Fly Tying


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 […]

Shimmy Caddis Nymph

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Ingredients – #18-12 curved caddis hook Gold bead 8/0 Uni thread (Brown or Black) Small Ultra Wire (Brown or Black) Green Holoshimmer tinsel thread (available at your local craft store) Haretron Dubbing (Brown or Black) India Hen soft hackle Finding myself at home this winter with our new baby, I’ve been spending some more time […]

Arizona Wanderings Shop – Mini Hoppers

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Tis the season when bugs start filling the banks here in Arizona and throughout the rest of the country. The past few weekends that I have made it into the mountains, the fish are already starting to look up. I typically like to set up with either a 5 or 6 foot uni-thread furled leader […]

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 […]