Category Archive: Videos

Videos from the Allen Brothers YouTube account

Oct 17 2014

Fly Tying Instructions – Allen Brothers Pheasant Tail™

Instructions for tying the Allen Brothers Pheasant Tail. This pattern uses a tungsten bead and a soft hackle collar to make it one of the best nymphs a fly-fisherman can have in his box.

Oct 17 2014

Basics – Whip Finish

A short instructional video on how to tie off, or finish, a fly if you don’t have a whip finishing tool. Essentially, it is just tying multiple half-hitch knots.

Oct 17 2014

Basics – Attaching the Thread

A short instructional video on how to attach the thread to your hook.

Oct 17 2014

Basics – Capturing Materials

A short instructional video on how to capture materials on the hook shank. While it can seem simple, sometimes materials will rotate around your hook while you are tying causing unintended appearance results. The “loose wrap” will help you secure materials to the hook shank.

Oct 17 2014

Fly Tying Instructions – Allen Brothers Prince Nymph™

Tying instructions for the Allen Brothers Prince Nymph™. This pattern is in the same class as the Pheasant Tail and the Hare’s Ear – it’s a great all-around pattern that covers large mayflies and stoneflies. It is also the “big brother” to the Pheasant Tail and Hare’s Ear and that means it shines particularly well …

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Oct 17 2014

Fly Tying Instructions – Cut-wing Caddis

Tying instructions for the Cut-wing Caddis. The lack of hackle and Spirit River’s wings-and-things gives this fly a very realistic shape and allows it to ride like the naturals do. In addition, we love the fact that it’s so simple and all you have to do to match your specific hatch is change the dubbing …

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Jan 08 2014

Fly Tying Instructions – Allen Brothers Winter Stonefly™ (AB Taeniopteryx)

Instructions for tying the Allen Brothers Winter Stonefly (aka: Early/Little Black/Brown Stonefly, AB Taeniopteryx). It is a timely pattern as many rivers in North America have some type of small black or dark brown stonefly that hatches in the winter. This is a great pattern that you can right out to the river with, during …

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Jan 08 2014

Fly Tying Instructions – Gammarus Scud (AB Scud)

Instructions for tying the Gammarus Scud (AB Scud). The key to this fly is translucence. Scuds (a type of freshwater shrimp), have two distinguishing features: a translucent body that lets a lot of light through and hemoglobin in their “blood” that gives them a red strip down their back. This pattern address both features. It …

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Dec 12 2013

Tying Instructions – Gammarus Scud (aka AB Scud)

Follow the instructions below to learn how to tie the Gammarus Scud (aka AB Scud).

Dec 12 2013

Tying Instructions – Allen Brothers Winter Stonefly™ (aka AB Taeniopteryx)

Follow the instructions below to learn how to tie the Allen Brothers Winter Stonefly™ (aka: Early/Little Black/Brown Stonefly, AB Taeniopteryx).

Mar 03 2013

Fly Tying Instructions – Allen Brothers Hare’s Ear™

Instructions for tying the Allen Brothers Hare’s Ear™. This pattern uses a tungsten bead and a soft hackle collar to make it one of the best nymphs a fly-fisherman can have in his box.

Mar 01 2012

Fly Tying Development: Early Brown Stonefly – Discovering the Cipher Series pt. 3 of 3

In this third and final video, Jay is back on the river to test out the early brown stonefly he developed after sampling the river, the developing the pattern at the vice.

Feb 29 2012

Fly Tying Development: Early Brown Stonefly – Discovering the Cipher Series pt. 2 of 3

In this second video, Jay is at the vice tying the early brown stonefly nymphs he seined up earlier in the day.

Feb 28 2012

Fly Tying Development: Early Brown Stonefly – Discovering the Cipher Series pt. 1 of 3

Jay, armed with his trusty cameraman, and son, Hudson, set out to chronicle sampling for stoneflies in mid-winter, heading back to the vise to imitate the insect, then back to the river to put the new pattern to the test! The Discovering the Cipher series will help you learn how to become a better fisherman …

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May 31 2010

Presentation 101

Presentation is key! This is a great video to highlight some of the often overlooked details in rigging up before you start fishing! Visit www.theallenbrothers.com for more great articles, videos, guide trips, blogs, tying instructions and to purchase our custom fly patterns!

Mar 05 2010

Micro Nymphing

Micro-nymphing is a fantastic technique that goes hand-in-hand with sight nymphing. Jay Allen spends a few minutes fishing a spring creek, called Frustration Ponds, in the Jackson, Wyoming area and lays out some great tips and techniques for micro-nymphing. Visit www.theallenbrothers.com for more great articles, videos, guide trips, blogs, tying instructions and to purchase our …

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Feb 24 2010

Wyoming 2009: Underwater trout pod

This video was life changing! We had a camera on a 6′ paint pole and dropped it into a deep run we knew contained fish, but weren’t sure how many. Upon review of the footage on the camera’s 2″ screen we saw a couple fish. When we got back home and blew it up to …

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Feb 19 2010

Wyoming 2009: Lewis River underwater brown trout

We got a great little video clip of netting this brown trout. Taken from the Lewis River in Yellowstone, Wyoming during our October fishing trip Visit http://www.theallenbrothers.com for more great articles, videos, guide trips, blogs, tying instructions and to purchase our custom fly patterns!

Jan 02 2010

The Drop cast

The drop cast is a simple cast yet very effective in getting your nymph to sink faster and have much less drag. An effective tool for any advanced fisherman and a must use for nymph fishing. Visit www.theallenbrothers.com for more great articles, videos, guide trips, blogs, tying instructions and to purchase our custom fly patterns!

Dec 21 2009

Wyoming 2009, Blacktail Ponds Cutthroat trout

Our 2nd day of the Wyoming trip brought more bad weather, so we used the day to test out our camera equipment and see if the waterproof bag worked. We capitalized on the footage with this 19″ Cutthroat that fell prey to the blacktail baetis (a pattern that was designed on the very same Blacktail …

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