Tag Archives: nymphs

How to Tie Senyo’s Wiggle Stone


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Wiggle Stone is excellent for both steelhead and trout.
Photo via orvis.com

Fly fishers are often trying to imitate lifelike action to attract trout, and one way to achieve this is with a jointed nymph. The Wiggle Stone is the creation of Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters in Ohio. This pattern should. . .

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How to Tie the Tungsten Surveyor

Written by: Tyler Befus


Althoigh it doesn’t look like normal winter trout fare, this heavy nymph is a proven winner.
All photos by Tyler Befus

Winter can be one of the most challenging times of the year to fish. Whether they live in a spring creek in the Upper Midwest or one of the countless Colorado tailwaters, trout become very slow and. . .

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Video: How to Tie JC’s Electric Caddis Pupa


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great video that walks you through a somewhat complicated pattern from well-known New Jersey tier, John Collins. About this fly, Collins says, “I created this pattern to imitate caddis larvae found in many rivers. After photographing numerous natural insects, I observed that. . .

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Video: How to Tie Higa’s S.O.S.


Written by: Phil Monahan

Higa’s S.O.S. was created by Spencer Higa of Falcon’s Ledge, in Utah.
Photo via orvis.com

Here’s a video fly-tying lesson from Curtis Fry, of Fly Fish Food,┬áthat explains how to tie Higa’s S.O.S, a pattern created by guide and sometimes Orvis News contributor. . .

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Video: How to Tie the (gasp!) Sucker Spawn


Written by: Phil Monahan

Tim Flagler claims he’s only a “recreational user” os Sucker Spawn. How about you?

Fly fishing sometimes feels like it’s bound by a lot of rules. Some are truly old-school: thou shalt fish a dry fly upstream only, for instance. But even in the 21st century there’s a lot of hair-splitting about. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Simple Scud Pattern


Written by: Phil Monahan

In some watersheds, scuds make up a large part of a trout’s diet.

Scuds, crustaceans known as Amphipods, are on a trout’s menu year-round—especially in many tailwaters, spring creeks, and stillwaters. Trout love them because scuds are usually plentiful, easy to catch, and they have high nutritional value. There are almost. . .

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