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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

Tying the No See Um Fishing Fly

Fishing midges can be tricky business. Most midges, however, are simple and quick to tie.

Here's a top producer that can be tied in lots of colors.

DiscountFlies, November 22, 2023

Tying the Massacre Midge Fishing Fly

Fishing midges can be tricky business. Tying midges, on the other hand, can be quite simple.

The Massacre Midge is a proven winner. We have a few substitutions that work well for us.

DiscountFlies, November 22, 2023

Mayflies of North America

There 23 mayfly families in North America.

The 3 the three most important mayfly families contain over half of all the mayfly species, which are the most commonly encountered on trout streams.

Donny Benkendorf, November 19, 2023

Tying a Jiggy Perdigon Split Back Fishing Fly

Some of our best sellers are the split back nymphs; both the BWO and PMD versions are fish catchers.

Here’s our attempt to tie a split back BWO in a perdigon style fly.

DiscountFlies, November 15, 2023

Tying the Hopedale Crab Fishing Fly

This is a ringer. We offer a few suggestions on substitutes that have worked well for us.

The Hopedale Crab has been said to be the only fly you need for all the fish that swim in the water off Louisiana. We can confirm.

DiscountFlies, November 09, 2023

Fly Fishing for Redfish in Louisiana

Thoughts on Preparing and Executing a Trip to Fly Fish for Redfish

We recently spent several days fly fishing for Redfish in LA. Here's what we learned.

Chris N, November 06, 2023

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