Fly Tying

  • Fly Tying Demo Went Well at Bethany Lakes! #flytying #microflyrod

    By / August 25, 2017 / Bethany Lakes

    Hosted the fly tying demo at Bethany Lakes yesterday. Was concerned about the rain but luckily it stayed dry. Just in case, we setup at one of the covered picnic areas overlooking one of the ponds. Had two enthusiasts join the demo, and in short order, we had tied a size 10 and size 14… [read more]

  • Tinkering About… Made a Whip Finish Tool! #flytying

    By / August 17, 2017 / Fishing

    Work is work but still cannot help but think about fishing. This time, been wanting a Whip Finish Tool that was ust a tad bit larger than the one we bought from Cabelas. After a little brainstorming, made a prototype using spring wire we had on hand… the little marker flags used for marking buried… [read more]

  • Fly Tying This Evening… Near Deere and San Juan Worm Balls! #flytying

    By / August 4, 2017 / Fishing

    Rain in the forecast and tied up with work related things. No worries, got a round of fly tying in to start the weekend. Opted for more Olive Dear Deere and San Juan Worm Balls. Hope to try them sooner than later for Rainbow Trout! Till then, TGIF Everyone! #flytying this evening. #neardeere and #sanjuanworm… [read more]

  • 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]

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