Foam Beatle

After standing knee deep in lakes for the last years I’ve always wanted to try to tie a fly that I didn’t have a recipe for.  I’ve been checking out what is floating or swiming next to me while waiting for the fish to take my fly. About a week ago I bought some black foam […]

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Strike indicator, with a twist

One of the most anoying thing when using a strike indicator is when the fish attacks the indicator but not the fly on the end of the leader. I decided to do something about it. Recipe: Hook: 14 – 20 dryfly hook Thread: Black 8/0 thread Body: Foam, red, yellow, orange or what ever color […]

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Dyrbitur

A trout can't resist this fly

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Great videos and articles

Here are some videos and articles I used to learn the basics in fly tying. David Cammiss’s videos show extremely well how to start fly tying. I used this site a lot when I was starting out.  Here are the Beginner lessons. He also has some intermediate lessons I really like the Green beast and The Wolley Bugger. The […]

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Brassie

This one I tried last night. It is really simple. Recipe Hook: 12-16 wetfly or grubber Thread: Black Body: Thin or medium copper wire Collar: Peacock herl or any type of dubbing How I tie the fly First you tie your thread at the eye of the hook, stop at ca. 1/4 of the hook […]

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Midge

My wife does a bit of embroidery and I get the leftover thread when she is finished. I decided to take on the midge fly and I was amazed how easy it was. Recipe Hook: #10-16 wetfly Thread: 6/0 Matching the embroidery color Body/Head: Embroidery thread Ribs: Flat silver tinsel / Silver wire How I […]

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Buzzer

The buzzer imitates the pupa stage of the gnat. The Buzzer is a really simple fly to tie and a really good fly to practise flytying on. Usually it is black with cheeks but my version has no cheeks only red/orange/black thread, thin wire and lots of head cement. Recipe Hook: 8-20 Grubber/Wetfly Thread: 6/0 […]

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Ant

My next experiment is tying an ant pattern. This pattern is really simple and it only takes a few minutes to tie. Recipe Hook: 12-18 wetfly/16-20 dryfly Thread: 6/0 black Black hackle feather for feet Lead to make it heavier (optional)   How I tie the fly Start by creating the back hump of the […]

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Peacock

Really popular fly in Iceland and works really well.  Almost all fishermen have this fly in their box while fishing in Iceland. I’ve seen many versions of this fly, with bead and without.  I usually tie it with a gold bead and without a bead in sizes 8 to 14.  It is sometimes made heavier with […]

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Krokurinn (The Hook)

Excellent trout fly created by the Icelander Gylfi Kristjansson. Recipe Hook: Grubber 8-16 Thread: Black 8/0 Tail: 3-5 Pheasant tail fibers Tail collar: Red Crystal antron dubbing Body: Medium black vinyl rib Head: Copper bead How I tie the fly Start by putting the bead on the hook.  In closed add two layers of thread […]

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