver, copper, gold). However, feel free to experiment and […]
Tying with David Gamet- Water Boatmen Nymph David from the shop ties up his favorite version of the Water Boatmen Nymph. A great still water pattern for the summer months! Materials: Hook: Tiemco 3761 12,14, or 16 Thread: 70 Denier Tail: Krystal Flash Body: Pearl Diamond Braid Tan Wing Case Pearl Diamond Braid […]
EP Brush Home Invader Streamer Ryan Gabert demonstrates the EP Brush Home Invader streamer. A variation of Doug McNights streamer pattern. This has been an extremely effective streamer for large brown trout for our staff. The original recipe uses fox tail. Fox Tail makes and awesome fly and it’s worth tying some in the original […]
Tungsten Green Weenie Midge with Veevus Body Quills A suped up version of the Green Weenie midge. Dave Gamet began tying a version of the pattern popularized on the Bighorn River. He was out-fishing us frequently and finally shared the pattern. His version has a tungsten bead and flash. I added the Veevus Body quill […]