Videos by Hans Stephenson

Tungsten Yellow Spot Jig Nymph

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 -

Flying Winged Beetle

In this fly tying video, Dave Gamet ties a beetle pattern that is made more visible on the water by the addition of a wing. This pattern works well in sizes 12-18.

Goose Biot Callibaetis Parachute

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.

Vis a Dun Baetis

An extremely effective pattern from John Barr. The Vis-a-Dun can be tried in many color schemes and sizes to match various mayfly species. We use it mainly for baetis and pale morning duns. This fly floats well and is very durable.

Fish Skull Sparkle Minnow

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.

Party Crasher Jig Nymph

Learn to tie a flashy jig style nymph that triggers strikes like nobody's business. Consider the trout party crashed. Ok that sounds a bit corny, but this is an excellent nymph that is catching a bunch of fish lately. Great for Czech or European nymphing styles.

Split Back Baetis Nymph

Learn to tie the Tungsten Split Back Baetis Nymph. This is one of the most effective nymphs we've used. Works excellent as a dropper behind a dry fly or fished deep.

CDC Thorax Dun

This video shows how to tie the CDC Thorax Dun in the style of Rene Harrop. This is a versatile pattern that can be tied in several sizes and colors to match many mayfly species. The coloration in this video matches that of a Blue Winged Olive or Baetis Mayfly.

Parachute Blue Wing Olive

Learn to tie the Parachute Blue Winged Olive, a valuable dry fly for trout streams across the country. Video by Dakota Angler & Outfitter in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Quill Body Soft Hackle Jig Nymph

Thin bodied european style jig nymph, great for getting down deep with out using extra weight! The soft hackle gives this pattern great movement under the water.

Hot Spot Jig Nymph

A solid jig pattern to use in the winter months.

Green Butt Skunk

Ryan Gabert ties a Green Butt Skunk. The Green Butt Skunk is a classic pattern and has become one of the most popular flies used for steelhead.


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

Tungsten Jig Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph

A tungsten jig variation of the Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph. Tungsten Jig nymphs are gaining in popularity. These flies get deep quickly and snag less often, making them very effective in riffles and runs. Great for czech or european nymphing techniques.

Tungsten Jig Red Butt Nymph

A great attractor nymph pattern tied on a jig nymph hook. Tie in sizes 12,14, and 16. Works great on freestone streams. Alter the color of the hot spot on the fly for your watershed.

Tungsten Quill Emerging Nymph

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.

Tungsten Soft Hackle Hare's Ear Jig Nymph

Variation of the Hare's Ear Nymph tied with a tungsten bead on a jig style hook. Very effective fly. Great for traditional, Czech, Spanish, or French nymphing styles.

How to Use a Hair Stacker

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.

Vanilla Bugger

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.

Foam Backed Humpy

The Humpy is a classic dry fly pattern. Learn to tie the Humpy with the a modern addition - a foam back.

Ice Queen Caddis

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!

Parachute Adams Dry Fly

Learn to tie the Parachute Adams Dry Fly. This pattern is indispensable- tie it in sizes 12-22 and you can match just about any hatch.

Zebra Midge

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.

Blue Winged Olive Dry Fly

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.