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Fly Tying Book Review - FFF Fly Pattern Encyclopedia (2000)

With over 1,600 fly patterns in every type, this is a great addition…

Fly Tying a Picket Pin

Created around 1910 by Jack Boehme of Missoula, Montana, the…

Fly Tying the Montreal (Classic Winged Wet Fly Pattern)

Created in the mid-1800s by Peter Cowen of Quebec, Canada, this…

All-Fur Swimmer

Similar to Polly Rosborough's Fuzzy Nymphs, Dave Hughes' all-fur…

Blue Winged Olive Nymph

One of the more prevalent mayfly patterns, the Blue Winged Olive…

Fly Tying the Stovepipe Nymph (Searching Nymph Fly Pattern)

Another semi-forgotten pattern from Randle Scott Stetzer's "Flies,…

Montana Bucktail

Of unknown origin, this attractor dry fly is similar to the various…

Fly Tying the Cactus Bug

This super simple nymph pattern can be tied in any number of…

Fly Tying a Foam Wing Caddis

The exact origin of this pattern isn't really known, but it's…

Fly Tying the Spitfire

A variant of Don Gapen's original Spitfire created in the early…

Fly Tying a Blacknose Dace (Art Flick Bucktail Streamer)

Created by Art Flick and first mentioned in his 1947 "Streamside…

Fly Tying the Skip Nymph

A variant of Skip Morris' nymph, with a vinyl D-rib substituted…

Fly Tying a Pink Beaded Nymph (from Craft Store Materials)

In our second Name That Fly contest, this little beadhead midge/larva/nymph…

The Colorado Captain

Of unknown origin, the Colorado Captain is a Wulff style attractor…

The Sierra Bright Dot

One of the few two-hackle dry fly patterns, this was created…

Fly Tying a Cicada

This durable foam-bodied cicada pattern was created by Jay Sheppard…

Fly Tying a CDC Squirrel Jig Nymph (Simple Fly Series)

A simple fast-sinking jig pattern that works great on a Euro…

Green-Bodied Sedge

Another fly from British Columbia, Bryan Williams' Green-Bodied…

Fly Tying the Bomber

Created in the 1950s by the legendary Frances Betters of New…

Fly Tying Book Review - The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies

Ian Whitelaw's 2015 book offers a great history on 50 of the…

Fly Tying the Improved Montana Stone (Simple Flies Series)

Based on the original Montana Stonefly Nymph created by Lew Oatman…