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Hydro Caddis Larva by Rich Strolis

Another great looking caddis larva pattern by Rich Strolis. Gotta Have the Goo! What really makes this streamlined weighted caddis larva pattern pop is the Clear Cure Goo Hydro top coat. In addition to making flies nearly indestructible, the “Goo” really makes the colors in this Czech-style nymph jump out and sparkle. Like most of […]

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[Video] Tying a Slate Drake Nymph by Rich Strolis

Rich Strolis of Catching Shadows is back with another awesome fly tying video tutorial. This week Rich ties a Slate Drake nymph pattern, an Isonychia imitation.

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[Video] October Caddis Pupa by Rich Strolis

Rich Strolis of Catching Shadows demonstrates how to tie his October Caddis pupa pattern in this fly tying video. October Caddis Fun Facts October Caddis or Fall Caddis are a fall treat for trout in both Western and Eastern streams, although it is not the same species of caddis fly on both coasts. Regardless of […]

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[Video] Beach Comber by Rich Strolis

A really simple streamer pattern by Rich Strolis designed primarily to represent sand eels, but could easily be altered for bay anchovies or any smaller salt water or even freshwater baitfish. Fish Skull weighted heads are used in making this particular fly and add a pretty cool effect. Beach Comber Material List Hook: Gamakatsu SC15, […]

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[Video] Foam Beetle by Rich Strolis

Rich Strolis demonstrates how to tie a foam beetle in this fly tying video. Terrestrials are a summer staple for fly fishermen on many trout streams across the world, and one of the most prevalent terrestrials is the beetle. This very simple foam based pattern will float all day, and fool a few trout too.

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[Video] Cased Caddis by Rich Strolis

Rich Strolis demonstrates how to tie Case Closed, a cased caddis pattern that works wonders in the spring on freestone rivers such as Rich’s home stream, the Farmington River in Connecticut. This pattern will do the trick on any river where Caddisflies are abundant. A great pattern that only uses 3 materials and is featured […]

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[Video] The 2-Fly Dry by Rich Strolis

Rich Strolis demonstrates how to tie his 2-Fly Dry, a three step surface pattern that can imitate stoneflies and caddis flies on the top of the waters surface. This fly rides flush in the film and fools even the wariest of trout. 2-Fly Dry Material List Hook: TMC 100, size 10 – 20 Thread: UTC […]

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[Video] The 3M Minnow by Rich Strolis

Rich Strolis demonstrates how to tie his 3M minnow, a quick baitfish imitation, in this fly tying video.

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[Video] Magic Caddis by Rich Strolis

Rich Strolis demonstrates how to tie his Magic Caddis, a simple and effective caddis pupa pattern, in this fly tying video. Tie it in various sizes and colors to match the prevailing hatch. Magic Caddis Materials List Hook: TMC 206BL, Size 10-28 Thread: UTC 70 Body: Ice Dub Wing: Sparkle Emerger Yarn Collar: Possum Dub […]

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[Video] Blue Back Nymph by Rich Strolis

Rich Strolis demonstrates how to tie his Blue Back Nymph, a simple and effective attractor mayfly nymph that can be altered in size and color to imitate virtually any hatch. Blue Back Nymph Materials Hook: TMC 5212 Size 10-20 Thread: UTC 70 Body: Nymph Cycle Dub Wingcase: Pearl Tinsel & Thin Skin Tail & Legs: […]

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