Fly Tying
Camden's Baetis Nymph Review

Camden’s Baetis Nymph Review

The Baetis genus of mayflies are the most widespread of all the mayfly species and can be found on almost any trout stream in nearly any part of the world. There are endless variations of fly patterns that have been designed to replicate these small mayflies, but many of them are not very effective or...
Tyler Boxleitner's Favorite Winter Fly Patterns

Tyler Boxleitner’s Favorite Winter Fly Patterns

When people hear the phrase “Winter Fly Fishing”, they might think the rivers freeze over making fishing impossible. Though this is only half correct. Free-stones, some canyons, and lakes all freeze over in the winter. Tailwaters however, do not. Because the water is coming out of a lake or reservoir, where it is warmer than...
Manthey's Wingman Nymph

Manthey’s Wingman Nymph

Waterton Canyon can be a very tough place to fish in the summer time when the browns get picky after seeing just about every fly pattern known to man. This nymph was something I came up with after a long day of watching fish eat PMD nymphs during an intense pre-hatch period when thousands of...
Manthey's Hopper

Manthey’s Hopper

Over the summer, I decided that I wanted to create a new hopper pattern that was of my own design that would catch fish. Lots of them. So I sat down at the bench and tied. Weeks of tweaking and adjustments left me with this beefy foam bug that is very very appealing to our...
Pink Squirrel Nymph

Pink Squirrel Nymph

The Pink Squirrel Nymph is an excellent attractor pattern for just about any nymph rig…It also fishes well as a dropper off of a large stonefly nymph such as a Jimi Legs. There is something about the pure buggy-nessĀ  of this fly that make fish eat.     Hook: Tiempco 2488 #12-14 Bead: Gold Tungsten...
A Meaty Adventure

A Meaty Adventure

With the upcoming trip to Montana in mind, I have spent hours at the vise these past few weeks tying from sun up to sun down. While nymphs and dries have made up the majority of my tying efforts, I have become obsessed with large meaty streamers and mice patterns. I have made a few...

(Video) Tying the Hot-Spot San Juan

The San Juan Worm. The most simple fly pattern around and a pattern that most people learn to tie their very first time… This classic pattern was invented on the banks of the mighty San Juan river where there is an abundance of aquatic worms that the fish gorge upon day in and day out....

Higa’s S.O.S (Save Our Skins)

I can not think of a better pattern to imitate a Baetis. This pattern combines the characteristics of a Zebra Midge with Baetis nymphs to create an all around outstanding bug. If you don’t have any of these in your box yet, you need to literally sprint to the vise and whip up about a...