One of our favorite flies for fishing midge hatches. An easy pattern to tie. Works equally well at the start of a Baetis hatch. The color pattern in this video is our go to, but could be altered to better match the hatches in your area. Tie in sizes 18-24. Tightly twisted tying thread can be wrapped over the abdomen to create segmentation.
Ryan Gabert of Dakota Angler & Outfitter ties a simple to tie but very effective streamer pattern- the Simple Rabbit Strip Streamer. This pattern features Hareline's new Double Pupil Lead eyes and Senyo's Fusion Dub.
A souped up version of the Green Weenie midge. Dave Gamet began tying a version of the pattern popularized on the Bighorn River. He was out-fishing us frequently and finally shared the pattern. His version has a tungsten bead and flash. I added the Veevus Body quill for a bit more translucence. Either way it is a deadly pattern here in the Black Hills and on tailwaters like the Bighorn.
Fly Tying - Tying the Tungsten Yellow Spot Jig Nymph
An extremely effective jig nymph. This pattern can be tied in sizes 10-16. This color combination has worked well for us, but the hot spot color can be changed. Especially effective in mid to late summer as yellow mayflies become more active. Tied by Ryan Gabert of Dakota Angler & Outfitter - http://www.flyfishsd.com
In this video Dave Gamet demonstrates how to tie the Goose Biot Callibaetis, a very effective dry fly for stillwaters. Callibaetis Mayflies are very common on lakes and ponds and a popular food for trout.
A simple streamer to tie thanks to a very cool material - Wapsi's Palmer Chenille. When finished with a Fish Skull, this fly looks great. Good amounts of flash and elements of realism make this fly a sure bet. Great for trout and smallmouth bass. Video by Dakota Angler & Outfitter in Rapid City, South Dakota. http://shop.flyfishsd.com/collections/fish-skull-sparkle-minnow-fly-tyin...
The Student is a fly pattern popularized on the Bighorn River. It isn't much to look at, but like the F-Fly this simple CDC (Cul de Canard) dry fly catches its share of fish. Tie some up for the Baetis Hatch on your trout stream or river, you will be glad you did.
Tied by Ryan Gabert of Dakota Angler & Outfitter
Learn to tie the Quill Body Emerging Nymph. A great fly for finicky trout. Use with traditional, Czech, Spanish, or French nymphing styles. Alter the colors to match the mayfly species in your stream or river.
Fly Tying Technique video on how to use a hair stacker. The hair stacker is a tool that is essential for tying hair wing flies. The hair stacker levels the tips of the hair in order to make an even and full wing on your fly.
The Vanilla Bugger is a very popular streamer originated on the North Platte River in Wyoming by Mark Boname. Here the Vanilla Bugger is tied with sparkle yarn. This pattern has proved effective on many rivers, including the Bighorn River in Montana.