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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

Stoneflies of North America - An Overview

An Overview of Stoneflies in North America

Stoneflies are important to trout, especially hungry trout. The presence of stoneflies is also an indicator or water quality.

Donny Benkendorf, November 04, 2023

Tying October Caddis Fishing Flies

The last "Big Bug" hatch of the year...A Jiggy October Caddis, A Party Mop October Caddis, and an October Caddis Chubby

Fishing the October Caddis hatch with nymphs throughout day will be productive.  Don't hesitate to throw a dry-dropper rig with an Orange Foam Caddis or an Orange Stimulator Chew Toy.

Chris N, September 22, 2023

Tying Antonio's CDC Adult Dun BWO Baetis Fishing Fly

This creative and unique dry fly is also simple and quick to tie

This fly is similar to a Comparadun or a No Hackle, but is made almost entirely of CDC. While the result is a shaggy fly, the profile that fish see is pure gold.

Chris N, September 14, 2023

Tying the Big Bear Baetis Fishing Fly Variations

A slim BWO nymph that uses only a few materials

Tying legs on small nymphs can be frustrating. Here are two different methods that make tying legs on small nymphs less frustrating.

Chris N, September 14, 2023

Tying the Mole Fly Emerger Fishing Fly

The Mole Fly Emerger is genius in its simplicity.

The key to tying the Mole Fly Emerger Fishing Fly is to use natural dubbing, which will help the body sit below the surface as it is designed to do.

Chris N., September 14, 2023

Tying the Puff Daddy Fishing Fly with Variations

The Puff Daddy Fishing Fly is a go-to BWO emerger for many

We like to tie the Puff Daddy Fishing Fly with a sparse CDC collar and add a bit of flash to the CDC collar

Chris N, September 14, 2023

Tying a Kamikaze Sculpin with Synthetic Rabbit Zonker Strips

Synthetic rabbit zonker strips move like a natural material and are easy to tie with.

Synthetic zonker strips alleviate the need for a dubbing loop on this fly because the thin “hide” does not create bulk when wrapped around the shank.

Chris N, September 03, 2023

Tying a Twenty Incher with Hot Spot Biots

Adding hotspots to classics is possible with new INFERNO biots

There are numerous ways to add hot spots....add INFERNO biots to the list!

Chris N, August 25, 2023

Tying the Jujubee Fishing Fly

Take a look at the new Faux Bucktail synthetic fiber from Flymen Fishing

The fibers are solid, which means they do not flare like natural buck tail. This also means they can be wrapped around a hook shank.

Chris N, August 20, 2023

Tying the Chubby Chernobyl

Top 5 greatest dry flies of all time. In a dry-dropper setup, this is our go-to dry.

There are conditions in which multiple layers of foam improve the fly. Here is how we do it

Chris N, August 15, 2023

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