Monthly Archives: June 2015

Flies Around the Net – 6-30-2015

Showing some fly tying from various fly tiers around the Interweb!

tied by Mark Angus

tied by Mark Angus

tied by Paul J. Beel

tied by Paul J. Beel

Havard Eide

Havard Eide

Clark Pierce - Bluegill-Crappie Slider

Clark Pierce – Bluegill-Crappie Slider

tied by Edmond Roller

tied by Edmond Roller

Joe Nicklo - HMG Sulfur Dun

Joe Nicklo – HMG Sulfur Dun

tied by Olexandr Kalyniuk

tied by Olexandr Kalyniuk

Joel Peck - Pond Snake

Joel Peck – Pond Snake

tied by Robert Strahl

tied by Robert Strahl

Steve Silverio - Long Tailed Pompier

Steve Silverio – Long Tailed Pompier

Scott Patt - St Joe Favorite variant

Scott Patterson – St Joe Favorite variant

William Ensiferum - Oligoneuriella rhenana

William Ensiferum – Oligoneuriella rhenana

Comments Off on Flies Around the Net – 6-30-2015

Filed under nymphs, Panfish, Realistic, Streamers, Trout flies

Zudbubbler Bass Popper – Matt Zudweg

The designer of the Zudbubbler, Matt Zudweg, recently made a video showing how to tie a Zudbubbler. These poppers rock, trust me! If you don’t want to tie your own, check out the FrankenFly online fly shop.

Check out Matt’s website, to see more cool stuff from Matt!

Comments Off on Zudbubbler Bass Popper – Matt Zudweg

Filed under Largemouth, Poppers, Smallmouth

Andreas Andersson’s Project Sushi

Brian Wise with another excellent fly tying video.

Andreas Andersson’s Project Sushi recipe
Rear Hook:
Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #1
Tail – Ice Wing Fiber
Wing – Rabbit Strip
Body – Polar Chenille

Front Hook:
Hook – Gamakatsu B10s 1/0
Tail – Ice Wing Fiber
Wing – Rabbit Strip
Body – Polar Chenille
Head – Laser Dub
Fish Skull

Comments Off on Andreas Andersson’s Project Sushi

Filed under Brian Wise, Streamers

FrankenFly update – 6-18-2015

I figured I would post a FrankenFly status update since it has been some time since the last one. I am getting ready to be with my family for a vacation so the website will not be updated very much in the next week. But never fear, I will dive right into it as soon as I get back to business.

There are a couple of interviews coming in the near future. I’ve sent the questions to these fly tyers and I’m just waiting to hear back to get those posted. They should be good ones!

I’ve got two new flies I’ve designed that I have been testing and fishing to see if they will be good hunters. I don’t want to say a whole lot about these yet, just in case they don’t make the grade. I will say that one is an articulated streamer and the other is a bottom beater.


I’ve been using Deer Creek’s new UV Flex resin for my new bottom beater and I am very impressed. It has done a great job and there is absolutely no tackiness after drying. I don’t have to put something like Sally’s over the top of it. It works all on its own. I will post a review of Deer Creek UV resin soon. If you are looking for a UV resin that actually works, this is it. No special high powered light or anything, it just flat out works! I’m using a pen light for goodness sake.


The Zudbubblers are going over very well. These are terrific popper style flies! So if you haven’t fished one of these little suckers, then I suggest you try it because they are a blast to fish! I will be making smaller versions of these too, which I think people are really wanting. I’m just waiting for hooks to arrive to move those into production. So stay tuned! Same Zudbubbler time, same Zudbubbler channel!

So far this year it has been the season for my single hook streamer, Grandpa’s Chickenhawk. It has been tearing it up, catching a lot of smallies and bucketmouths. Several different fly fishers have been using it and reporting back their catches, including myself. The charteuse and white version has been outperforming the brown and black this year, but the brown and black has its place, so don’t ever count it out. I just posted a fly tying video this week showing how to tie Grandpa’s Chickenhawk if you are interested.


I hope everyone is having a good fishing season. Get out there as much as you can and fish people!

Comments Off on FrankenFly update – 6-18-2015

Filed under FrankenFly, New Product, Streamers, UV

Lefty Kreh & Bob Clouser Demonstrate Whip Finishing

Here are two legends demonstrating how to do a whip finish. Bob and Lefty show you how to use a tool to whip finish and how to correctly use just your fingers to do a whip finish. Whip finishing is one of those fly tying techniques that can be very hard to understand when you are first starting. Bob and Lefty break it down for you in this blast from the past fly tying video!

Comments Off on Lefty Kreh & Bob Clouser Demonstrate Whip Finishing

Filed under Quick Tip

This is Fly Magazine – Issue 52


Comments Off on This is Fly Magazine – Issue 52

Filed under emagazine

Caddis Lanin – Marcelo Morales

#8-14 size hook. 6/0 thread, black. CDC, dun color. Pearled Ice Dubbing. Synthetic organza. Summer red deer hair. Coastal Deer or red deer’s ear. Caribou. Cement.

Comments Off on Caddis Lanin – Marcelo Morales

Filed under Trout flies

Grandpa’s Chickenhawk by Paul J. Beel

This is me tying Grandpa’s Chickenhawk. This is a pattern I designed to be a minnow type pattern. It has great action for a single hook streamer and it performs excellent when attracting smallmouth and largemouth bass. I have not fished it for trout as of yet. This is my go-to streamer for smallmouth bass. The chartreuse is my favorite, but I also tie this in a brown/gold too. (see below photo)
This is my first attempt at fly tying videos, so I hope you like it.


Grandpa's Chickenhawk

Grandpa’s Chickenhawk


Filed under Uncategorized

Caddis and BWO – Michał Zapał

Here are two beautiful flies by Michał Zapał of Poland. I have to say, when he posted this caddis on Facebook it knocked my socks off! Check out the material list for both below.

Zdjęcia Caddis

Zdjęcia Caddis

Material list:
Hook: Akita AK 833 #12
Body: Micro Pearl Core Braid Root Beer
Thorax: Squirrel Pine dub with flash
Wing: deer and CDC
Antennae: Wood Duck lemon

Moose BWO

Moose BWO

Material list:
Hook: Hanak H130 #16
Tail: CDL
Body: UTC Thread Yellow olive ribbed golden olive moose
Thorax: Squirrel Pine dubbing
Wing: CDC

Comments Off on Caddis and BWO – Michał Zapał

Filed under Trout flies

Cicadas by Dron Lee

Check out these great looking cicadas tied by Dron Lee!







These are actual cicadas.

These are actual cicadas.

Comments Off on Cicadas by Dron Lee

Filed under Realistic