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Fly Fishing Tutorials

Strippers and Spoolers Part 1 – Duane Redford

Strippers and Spoolers – Part One Of every fish that eats your offering, you probably recognize 60 percent of the takes. Of that 60 percent, you probably hook slightly less than 50 percent on the set.  Of that 50 percent the average fly angler lands, or brings to net, maybe 40 percent.  Face it folks, …

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Getting Skinny on The Eagle River with Duane Redford

Get skinny…. In the Fly Fisher’s Playbooks (both editions), I discuss depth and speed in depth when it comes to nymphing.  Typically, you want the depth (distance from indicator to weight) to be around one and a half times the depth of water you’re fishing, and the speed to be half of the speed of …

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Tips for Tying your Pats Rubber Legs

Great Tips for a Great Fly, the Pat’s Rubber Legs Pat’s Rubber Legs works well all year round in multiple colors and sizes. A Colorado staple fly wherever you are in and around the Vail Valley or elsewhere! Enjoy this fly tying demonstration that focuses on how to make a “Pat’s Rubber Legs” stonefly pattern …

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Wading through the Dead Water | What Really Catches Trout

Common Question: What are the fish hitting lately? Answer: A consistently good drift at the right depth over water where fish are holding with a fly the fish will notice but not run away from. When I’m asked the above question and  give the above mentioned answer, people often think I’m holding back or saving …

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Hoodrat

Hoodrat The Hoodrat was developed to imitate a small field mouse.  Trout, along with bass and pike are natural predators of the field mouse.  The hoodrat is designed to look as natural as possible, while maintaining it floatability and action. Fly Tying Materials List: We are happy to mail you any materials you will need …

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F-16

MA F-16 Minturn Anglers guide and his F-16 Fly Tying Materials List: We are happy to mail you any materials you will need to tie this fly and/or others.  To order by phone call us at 720-851-4665. Hook: TMC 101 or 2302 #16-22 Thread: 70 UTC Black Tail: Hackle Fibers Abdomen: Ice Dub Wingcase: Flourofiber Legs: Flourofiber Thorax: Ice Dub

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