Tying the Squirrel Zonker Fly
The Squirrel Zonker Fly is great looking and has excellent movement in the water. This pattern is easy to tie and very durable, thanks to the reinforcement from the Clear Cure Goo head. Squirrel Zonker Strips are now widely available and come in a variety of colors, which means the Squirrel Zonker Fly can be tied in many color schemes. Our best luck has been with brown, black, and gray. A white underbelly seems to be a trigger with this pattern. We tie the squirrel zonker in...
A simple and effective baetis nymph pattern. Great for picky fish. The use of the glass bead on the back of the fly seems to be a trigger, that gets fish to grab the fly. Fly tying video from Dakota Angler & Outfitter
Tying Greg’s Flats Fly for Bonefish
I found this fly referenced in Dick Brown’s book Bonefish Fly Patterns and on several blog’s online- specifically the excellent DIY Bonefishing Blog. Greg’s Flats Fly was created by Greg Miheve. The calf tail claws make this pattern stand out. Don’t go on your next trip without several in your fly box.
Materials to tie Greg’s Flats Fly can be found here: Greg’s Flats Fly Materials
Tying the Bonefish Bitters
The Bonefish Bitters has become a standard in and a must have pattern for just about any bonefishing destination. Originated by Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon flies, the Bonefish Bitters, can be tied in sizes 10-6. The color of the head (the epoxyed bead chain eyes) is typically tinted. Use a tan or brown tinted fly over sand, rubble, or mud bottom. Olive is a good color for fishing over grass. Orange or Pink are great colors for attracting strikes. In this version I use clear UV Resin...
Tying Dave’s Tie Dyed Baetis Nymph
In need of a bright and psychedelic baetis nymph that makes even the biggest trout stop and say “That’s far out, man”. Look no further. Dave’s Tie Dyed Baetis is here. The Tied Dyed Baetis combines some of the coolest new materials in one vibrant package. This nymph will do some major damage on your favorite tailwater. The rainbow tungsten bead from Hareline Dubbin, Barred Mayfly tails, and CCG make one wicked combination. Think of this fly as a hybrid between the rainbow warrior and lightning...