Monthly Archives: December 2016

Turck’s Tarantula – Ruben Martin

From Ruben:
Turck´s Tarantula (Guy Turck) – www.rubenmartin.com.ar

Hook: TMC 5263 or similar #4 to 10
Thread: UNI 6/0 , UTC 70, Danville 6/0 and 3/0, 140 for bigger sizes.
Tail: golden pheasant tippet
Body: Hare´s Ear dubbing.
Wing: White Calf Tail, pearl Krystal flash and natural deer body hair.
Legs: brown or black rubber legs.
Head, deer body hair, muddler style.

This is a great fly, as effective as the one born in 1990 to fish the waters of the Jackson Hole, the idea was to improve the famous Madame X and really did.
As I recall in those days it was not very common to see large dry fly attractor as it is possible to see them today and I consider that the Turks Tarantula along with other models were paving the way for this great and effective group of dry flies, so common and used nowadays . In addition to great buoyancy and a very good appearance in the water, the TT is a fly very easy to see when we fish in currents of agitated surfaces where it is often almost impossible to clearly distinguish our fly.

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Ben Paull from OPST – Intruder info

Gig Harbor Fly Shop recently had Ben Paull from OPST in the their shop and did a couple of videos with Ben about Intruders. I wanted to post both for you here because in the interview Ben goes over some important and cool materials for use in your Intruders. In the second video down below, Ben ties an Intruder and shows how it’s done. I’ve really been getting into Intruders lately myself and this is good stuff! Check it out!
-Paul

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Filed under Intruders, Steelhead, Streamers

Apex Predator Bobbin – Kickstarter

Apex Predator bobbin

Ilias Karanzas has started his company, Karanzas Fly Co. His first project is a bobbin called the Apex predator bobbin series. Carbon fiber frame, all anodized aluminum parts, over sized axel for extra sturdiness. Simple, yet reliable drag system, XL ceramic tube that has a bigger than average inner diameter and makes it easier to thread and nicer for people tying with thicker threads for those bigger bugs.

Instead of making a couple of different sizes, this one has an adjustable ceramic tube that can be adjusted according to preference or even swapped if someone is accident prone.

He needs your help to get this new bobbin off the ground, so he has started a Kickstarter project. Please see below and head over to the Kickstarter project to check it out.

Kickstarter page for Apex Predator Bobbin

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Selecting the Right Deer and Elk Hair for Fly Tying with Kelly Galloup

In this video, Kelly will walk you through the various types or deer and elk hair and why you would use one over the over for specific fly tying applications. We have included links to the products mentioned in the video below

Premo Deer Strips: https://www.slideinn.com/product/premo-deer-hair/

Spinning Deer Hair: https://www.slideinn.com/natures-spirit-spinning-deer-hair

Stimulator Deer Hair: https://www.slideinn.com/product/natures-spirit-stimulator-deer-hair/

Deer Belly Hair: https://www.slideinn.com/product/deer-belly-hair/

Comparadun Deer Hair: https://www.slideinn.com/product/natures-spirit-comparadun-deer-hair/

Spinning Elk Hair: https://www.slideinn.com/product/natures-spirit-spinning-hair-cow-elk/

Yearling Elk Hair: https://www.slideinn.com/product/natures-spirit-premium-yearling-elk-hair/

Comparadun Elk Hair: https://www.slideinn.com/product/natures-spirit-comparadun-hair-cow-elk/

Early Season Elk Hair: https://www.slideinn.com/product/productnatures-spirit-early-season-elk-hair/?add_to_wishlist=32924

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FLY TV – Winter Rainbow Trout with Streamers ft. Mike Schmidt

In this episode of FLY TV, you get to follow Daniel Bergman and Mike Schmidt on a fly fishing session while fishing for Rainbow Trout with streamers in Tidan River at Baltak.
Mike Schmidt is a full-time fly-tier from USA and one of the best in the streamer business . Together with Daniel, they will fish during a cold and snowy weather meanwhile they explain for you how to read the river and how to think when fly flshing with streamers.

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Loon Outdoors to host Fly Tying 101

LOON OUTDOORS TO HOST FLY TYING 101 LIVE STREAMING EVENTS IN JANUARY 2017


Loon Live, hosted by Loon Outdoors, is a free, live streaming fly tying demonstration enjoyed by fly tyers from around the world. While the patterns cover a breadth of styles, materials, and species of fish in which they’d target, each episode trends toward the intermediate or advanced tyer. For the month of January 2017, Loon will be replacing Loon Live with a brand new series geared specifically for the beginning tyer called Fly Tying 101.

Episodes will air every Thursday night at 6 pm (PST) through January at loonoutdoors.com/flytying-101 and will cover 5 patterns that demonstrate techniques that are foundational to tying. Once episodes conclude, they’ll be available to re-watch on the Fly Tying 101 webpage.

Loon Live is structured so that viewers can comment and ask questions during the live stream. The attendance for these events commonly consists of tyers from 20+ countries and Fly Tying 101 was developed in response to viewer requests for patterns and tutorials that are geared to the less advanced tyer.

Each Fly Tying 101 episode will feature an assortment of Loon Outdoors products and feature patterns and materials from Hareline Dubbin’s Fly Tying Material’s Kit (for a list of available retailers to purchase this kit, visit hareline.com/info). Material lists are also available to download on the Loon Fly Tying 101 web page (loonoutdoors.com/fly-tying-101). Participants are encouraged to acquire the materials ahead of time so that they can follow along, but there is no purchase or sign up necessary.

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Sweet Baby Cray – Pat Cohen

You can get these materials at Pat’s website at rusuperfly.com

From Pat:
Tie the Sweet Baby Cray…my juvenile crayfish imitation using Cohen’s Crayfish bodies in small…

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Filed under Largemouth, Smallmouth

Small Intruder – OPST

How to Tie a Small Intruder

Learn how to tie a small, less than 2 inch long intruder, in under 2.5 minutes. Hopefully this will give you some ideas. In different color combinations these small intruders are extremely effective for trout, bass and steelhead. This one has a hook that’s definitely for trout, though. They are also pretty addictive to tie. Challenge yourself to see just how small you can go- and try them out on your local fishery- you might be surprised.

Posted by Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics show us how to tie a cool mini intruder. Not only can they be used for steelhead, but bass and trout as well. Be sure to check out their website or follow them on Facebook, they have some terrific products and great stuff happening.

From OPST:
“Learn how to tie a small, less than 2 inch long intruder, in under 2.5 minutes. Hopefully this will give you some ideas. In different color combinations these small intruders are extremely effective for trout, bass and steelhead. This one has a hook that’s definitely for trout, though. They are also pretty addictive to tie. Challenge yourself to see just how small you can go- and try them out on your local fishery- you might be surprised.”

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Filed under Smallmouth, Steelhead, Trout flies

Streamer Chronicles: Alex Lafkas

Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks brings us Episode 3 of Streamer Chronicles brings Alex Lafkas. Alex guides in Michigan and Arkansas and has been a HUGE influence on the big streamer game on the White River, Arkansas.

Find Alex online: https://alflyfishing.com/

Find Alex on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alex.lafkas?fref=ts

Find Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alflyfishing/?hl=en

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Skinny Dipper – Gunnar Brammer

From Gunnar:
“I give a step by step instruction on how to tie my Skinny-Dipper articulated streamer pattern. This is a weightless swim style fly intended to be thrown with 6wts and up and full sinking lines. Target species are, well…..everything, but brown trout and smallmouth in particular. Tied on Ahrex #4 Light Stinger and #1 Predator Stinger hooks.”

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