|Building a Drying Motor|
by Brian Ahern I have often been asked how to make a drying motor, and have also found this to be a frequent question on various web site bulletin boards. As a result I felt it may be of some use to put together instructions on how mine was done. A drying motor can be ... read more
|Building A Rod Wrapping Jig|
by Steve Clark When you get hooked by the addiction that is rod building, you are well off to simply use a cardboard box as your first wrapping jig before you know if you really want to get deeply involved in this craft. As you progress from your fir ... read more
|Rod Building Primer - part III|
In the last issue we prepped the blank and mounted the grip and seat. Next up we’ll give the rod its real character by installing the tip top and wrapping the guides. Tip tops are sized according to the inside diameter of the tube that slips over the blank, or the outside diameter of the tip ... read more
|Mouse Trap Rod Winder|
By Brian Ahern, Helena, Montana This is an actual drawing of the rod winder that I used from 1971 to about a year and a half ago. With one side of the mouse trap bar cut off the trap serves as both a spool holder and a device to adjust the thread tension. The bar is bent ... read more
|Rod Building Primer II|
Rod Building Primer part IIby Chris Carlin In the last issue we saw a quick introduction to building your own fishing rod. In this issue we will begin the actual process of constructing a rod. The first step in building your own rod is to procure a blank and the proper component ... read more
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I forget where I first learned it, but during a Trico hatch, all you need to do to catch the trout that are snubbing your trico pattern is tie on an ant. Over the last 10 years, Iâ€™ve found that ants are a trump card that no trout can refuse. This is especially true when […]
This is a great little, “do anything”, baitfish pattern. Color options are endless, limited only by the available colors of fox. This fly sinks very slowly, and can be worked just under the surface of the water, making it deadly for shallow water predators… Bass, Reds, Snook, baby tarpon… she will do it all.
Matt Grobert shows how to tie a Blue Winged Olive Quill Nymph. Video by Tightlines Productions
A look into Winter, Ed’s trips, and an obsession for Brown Trout…. Check out these 3 great videos
In the summer of 2013, the boys from Adipose Fly Fishing ventured north to a part of Alberta that few anglers have ever set foot in. What they found, was an over abundance of healthy Bull trout and Grayling. During our time, we tried to put a new spin on fly fishing for Bull Trout. […]
Detailed instructions for tying an Isonychia Nymph.
A fly fishing trip that took myself and three of my friends to some of Idaho’s best trout waters. Watch as we embark on a 3 day adventure into the Box Canyon of the Henrys Fork and then finish our trip with two days of fishing on Henrys Lake. We arrived to a blizzard and […]
My wife and I were fishing with friend/guide Dean Whaanga in New Zealand when a combination of bad weather and good timing resulted in a fish giving us the experience of a lifetime. I crawled on my stomach with my camera to the waters edge, hit record, and watched what was one of the coolest […]
After a very busy Christmas season that depleted my inventory I am excited to announce that all of my popular styles of fly boxes are back in stock. As always, you can save up to 40% on every box as well as a $5 discount for first time customers. Click Here to Shop Now
Ryleeâ€™s LiLâ€™ Helper is an easy tie midge/larva pattern that has had great success on the White River and Taneycomo. Straight forward and durable pattern, no fluff.
An upper sized trout streamer, middle of the road sized pike fly. This guy did some damage in 2013. The trick to this fly is how it demonstrates the correct way to affix the new fish masks to the flies you design them for. The colors and size can be easily changed to meet local fishing and target species.
Heart pounding, reflective, and scientific… this instalment of Hatches Theater has it all.
An inverted double hook pattern that has endless color and size variations.
If you are like me you shudder at the mere thought of spending $55 on a fly tying bobbin which is the exact reason I launched GCO. I am excited to announce the addition of the new GreenCaddis GC60 fly tying bobbin to the growing selection of fly boxes, hooks and scissors I already offer. […]