Videos by Hans Stephenson

Morgan's Midge

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's Simple Rabbit Strip Streamer

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.

EP Brush Home Invader

Ryan Gabert demonstrates the EP Brush Home Invader streamer. A variation of Doug McNights streamer pattern. This has been an extremely effective streamer for large brown trout for our staff. Enjoy.

Tungsten Green Weenie Midge

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.

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.