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Tying a UV Wire Worm Fishing Fly

Known by several names – UV Wire Worm, Wire Worm, Pig Sticker – this fly catches fish.

In smaller sizes, it can be used as an annelid or rock worm. In larger sizes, maybe fish take it for one of the skinny leeches that live in many rivers.

DiscountFlies, April 19, 2024

Tying the Articulated Goldie and Rusty Trombone Fishing Flies

The Articulated Goldie is a go-to streamer in Northern Colorado and Wyoming. The olive with copper flash version, known as the Rusty Trombone, is also a popular and productive variation.

While we have a couple of techniques that we like to use when tying this fly, the overall design and materials list is straight forward.

DiscountFlies, April 10, 2024

Tying the X Caddis Fishing Fly

A brilliant design by Mr Mathews. At the heart of this pattern – and close cousins like the sparkle dun – is Z Lon.

Antron (also a trilobal fiber) and poly (round) fibers also work, especially since Z Lon is no longer manufactured.

DiscountFlies, March 17, 2024

Tying Stalcup's CDC Emerging Dun BWO Fishing Fly

Shane Stalcup’s “Mayflies: Top to Bottom” is one of the best resources for timeless mayfly patterns....

The CDC Emerging Dun is one of our favorite BWO emergers.

DiscountFlies, March 09, 2024

Tying a Melon Sparkle Dun Fishing Fly

AK Best’s Melon Quill has always been a head scratcher. But it works. Everywhere.

This is our version of a melon quill color scheme married with Mr Mathews’ brilliant sparkle dun.

DiscountFlies, March 09, 2024

Tying a Jiggy Blowtorch Fishing fly with a few new Materials

The Blowtorch is a classic jigged tag nymph from the mind of Mr Olsen that is a go-to fly for many anglers.

There are several recently released materials that make this top producing nymph even easier to tie.

DiscountFlies, March 02, 2024

Tying the Jiggy Hot Head Mini Leech Fly Fishing Fly

The JIggy Mini Leech has quickly become a go-to favorite for many anglers. It is a great pattern in rivers and streams as well as lakes and ponds.

Dread drifted as point fly is our favorite way to fish this fly. There are numerous variations to be tied and tried.

DiscountFlies, February 18, 2024

Tying the Two Bit Hooker Fishing Fly

The Two Bit Hooker is another brilliant fly from the mind of Jedi fly designer Charlie Craven

Don’t skip dubbing between the beads! This bulk of dubbing acts as the foundation for legs and wing case - a brilliant concept to be used in other flies

DiscountFlies, February 16, 2024

Tying the Kreelex Streamer Fishing Fly | Two Versions

Originally called the Rolex, the Kreelex is a proven fly across species

This is one of the first streamers we reach for whether we are fishing it dead drifted, swung, or stripped.

DiscountFlies, February 11, 2024

Tying the Jiggy YK Flasher Yong Special Fishing Fly

Mr Kim’s Yong Special fishing fly was developed for the pickiest trout on the San Juan. We’ve found that it works well anywhere.

The key to this fly is to tightly cord the thread prior to wrapping it forward. This creates fantastic segmentation.

DiscountFlies, February 03, 2024

Tying the Darth Baetis Variation Fishing Fly

The Darth Baetis is a stellar baetis nymph...purple is a winter favorite.

We use a quill body covered in UV resin. We think the quill keeps the segmentation and durability, but it is easier for us to tie.

DiscountFlies, January 28, 2024

Tying the Gotcha Pink Bandwing Fishing Fly

The Gotcha is a bit like the Pheasant Tail or Wooly Bugger of Trout flies…the original is a timeless classic that still produces fish and it is the basis for many variants. The Pink Bandwing Orange Tail is an example.

We include a few tying notes with thoughts on techniques that make tying this fast and fun.

DiscountFlies, January 21, 2024

Tying the Spawning Shrimp Fishing Fly

Don't leave home without this shrimp

Although it uses more materials than other saltwater staples, focusing on one layer at a time makes this fly very digestible.

DiscountFlies, January 07, 2024

Tying the Mantis Shrimp Saltwater Fishing Fly

Mr Veverka’s Mantis Shrimp is a staple in every saltwater fly box.

Tied in its original form, the Mantis is deadly. As with all great and timeless flies, it has become the chassis for many variations. We show a few alternate materials for the classic.

DiscountFlies, January 01, 2024

Tying the Gotcha Rubberlegs Fishing Fly

The Gotcha is a bit like the Pheasant Tail or Wooly Bugger of Saltwater flies…the original is a timeless classic that still produces fish and it is the basis for many variants.

The Gotcha Rubberlegs is an example.....a twist on a classic, plus a few tying tips.

DiscountFlies, December 31, 2023

Tying a Crazy Charlie Fishing Fly

The "Parachute Adams" or “Pheasant Tail” of the bonefish flies!

This fly can be tied in numerous colors, including Gold, Orange, Pink, Tan, White, and Yellow/Chartreuse.

DiscountFlies, December 24, 2023

Tying the Christmas Island Special Fishing Fly

A classic Bonefish fly that works everywhere.

Natural Fox or Craft Fur is traditionally used for the wing, but try Finn Raccoon! This fly can be tied in many, chartreuse, orange, pearl.

DiscountFlies, December 17, 2023

Tying a Rainbow Warrior CDC Soft Hackle Fishing Fly

The Rainbow Warrior is a top producer for many anglers. We have numerous versions…from a Jig style to a Perdigon, from a glass bead to a tungsten bead.

Here’s a soft hackle version of the Rainbow Warrior in winter purple.

DiscountFlies, December 11, 2023

Tying the Black Beauty Fishing Fly

A classic. Simple and easy to tie with few materials.

The trick is tying them small. Having the right materials will help tremendously.

DiscountFlies, December 03, 2023

Tying a Dragon Tail Fishing Fly

Dragon tails look great and move well in the water

We show two ways to tie a bulky collar that also has lots of movement

DiscountFlies, November 29, 2023

Tying Morgan's Midge Fishing Fly

While the fish feeding on midges can be finicky and the fishing can be technical, the flies are typically the opposite to tie.

Morgan's Midge can be tied quickly in all sorts of colors.

DiscountFlies, November 22, 2023

Tying the No Name Midge Fishing Fly

A Roger Hill Classic...Simple Beauty

Two things have changed since we first stated tying this fly years ago...pre-stripped quills and UV resin. Both simplify and already simple, deadly fly.

DiscountFlies, November 22, 2023

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