Fly Tying

  • Foam Grasshopper Variant… No Chenille! #flytying

    By / May 4, 2017 / Fishing

    Here is a demo of the Foam Grasshopper we used yesterday. It’s like the original one we described in our article – Fly Tying – Simple Foam Grasshopper, except it is tied with no chenille. This makes it even simpler to tie!

  • 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]

  • Dry Fly Hackle Wrap Works Well with Near Deere Too!

    By / March 3, 2017 / Fly Tying

    More fly tying this evening with two more Guadalupana to add to the others. While tying them, decided to tie a couple of Near Deere using the same Dry Fly Hackle Wrap as the Guadalupana. Looks good, may have to sneak away tomorrow and try them on trout at one of the recently stocked ponds… [read more]

  • More Guadalupana Fishing Flies…! #flytying

    By / March 2, 2017 / Fishing

    Busy work day; no fishing but did get a couple more Guadalupanas tied to add to the others! That said, the weekend is near and the Team is still uncertain where to fish. Will be playing it by ear but next weekend, TRWD Flyfest is next Saturday. Looking really good that we will be there!… [read more]

  • Fly Tying This Evening… #flytying

    By / February 17, 2017 / Fly Tying

    Did some fly tying this evening in preparation for tomorrow. Hope to see if these fishing flies produce. Opted for Near Deer, variants of the Guadalupana, and a PMC Emerger variant – the PMC GNE! Hope they work on the trout!   #flytying this evening… opted for #neardeere #guadalupana and #pmcemerger variant! Hope they work… [read more]

  • COAF Guadalupana #flytying

    By / February 15, 2017 / Article, Fly Tying

    While fishing in Frisco this past weekend, we met one of our Readers who asked about the Guadalupana fishing fly that we used while fishing the Guadalupe River several seasons ago. Has been awhile since we tied one but we do recall it was an effective fishing fly for us, working on the trout on… [read more]

  • Rainbow Midge by Turning Stones Fly Fishing… #flytying

    By / February 3, 2017 / Fishing

    Been tying the Rainbow Midge using a traditional pattern. This one from Turning Stones Fly Fishing is much simpler. Going to try this version next time I tie Rainbow Midges! PS: Made a couple; very simple pattern and easy tie! #flytying #rainbowmidge pattern found online. Much simpler pattern than the #rainbowwarrior fly. A photo posted… [read more]

  • Tungsten Torpedo – Fly Tying…

    By / January 27, 2017 / Fishing

    Gotta love surfin’ the Net. In this case, found fly tying instruction video for a simple pattern that has us interested! Since we are not master fly tyers, we prefer the Keep It Simple Simpleton (KISS) Principle for fishing fly patterns. The Tungsten Torpedo is one that fits the KISS Principle, so we will have… [read more]

  • Black Near Deere Variant

    By / January 14, 2017 / Fishing

    Here is a variant of the Near Deere tied using the same material as the Olive Near Deere but uses one black marabou plume and no chenille. Instead, the marabou plume is used in place of the chenille. We still prefer using chenille when tying a Near Deere, but in making do with what we… [read more]

  • Fly Tying – The PMC Emerger Article is Posted! #flytying

    By / January 2, 2017 / Article, Fly Tying

    Had a couple of Readers ask about the fishing fly we have been using to catch the trout feeding on and/or near the water’s surface. We have been using two patterns – the Griffith’s Gnat tied on a caddis hook and the PMC Emerger. Since we could not find instructions online on how to tie… [read more]

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