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Tim Morales – fly tyer introduction

I met Tim at the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo in Michigan. He came to my table and had a box of flies with him and wanted me to take a look to see what I thought. Tim’s flies were tied very well and looked great! He ties very cleanly. So well, that he doesn’t need to be asking anymore if his flies look good enough, they already do. I wanted him to send me some information and photos of a few flies he has tied, which you will find below. Tim is on Instagram, so be sure to give him a follow @t1mb3an.
-Paul

Bio:
I started fishing at age four when my grandfather took me out on a little lake near Greenville, Michigan. Ironically, my first fish was caught on a fly rod that my grandpa had rigged with bait. He casted for me just a short ways out and I caught my first fish, a Largemouth Bass. It was at that point a passion was sparked that has shaped the rest of my life. Unfortunately, I didn’t pick up another fly rod until the age of 14. Ever since then it has been my preffered method of fishing. I am now 22 and have graduated to tying my own flies. Initially, I started tying because my local shops didn’t always have what I was looking for. I immersed myself in everything fly tying and attempted to learn as many techniques as I possibly could. My preferred target for fly fishing are trout… browns and rainbows to be exact. So far I have caught trout on two continents and I look forward to what the future will hold!

CF Baitfish


CF Baitfish
This pattern I tied with trout and bass on my mind however I am sure it would work for a variety of target species depending on the color and size. This color scheme is geared more towards Scandanavian sea trout. A very simple pattern, this is tied with craft fur and ice dub.

Split Back PMD


Split Back PMD
I am not sure who the original creator of this pattern is but I tied these with the intention of targeting browns and rainbows. I plan on fishing it on point with a small parachute on a dropper when BWO’s, PMD’s, sulfers, and March Browns are coming off. My thinking is that I can fish both the subsurface emerging nymphs and duns when they are coming off. Materials are, pheasant tail, hare’s ear/squirrel blend dubbing, body glass, foam, and goose biots.

Hot Head Stone


Hot Head Stone
This pattern was inspired by Max Inchausti who posted something very similar to his instagram gallery @east_coast_fly_fishing. I tied this with browns and midwest steelhead in mind however I cannot see why this wouldn’t work on a variety of species. Materials are, 0.020 lead wire underbody, sili legs, hare’s ear/squirrel blend dubbing, opal mirage tinsel, black wire, and Kiley’s nymph skin.

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Trout on the Swing!!! by Jeff Hubbard

These small Streamer patterns work well in the Spring in Michigan. These flies represent two very important baitfish patterns in the diet of our cold water fisheries in the Great Lakes Region. The Salmon Fry and the Smolt pattern. In the Spring thousands of wild King Salmon fry hatch in the Pere Marquette River. These small minnows become a huge staple in the Brown and Rainbow Trout’s diet until the insect hatches begin. These fry sit along the banks in huge numbers allowing Brown and Rainbow Trout to slam them in the shallows. Almost like witnessing a blitz in salt water where a big fish is attacking the bait. In the Spring the Smolt of these King Salmon and Steelhead of two years of age, start to school up to make their long migration back to Lake Michigan following the adult Steelhead after they spawn and head out to the Lake. These become a big piece of protein for a giant Brown and Rainbow Trout as they try to ambush them on there way out of the river system. Another major food source for our resident Trout is Sculpin’s. The Pere Marquette River and other Great Lakes tributary’s are full of these baitfish. You can find them hiding everywhere, especially rivers full of woody debris.

In the last two Springs I have been playing around with smaller weight size switch rods and short Airflo Scout heads. This system is a ton of fun to cast and hook fish on. Swinging not only for the resident Trout but for any Steelhead that might be left in the river later in the Spring. I find fishing these smaller flies, can be even more effective, then stripping giant Streamers off the bank at a much faster speed. Swinging these small flies is more of a match the hatch scenario and do to the fact your presenting them at a much slower speed with cold water temps on the swing, can trigger more strikes. You give that big trout a little more time to react to a fly in the cooler water and due to the smaller size and life like look they are willing to take it. These flies are all simple to tie with not a lot of steps or materials involved. Good luck and Tight Lines, Jeff Hubbard

Flies

Hubbard’s Flash Fry


Hubbard’s Flash Fry
Hook: Heavy Wire Long Shank Nymph Hook Size 6
Tail:  3 pieces of Pearl Fringe
Body: Peacock Ice Dub Wrapped towards eye of hook and use more as a shoulder.
Wing: Tie in a reverse piece of Olive Artic Fox or Craft Fur, fray out with fingers and pull over Ice Dub shoulder and Tie off. Then add three more pieces of the Pearl Fringe.
Collar: tie in a nice piece of Mallard Flank natural by the tip and palmer towards eye of hook.
Eyes:  Gold Bead Chain Eyes small or medium in size tied on top with Ice Dub , dubbed around them towards eye. 
Finish off eye with whip finish.

Hubbard’s Swinging Smolt


Hubbard’s Swinging Smolt

Hook:  Daiichi 1750 size 4
Tail: two soft grizzle hackles tied in Matuka style off the back of hook.
Body:  Green Caddis Ice Dub , dubbed towards front of hook putting more on towards front to form a shoulder.
Wing: Tie in reverse Artic Fox White. fray out with fingers and pull over  Ice Dub shoulder.  Two strands , one off each side of Lateral Scale Pearl (1760 is the number).
Collar:  Tie in natural Mallard Flank tip first palmer towards eye of hook.
Eyes: Medium Silver Bead Chain Eyes.
Head:  Clump on Senyo’s Laser Dub Silver Minnow Body to form head, trim and form with scissors’ around Bead Chain Eyes
Tie off and whip finish.

Hub’s PM Parr “little fry”


Hub’s PM Parr “little fry”

I developed this fly long ago for Nymphing , learned lately it swings well too.
Hook: Daiichi 1750 Size 6 or 4
Tail: White Grizzly Marabou
Body: Olive Ice Dub with Mallard flank palmer to front of hook
Wing: Grizzly Marabou pulled over top
Eyes: Med Red Eyes
Head: Shrimp or Orange Ice Dub

Mini Pugsley Sculpin


Mini Pugsley Sculpin

Hook: Daiichi 2461 Size 2
Body:  Peacock Ice Dub wrapped towards front of the hook then make a shoulder of dubbing.
Collar:   Tie on a sparse amount of the Rubber Bass Skirts this color is Green/Pumpkin Orange.
Collar: Tie in brown shlappen by tip palmer towards eye of hook.
Wing: a few strands of Red Flashabou tied in behind the Sculpin Head.
Head: the key part for any Sculpin pattern.  Tie in a clump of Rusty Brown Senyo Laser Dub and trim to give the Sculpin head your looking for.

These Fly Patterns are a Copy Right of Outfitters North Guide Service 2017

Can also be found at http://outfittersnorth.com

Jeff has been a full time professional Fly Fishing Guide in West Michigan now for 20 years.   He spends a majority of his guiding and fishing  time on his home river the Pere Marquette.  Jeff provides all his own flies on his guide trips, he ties a lot f patterns from Swing Flies for Steelhead to Hoppers in the summer.    Operates and owns Outfitters North Guide Service.  http://outfittersnorth.com  where you can find other great fly patterns for Trout, Salmon and Steelhead. His favorite method of fishing is Swinging Flies for Steelhead November through March.

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Streamer Chronicles – Chad Johnson

Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks features Chad Johnson in his latest Streamer Chronicles episode. Chad Johnson is a guide on the White and Norfork Rivers in Arkansas.

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Black Back Wiggletail in Roach

Paul Monaghan ties up a Black Back Wiggletail. Enjoy!

Generous amounts of bucktail, flash and Nayat (Snow Runner) create an awesome baitfish profile. Add a wiggletail to tempt those big Pike and Muskie..

Material List:

Hook/Rig: Sakuma Manta 546 6/0, Knot2Kinky Titanium 55lb, shrinktube, crimp, bead (optional) and Holo gold Jumbo Slim wiggletail and Mustad Fastac clip.

Thread 100d GSP white
Bucktail in white and medium dunn
Nayat (Snow Runner) in grey and black
Red wool roving
Black wool roving mixed with black angelina fibre
White Deer Creek Mega Lazer dub ( or use white wool roving mixed with silver angelina fibre)
Metz Natural grizzly saddle
Hedron Magnum Flashabou in Moonlight
Hedron standard Flashabou in silver and black
Hedron Mirage in pink
Holofusion in opal
Jerkbaitmania 12mm eyes

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Galloup’s Silk Kitty

From Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks:
Another MAJORLY request articulated streamer from Kelly Galloup….the Silk Kitty.

Recipe:
Rear Hook
Hook – Gamakatsu sp11
Tail 1 – Saddle Hackle
Tail – Marabou
Body – Ice Wing Fiber
Hackle – Schlappen
Wing – Marabou

Front Hook
Hook – Gamakatsu Sp11
Eyes – Lead Dumbell Eyes
Tail – Marabou
Body – Ice Wing Fiber
Hackle – Schlappen
Wing – Marabou
Rubber Legs – Sili Legs
Head – Wool

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Eye Candy – Gunnar Brammer

From Gunnar:
“I give a step by step instruction on how to tie an articulated jig fly. The Eye Candy is designed to ride with both hook points up, allowing you to get deep for species such as Walleye and Channel Cats. This is a super simplistic Leech/Baitfish pattern for any predatory fish.”

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Brandon Bailes Live – 2.0 Reaper & Warmwater PT

 

Reaper v2.0 and panfish nymph

Posted by Brandon Bailes on Monday, January 30, 2017

Perch and Bluegill 2.0 Reapers

2.0 Reaper

v2.0 Reaper material list:
2/0 worm hook
large dumbell eyes
small rattle
Ripple Ice Fiber
magnum zonker
barred crazy legs
Polar Chenille
1.5″ EP Foxy or chromatic brush

Warmwater PT using Gumball Purple FrankenDUB Nymph dubbing.

Warmwater PT

Warmwater PT material list:
Gamakatsu b10s size 10
small beadchain eyes
pheasant tail
small size wire ribbing
MFC skinny skin
Frankendub nymph dubbing mixed with wiggle legs

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Firefly – Gunnar Brammer

From Gunnar:
“I give a step by step tutorial on a Micro Sized Flashabou Baitfish pattern perfect for warmwater, saltwater, and trout alike.

Hey guys, I hadn’t realized this when I made the video but a friend of mine – Chris Slywka developed a very similar fly with the “Flash Bang” name. So out of respect for him have changed the name to Firefly for the time being.

To order the dubbing brush device, head to http://streamersbygunnar.com/

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Tony Sandrone and Nightmare Musky Flies

Tony Sandrone

I’ve been following Tony and NightMare Musky Flies (on Instagram mainly), for quite awhile now, and I’ve been very impressed with the quality of flies Tony is tying and putting out there. He has several types of modern musky flies that look killer and are catching big fish! Flies like Kraken, Beast Changer, Darkhorse, Dingle Barry, and Zero Gravity.  Below Tony tells us a little more about himself and how NightMare Musky Flies got started. You can follow NightMare Musky Flies on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nightmaremuskyflies/ or on Instagram @nightmaremuskyflies

-Paul

From Tony Sandrone:
“I have been an avid fisherman since I was a child. I grew up in Southern Wisconsin, moved to central Wisconsin in 1998 and was introduced to fly fishing by a buddy in 2007. It was all over from there! I started fishing for panfish, but quickly progressed into targeting larger fish with a fly rod. After moving to Eagle River in 2010, I found myself working at local fishing shops and guiding. Once I realized I could not purchase a predator fly locally to fit my needs, my mission began. Which led to the start of Nightmare Musky Flies.

Being immersed in the world of conventional fishing gear has played a pivotal role in my fly tying style. Conventional lures such as the Bulldog, Mag 10 Bucktails, and the Bucher Shallow Raider all play a role in my design process. My flies are heavily influenced by tyers such as Blane Chocklett, Niklaus Bauer, and Brian Wise to name a few. My main focus is on large articulated flies. There’s nothing quite like seeing a fly the size of a muppet getting inhaled boatside by a crocodile!

Being fortunate enough to work with great companies such as; Flymen Fishing Co, Superfly, Partridge Hooks, Hareline, and Wiggle Tails, allows me to produce the quality flies that I do. With the advancement of fly tying materials and the caliber of tyers today, I’m excited to see what the future holds.”

Eric Grajewski caught this beast on a Peanut Butter Kraken

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Chuck Furimsky’s Turbo Tail

From Tim Cammisa:
In this fly tying tutorial, Chuck Furimsky is our guest tyer and shares his Turbo Tail pattern. This unique tie features Chuck’s Bugskin material, and there is no doubt that his creativity shows with this one. Chuck does an excellent job tying, plus shares a lot of great stories and thoughts along the way.

If interested in purchasing the Turbo Tail fly tying material, please contact Mike Hogue of Badger Creek: 607-347-4946
http://www.eflytyer.com/

This video also features some incredible underwater camera footage by Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions; please visit his site here: http://www.tightlinevideo.com/

Materials:
Hook: Partridge Ad Swier Pike; # 8/0
Thread: Ultra 210 Denier; white
Tail Guard: 25# monofilament
Tail: Turbo Tail; X-large
Body: EP Craftfur Brush

Thanks for viewing this YouTube fly fishing tutorial, and I encourage you to view my additional videos at the following website: http://www.troutandfeather.com

Chuck Furimsky is the creator of the largest fly tying show in the world, the International Fly Tying Symposium; check out information about the show here: http://www.internationalflytyingsymposium.com

Let us know what you think of this pattern, and if it’s one you will tie or fly fish with. Feel free to leave any additional variations, questions, or comments on this YouTube page, or you can email me: tcammisa@gmail.com

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