The Micro Feather Game Changer is a snack-size articulated fly pattern that lands softly to avoid spooking fish, but still pushes enough water to get a predator's attention. Imagine a fly that perfectly imitates a baitfish in your local waters, not only in profile but by swimming like a real fish and provoking the pred
Charlie Craven changes the game with another killer pattern, the Two Bit Hooker. The goal of this pattern is to get the fly down into the zone as quick as possible. It does just that with two smaller tungsten beads back to back instead of one that messes up the proportions of the fly. Limiting the bulk with two smaller tungsten beads, enables this mayfly imitation to have a realistic, slender and flashy profile. The Two Bit Hooker is one of those flies that everyone must have in their…
Here's a quick video on how to use one of fly tying's most iconic tools. It might seem intimidating to a beginner, but it's actually quite easy to use if you follow these simple steps. On a side note, while they come in various designs, my favorite is this style because they rotate freely and last
There's nothing like a good fly swap to get the fly tying knuckles cracked, the creative juices flowing again. The reasons for joining a swap are many - but for me it's fun to tie flies for something other than my fly boxes, and I truly enjoy the friendship and comraderie that comes with participating in a swap. It's not about who ties the best flies or who has the best feathers.