Tying Caddis

Spent the evening after work tying Caddis flies with the deer hair from a section of hide that Liz and I cleaned and cured last week. The hair is excellent and for some reason is a better quality than the elk hair I bought the last time I was at …

Working on the Midges

I have been tying midges from patterns I’ve found hoping they will produce some fish this winter season. I tied a dozen and a half midge larva and a half dozen cdc midge emergers (I think thats what they are, i.e. novice) in size 18. That makes 8/50 dozen flies …

Looking For Midge Patterns

Any advice or suggestions on size and color of midge patterns that work in the Minnesota/Wisconsin/Iowa area would be appreciated. I am going to spend sometime tying my winter season flies soon and would like to be one step ahead of the game before I hit the water. I read …

Ross Mueller's Hare's Ear

I’ve been doing more tying and tied 4 dozen Hare’s Ear Nymph’s as tied by Ross Mueller. I would like to thank TightLines Fly Fishing Company for having Ross at their store and putting the video of Ross on Youtube.com. I tied four dozen in size 16 and 18. Anyone …

Caddis Emerger

Working with the materials I currently have I tied a dozen caddis emergers. These flies are meant to represent the stage when a caddis larva breaks free from its underwater shell and begins to take flight from the water. This should help me when I see caddis rising from the …

Cased Caddis

Goto a stream around here. Find a riffle and pick up a rock. You will see these small cone shaped shells dangling on the rocks. These are the cases for one variety of caddisfly. In an attempt to create something similar I used the basis from a recipe from charliesflybox.com. …

Fire Fly Streamer

I tied a new fly tonight while Liz was in a class meeting. I’ve seen other streamer patterns that use a large amount of yellow feathers. I was given some old feather boa’s from our roommate hannah and decided to try and make something new. I’ve never worked with the …

Tying for Winter Season

Working on tying my scuds for this coming winter season which will be my first winter trout season. From the information I’ve read and heard, winter fishing is going to be fun but difficult. No weeds to walk through but then nothing to block your shadow. No rain so the …

The Pink Patrick!

From what I gather a wise man in Southwest Wisconsin made the first pink squirrel pattern for this area. I could be wrong but thats what I’ve heard. Anyway, Heath ties this pattern with dog fur from his lab. I began tying it right away with my cat Patrick’s fur. …