What Fly Should I Use – Part One

“So, what fly should I use?” … For those of us old enough to remember, this is indeed the $64,000 question. I field this question often; both via email and in person…while on the stream. Truth is I would love to be able to help and throw out a quick quip that would suffice…but it […] Read more »

Fly Tying – How To Tie A Sugar Creek Minnow


Fly guys….this is a video of me tying what I will call my Sugar Creek Minnow. I have made this video due to several requests after watching my last video… An Epic Day on Sugar Creek. This pattern is not too tough and can be made in a variety of colors…however, the one I find […] Read more »

Fly Tying – How To Tie The Weighted Trout Candy Fly


This video shows me tying one of my favorite flies….a weighted trout candy fly (aka heavy trout candy fly). The fly is tied on a size 10, 6X hook with gray marabou and pearl palmer chenille as the body. It has about 15 wraps of .025 lead behind a small cone head. This is truly […] Read more »

Dialed In Fly Fishing

I found a truly inspiring fly fishing article today by Michigan native, Dave Karcinski….it is titled “Dialed In.” It’s one of the best pieces I’ve read in quite some time. Please give this a read as Dave walks you, the reader, through some advanced thoughts and concepts to make you a better fly guy. There […] Read more »

Fly Tying – Baitfish-Shad Pattern


The video posted here is of me tying a baitfish-shad pattern that I have used for many species… especially smallmouth. If you have watched my Sugar Creek or Sugar Creek II video, then this is the fly they were hitting during the videos. Please keep in mind that I am not a professional video person […] Read more »


For those of you who are avid fly fisherman and may not have the time to tie or the ability to tie your own flies…then Monthlyfly.com is perfect for you. I have been a part of it now for about 3-4 months. I am an avid fly tier…but like the fact that I am getting […] Read more »