My Fly Box


Fly Tying: Frye Creek Special

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I spend a fair amount of my fishing time flicking flies on small creeks. Arizona has a good number of these small waters to choose from and the fish are usually quite opportunistic and willing to take a well presented fly. The Frye Creek Special is a super simple pattern that I always turn to if I […]

Higa’s S.O.S Variations

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The original Higa’s S.O.S. fly pattern has long been a staple in my fly box and has proven itself to be a dynamic fly that seems to work just about everywhere. With many fly patterns I like to make small variations to use up different materials that I have or to meet a need that […]

Fly Tying: Pyramid Lake Tadpole

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Gearing up for my upcoming fly fishing trip to Pyramid Lake in search of some big Lahontan cutthroat trout, I kept running across the Pyramid Lake Tadpole fly pattern. The Pyramid Lake Tadpole is a fairly simple pattern and can be tied up in a number of different color variations. The Pyramid Lake Tadpole is typically fished […]

Fly Tying: The Maholo Nymph

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When I started doing research for flies for Pyramid Lake, the Maholo Nymph kept popping up on every Pyramid Lake fly list that I read. After some more research I found some pictures of what the Maholo Nymph was supposed to look like and made a stab at trying to recreate it with the materials […]

Fly Tying: Little Stonefly Pattern

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So I know that this pattern cannot be new, but unfortunately I don’t know a better name than “little stonefly pattern.” I was sitting down at the vise trying to tie just that – a little stonefly pattern and out came this. I fished these on the Ausable River back in New York and did […]

Fly Tying: Gambel’s Golden Stonefly

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Ingredients: – Streamer hook (#1-#6)- 6/0 Brown Thread- Lead Free Round Wire- Gold Bead- Tan Goose Biots- Medium Vinyl Rib (Amber)- Turkey Tail Feather- Hare Tron Dubbin (Golden Stone)- Gambel’s Quail Soft hackle feathers