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.
The Ice Queen Caddis utilizes the Polish weave. This technique takes a bit of practice, but after a few flies you will have the hang of it. It was a bit of a challenge filming this video, getting the weave to come out ok with the camera between me and the vise was tricky! Anyway, this fly has worked well for me and is worth trying in several color combinations. Happy Tying! http://shop.flyfishsd.com/collections/ice-queen-caddis-fly-tying-materials
The Zebra Midge is an easy to tie and deadly fly pattern. The zebra midge is a great pattern for beginning fly tiers. Start by tying them in larger sizes (size14-16) and progress to tying them in smaller sizes (18-22). Vary the color of thread to create endless varieties of this essential midge pattern. Tungsten beads can be used in place of the brass bead and lead wire. http://shop.flyfishsd.com/collections...
The Blue Winged Olive is a classic dry fly that imitates the small olive mayflies of the genus Baetis. This style of dry fly sits higher in the water, and is perfect for fishing riffles and faster moving water. Learn to tie the Blue Winged Olive Dry fly in this fly tying video from Dakota Angler & Outfitter.