Fly Tying


Fly Tying: The Ice-Dubbed Pheasant Tail Nymph

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The two flies pictured above, the Mini-Hopper and the Ice-Dubbed Pheasant Tail Nymph, are my go-to flies for small stream fly fishing. I have already posted a tutorial for the Mini-Hopper here, or if you are short on time, you can always buy them in the Arizona Wanderings Shop. Below is a short tutorial on […]

Golden Stonefly Pattern: The Splashything Stonefly

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Last summer I was lucky enough to go and visit my good friend Eric from for a beautiful week on the Deschutes River. God smiled on me and I was able to fish some big foam patterns to match the golden stonefly hatch on this great river. The one golden stonefly pattern that really seemed […]

Fly Tying 101: A Filson Guest Post

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Head on over and check out my latest guest article on Filson. Anyone who knows me, knows I love tying flies. This article gives a little insight into where to begin. “There is no substitute for standing in the middle of the creek, watching a bushy dry fly float through the current, but tying flies […]

Fly Tying: Sparklebutt Parachute

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The Sparklebutt Parachute is an awesome pattern that I usually tie in a #18 down to a #22. Often times this is the perfect fly to turn to when the little mayflies or even midges are starting hatch. When fish stop rising to an Adams, this usually does the trick. Ingredients: – #18-22 curved caddis […]

Simi Seal Buggers for Sale

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Simi-Seal Buggers for Sale The Simi Seal Bugger is one of the most productive patterns that is in my fly box. Wether fishing on the urban ponds for bass and carp or drifting a large pool full of hungry brown trout, the Simi Seal Bugger is a must have pattern for all kinds of different […]

Fly Tying: The Red Hot

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Fly Tying: The Red Hot The Red Hot pattern is a simple but highly productive pattern on the San Juan River. The annelids that float down this river are a constant food source for the big trout that swim in its waters. On my last trip to the San Juan, I found that a double […]

San Juan Flies for Sale

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After a couple of requests, I have tied up a San Juan River Fly Collection that is on sale now in the Arizona Wanderings Shop. This collection is full of the classic San Juan patterns that are sure to get you into some fish not only on the San Juan river but on just about […]