Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tying Hans' Hopper

There are many great hopper patterns out there. This pattern combines bits and pieces of several hopper patterns, with a couple of unique twists. 

As with most foam patterns, this hopper floats well. The accents of uv ice dub, cdc, and web wing add a few triggers. 

Tie in Tan, Olive, and Yellow. Sizes 2-14

Happy Tying

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tying the Ultra Violet Nymph

Based on nymphs from Czech fly tiers, the Ultra Violet Nymph is a very effective fly fished in the European or American styles of nymphing. It is also very effective fished as a dropper from a dry fly. This pattern works well to imitate mayfly nymphs as they rise through the water column on their way to the surface.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tying Ryan's Quick Tie Caddis

This high floating caddis is easy to tie and the fish love it. Ryan started tying this pattern a couple of years ago after seeing something like it in Wyoming. Tie it with the body color to match the caddis on your stream. Tan is a good all around body color.