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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

Blood Midge

Blood Midge

Blood Midge Fly Tying Instructions The Blood Midge is a great fly for winter trout fishing.  Trout love red from some reason and they regularly respond to flies with red in them.  Blood Midges exist in every river and lake.  In lakes they are called Chironomids.  In rivers they are much smaller and thinner.  Blood… Continue Reading

Buckskin

Buckskin

The Buckskin is one of my favorite caddis patterns to fish.  It works almost anywhere.  Traditionally, a Buckskin is tied with shammy.  I prefer to use a more lifelike and durable material.  For the Buckskin, I use buckskin colored midge tubing.  With this tubing you get the segmentation, life like sheen and durability of your… Continue Reading

Skinny Nelson

Skinny Nelson

Skinny Nelson Fly Tying Instructions The Skinny Nelson is a slim profiled mayfly nymph.  It works well in tailwaters and on picky trout.  The Skinny Nelson can be tied with or without a bead, if you do use a bead a black one is best.  The Skinny Nelson also works the best when it is… Continue Reading