Videos by Gilbert Rowley

Iron Lotus (PMD)

Another super effective Lance Egan fly pattern that catches fish like crazy!

PMD nymphs become very active in rivers and streams during most of the summer and early fall. Trout fill themselves on these critters day after day which makes the PMD Iron Lotus nymph such a valuable nymph fly pattern. A few years back Lance told me of the unique design of this fly which includes its thread body covered in a hard clear finish. This helps the fly sink at a quicker rate because of its streamline design and lack of appendages. It is tied with lead wire and a tungsten bead which also helps the sink rate and its ability to stay down in the water column once it gets there. That is partially why it is one of the most effective Czech Nymphing flies. Another advantage is the durability of this fly as it holds up very well to the pointed teeth of trout. I have quickly become a huge fan of this fly since it continues to catch fish after fish.

The BWO variation is also deadly and fairly simple to tie as well.

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The AK Way - Amazing Alaska Fly Fishing!

This is a fly fishing film that consists of the beauty of Alaska mixed with a lot of underwater footage of amazing salmon schools. Our flies pass by them, and often times they are seen peeling away to chase our presentations. It was fun to capture this on film! Alaska is a very special place for fly fishing. There is a broad myth that many of the salmon caught in Alaska are snagged. This has not been my experience during any of my three trips there.

I filmed this in 2014 when a few of my brothers and I took an Alaska fly fishing trip that had many memorable moments. It was a good salmon run that year for the chum and silver salmon. We visited our good friends the Butlers and caught many amazing fish each day. Alaska fishing has never been so much fun for me.

One of my favorite accomplishments of the film was by my brother Brad. He had never been fly fishing before, and after only a few days he was casting like he'd been doing it for year. He is the guy in the film double hauling and throwing the tight loops.

I teamed up with Rainy's Flies on this project. They have a great selection of flies for all species of salmon. They produce great quality flies that don't fall apart. Check them out at http://www.rainysflies.com/

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Tungsten Surveyor

Tungsten Surveyor on a jig hook - Fast, Easy, Most Productive Nymph EVER!

For the past five years or so this Lance Egan creation has been one of the top producing nymph in my arsenal. For the past year we have been fishing the Tungsten Surveyor on a Syndicate jig hook which has been dynamite! When it comes to easy, quick to tie, and extremely effective flies the Surveyor nymph is on top of that list.

Egan's Surveyor is extremely effective Euro Nymphing, Czech Nymphing, and even indicator nymphing. The additional weight from the tungsten bead helps this pattern get down to the fish quickly and helps it stay low in the feeding zone longer during each drift. There are many benefits of fishing jig nymphs including better hook ups primarily in the top of the mouth, better holding power once a fish is hooked, and fewer snags since it rides hook point up which results in fewer lost flies.

For a complete recipe of materials and full fly tying tutorial of the Surveyor fly pattern visit http://flytying123.com/

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Slow Down the Fall

Fall fly fishing can produce some of the most memorable moments of the year. With colorful surroundings and colorful brown trout it is something to look forward to. Here in Utah the BWO hatches, streamer fishing, and euro nymphing can all be spectacular. This video is nothing but 120 fps slow mo fly fishing footage from this past fall, with the hopes of it providing a taste of what you have, or what you will experience during an autumn of your own. I hope you enjoy.

Music: "Inspirational Piano Arpeggios"
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Equipment: Panasonic GH4, Tamron 60mm f2 Macro Lens, Tamron 24-70mm f2.8, and Glidecam HR-2000.

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Next Generation Fly Tyer - 4 Year Old on the Vise!!!

Both my seven year old, and my four year old love to tie flies with me. It's a great way to introduce them to the sport, and a great opportunity to spend time with my awesome kids. After each time tying they have something they helped to create to put in their own fly boxes. This is special for both them and me. As Ruby teaches in this video, it doesn't matter what the fly looks like, the most important part is having fun! I think my little Ruby is going to be a steelheader, she always picks bright and exciting color, usually purple and pink. The flies we create together are fishy enough for steelhead, and pretty enough for a princess. If you have kids I highly recommend you let them join you at the vise. They might surprise you with what they come up with, and the time spent together will be cherished forever.

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Tungsten Torpedo

The Tungsten Torpedo - has there ever been a better name for a tungsten beaded nymph made to sink quickly and get the job done?! Kevin Compton of Performance Flies created this nymph, and it has earned a spot in many fishermen's boxes. Rightfully so, this fly is fast to tie, and catches fish like crazy. This nymph fishes well year round regardless of the season. It is particularly deadly with euro nymphing, czech nymphing, and other competitive fly fishing methods. This quick video demonstrates how Fly Tying 123 's own Derek Kohler ties this fly, and the materials he uses.

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For recipe and pictures visit: http://flytying123.com/tungsten-torpedo-fly-tying-video/12/21/2015/

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Vladi (Condom) Worm

If you ask a kid what fish like to eat, more than likely you will get the response "worms!" Everyone knows that right? Fortunately it's not tough to wrap a few material on a hook to mimic one of trout's favorite snacks. However, there are a few tips in this fly tying video that will make tying the Vladi (condom) worm much easier.

Deadly for both Czech Nymphing and Euro Nymphing the Vladi Worm has found a permanent spot in my nymph box. I find it more versatile than the famous San Juan Worm, and one of my favorite applications is fishing this BIG nymph on tailwaters to picky fish. Give it a shot, you'll be surprised!

For recipe and pictures visit: http://flytying123.com/vladi-condom-worm-fly-tying-video/12/14/2015/

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Pay Czech

Woven Nymph Fly Tying Instructions.
At first I was intimidated to tackle a technique that was fairly new to me known as weaving flies. The final nymphs I had seen other tyers produce had amazingly intertwined bodies with a dark top and light bottom that looked fishy as can be! Derek gave it a shot early on and produced some sweet looking patterns that ended up catching decent numbers of fish on our local rivers and streams. I soon gave in and decided it was time to weave. I made the most interesting observation after only a few dozen flies, this technique is actually pretty easy and can make for some great looking bodies on flies. This particular pattern incorporates the techniques used by many others in the past, but we feel that the combination of colors, and the particular materials used make this nymph special. This is a deadly pattern used while Euro Nymphing or Czech Nymphing. It can also be fished under an indicator.

The Pay Czech has also been picked up by Rainy's Flies to be sold in fly shops worldwide starting in 2016.

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Why Fly Fish Montana?

For years my journey's North have stopped in Idaho. With so much good water available in the potato state, I never made it a priority to continue onward to Montana. This spring my opinion changed, and in only a couple days we found MANY reasons to fly fish Montana!

Foam Body Caddis

Mother's day is just around the corner, and sure enough the rivers here in Utah are swarming with caddis. One great thing about caddis is their awesome abundance from now until late fall. The foam body caddis is hands down my favorite caddis dry fly, followed closely by the classic Elk Hair Caddis. Give this pattern a shot in a variety of colors, and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Green Rock Worm

Top 5 Easiest Fly Patterns to Tie! This is a go-to caddis larva fly pattern that belongs in your box. It's a typical "Guide Fly", quick to tie, durable, and catches fish!

Mako Shark on the Fly

San Diego's Saltwater Fly Fishing Experience. Imagine hooking up with one of the fastest most aggressive fish in the Ocean on a fly rod. That's fly fishing for Mako Sharks. Off the coast of San Diego California exists on of the world's best Mako fisheries. I HIGHLY recommend that the next time you visit look up Captain Mark Martin at San Diego Salt Water Fly Fishing.

Underwater Takes - High Mountain Lakes

Have you ever wondered what it looks like underwater when a fish eats your fly? Some follow for a while curious but unwilling, while others attack the fly the moment it hits the water! Filming this video was insightful to say the least, and although fly fishing high mountain lakes may not always produce large fish, the excitement is second to none.

Black Jack Steel

Steelhead flies are a blast to tie. They are big, colorful, and look really fun in a fly box. Each spring I reserve a considerable amount of time at the vise for these colorful creations. Among my favorites is the Black Jack Steel. About five years ago I created a trout fly that I named the Black Jack. It is a Prince Nymph variant with a thread body that is coated with Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails as the center piece of this pattern. It has found great success for trout throughout the Western United States. While dabbling at the vise with that fly in mind I came up with a steelhead variation that incorporates a hot pink (or chartreuse) bead, and a Semi-Seal dubbing collar. I have now fished this nymph for steelhead for the past four seasons, and done very well. Give it a try!
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Small Stream Big Results - Euro Nymphing Approach

Wyoming has excellent fishing. Euro nymphing is a great way to catch fish. Put them together and great things can happen.

My friend Kohler and I spent a fun summer day catching some awesome trout euro nymphing and trying not to get bitten by rattlesnakes. Luckily none of the snakes attached themselves to us, and many beautiful trout were caught.

Steelhead Stonefly

Adding vibrant color to steelhead nymphs is critical. Here is a Rubber Leg Stonefly variation tied with a hot pink head. The Rubber Leg Stonefly was made famous long ago for trout fishing, but with the color scheme shown in this video it quickly becomes an appealing snack for steelhead. It is a quick and easy pattern that won't let you down.

Chris Cutler from http://www.livingflylegacy.com/ showed me this particular Stonefly a couple years ago. Check out his blog for exciting fishing stories and great photography.

The intro of large steelhead all caught nymphing is a fun twist that I decided to add. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Thanks for watching!

Rowley Stone

Trout feed on stonefly nymphs year round. This has been the best producing stonefly pattern I've fished. The hotspot collar along with the combination of durable materials formed in the outline of a stonefly are a proven success.

This fly was in the R&D stages for over four years before I was finally content with the final product. I've been fishing it successfully in both the dark variation, and the golden stone. I typically fish it in a size 6. For deep swift currents I fish this fly with a heavy tungsten bead. If I find myself on a small stream where stoneflies are found to be the food source of choice I fish it with a brass bead. My box is never void of both the tungsten version, and the brass.

Scudmarine Steelhead Nymph Pattern

Learn to tie a very effective steelhead nymph pattern. It may not be well known that pink scuds catch steelhead like crazy, but it's true. I've developed this pattern over the past four years and I'm very confident in it when fly fishing for steelhead. It is easily one of my top three steelhead nymphs. It is easy to tie, looks good in your box, and catches fish.

Devin Olsen from Fly Fishing Team USA turned me on to fishing pink scuds for steelhead. He is one of the world's best fly fisherman and you can check out his blog http://www.tacticalflyfisherman.com/ for more great tips.

The intro of large steelhead all caught nymphing is a fun twist that I decided to add to my last few videos. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Thanks for watching!

Other great steelhead videos:

Steelhead Dreams Part 1 - by Todd Moen
http://youtu.be/Ne2RlzIsgTI

"A documentary style project about a mother, father and daughter growing up in the back country of British Columbia. 34 years later the mother/daughter team are still working harder than ever operating a world class Steelhead Lodge in Norhtern B.C. Here is part 1 from Catch Magazine's November issue. Camera work and editing by Todd Moen."

How to Nymph for Steelhead

Fly Fishing Steelhead for Beginners - Part 3 - Nymph Fishing for Steelhead
http://youtu.be/-0mScynbGX0

This is Part 3 in our series, "Nymph Fishing for Steelhead". We use this technique on all sorts of rivers including the Methow, Wenatchee, Klickitat, Deschutes, John Day, Grande Ronde, and many more. It is very effective and similar to the fly fishing tactics used for trout. In this video, a Switch Rod and a Wulff Ambush Line was used.

For Great Lakes Steelhead

Steelhead Flies -- Best Flies for Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Fishing
http://youtu.be/7CBb7gaSkW0

"Good steelhead flies for the Great Lakes tributaries in Ontario, New York, Michigan, Ohio. Egg fly patterns, nymph fly patterns, wooly bugger fly patterns, egg sucking leech fly patterns are your top choices for great lakes steelhead and brown trout."

Alaska Fly Fishing- Silver Means Gold

Fly fishing for silver salmon in Alaska. Large flies, large rods, and large fish to show for it! We also caught many chums, dolly varden, and grayling. Rainbows were few this year, but those we caught were beautiful. Alaska has so much to offer fly fishermen.