|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
Insane Bluefin Tuna on the Fly, Japanese canyoning and fishing, and some heart pounding topwater redfish eats
“EGG” The 3-letter word that is a 4-letter word in fly fishing. The most bashed, yet most effective fly is arguably an egg pattern.
Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher partner and guide Steve Dally demonstrates his predator seducing Lap Dancer in trophy brown trout sizes.
Hook: 8-14 GC2457 Scud Hook Body: Virtual Nymph – Nymph Skin Rib: Small Pink Wire Collar: STS Trilobal Dub Fl Pink Thread: 6/0 Pink The Hammer Creek Super-Ball in this video was tied using a GreenCaddis GC2457 scud hook. Click here for more information
Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher guide Chad Johnson ties his Deer Head SlugGo for trophy brown trout on the White River. The SlugGo is one of the regular patterns in the boxes of our streamer guides, for its predator attracting action.
A Deliberate Life has been chosen for the International Fly Fishing Film Festival and will be screened throughout North and South America… it is well worth the watch!
Vern-o talks about the synergy between two tiers and how it led to his Bat Banger series of flies.
John Mauser sticks it to some False Albacore, some bonding with brothers, and insight to Loon and why you no longer have to compromise between a great product and a green product
Check out Joshua Williams’ take on a Zebra Midge, and easy but extremely effective pattern for nymph fishing.
Brain Wise is back with another unique take on a big streamer tutorial video
Brad Bohen is back with the latest version in the evolution of the Hang Time Optic Minnow
Fear that you are alone in your fly box addiction? Find some solace amongst FTF members who are coming out with stories of their own addiction to storing and organizing the flies they are tying this winter. Click here to join in the discussion!
Detailed instructions for tying a Spent Partridge Caddis.
James shows off his speed tying and puts together his favorite pattern for fishing the Applegate River in Southern Oregon. Tie this fly and slay some steelhead!
Hammer Creek Fly Fishing ties a Czech Mate Nymph Hook: 8-14 GC2457 Scud Back: Thin Skin Fly Specks Clear Rib: 3X Tippet & Gold Tinsel Body: Hare’s Mask Cheek Dubbing Hotspot: STS Trilobal Dub Fl Pink Thorax: Hare’s Ear Dubbing Thread: 70 Dark Olive The Czech Mate Nymph in this video was tied using a […]