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Kaufmann Stone

Kaufmann Stone

Kaufmann Stone Stonefly Nymph Fly Tying Video Instructions The Kaufmann Stone is a lifelike and super heavy Stonefly Nymph Pattern.  The Kaufmann Stone was developed by Randall Kaufmann and continues to be a standard in Stonefly Nymph Patterns.  The Kaufmann Stone can be tied in many colors.  The Golden (seen in this video), Black, Brown variations… Continue Reading

Bitch Creek Stonefly

Bitch Creek Stonefly

Bitch Creek Stonefly Nymph Fly Tying Video Instructions The Bitch Creek Stonefly is a great western Stonefly Nymph.  Originally tied to imitate a large Salmonfly Stonefly Nymph, the Bitch Creek Stonefly is a great all purpose Stonefly.  The Bitch Creek Stonefly excels in high and dirty water.  The bright tiger stripes on the body of… Continue Reading

Girdle Bug

Girdle Bug

Girdle Bug Stonefly Fly Tying Video Instructions The Girdle Bug is a classic Stonefly Nymph Fly Pattern, and a deadly one at that!  The Girdle Bug has a life like profile and goofy white legs, but don’t let the funny looks of this fly fool you…it is a fish catcher!  The Girdle Bug imitates a… Continue Reading

Sawyer Pheasant Tail

Sawyer Pheasant Tail

Sawyer Pheasant Tail Fly Tying Instructions The Sawyer Pheasant Tail is tied a bit different than a standard Pheasant Tail Nymph.  The Sawyer Style Pheasant Tail uses copper wire for the thorax in place of the peacock herl.  This makes the Sawyer Pheasant Tail a slimmer and heavier version of the traditional Pheasant Tail.  The… Continue Reading

Serendipity

Serendipity

Serendipity Fly Tying Video Instructions The Serendipity Midge is a deadly simple midge pattern.  The Serendipity imitates and emerging midge, making it’s transformation from a pupa to an adult.  The Serendipity can be tied in many different colors.  Red, Olive, Green and Black are the most common and effective.  This pattern is tied “zebra style”. … Continue Reading