Juju Emerger

2018-05-18T14:52:10-06:00

Juju Emerger Pattern Description: I have often said that one of the main reasons fly tying is so compelling to so many is because it’s also so endless. No matter how long you tie or how wide the variety of your skill set, there is always something new to learn and play with. Emerger patterns

Dubbing Loop Egg

2017-11-19T09:38:17-07:00

Dubbing Loop Egg Pattern Description: Here is a simple egg pattern variation that I came up with several years ago. The dubbing loop egg is a simple pattern to tie that retains all the necessary features of a trout egg. The fly looks a little ratty when dry, but once dunked in the water it

Spant

2019-01-28T12:45:58-07:00

Spant Pattern Description: The Spant is my version of a spent ant pattern. I came up with this fly many years ago after encountering a flying ant fall on Brainerd Lake. The ants were blown from the tall evergreens surrounding the lake, and the fish wasted no time in getting on them. I did not have

Mugly Caddis

2019-01-22T21:55:22-07:00

Mugly Caddis Pattern Description: The Mugly Caddis is a pattern I developed after my first evening on the Henrys Fork. I had fished to sporadically rising fish all evening with little success. Meanwhile, another angler, slightly downstream seemed to be hooked up every time I looked his way. I cornered him near dark and with a

Jujubee Midge Adult

2017-11-19T09:38:19-07:00

Jujubee Midge Adult Pattern Description: The Jujubee Midge Adult is a take off on the original Jujubee Midge. Adding a bit of CDC to the pattern and simplifying the body has created an outstanding Midge Adult pattern for those picky tailwater fish. The CDC wing creates a parachute-like effect on the fly and allows it to sit low

Screaming Banshee

2018-06-05T20:32:36-06:00

Screaming Banshee Pattern Description: This is a fun little pattern I came up with last summer designed as a skating caddis pattern.  Modeled after some old time steelhead skater patterns, the Banshee features a forward facing planing wing that allows the fly to skate and skitter unlike anything else you've seen.  While it does indeed skate wonderfully, the

Jack Flash

2018-06-05T20:36:40-06:00

Jack Flash Pattern Description: I started tying this pattern several years ago, and named it after my youngest son. I came up with it to fill the need for a flashier-than-average stonefly nymph, for use in off-color water. It has worked well for this application since its inception, but I never dreamed how versatile this pattern would

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