Rich Strolis Ice Pick Fly
Patterns

The Ice Pick Fly

Rich Strolis’s Ice Pick fly is still one of my favorite streamers that I seem to always come back to. Rich developed the Ice Pick streamer with the famous New Zealand Zonker in mind. This fly can be assembled as a standard, single hook streamer, an articulated single hook version (using Flyman’s articulated shank) and […]

Tying with CDC Header
Materials

How to Tie Flies With CDC

By Hans Weilenmann Source: Fly Fisherman Magazine From midges to bonefish flies, cul de canard (CDC) is equally at home in drys, wets, nymphs, and saltwater patterns. The description “Cul de Canard” was reputedly coined in the late 1950s by French tier Henry Bresson for one of his patterns. The description has contributed to some […]

Lagaratun Thread
Materials | Tagged

Choosing the Right Thread

Throwback Thursday! It’s that time of year where you’ve depleted your box during the prime time right before run-off started and now run-off is winding down and hatches are going off like crazy. Time for a quick refill. This article originally appeared in our February 2005 newsletter, but much of the information still holds true […]

2014-Mud-Hole
Fishing Report, Patterns

What Do These Fish Have in Common?

They were all caught on a fly I’ve been using for the last month.  I call it the Red Rider.  In the last 30 days I’ve caught over 60 bass, 4 Walleyes, 12 Wipers, and a considerable number of Crappies on this pattern which emulates a crayfish.  It has a lot of materials but its […]

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Materials

Simplified Quill Body Flies

Hareline Dubbing recently introduced a synthetic body wrap material that simulates natural quills.  It’s tough, long, offered in half dozen colors (can be modified with a marker), and reasonably priced ($4.50). The body needs to be coated with a varnish or a light cure acrylic (Clear Cure Goo, Bug Bond, or Loon Clear Finish) to […]