Fly Tying

  • Quick Tie – Rainbow Warrior Midge #flytying

    By / November 10, 2018 / Fishing

    Quick Tie demo of the Rainbow Warrior Midge that we used as the trailing fishing fly for a Tandem Rig last Saturday on the Blue River. Trailed behind an Olive Near Deere, the little midge had one trout take but for some reason, when we fished the Olive Near Deere without it trailing, we were… [read more]

  • Quick Time – Simple Midge #flytying

    By / October 21, 2018 / Fishing

    Here is a quick tie fishing fly pattern that uses minimal material; for ease of reference, we call it the Simple Midge. Works well on Bluegill, Sunfish, and fingerling Bass. Hope to try it on trout this upcoming Trout Stocking Season! Recipe calls for: Peacock Herl Mallard Flank Size 16 Caddis Hook (can go up/down… [read more]

  • How We Fish Bubble Fly Rigs #flyfishing

    By / October 13, 2018 / Fishing

    Finished the “How We Fish Bubble Fly Rigs” video to go with the article, “How to Set Up Bubble Fly Rigs“! Video shows the three rigs we detailed in the article… Bubble Float: https://amzn.to/2Numo5B Torpedo Float: https://amzn.to/2x82Tp1 Ajusta Bubble: https://amzn.to/2Nz1kuC Lots of fun showing how we fish them; even caught a fish or two!  

  • Simple Micro Fishing Fly Quick Tie for #microfishing

    By / October 8, 2018 / Fly Tying, Micro Fishing

    Had fun the other day fishing for little Bluegill and Sunfish using midge patterns and nymphs with the Micro Fly Rod. Was trying for the smallest of fishes but hooks were too large to catch the little fingerlings in the local pond. Put an order in with TenkaraBum for some micro fishing hooks – sizes… [read more]

  • Fly Tying at Cabelas with the Dallas Fly Fishers! #flytying #dallasflyfishers

    By / October 2, 2018 / Fly Tying

    Had a fun time fly tying this evening at Cabelas in Allen. The Dallas Fly Fishers hosted a fly tying class in the meeting room at Cabelas! Looks like they will be back several times this month. Do check it out when you get a chance!   View this post on Instagram   no #fishing… [read more]

  • New Article Posted – “Bubble Fly Rigs” #coaffieldteam

    By / September 26, 2018 / Fishing

    Posted a new how to article – Bubble Fly Rigs, that details how the COAF Field Team likes to setup Bubble Fly Rigs when they opt to use spinning gear over fly fishing gear. Works for non-fly fisherman as well as fly fisherman, too! Article describes three rigs that have proven effective for the Team!… [read more]

  • 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]

  • Fun Times… “What comes first…?” #flytying

    By / September 15, 2018 / Fishing

    Fun times… looks like the Elk Hair Caddis that we tied the other day has resulted in controversy – specifically, should the wire rib used be tied over the hackle or should it be tied under it over the dubbed body and then follow with the hackle? Since its up to the fish… going to… [read more]

  • Quick Tie – Elk Hair Caddis #flytying

    By / September 10, 2018 / Fishing

    Quick tie of an Elk hair Caddis using material on hand! Size 14 or 16 Dry Fly Hook 7/0 Dacron Tying Thread (Olive because it was handy) Grizzly Hackle Hares Ear Dubbing Copper Wire Ribbing (Gold as well as tinsel works, too) Elk Hair  

  • 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]

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