Category: Fly Tying

Posts about flies, tying flies, shows, recipes, materials, etc.

Howitzer Bustin Baitfish

It’s no secret. You post a youtube video with a double-digit length, and you’re not likely to get much click-through. News? No thanks, I read the headlines. Press release? Naw, I saw the tweet. The difficulty is, if you’re tying some of these larger articulated streamers (#articulationnation), even the fastest tiers get sores if their read more …

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Holsinger’s Fly Shop – Blowtorch Nymph

I’m not sure if I’ve featured that much of Shawn’s work, but if not, it’s about time. Here, Shawn explains how to tie a Blowtorch Nymph: a medium-to-heavy bead-head nymph. Particularly, this fly works well as a point or dropper on a tight-line nymphing rig, depending on how it’s tied. Holsinger’s fly shop is a read more …

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Eggs Over Easy

Yesterday, we saw a quick, guide-style, fly pattern called the antron egg with a tutorial from Tightline Video. Today, I’m tying up quicker and easier versions of this fly called ‘Eggs Over Easy,’ which was predictably also explained beautifully by Tim Flagler. Find the relevant tutorial below, and get working on these ‘Over Easy’ sole-material read more …

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Some Optimism for Friday

In Pittsburgh, I’m used to the unpredictable weather. We seem to live in a certain bubble where forecasts are a little less ‘scientific hypothesis’ and a little more ‘documented shrug.’ The East-coast has¬†certainly seen its share of strange weather this winter. Or, at least, what memory presents as strange weather. I clearly remember unseasonable temperatures read more …

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Headbanger Sculpin

After heading up to Erie yesterday, today is just a lazy Sunday. Calls for plenty of sitting around with afternoon football, and a few fly tying videos. The highlight of which is definitely the Headbanger Sculpin, brought to us by Rich Strolis and the fellas at Schultz Outfitters. It looks to be an effective pattern, read more …

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Trout & Feather – Tim Cammisa

There are so many people online putting out fly tying tutorials today, and that makes the information more available than it ever has been. However, this abundance makes it easy for the sources to blend together. Even in this ‘market,’ Tim Cammisa has a personality, and an air of sincerity that differentiates him from the read more …

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This Is Fly #59

We’ve talked about this before, but I should give a shout to the folks over at This is Fly¬†to draw attention to their 59th issue. As always, they’ve got you set up with a solid playlist to drown out the distractions and focus on what you came for. This issue features some killer pictures as read more …

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