Gandalf – Norbert Renaud

This is my version of the trout streamer “Gandalf”. Beefed up, stronger materials,bigger hook makes this perfect for pike.As usual feel free to play with colours and to vary the size of the eyes. I like to fish mine with the plastic lightweight eyes and a full floating line to keep Gandalf just below the surface down to 3ft deep with a longer leader.
Have fun!

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The Receding Hairline Tube Fly – Dave Pinczkowski

Dave unveils his new slimmed down version of the Bad Hair Day the Receding Hairline! Dave is a Midwest legend and Tight Lines is happy to share this video series of Dave doing his thing. Check us out at www.tightlinesflyshop.com Check out our friends at www.heritageanglingproducts.com for the finest collection of tubes and materials.

If you are wanting to know how to tie the Bad Hair Day fly that Dave mentions, you can find that video here:
http://www.frankenfly.com/the-bad-hair-day-dave-pinczkowski/



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Flies Around the Net – 3-24-2015

Olive Pupa - Petr Kaleta

Olive Pupa – Petr Kaleta

Jumpin Jack Flash - Matt Grajewski

Jumpin Jack Flash – Matt Grajewski

tied by Kim Mäki

tied by Kim Mäki

tied by Aileen Lane

tied by Aileen Lane

tied by J & M Flies

tied by J & M Flies

tied by Piotr Chybiło

tied by Piotr Chybiło

tied by Steve Yewchuck

tied by Steve Yewchuck

Mosquito size 20 - William Ensiferum

Mosquito size 20 – William Ensiferum

tied by Gunnar Brammer

tied by Gunnar Brammer

Trailer Flash - Nick Granato

Trailer Flash – Nick Granato

tied by Paul J. Beel

tied by Paul J. Beel

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Strip a Bou Leech – Pat Cohen

Learn to tie a great little fly for Smallmouth, Largemouth, Walleye and even trout…The Strip a Bou Leech…all materials available at www.rusuperfly.com

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Zudbubbler flies available at FrankenFly!

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Last weekend at the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo I had a chance to speak with Matt Zudweg of BoneYard Fly Gear. I have always loved Matt’s BoneYard brand and have purchased hats, t-shirts, hoodies, and stickers from him in the past. He has AWESOME fly fishing gear! So then, I expressed to him my interest in his Zudbubblers. I have been asked by many fly fishers about tying bass poppers and offering them for sale. Being that bass are one of the primary species I fish for, I definitely wanted to offer poppers of some kind.

I am very excited to announce that Matt has gave me his blessing and FrankenFly is now tying and offering Zudbubbler flies for sale. These are the full fly, dressed and ready to fish. I tie them the way Matt does. You will find them in the FrankenFly Online Fly Shop and if you do not see the colors you want or need, please don’t hesitate to send me a message letting me know what color combination you would like.

If you don’t know what Zudbubblers are, a few weeks ago I posted about Matt Zudweg’s Zudbubblers here on FrankenFly. In that post, Matt gives us the history of the Zudbubbler. If you are wanting Zudbubbler bodies to tie your own, Hareline Dubbin sells them or you can get them from Matt at BoneYard Fly Gear.

Also, I have been using Zuddy’s Leg Puller to tie these babies and this tool does a great job. I was thinking I could use something else to pull legs through and work with the foam bodies. After using the tool, I am so glad I have it. I use it to make the holes needed for the hook and to pull the legs through. It has made tying these Zudbubblers a joy!

I couldn’t be happier to be able to tie these awesome popper style flies and I want to thank Matt for working with me on this. Below you will find the color combinations I’ve tied up so far. I hope all of you enjoy these as much as I do!

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Little Black Stone Dry

Tim Flagler shows us how to tie a Little Black Stonefly with a Wonder Wing.

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Barr Emerger – Hopper Juan Ramirez

The Barr Emerger is a classic fly in Colorado. In this video, Juan uses Flouro Fiber for the wing case and legs.
If you haven’t read the interview FrankenFly did with Hopper Juan a little over a year ago, check it out here!

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Dragon fly nymph – realistic imitation by Ruben Martin

The dragonfly nymph ( Odonata , Anisoptera) are very common in areas of standing water with aquatic vegetation and have an important role in the diet of trout in those places. They are very common , but not usually found in boxes of fishermen , often ignored or minimized. Insects are a good size , usually measured 2-4 cm . Because of its significant size , in my experience this nymph imitations require a higher level of realism that imitations of small organisms.

hook: TMC 5262 o TMC 5263
Thread: UTC 70 olive, black ( i used white for better details in the film)
Under Body: Monofilament same gross to the wire of the hook
back: Nylon film
Rib: clear monofilament o,20 o 0,23 mm
abdomen, thorax and head: mixed natural dubbing whit sintetic dubbing…HareTron is my favorit . Olive and brown dark tones are the best.
Legs: goose wing feather fibers, bleached and dyed. Opposed to the classical biots. painting mottled whit vitreaux laquer
Eyes: monofilament 0.80 o 0.90 mm, burned
wing case and head top: nylon film.

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Hook direction on streamers – Kelly Galloup

This is great advice on whether to put the hook up or down on your streamers. Here is the actual explanation that came with the video from Slide Inn.

In this Q&A segment, Mike Gerharz of Illinois asks: ” I have been watching your youtube Q&As in the Midwest. #3 and #4 were very relevant to tying large flies for our Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Articulation gives us a way to build larger flies and develop action. I do notice that your trout streamers mount dumbbell eyes so that the hook rides point down while our Bass flies like Clouser’s are weighted to ride point up. What are your thoughts on inverted (hook point up) Streamers?”

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Three Rivers Fly Tying/ Fly Fishing Show

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You might think that shows are now over in the midwest, but there is one more left and it is a brand new show hosted by Three Rivers Fly Fishers in Fort Wayne, Indiana. FrankenFly will be there, I will be tying. Check out the show flyer by clicking the image above.

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