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Clark “Cheech” Pierce’s Snot Goblin

Posted by Phil Lilley on October 13th, 2014

The first video in the Fly Fish Food series….Cheech’s Snot Goblin.

Recipe:
Rear Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #2 (or #4 2XL streamer hook)
Tail/Wing – Magnum Bunny Strip
Hackle – Schlappen
Body – Simi-Seal (in a dubbing loop)
Front Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #1 (or #4 2XL Streamer)
Eyes – I-Balz or CCG Plastic Dumbell
Tail/Wing – Magnum Bunny Strip
Hackle – Schlappen
Body – Simi-Seal
Head – Laser Dub


Clark “Cheech” Pierce’s El Sculpito

Posted by Phil Lilley on October 13th, 2014

Cheech hit in out of the park with this un-articulated Sculpin Pattern. Featuring Silicone Legs for Pectoral Fins…..this thing is scary-real.
Recipe:
Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #1
Eye – I-Ballz
Tail/Wing – Magnum Rabbit Strip
Body – Simi-Seal
Pectoral Fins- Silicone Legs
Head – Simi-Seal


Matt Grajewski’s “Fur Trader”

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 8th, 2014

Recipe:

Rear Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #2

Tail – Schlappen

Body – Craft Fur (reverse tied)
Flash – Shimmer Fringe

Front Hook
Hook – Gamakatsu B10s 1/0
Body – Craft Fur
Flash – Shimmer Fringe
Head – Craft Fur Brush
Eyes – Clear Cure Eyes


Fly Tying Tip Episode 2: Copic Airbrush

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 28th, 2014


Mike Williams’s Panty Dropper

Posted by Brian Wise on March 1st, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to make some fly tying videos for Field and Stream….this video kicked off the “Money Bugs” series. This fly had been on my radar for a while. If the “Whiskers” are a little too much for you omit them, if not, keep them–you can’t go wrong. Fish this fly toward the surface or drag it down with a sink tip.


Nick Granato’s Death Dog

Posted by Brian Wise on January 13th, 2014

Brian Wise:

A medium sized streamer with a full body….easy to tie, and the color combinations are endless.

Recipe:
Rear Hook
Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #2

Tail – Marabou

Body – UV Polar Chenille

Wing – Rabbit Strip

Sili-Legs –

Front Hook:
Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #1

Eyes – Aluminum See Eyes or I-Balz

Body – Polar Chenille
Wing – Rabbit Strip
Sili-Legs


Nick Granato’s Articulated Chubby Muffin

Posted by Brian Wise on October 7th, 2013

Brian Wise

An articulated version of Nick Granato’s Chubby Muffin. A GREAT Sculpin pattern! read more…


Nick Granato’s Ghetto Tramp

Posted by Brian Wise on August 21st, 2013

Brian Wise

The second fly in the Nick Granato Series…..The Ghetto Tramp. Built on a 3-5/0 platform, this large streamer is the real deal. Obviously a musky based fly, this thing can also be stepped down in size to chase anything that eats.


Fly Tying Tips – Episode 1, Dubbing Brushes

Posted by Brian Wise on July 29th, 2013

The first episode of our Tying Tips brings Dubbing Brushes. Whether you are making the for heads (as in the Granato Tying Series), bodies, or hair extensions…dubbing brushes are a GREAT style to have in your tying arsenal.


Fly Tying: Nick Granato’s Sasquatch

Posted by Brian Wise on July 27th, 2013

The first fly in the Nick Granato Series…..the Sasquatch. I like to call Nick Granato the “Mad Scientist” of fly designers. Looking at the recipe for this fly you think “How in the WORLD will this stuff make a good looking fly??” and then you get something as sexy as any fly I have ever seen. Crazy-Cool and fishes REALLY well.

Recipe:
Hook – Gamakatsu B10s #1
Eyes – Real Eyes (or Clear Cure Weighted Eyes)
Tail – Bucktail
Tail – Marabou
Tail – Flashabou
Tail – Flash Blend
Tail – Marabou
Tail – Crystal Flash
Tail – Peacock Herl
Tail – Rubber Legs (Spinnerbait Skirt!)
Hackle – Barred Saddle (or Barred Schlappen)
Head – Craft Fur Dubbing Brush colored with markers.