Fly Tying


Fly Tying: Splashything Stonefly Pattern

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This pattern was one of the bugs that I was messing around with on the Deschutes River in the middle of a some serious golden stone and salmonfly hatches. I tied them up in orange and yellow and had success with ┬áboth. The poor fly did not really have a name, but after Eric landed […]

Fly Tying: The Simi Seal Bugger

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Aside from being my go to streamer for the deep pools or swollen flows of the trout creeks, I have been having quite a bit of success in the urban ponds throwing green Simi Seal Buggers. John Rohmer originally started tying the Simi Seal Leech and his recipe can be found here. The Bugger is […]

Fly Tying: Smith’s Stonehopper

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Ben’s Salmon Fly This is a variation of the Mini-Hopper that seems to have taken on the identity of a salmonfly. I would love to know what you think and I believe I will need a name. Material List: – Size 10 Hopper Terrestrial Hook – 6/0 Uni-Thread – Dubbing (my personal favorite is the […]

Fly Tying: The Chubby Chernobyl

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How to tie the Chubby Chernobyl… In getting ready for a summer of fishing and a probable shot at the Deschutes River, I have started tying up some of the patterns everyone tells me to have in my fly box. The Chubby Chernobyl is at the top of everyone’s list and a half dozen different […]

The Easy Hopper Juan: My variation and tutorial

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The original Hopper Juan fly was developed by Juan Ramirez from Colorado Springs. When I first started thinking about getting into fly tying, there were two flies that really got me excited to learn, the parachute Adams and the Hopper Juan. Juan’s pattern can be found on his site, the Hopper Juan, with a detailed […]