Humpy

2019-01-27T12:21:09-07:00

Humpy Pattern Description: The Humpy is my all time favorite attractor pattern and happens to be one of the first "real" flies I ever learned to tie. Its elk hair body and wings and heavy hackle make it an excellent floater and highly visible to boot. My favorite colors are yellow, chartreuse and tan, but

Humpy

2019-01-28T12:29:40-07:00

Humpy Pattern Description: First off, yes, I know there is another method for tying the Humpy. This tutorial will show a much more consistent method of tying the Humpy and in a much easier manner. The original version depends (too) largely on measuring the proportions to the micro-millimeter, while this new version will eliminate that

Elk Hair Caddis

2019-01-16T15:24:35-07:00

Elk Hair Caddis Pattern Description: The Elk Hair Caddis brings us into the world of dry flies. Dries are more proportion dependent than nymphs as the proportions affect the way the fly sits on the water. The body taper and diameter, the hackle size and density and the length and density of the wing are

Golden Stimulator

2018-05-21T12:21:14-06:00

Golden Stimulator Pattern Description: The Golden Stimulator is a more specific color variation of the standard Stimulator as tied by Randall Kaufmann. This variation matches the smaller golden stone adults so common to the Front Range. This fly incorporates a variety of tying tricks, from the tail spreading egg sack to the Uni-Floss abdomen and

Elk Hair Caddis

2018-06-05T18:15:24-06:00

Elk Hair Caddis Pattern Description: The Elk Hair Caddis brings us into the world of dry flies. Dries are more proportion dependent than nymphs as the proportions affect the way the fly sits on the water. The body taper and diameter, the hackle size and density and the length and density of the wing are

Screaming Banshee

2018-06-05T18:16:05-06:00

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

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