Videos by Piscator Flies

Bead Head Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph

Check out the Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear (GRHE) in action in Mike's Elkhorn Creek Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzWoumh2_C0 Check out Mike's Wooly Bugged channel on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/WoolyBugged The Bead Head Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph or GRHE is a staple fly for every angler's fly box. The simple nymph fly pattern can be tied a number of different ways using a mix of natural and synthetic materials. A well-colored hare's mask is an asset for tying this fly pattern and the tail, body, and thorax can all be obtained from different parts of the mask. For the tail, the guard hair from the cheeks seems to work well. the underfur can be kept for tying the body. I like to have a lighter body color and a darker thorax. The shorter hair from the face is my choice for the thorax. This hair is rich in short spiky guard hairs and helps to give the fly the appearance of legs. You can further accentuate the fly by using a reflective material in the shellback such as a little mirage mylar tinsel or pearl Flashabou. Thanks to Mike for the additional footage and photos. Bead Head Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear fly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #10-18 Bead: Brass or Tungsten Gold Thread: Rusty brown (70d) Tail: Red squirrel or hare's mask guard hair Rib: Gold tinsel (oval or fine flat) Body: Light rabbit dubbing Shellback: Scudback or Turkey or pheasant tail Thorax: Dark rabbit dubbing (hare's mask) Wooly Bugged Blog: https://www.woolybugged.com Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscat... Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Music: The Creek - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena https://youtu.be/2HjQ2IEXk04 Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Squirmy Wormie

Check out the Squirmy Wormie in action in Mike's Genesee river Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRrzDie9SWM Check out Mike's Wooly Bugged channel on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/WoolyBugged This is Mike's version of the Squirmy Wormy fly and features a high contrast chartreuse green brass bead. You won't make any friends with the fly fishing purists, but the fly speaks for itself in how effectively it catches fish. The pattern is fairly simple, but the Squirmy Wormies can present a little bit of a problem for fly tyers. First off, the material can be a little delicate. I find the strength can vary a little bit package to package, but it is highly elastic and quite lively. Secondly, it may be a little tough to position properly on the hook shank. I've found that adding a base layer of thread, tying the material in at the side and by stretching it while using a pinch wrap help to position the worm in the proper position. Lastly, it doesn't work well with glues and adhesives. Some glues just don't hold on while others will eat through it. It's best just to make a couple secured whip finishes. You'll also want to keep them out of the heat and store them in a cool dark spot. The fly is considered a variation of the San Juan Worm and can be tied in a number of colors. Orange, pink, red and brown are my top choices paired with a contrasting colored bead. Thanks to Mike for the additional footage and photos. Squirmy Wormie fly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad S60-3399A #10-16 Bead: Brass or Tungsten Fl. Chartreuse Thread: Red (match body) FWN (210d) Tails: Squirmy Wormies Body: Squirmy Wormies Wooly Bugged Blog: https://www.woolybugged.com Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Music: The Creek - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena https://youtu.be/2HjQ2IEXk04 Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Charlie Has Worms

Charlie's Got Worms! Well, my Crazy Charlie got mixed up with a Squirmy Wormy. I ordered some sea anemone aquarium decorations to play around with. I like this material as it has some incredible stretch and doesn't cut too easily with thread. I use 6/0 thread and haven't had any slice through. The material has a good stretch and is really durable. The hardest part of the fly is getting the tentacle to sit right. Make sure to tie into the bend and have a look at the tail before you commit to it. So, the pattern came to me not long ago while tying an order of Squirmy Worrmy flies for a client. I found the aquarium sea anemone while searching for more worms and thought it would be worth a try. http://amzn.to/2D2EVgI - (Amazon affiliate link) there are a few different colors, orange, pink, purple, green, yellow and blue. Charlie Has Worms Hook: Mustad S71SNP-DT #2-8 Thread: Pink Unithread 6/0 (140d) Eyes: 3.2mm Silver beadchain Tail: Silicone tentacle Body: Pearl Flashabou 8-10 strands Wing: Light pink fox or craft fur Flash: U.V. pearl ice dubbing Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Frenchie Nymph

Check out the Frenchie Nymph in action in Mike's Codorus Creek Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lVf5w-4Dr8 Check out Mike's Wooly Bugged channel on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/WoolyBugged The Frenchie is a heavy nymph that has been gaining popularity over the years especially with competition anglers. The fly is commonly tied on a jig hook with a slotted tungsten bead, but today we are tying a more traditional presentation. You can use brass or tungsten beads to weight the fly. Use tungsten and additional wraps of lead to really weight the fly. For the thorax, you can experiment using different colors. I like to use contrasting colors for the hotspot and the thorax. The bright spots among the drab natural colors seem to be a great trigger to get lethargic trout to strike. Thanks to Mike for the additional footage and wild trout photos. Frenchie Nymph fly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad: S82-3906b #10-18 Bead: Gold tungsten or brass Weight: 0.015 lead wire Thread: Flymaster 6/0 (70d) Fl. Pink Tail: Coq de Leon (CDL) medium Pardo Ribbing: Ultrawire gold in brassie size Body: Ringneck pheasant tail Thorax: Pink Ice Dubbing Hot Spot: Fl. pink thread Wooly Bugged Blog: https://www.woolybugged.com Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Music: The Creek - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena https://youtu.be/2HjQ2IEXk04 Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Pyramid Lake Woolly Worm

I tie the Pyramid Lake Woolly Worm Cutthroat Trout Fly a little bit different from the ones from Jan Nemec, but they are essentially the same pattern. this chartreuse and black variations are referred to as the Northern Lights color. It's a good choice for fishing water where the clarity isn't optimal. You get a pop of color and a great looking silhouette streaming through the water. Pyramid Lake in Nevada (not the one in Jasper, Alberta) is home to a threatened strain of cutthroat trout called the Lahontan. The Lahontan cutthroat is native to the drainages of the Truckee River, Humboldt River, Carson River, Walker River, Quinn River and several smaller rivers in the Great Basin of North America. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahontan_cutthroat_trout The fly is heavily hackled and uses 2 hackles palmered together over the Estaz body. I like to use hackles that are quite webby near the base and that may pass for schlappen. I like to add the reverse wrapped rib for a little added protection from the trout's teeth. The fly is fished on a sinking line and is tied unweighted so that it doesn't dig into the sandy bottom of the lake, but rather bounces over the bottom. In addition to being a good Cutthroat Trout fly, this Woolly Worm variation is great for steelhead and even pike and bass. Pyramid Lake Woolly Worm Fly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad R75-79580 #2-8 Thread: 140d Black 6/0 Tail: Chartreuse marabou or saddle hackle fluff Rib: Small chartreuse Ultrawire Body: Fl. Green Opal Estaz Hackle: 2 Black saddle hackles Thanks to Jan Nemec from MimicFlyFishing.com for creating this cool variation of the classic Woolly Worm. http://mimicflyfishing.com/workshop/pyramid-lake/pyramid-lake-woolly-worm/ Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Cone Head Foxy Crystal Bugger

CH Foxy Crystal Bugger is a departure from Russell Blessing's original Woolly Bugger. The tail is tied with fox tail hair rather than the usual marabou. It maintains the action of marabou but adds some durability that comes in handy when fishing hard-hitting trout and bass. You can tie this in any Bugger color such as the traditional black & olive, purple, claret, white, Chilli Pepper, browns or any combination. The cone, along with some extra body weight ensures this fly sinks deep and fast, perfect for stillwater or floating down the river. Throw this fly at trout, bass, anything you think might take a swipe. Buggers have been tied to represent many prey items such as helgramites, minnows, crayfish, stonefly nymphs, amphibians or leeches. Make sure to share the fly if you tie it on Instagram using #flytyingchallenge30 Hook: 3-4xl Streamer hook Mustad 9672 Bead: 5mm Brass cone Thread: Olive 6/0 (140 d) Tail: Olive fox tail hair Flash: Pearl crystal flash Rib: Copper wire Body: Olive Estaz Hackle: Olive saddle hackle Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Bead Head Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymph

The Pheasant Tail Nymph is a popular fishing fly for both European and North American anglers. The Hot Spot is a favorite variation of the PTN that I've been using since I started fly fishing. I've tied it using orange, chartreuse, red, yellow and various shades of each and found the hot fire orange to be my most productive color. The fly has caught quite a number of species for me including trout (brook, bull, brown, cuttie and rainbow), perch, grayling, mooneye, mountain whitefish, walleye, pumpkinseed, bluegill and several other panfish. You can add a dab of solarez to the wingcase to help make the fly more durable. Hot Spot BH PTN Fly Pattern Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #12-18 - http://amzn.to/2j20W7t Bead: Copper brass - http://amzn.to/2j0ZHoP Thread: Orange & Olive 6/0 (140 d) Tail: 10-15 Pheasant tail fibers - http://amzn.to/2jxtpRZ Hot Spot Orange 6/0 (140 d) Rib: Fine copper wire Body: Pheasant tail fibers Wingcase: Pheasant tail fibers Thorax: Peacock herl Legs: Pheasant tail tips Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

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