|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
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. […]
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.