Kris Keller’s Dream Catcher

The first video in the Kris Keller series, the Dream Catcher from Brian Wise and Fly Fishing the Ozarks. A western-style articulated streamer with great movement.

Rear Hook:
Hook – TMC 5263 #2
Tail – Barred Marabou
Hackle – Saddle
Body – Cactus Chenille
Wing – Barred Marabou

Front Hook:
Hook – Mustad S74S
Head – Conehead Pocket Eyes
Eyes – Flymen Living Eyes
Tail – Barred Marabou
Hackle -Saddle
Body – Cactus Chenille
Wing – Barred Marabou
Collar – Deer Hair

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The Slasher

Fly tying The Slasher Articulated Streamer. Design and tying by Carlos G.Del Rey.
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North 40 Fly Shop Emag – February 2016 Issue

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And we’re back live again with the February eMag from North 40 Outfitters… this month we’ve got a killer piece by Josh Mills on being a Steelhead advocate, a guest appearance from Monsieur Beel from FrankenFly.com and a crazy deal on the Echo Solo Rod ($49.99 !!!).

Check it out here: http://joom.ag/xyfp or click the image above to read now!

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BB (Balanced Brill) Micro Leech – Philip Rowley

Phil says, “The BB Micro Leech takes advantage of the smaller 60 degree jig hooks that are now available. These smaller jig hooks now all tyers to easily tie a wide range of small balanced flies. Micro Leeches are a season long pattern but are especially popular early and late in the season.”

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CJ’s Sluggo by Fly Shop of The Bighorns

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Tasty Bug Tying Series, brought to you by Fly Shop of the Bighorns located in Sheridan, WY. This first season is all about streamers, the bigger the better!
In this Episode, Matt Huckeba ties the “CJ’s Sluggo”, a fly created by Chad Johnson.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comment section below, or, find out more at sheridanflyfishing.com
Matt and Peter would like to acknowledge and thank Chad Johnson for allowing us the opportunity to tie his awesome pattern, “CJ’s Sluggo”. This fly has proven itself as a big-fish catcher on both the Big Horn River in Montana, as well as the White River in Arkansas. Tie one for yourself and enjoy your 20+ inch fish!
If you would like to learn more about Chad Johnson, please visit theozarkflyfisher.com/guide-trips/guide-view/50
Featuring Matt Huckeba in Caesar’s Chair
Filmed and edited by Zach Andres
Music licensed from Audioblocks

“CJ’s Sluggo” Recipe:
Front hook: Partridge Universal Predator X #1/0
Trailing hook: Partridge Attitude Streamer #2

Thread:
– Danville’s 210 Denier Waxed Flymaster Plus

Rear hook:
– Whiting American Saddle
– Senyo’s Aqua Veil Chenille
– Mallard Flank
– Select Bucktail

Front hook:
– Senyo’s Aqua Veil Chenille
– Mallard Flank
– Select Bucktail
– Flashabou

Joint Connection:
– Maxima 40lb Ultragreen Monofilament
– Red plastic bead

Vise:
– Peak Rotary Vise

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The fly tying of Matt Ebbers

Matt Ebbers

Matt Ebbers

My name is Matt, and I tie flies!

I distinctly remember being 12 and watching someone tie flies at some fishing convention my dad had brought me to. Not having a clue as to what I was doing I went home, tore apart a feather pillow, swiped a spool of thread from my mom and stuck a hook from my tackle box in a bench vice and was hooked for life.

After several months of this my father signed me up for my first fly tying class. The late Bob Mitchell of Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop was my first fly tying instructor. He was a very patient man who would help me with my tying long after the classes would end. I tied flies for almost a year before I ever went fly fishing. My first big trip was to the Big Horn River in Montana. Seeing those big fish take a fly that I tied is a memory I won’t ever forget. In my early 20’s I took an advanced fly tying class taught by Tracy Peterson. He really helped propel me to a new level in the fly tying game. He also was the first person that I had met who made money selling flies. There was no turning back now!

I live in Minnesota and fish the driftless area of MN and WI. I try and make it out west as often as possible. I have been heavily influenced over the years by western fly tiers and patterns. I try and bring some of that style back to the upper Midwest in the patterns that I tie. I have spent most of my life fishing for trout in rivers but have opened up to other warm water species in the past few years.

A couple of years ago my brother said I should look into Instagram. I could combine the skills I had in photography and fly tying. I posted a few pictures of some flies I had tied and the thing kind of took off. Now I have a pretty steady business selling my flies. Every day I am humbled by the amount of people who seem to like what I do. Also the number of very talented tiers and great companies out there is amazing. This is a great time to be fly fishing and fly tying!

Thank You Paul!

Matt Ebbers
@EBBSFORCE1

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Poison Tung

Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a variation of Charlie Craven’s Deep Blue Poison Tung. This is what Charlie Craven had to say about the original Deep Blue Poison Tung.

“The Deep Blue Poison Tung Midge was conceived last winter after reading about the power the color blue has over unsuspecting trout. I tried a variety of different patterns, with varying amounts of blue and found that a simple rib was just enough. I think this fly is best represented by the sum of its’ parts. The gray Ice Dub head provides the ashen look of an emerging midge and the blue rib shows up best in the depths where the fish feed the most. I have had great success with this pattern on such waters as the South Platte, the North Platte at Gray Reef, the Blue and Colorado, as well as the Frying Pan, where it never hurts to show them something a little different.”

Recipe for Deep Blue Poison Tung:

Hook: TMC 2487 #16-20
Bead: 2mm Silver Tungsten Bead
Thread: Uni-Thread
Gray Rib: Blue Lagartun Wire fine
Body: Tying Thread
Head: Ice Dub, UV Gray

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Tying with CSF Synthetic bucktail

We got a lot of requests for SBS videos especially the CSF Synth Bucktail flies .. so here;’s part one of how I tie with it

The second part in the series tying with CSF synthetic bucktail.

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Possum Leech

Bruce Berry of Pro Sportfisher fly tying demonstrates how to tie a Possum Leech Steelhead/Salmon Tube fly.

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Flies Around the Net – January 2016

tied by Matt Ebbers

tied by Matt Ebbers

tied by Andrew Warshawer

tied by Andrew Warshawer

tied by Bob Mac Donald

tied by Bob Mac Donald

tied by John Robert Wilson

tied by John Robert Wilson

tied by Györfi Zsolt

tied by Györfi Zsolt

tied by Konstantin Karagyozov

tied by Konstantin Karagyozov

tied by Michał Zapał

tied by Michał Zapał

tied by Paul J. Beel

tied by Paul J. Beel

tied by Petr Kaleta

tied by Petr Kaleta

tied by Roberto San Martin‎

tied by Roberto San Martin‎

tied by Paul Slaney

tied by Paul Slaney

tied by Richard Strolis

tied by Richard Strolis

tied by Tim Sickles

tied by Tim Sickles

tied by William David Anderson

tied by William David Anderson

tied by William Ensiferum

tied by William Ensiferum

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