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The Foamerger: Midge Emerger Extraordinaire

The Foamerger: Midge Emerger Extraordinaire

My go-to midge pattern for fussy fish New Dressing for the Foamerger This is literally one of the easiest patterns you'll EVER tie. The pattern, however, was designed out of pure frustration. I was fishing a phenomenal midge hatch on the Green River in Utah one day and after a couple of hours of fishing my traditional midge patterns (griffith's gnats, true midge dries etc), the score was: Picky Trout -- 1000; cold dumb midge fisherman -- 1. I landed only one fish in three hours. As I packed up and picked the pieces of my ego up from the rocks, a dude comes walking along the trail, sees the rising fish, takes one cast and nails a fish. Must've been luck. Next cast: fish on. I suck. As I walk by, he actually strikes up a conversation and I came to find out he was fishing a fly his son had given him and he wasn't sure of the name. It was a variation of a palomino midge and it was designed to sit in the surface film. With new hope of redemption for my ne

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New Fly Rod Unboxing: Loop Cross SX

New Fly Rod Unboxing: Loop Cross SX

A new rod in the house! We were stoked to hear about Loop's new Cross SX series of fly rods a few weeks back and had heard some really good feedback from a few folks who had tried them out. Of course, we had to get an order in and try them out for ourselves. Here's a little unboxing and first-look video we did as they arrived in the mail. Stick around for a more in-depth review later on....

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Mohawk Sculpin v 2.0

Mohawk Sculpin v 2.0

Upgraded fly with upgraded parts This fly has kind of been on the back burner in my box, but it has caught plenty of fish since it's birth.  Also, since we got these Finz from Jonathan Kiley we have been going nuts by putting them on about any fly pattern that warrants them.  The Mohawk sculpin was a perfect candidate for some fin addition surgery, so on they went.  The original mohawk sculpin is listed HERE  for your reference.  You will see that we have made minor changes to other parts of the fly, but for the most part the fins are the only big change. Recipes listed under the video. Recipes: Brown Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #1 (+) Thread: Danville 140 - Brown (+) Head: Fish Skull sculpin helmet - Brown (Small)  (+) Body: Arizona Diamond Dub - Olive Brown  (+) Fins: Kiley's Fish Finz - Brown (Medium)  (+) Tail: Micro Pulsator Strip - Black barred medium brown  (+) Olive Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #1  (+) Thread: Danville 140 - Olive  (+) Head: Fish Skull scu

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Savery Creek Bootcamps for 2016

Savery Creek Bootcamps for 2016

Fish all day and tie all night Portly Savery Rainbow on a Hopper We're excited to announce our upcoming Fly Fishing and Tying Bootcamps at Savery Creek for 2016. If you haven't heard of the bootcamps before or the timing didn't work out previously, we're announcing the schedule early this year. If you're not familiar with them, we plan everything for you, setting you up with guided fishing during the day and tying flies with us in the evenings. Food, lodging, flies and Cheech's entertaining anecdotes are all included. The dates and details are outlined below. In the meantime, check out some of the photos... An evening on Savery creek Savery Rainbow that ate a Cicada Terrestrial Bootcamp: Savery Creek Wyoming; June 16th through 19th The Lodge at Savery Creek Savery Creek is easily one of our favorite places to fish. We've yet to find a better place where you can entice huge Rainbow Trout to the surface for a variety of dr

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The Don.  Fly Wallet Review

The Don. Fly Wallet Review

Classic and modern at the same time. The Don  I'm usually a "function over form" type of guy when it comes to rods, reels, and fly boxes.  I just want something that "works," and I don't take much else into consideration.  When I first saw the Don from the Provo River Fishing Company my first thought was that it would be cool for someone who was into classic stuff like fiberglass and bamboo, but I didn't realize that it would be a perfect fit for some daily streamer storage.  I have a big ol' Fishpond Sushi roll that I really like because of the capacity to hold about 5 bagillion streamers.  Also, because of this, I typically keep the sushi roll in a sling pack on my back so it can be a burden to get access flies.  Before heading out, I typically grab 5 or 6 streamers that I want to fish that day, and stick them in a small plastic container that goes into my back pocket (if I'm wet wading) or in my wader pouch (if I'm wearing wader

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That's Not a Fly.  It's a Lure!

That's Not a Fly. It's a Lure!

Learn the rules!!!  dang rookie Is this a fly or a lure.  Do you care? Neither do I. I think we have all seen it happen before on the interwebs, an expo, or on the river.  I frequently see this type of expert authoritatively prance into the expo room floor.  He's dressed in his zip-off wet wading pants and long sleeve "technical" casting shirt with sandals and socks.  His flip up polarized lenses are ready to be slapped into place in the event that he needs to cut glare on any water he may confront.  He has an Indiana Jones style hat perched upon his crown with a lambswool patch that masterfully shows which "flies" he has been catching trout on.  His right hand is tightly gripping his wading staff as he scouts for people who need to be "educated," and his left hand is jostling for something deep inside his black leather fanny pack that he wears facing forward (probably a fly box of patented "flies".)  He spots a young tyer who is h

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Belly Scratcher Sculpin 2.0

Belly Scratcher Sculpin 2.0

Even picky fish can't resist this one Several years ago I went on a sculpin rampage because of the number of sculpins that we have in our Beady Eyes local rivers.  There were some that came off the vise that were good, some that came off the vise that really sucked, but there were a few like El Sculpito , the Mohawk Sculpin , and the Belly Scratcher Sculpin that needed a bit of extra attention and development.  The Belly Scratcher in particular was such a pain that I kind of stopped tying it for a while due to the tedious forming of the fins.  I had talked to Jonathan Kiley who makes awesome latex fly parts and told him that he should develop some sculpin fins out of latex to make my pattern easier to tie.  The prototypes came, and not only did he nail that shape of the fins, he included a tail with each set of fins.  The tail added so much movement in the water that I decided to change the way the body was constructed.  Instead of rabbit, I built the body out of

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Easy Jig Style Nymph

Easy Jig Style Nymph

Simple and Fishy EZ Jig Nymphs The story of this pattern started in a motel room on the front end of a couple of days of brook trout fishing. We often bring tying gear to pass the time in the evenings and to re-stock boxes. The departure from home this time was a bit on the hasty side and so I grabbed only a few materials and hooks as I ran out the door. So with a quick tie (or a good beginner pattern) in mind, I ended up throwing together a number of these simply jig nymphs. There's nothing inherently special about the pattern. It's a jig style nymph, which is a fairly popular style of flies these days, and it incorporates Hare'e Ice Dub -- one of my favorite materials. The idea is to keep the fly two-toned and vary the colors to match your local insect populations. The Brook trout below took this olive colored version for a damsel or maybe a scud. Brook trout on the EZ Jig Nymph The nice thing is you can tie these up at a pretty quick clip and they requi

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Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise Review

Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise Review

Bring your hooks... any hooks. ***UPDATE*** We just filmed a video set-up guide and review. Griffin Montana Mongoose vise If you have been following our articles and videos you will see that the vast majority of our tying is done with the Griffin Montana Mongoose vise so I though it would be a good time to tell you all why.  As a fairly afflicted fly tying addict I know that most of you will agree that there was a time in your fly tying "career" that you decided that you needed a better vise to help you tie better, more comfortably (or you can just insert whatever justification you used to buy a new vise here.)  Some might have started with a top-o-the-line vise, and never had vise envy, but let me assure you...  Vise envy is real!  Curtis and I have tied on pretty much all of the commercially (and readily) available vises out there, and we basically can have our pick of any vise we want.  We choose the Mongoose. After tying with the Mongoose since about 20

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Best Flies for Beginners: The Top 7

Best Flies for Beginners: The Top 7

Our Favorite Flies to Get You Started The Venerable Hare's Ear We recently did a list of 4 simple "getting started flies" and we were surprise by the number of positive responses from people who were just getting started tying. We realize a lot of our patterns here are very technical, so we've spent a lot of time recently getting back to basics. We've re-done several tutorials and have now completed our series of the 7 basic patterns every fly tyer should learn. These patterns will showcase different techniques, materials and tools to help round out your tying skills in order to move on to more complicated patterns and also help you build your own creative patterns or variations. Not only that, we've also compiled a few curated fly tying kits on our website that correspond to these patterns. So if you're really just starting out, we've got the materials, tools and vises to go along with these tutorials. You literally have no excuse to le

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Beginner Fly Tying: Easy Caddis Pupa

Beginner Fly Tying: Easy Caddis Pupa

Two materials for an effective pattern I have dabbled a lot in tying caddis pupae, and I have tied everything from super complicated to very simple.  This pattern was born on one of those mad dashes of tying the night before a trip and realizing that I didn't have many sub-surface caddis patterns in my box.  I whipped up some of the most basic patterns I could think of, and that involved a tungsten bead, a bit of dubbing, and a thread body.  They worked fine the next day, but I wanted to add an element to maybe make them more realistic.  I changed the body from thread to thin cut latex because the latex can add really good segmentation, and the results have been excellent.  All in all, this is a pattern that has just enough realism to go along with it's simplicity, and the fish like to vacuum them up. Check out the recipes under the video. Recipes: Green Hook: Daiichi 1120 #14-18 (+) Bead: Tungsten 2.8mm (+) Thread: Danville 70 - Black  (+) Body: Kile

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Beginner Fly Tying: X Caddis

Beginner Fly Tying: X Caddis

A simple and effective dry fly. Chances are that you have heard of the Elk Hair Caddis, because it's one of the most popular and effective dry flies on the planet.  The X Caddis is a very close relative of the Elk Hair Caddis, and it is probably just as effective.  Craig Matthews delevloped the pattern to represent an emerging caddis, but it can work as everything from an attractor to a mayfly.  Just change the colors and sizes to match your local insects. Check out the alternate recipes under the video. Recipes: Tan Hook: Daiichi 1180 #14 to 16  (+) Thread: Danville 70 - Black  (+) Shuck: Sparkle emerger yarn - Tan  (+) Body: Nature's Spirit fine natural dubbing - Callibaetis  (+) Wing: Nature's Spirit select cow elk hair - Natural  (+) Black Hook: Daiichi 1180 #14 to 16  (+) Thread: Danville 70 - Black  (+) Shuck: Sparkle emerger yarn - Black  (+) Body: Nature's Spirit fine natural dubbing - Black  (+) Wing: Nature's Spirit select co

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