Fly Tying

  • Another Quick Tie – Elk Hair Caddis! #coaffieldteam

    By / September 20, 2018 / Fly Tying

    Another variant of the Elk Hair Caddis we tied the other day in a Quick Tie demo. This demo uses the same pattern and material that was already on hand. No need to run to the store to buy material. The one difference is this pattern wraps the wire rib over the dubbing body and… [read more]

  • Fly Tying This Evening… #coaffieldteam

    By / August 13, 2018 / Fly Tying

    Did a little fly tying this evening in preparation for fly fishing this upcoming weekend. Not sure where we are headed but for now five near deere will likely be out to good use!   #flytying this evening. learned #twofingers of #brandy served neat equates to a five #neardeere tying pace! good thing only tied… [read more]

  • Quick Tie – Foam Spider aka Bream Getter #coaffieldteam

    By / July 20, 2018 / Fly Tying

    Picked up the Foam Spider Fly Tying Kit from Feather Craft. Simple pattern with all the parts needed in the kit save for thread and fly tying glue. Makes 24 fishing flies and looks really like the Betts Bream Getter we like using for Bluegill. Easy instructions included with pictures. In our video, we followed… [read more]

  • Quick Tie – Craft Fur Clouser Minnow #coaffieldteam

    By / June 20, 2018 / Fly Tying

    No words, just video and music to demo how we tie the Craft Fur Clouser Minnow. Minimal material that uses… – Gamakatsu Hook size 1/0 – Red 7/0 Tying Thread – White and Chartreuse Craft Fur – Small, Red Dumbbell Eyes – Super Glue and UV Glue We use it for Stripers on Texoma as… [read more]

  • Near Deere This Session… #flytying

    By / November 14, 2017 / Fly Tying

    Another round of fly tying the evening. Flybox is filling up nicely; add some Near Deere fishing flies this session. Now, just gotta go fishing! more #flytying this evening. add #neardeere #fishingflies to the #flybox …now just gotta breakaway and go #flyfishing A post shared by COAF Field Team (@coaf.field.team) on Nov 14, 2017 at… [read more]

  • Fly Shack Order Arrived, Rainbow Warrior Variant… #flytying

    By / November 8, 2017 / Fly Tying

    Order cam in from the The Fly Shack. Been having a tough finding the UV Glue locally. Decided to put an order in Monday; arrived today. In short order, tied a variant of the Rainbow Warrior Midge and used th UV Glue to coat the midge. Looks good! Hope the trout like them!   #flytying… [read more]

  • Fly Tying This Evening… Mop Fly Variant #flytying

    By / November 7, 2017 / Fly Tying

    Tied a variant of the Mop Fly using Pink Ice Dub and a larger size hook. Used a smaller hook the first time and had some strikes but no hook ups. Closer look at the fishing fly was able to notice there was little room between the hook gap and the shaft. Built the dubbing… [read more]

  • Fly Tying This Evening… Stonefly Pattern #flytying #flyfishing

    By / November 5, 2017 / Fly Tying

    Wish we had this pattern while fishing the Blue River yesterday. First time tying a Stonefly, the goose biots are a pain. Also, had to find a substitute for the vinyl ribbing since Cabelas was out of them. Found a stretch and bend line used for craft beads. Worked fine… still have a tough time… [read more]

  • Fly Tying This Evening…. Midges Anyone? #flytying

    By / October 23, 2017 / Fly Tying

    No fishing this evening. But, doing fishing related things works. This time fly tying midges for the 2017-2018 Trout Stocking Season! Blue River gets stocked soon… best bet is to stock up the fly box! (PS: Added past videos of trips to the Blue below). #flytying #midges this evening. One #fishing trip it was black,… [read more]

  • COAF Damsel Fly in Red! #flytying

    By / March 28, 2017 / Article, Fly Tying

    Had a question from a Reader about how we tied the Red Damsel Fly that we used to catch the Catfish at Plano East Senior High School (PESHS) the other day. Below is a short video that details how we tied it. Other than only using two versus three marabou plumes, it is the same… [read more]

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