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Hares Ear

Hares Ear

Hares Ear Fly Tying Instructions The Hares Ear is the best well rounded nymph pattern.  The Gold Ribbed Hares Ear imitates nearly every insect in the river.  Originally designed to be a mayfly nymph, the Hares Ear is also a great small stonefly nymph or caddis larva.  The Hares Ear gets it’s name from the… Continue Reading

Halfback Nymph

Halfback Nymph

Halfback Nymph Fly Tying Instructions The Halfback Nymph is one of the true “buggy” flies.  It is not made to specifically imitate any specific bug, but the fish love them!  Most would say the Halfback is a stonefly imitation, but it also imitates a juvenile crayfish, cased caddis, dragonfly nymph or small minnow.  Who knows,… Continue Reading

Zug Bug

Zug Bug

Zug Bug Fly Tying Instructions The Zug Bug has been around for years.  It is a true all purpose nymph.  It imitates a Caddis, Mayfly and a small Stonefly.  It just looks buggy!  The peacock herl in the Zug Bug gives it a shimmer and attracts the fish.  The Zug Bug is a great fly… Continue Reading

Copper John

Copper John

Copper John Fly Tying Video Instructions The Copper John is the most commonly used trout fly in the west these days.  For a good reason, the Copper John is a great attractor pattern and it works!  The Copper John was developed by legendary fly tier John Barr.  The Copper John can be tied in a… Continue Reading

Prince Nymph

Prince Nymph

Prince Nymph Fly Tying Video Instructions The Prince Nymph is one of those flies that just works!  Some say it is a stonefly nymph, others say it is an attractor.  I think that it is both.  The dark body looks a lot like a stonefly and it also works very well on freestone rivers, where… Continue Reading