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Sparkle Pupa

Sparkle Pupa

Sparkle Pupa Fly Tying Video Instructions The Sparkle Pupa is a great caddis emerger pattern.  The Sparkle Pupa was developed by Gary LaFontaine in the 80’s and the fly continues to be a favorite among many anglers.  The Sparkle Pupa’s success is mainly due to the “bubble” of sparkle yarn over the body.  This bubble traps air, just like a… Continue Reading

Halfback Emerger

Halfback Emerger

Lawson’s Halfback Emerger Fly Tying Video Instructions The Halfback Emerger is a PMD emerger pattern developed by the legendary fly tier Mike Lawson.   This fly imitates an emerging PMD mayfly as it morphs from a nymph to a dry.  The Halfback Emerger is best tied in sizes #12-20 and is very deadly in the West!! Halfback Emerger Fly Tying… Continue Reading

Montana Nymph

Montana Nymph

Montana Nymph Fly Tying Video Instructions The Montana Nymph is classic nymph pattern developed sometime in the 1950’s.  It remains a favorite today among trout anglers, as well as Bluegill fisherman.  The Montana Nymph is a great bluegill fly and is also deadly on small Bass and Crappie.  No one really knows what the Montana Nymph imitates.… Continue Reading

Tarcher Pheasant Tail

Tarcher Pheasant Tail

Tarcher Pheasant Tail Fly Tying Video Instructions The Tarcher Style Pheasant Tail is tied on a Gamakatsu C12u Hook.  This gives the fly “implied” movement.  Meaning the fly appears to be wiggling and moving, even on a stationary hook.  The Tarcher Pheasant Tail can be tied in many different ways.  It can be tied upside down, to… Continue Reading

Holy Grail

Holy Grail

Holy Grail Fly Tying Video Instructions The Holy Grail is a great little caddis emerger pattern.  The Holy Grail is one of those “go to” patterns used by many western trout guides.  The Holy Grail is just plain buggy and is also very forgiving pattern to fish.  The Holy Grail can be dead drifted, swung at the end… Continue Reading