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Simple Scud

Simple Scud

Simple Scud Fly Tying Video Instructions Scuds are a common and high protein food source in many stillwater lakes and trout tailwaters.  Scuds actually live and breed in nutrient rich lakes and then flush out of the bottom of many tailwaters.  Scuds need vegetation and rich, highly oxygenated water to survive.  Scuds are also found… Continue Reading

UV Buzzer Chironomid

UV Buzzer Chironomid

UV Buzzer Chironomid Fly Tying Instructions The UV Buzzer Chironomid is a life like stillwater Chironomid pattern.  The UV Buzzer can be tied in any color. Reds, greens and browns are the most common and often work the best in lakes.  The UV Buzzer is best when tied in sizes #12-18, but can be tied… Continue Reading

Stillwater Nymph

Stillwater Nymph

Stillwater Nymph Fly Tying Instructions The Stillwater Nymph is an extremely effective lake or stillwater fly pattern.  The Stillwater Nymph was designed to imitate everything stillwater, that is why it is so effective.  The Stillwater Nymph could easily pass for a damsel fly, scud, callibeatis, juvenile crayfish or even a small leech.  The Stillwater Nymph… Continue Reading

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

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Ray Charles Fly Tying Instructions The Ray Charles is an easy and effective fly to tie.  The Ray Charles is most often used in tailwater rivers with heavy scud and sowbug populations.  The most popular colors to tie the Ray Charles in are grey and tan, but it is often tied in orange and pink… Continue Reading