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Gilled Nymph

Gilled Nymph

Gilled Nymph Fly Tying Video Directions The Gilled Nymph is a great Callibaetis and Damsel Nymph imitation.  The Gilled Nymph was developed by Shane Stalcup and continues to be a favorite lake and stillwater pattern for many anglers.  The most popular colors for the Gilled Nymph are Tan and Olive, but the Gilled Nymph can… Continue Reading

Tak’s Baetis Emerger

Tak’s Baetis Emerger

Tak’s Baetis Emerger Fly Tying Video Instructions The Tak’s Baetis Emerger is a great Mayfly and Blue Winged Olive Emerger Pattern.  The Tak’s Baetis Emerger uses CDC and a White Loop Wing to trap air bubbles as the fly swings through the current.  This gives the Tak’s Baetis Emerger the look of a insect emerging… Continue Reading

Poxyback Callibaetis

Poxyback Callibaetis

Poxyback Callibaetis Fly Tying Video Directions The Poxyback Callibaetis is one of the best Western Stillwater Trout Flies.  The Poxyback Callibaetis imitates the free swimming Callibaetis Nymph.  The Poxyback Callibaetis is one of my personal favorite stillwater flies here in Colorado, especially for Spinney Reservoir!  Fish the Poxyback Callibaetis on a clear intermediate sinking line. … Continue Reading

Mercer’s Tungsten Pheasant Tail Prince

Mercer’s Tungsten Pheasant Tail Prince

Mercer’s Tungsten Pheasant Tail Prince Fly Tying Video Instructions The Mercer’s Tungsten Pheasant Tail Prince is a blend of two flies, the Pheasant Tail and the Prince Nymph.  The Mercer’s Tungsten Pheasant Tail Prince is a great pattern, combining the best traits of two flies, into one!  The Mercer’s Tungsten Pheasant Tail Prince was designed… Continue Reading

Quasimodo Pheasant Tail

Quasimodo Pheasant Tail

Quasimodo Pheasant Tail Fly Tying Video Instructions The Quasimodo Pheasant Tail is a short and stubby version of the classic Pheasant Tail Nymph.  The Quasimodo Pheasant Tail is tied on a curved and short shank hook, with a over sized brass bead.  The Quasimodo Pheasant Tail imitates the shorter of the mayfly species, such as… Continue Reading