68 posts categorized "Fly Tying"

February 16, 2009

Steelhead Alley Fly Tying

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A division of Steelhead Alley Outfitters. LINK

February 13, 2009

Fly Tying Valhalla


The California Academy of Science's Ornithology and Mammalogy Department Collections Manager has access to some diverse fly tying materials.

February 11, 2009

Attention Yobs!

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Tying instructions for the Blob. LINK  (Via: Diptera)

February 06, 2009

Fly Fishing and LOLcats


It had to happen at some point.

Mark Melvin makes a visual connection between fly tying and LOLcats.

LINK (Via:I Refuse to Blog)

February 05, 2009

We Represent the Fly Dressers Guild


The Fly Dressers Guild, The Fly Dressers Guild. LINK

January 29, 2009

The Coffee Lady


Paul Menard, AKA The New Man, uses some coffee beans to create lady bug imitations.

You can find brewing instructions on The New Man's Flickr photostream  LINK

January 27, 2009

Calling all Steelhead bug tiers!


Sent to us from John Ruberto at Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing Blog.  April Vokey is looking for your flies, your steelhead flies. This is a fundraiser for the Steelhead Society, for habitat restoration and other projects.  Send your flies to April and she will distribute to several fly shops across BC. Your flies will be purchased by anglers and all of the proceeds going to the Steelhead Society.  If you tie, tie some extras up and send them in. If you are a steeheader, look into your boxes and see what you can donate.  Put those flies in an envelope and send to:

April Vokey
8505 Norman Cres.
Chilliwack, B.C.
V2P 5C6

The Chum has a few Lewd Contuct (pictured above) strapped to a northbound pigeon. 

January 20, 2009

The Nikonians On Location #48 - Fly Pictures

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In this podcast Martin Joergensen takes you through his home studio set up and techniques for photographing fishing flies.


January 19, 2009

The Fish Whisperer

Chum slurper, David Porterfield, slapped his STLHD Euro Decal on the mother of all travel cases.  Anyone out there know who makes these cases?  Since winning this case in a guide auction, Porterfield can't find another one like it. 

Fish whisperer 

Fish whisperer 2

January 13, 2009

Whiting Farms Developing Super Rooster Hackle

Big cock 

Interested in growing impressive cocks for yourself?  Visit backyardchickens.com

January 06, 2009

beyond the bug


Your source for cutting edge fly design trends, fly patterns, fly tying product reviews, and information about the angler's craft. Beyond the Bug offers fly tying instruction in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY.  LINK

January 05, 2009

One cat just leads to another - Hemingway

Purveyors of salt water flies and the Old School Fly Wallet. LINK

They also have a blog

December 31, 2008

Atlantic Salmon Flies Step by Step


North Shore Fishing Adventures offers 138 step by step Atlantic Salmon fly tutorials along with another 166 tutorials covering  trout, pike and lake trout.  LINK

December 24, 2008

Makin' it in the biz - Hareline Dubbin Factory Tour

Like Charlie in the Willie Wonka story, Matt Stansberry finally got his golden ticket.  Provided by The Oregon Fly Fishing Blog

December 23, 2008

Sebastion Letelier has dedicated half his life to fly fishing and fly tying.......



....... and the other half to fine art.  LINK

November 28, 2008

Tied with an astounding amount of deer hair

Now with optional display ashtray.  LINK

November 18, 2008

Jewelry Quality Salmon Flies


Five years ago Shawn Davis began a quest to begin making artistic salmon flies using only the finest materials available to both flytiers and jewelers.  LINK

October 27, 2008

The Most Deadly Early and Late Season Fly Known to Man


The Triple Wammie

Hooks:  #18, #16, #10 Heavy Wire Scud Hooks          

Articulation: 20# Nylon Backing Colored with Permanent Marker


Thread: Orange #6 Round


Worm Body:  Small Red Chenille Burned to a Taper


Egg Body:  Orange Egg Yarn


Sort Hackle Body:  Pink Sow Bug Dubbing


Hackle: Grey Hen Wrapped Sparsely

Via: Eastgate Anglers LINK

September 26, 2008

3G iFly


Captain Ahab ties up a new pattern with some bits and pieces of his 3G iPhone that went for a swim in the Farmington River.

Last week I dropped my new iphone 3G in the Farmington River. It's become a very expensive paperweight so tonight I figured I'd get some use out of it. Seeing it was the river that took it from me, it's gonna at least catch me some fish.

LINK  (Via:Make)

September 15, 2008

Welcome to the World of Andy Burk


It's about time Andy had himself a website. LINK

August 27, 2008

The Foxtail Crab


Take it from someone who knows the man.

When Straq says his Foxtail Crab (claw variation) pattern has been, "very good"... you should pay attention.

P.S. It's a stripah pattern

Via: Wayupstream  LINK

August 18, 2008

You're Getting Sleepy.....Very Sleepy


August 13, 2008

Your one stop shop for feathers


The Golden Pheasant is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

July 11, 2008

The Weekly Fly

From the makers of the Red Shed video we posted earlier this year comes "The Weekly Fly".  Your source for weekly fly tying videos.  LINK

May 12, 2008

Glue Eggs with Beads


You can try glow in the dark beads too.

Via: Quest Outdoors  LINK

April 18, 2008

Fly Recipes Dot Com


Chum addict John Testor recently turned us on to this new site: Fly Recipes.  Looks like these boys are on to something special.  We'll keep a finger to the pulse of this one and fill you in on its official launch.

April 04, 2008

Whiting Farms - The Early Years


March 19, 2008

Warmwater Fly Tyer


This on-line journal features an impressive list of tying instructions for many warm water patterns.


March 18, 2008

911 Tribute Flies


Via: The Classic Salmon Fly LINK

January 28, 2008

Welcome to Art on Hook


Home of realistic flytyers / artists Ulf Hagström and Leif Örtenholm.  LINK

October 03, 2007

Hård's Classic Salmon Flies


Sven-Olov Hård has always been fascinated by the classic salmon flies of the 18th and 19th centuries, and he has been tying replicas of them since 1974.  LINK

October 01, 2007

Nemo Step by Step Tying Instructions


Hand drawn by Fabrizio Gajardoni  LINK

July 02, 2007

Noreast Saltwater Fly Patterns


Some wicked good patterns and tying instruction for all you salty dogs. LINK

June 06, 2007

Carpal Tunnel



After a winter on the vise, Chum lover Dominic Richert produced a nice little bounty.

May 10, 2007

Siskiyou Aviary


Your online source for specialty feathers and fly tying information.  LINK

The Ackroyd Patten


Via: Flyangler.ca  LINK

April 30, 2007

Flies With A Story


80 fly patterns and associated fish tales. Via: Fishing with Flies  LINK

April 19, 2007

Vigs Big Flies


Vigs is a tyer and purveyor of classic and contemporary featherwing streamer flies. LINK

April 13, 2007

Bead Fly


Via: Deer, Fish, Cards...Cheap Cigars, Bullets and Beer  LINK

April 03, 2007


April 02, 2007

Classic Flies


A fine gallery of classic salmon flies tied sans vise by Wolfgang von Malottke. LINK

March 23, 2007

Tying the Silkworm Chironomid

March 21, 2007

Fly Tying Enhancements


The Ekich automatic bobbin.  LINK

March 20, 2007

A.B. Fly


40,000 flies (more than 140 different types of flies) are tied every year in Alain Barthélemy’s workshop. This shows how dynamic this Dutch company has become in a few years, succeeding in gaining the most demanding fly-fishers’ confidence. As a matter of fact, Alain Barthélemy, whose taste for perfection is as strong as his passion for fly-fishing, makes it a point of honor to tie every single fly imitation himself.   LINK

March 13, 2007



Matt over at the Oregon Outdoor Journal has posted a very nice series of fly tying photos from the Northwest Fly Tyers Expo. LINK 

March 12, 2007

Whiting Announces New 70's Rock Star Dry Fly Hackle



February 22, 2007

The Dirk Diggler


The Diggler has been a great streamer for me this year. It's caught browns out of the Madison in the Park, 'bows from rocky ford and Dollies from the Devil River and Rocky Creek.

VIA Fly Times "Old Timey" Fly Fishing Blog LINK

December 29, 2006

Fantasy Flies


Home of the Whopper Hopper the Super Royal Wulff. .........


....and the size 32 Royal Wullf 



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