CDC Extended Body Dun
This video features an extended body technique I came up with several years ago. It has worked quite well to imitate Baetis mayflies and PMDs. Change the color of the tubing for the species of mayfly you are imitating. It can also be used for a caddis or stonefly body.
Bottom Tickler Tungsten Jig Fly
The Bottom Tickler Tungsten Jig Fly is a Czech-Eastern European style jig fly. This color scheme of tungsten jig is tremendously effective. Fish this fly as the bottom fly on a two fly rig, with a lighter nymph or soft hackle above it. I have had great luck with a small soft hackle on a dropper tag fished above this fly. Fish a larger heavier jig in faster or deeper water to get down faster.
- Hook: Umpqua C400BL Size 10-16 ...
Tying the Fish Skull Articulated Minnow
The Fish Skull Articulated Streamer is an articulated streamer pattern tied with the new articulated shanks from Flymen. The articulated shanks can be used to join the trailing hook via the loop at the back of the shank. If you want a trailing hook that moves more freely, attach the trailing hook with nylon coated stainless steel wire or braided fishing line.
This streamer is tied to imitate a minnow, but this fly can be tied in several colors.
Chewee Caddis Larva Pattern
Chewee skin is a great material for adding realistic bodies to fly patterns. In this video UV Chewee skin is used to create a simple to tie, but realistic looking caddis larva pattern.
- Hook: Umpqua C300BL Size 10-14
- Bead: Tungsten Bead
- Thread: UTC 70 Denier
- Tail:Natural CDC
- Abdomen: Caddis Green UV Chewee Skin
- Thorax: Black Hareline Dubbin
A fly tying video demonstrating a simple and effective blood midge pupa. Featuring the Daiichi 1273 red hook.
- Hook: Daiichi 1273 size 16-18
- Thread: Ultra Thread 70
- Tail: White Spirit River Fluoro Fiber
- Rib: XS Copper Wire
- Thorax: Red Fine and Dry Dubbing
- Wingcase: Blood Red CDC