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The Baetis Are Coming, The Baetis Are Coming…

In this week’s fly tying video, Juan Ramirez takes us through tying his Glossy Back Baetis – one sweet looking fly. Hip-Hip-Hooray for Baetis Yes folks it is that time of the year when water temps are starting to edge up toward the 40F mark (at least in some parts of the world) and our […]

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Mayfly Life Cycle: A Trout’s View

Last Friday night we kicked off our Baetis fly tying video series in anticipation of one of the most prolific mayfly hatches of the season, the Blue Winged Olives (BWO).  Before we continue the series I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick review of the Mayfly Life Cycle. Fortunately for […]

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[Video] The Simplest Blue Winged Olive – Ever!

For those that prefer to spend more time on the water than at the vise tying fly fishing flies, this fly pattern by Aaron Jasper of Trout Predator Online is for you! This has to be one of the simplest yet effective BWO emerger imitations I have ever seen and you can tie it in […]

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[Video] Blue Winged Olive Quill Nymph

Matt Grobert demonstrates how to tie a Blue Winged Olive Quill Nymph in this fly tying video from Tightline Productions.

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[Video] Ronnie Hall’s Floating Baetis Nymph

Ronnie Hall of The Fish Hawk ties a floating baetis nymph, a pattern that works wonders on selective trout. Hat tip Gink & Gasoline

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[Video] How to Tie a Slate Drake Emerger

Matt Grobert, blogger and author of Fly Fishing New Jersey Trout Streams demonstrates how to tie a Slate Drake (aka, Isonychia) emerger in this fly tying video produced by Tightline Productions. The Slate Drake is an important mayfly hatch, particularly in the Eastern US, with an emergence that can run from May through September. Slate Drake […]

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[Video] BWO Soft Hackle by Johhny Utah

Johnny Utah of Utah’s Fly Corner demonstrates how to tie a beautifully simple blue-winged olive (BWO) soft hackle that is deadly on the eastern PA limestone streams he fishes. BWO Soft Hackle Materials Hook: Daiichi 1550, Size 14-18 Thread: Uni 8/0, light olive Tail: Pheasant tail fibers Thorax: Tying thread Rib: X-small copper wire Thorax: […]

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[Video] Tying The Bird’s Nest

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions and Matt Grobert, author of Fly Fishing New Jersey Trout Streams, team up in this fly tying video tutorial to demonstrate how to tie the Bird’s Nest, a buggy attractor trout nymph. Bird’s Nest Material List Hook: Dai-Riki #285 (3X-long nymph hook), Size 16 Bead: Brass Bead, Color: Gold Weight: […]

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[Video] Split Case PMD Nymph by Hans Stephenson

Hans Stephenson of Dakota Angler & Outfitter demonstrates how to tie a Split Case PMD Nymph. An excellent nymph from Solitude Fly that is great for imitating emerging mayfly nymphs. Tied as shown this fly imitates a Pale Morning Dun (PMD) nymph. Change the body color to a dark olive for a Blue-Winged Olive (BWO). […]

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[Video] Killer Mayfly Nymph by Hans Stephenson

Fly Tying Video by Dakota Angler & Outfitter Hans Stephenson demonstrates how to tie this great nymph from Solitude flies that does an excellent job imitating small baetis nymphs. Hans reports a recent diet study found that baetis nymphs and midges are the top trout foods in Black Hills Streams and he uses this fly […]

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