Ryan Gabert ties the Gandalf Pike Fly in one of his favorite color combos – chartreuse and white. This is a fantastic fly to use for pike and muskies alike, and it lends itself well to being tied in different colors and sizes. Ryan just caught his biggest pike to date at Pactola a couple […]
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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 […]
Tying the Tungsten Yellow Spot Jig Nymph An extremely effective jig nymph. This pattern can be tied in sizes 10-16. This color combination has worked well for us, but the hot spot color can be changed. Especially effective in mid to late summer as yellow mayflies become more active. We tie this pattern with a […]
Tying the Veevus Body Quill Jig Nymph I first saw flies of this type in the book Fly Fishing and Fly Tying II – a book featuring flies and fishing techniques from the Czech Republic. When Hareline Dubbin recently began stocking body quills from Veevus, I was finally able to tie these flies. The use […]
Tying Bonefish Flies Veverka’s Mantis Shrimp Tying Bonefish Flies Veverka’s Mantis Shrimp is another installment in our bonefish and saltwater water tying series. Mantis Shrimp Materials List Hook: Daiichi 2546 Eyes: Bead Chain Eyes Antennae: Craft Fur or Pseudo Hair Antennae: Krystal Flash Tan or Root Beer Eyes: Burned Mono 20 lb test Antennae: Barred […]
Tying the Party Crasher Jig Nymph Learn to tie a flashy jig style nymph that triggers strikes like nobody’s business. Consider the trout party crashed. Ok that sounds a bit corny, but this is an excellent nymph that is catching a bunch of fish lately. Great for Czech or European nymphing styles. Party Crasher Jig […]
Tying the Split Back Baetis Nymph Learn to tie the Tungsten Split Back Baetis Nymph. This is one of the most effective nymphs we’ve used. Works excellent as a dropper behind a dry fly or fished deep. Tungsten Split Case Baetis Nymph Materials Hook- Daiichi 1100 size 16-22 Bead- Black Nickel Tungsten Bead Sized to […]