Free fly-tying proportion chart
Skip Morris is offering - free to all - a 3-page pdf of the proper proportions for 9 common types of flies from one of his popular books ... Read More
Fly of the Month - Louie's NZ Cicada
The tape wings on my cicada may come apart after a few fish have eaten it. This causes the fly to spin when cast, twisting up the tippet. But when it hits the water the tippet unwinds and causes the fly to flip over and over - just like a struggling cicada. Whack! The best presentation is to plop the bug down loudly, then dead drift it. Don't set the hook too quickly when a fish rises. Let it take it down and then tighten up. It's a lot like dry fly fishing for steelhead. Set too soon and you'll ... Read More
Fly of the Month - The Baeta-gon
These are a new style of baetis pattern.  They are designed to be fish seekers, and finders.  ... Read More
Fly of the Month - Little Ricky's Red Annelid
The red annelid is a staple pattern for fishing the San Juan, spring creeks, or anywhere fish feed on midges ... Read More
Fly of the Month - Chocolate Cake  
Jerry Burton's signature "Chocolate Cake" is a hopper pattern that is easy to tie, it can be used solo or on a hopper-dropper rig, and is well known for taking generations of trout across New Mexico and the southwest ... Read More
Fly of the Month - Peeking Caddis   
Here is a simple, yet effective pattern for early spring fishing. This is a peeking caddis tungsten nymph ... Read More
This is a fun fly to make for the holiday seasons ... Read More
Pattern, notes & photo by John Kreft Used by permission From the October 2017 newsletter Hook: Dai Riki 270 # 8 - 10 Thread: Black Body: Orange wool Rib: Small gold wire Hackle: Brown furnace Underwing: Black krystal flash Wing: Black dyed elk Summer's over. It's Fall and the weather is just beginning to turn. My wife doesn't like hearing that. But what does that mean to a fly fisher? Well, October is just around the corner and I saw a few October Caddis on the river last week. I thought about how important they are to the fish. These ... Read More