Fly Tying

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 […]

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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 […]

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How To Tie A Simple Crayfish Pattern

This video shows me tying a simple (but effective) crayfish pattern. There are a lot of crayfish patterns out there….and I have tried to simplify the pattern so that it can be tied quickly and still get the job done. This illustration goes with the video … A hot creek on a cool day, which […]

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Videos – Crème Wooly Bugger (Trout Candy)

How To Tie The Crème Wooly Bugger The two videos that are posted here go together…the first one is me tying the crème wooly bugger (trout candy). It is a very simple fly to tie and can be tied in various sizes….I usually tie it in 6, 8 or 10. I also make adjustments in […]

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Fly Tying – How To Tie A Lemon Shiner

This video shows you how to tie a yellow or lemon shiner. This is a fly that has evolved into a nice late fall or winter smallmouth fly. As you will see this is a brightly colored fly and that is key late in the season when the fish move to deeper pools. It also […]

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Video – How To Tie A Non Slip Mono Knot

There are some types of knots that are very important to know how to tie, especially if you tie flies and make your own baitfish patterns. I use it when tying the deadhead minnow pattern to my tippet. It’s a very strong knot that is a ‘must have’ in your knot tying repertoire. It’s actually […]

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