Tag Archive: Brothers

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

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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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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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.

Jan 31 2013

Fly of the Month Tying Club – Allen Brothers Prince Nymph™

Follow the instructions below to learn how to tie the Allen Brothers Prince Nymph™. If you run into a tying issue and need help, you can always contact us with this exclusive email address for a personal response – tying@theallenbrothers.com We will do our best to respond to your questions quickly, but you can expect …

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Jan 09 2013

Rogue River Steelhead

Jay and I got out on the river Monday morning before doing some video work on our fly-ting business (the Allen Brothers). It was a good chance to check out what is soon to be my new home-waters. No doubt you’ll be seeing a lot more posts from me on the Rogue. On February 1, …

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Jan 08 2013

Hello West Michigan! August through December 2012

With the launch of the new website, moving across the country, finding a new job (no, Allen Brothers does not supply Jay and I with an income … yet, it’s still a labor of love :-)) and having an 18 month old son – it’s safe to say that fishing, let alone blogging, took a …

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Nov 04 2012

Fly of the Month Tying Club – Allen Brothers Hare’s Ear™

Follow the instructions below to learn how to tie the Allen Brothers Hare’s Ear™. If you run into a tying issue and need help, you can always contact us with this exclusive email address for a personal response – tying@theallenbrothers.com We will do our best to respond to your questions quickly, but you can expect …

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Oct 05 2012

Farewell Colorado, Frying Pan River, Basalt, Colorado

Date: July 13 – 15, 2012 Weather: Sunny with a few storms that moved in and out Insect/Activity: Midges, small baetis hatch – very sporadic Patterns Used: Blacktail Baetis, AB Tungsten Hare’s Ear, Grey Midge, **Top Secret Pattern** Flows: 170’s A Magnificently colored and spotted rainbow! Farewell Colorado – we had a good 16 years! You will be greatly …

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Oct 01 2012

Fly of the Month Tying Club – Allen Brothers Pheasant Tail™

Follow the instructions below to learn how to tie the Allen Brothers Pheasant Tail. If you run into a tying issue and need help, you can always contact us with this exclusive email address for a personal response – tying@theallenbrothers.com We will do our best to respond to your questions quickly, but you can expect …

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May 04 2012

Allen Brothers School of Fly-Fishing : Fly Design

Just something I wanted to get the word out on. Jeff and I are putting on a fly fishing school called: FLY DESIGN: From Classroom to River – A two-day course spent on the river and at the tying vise, taking a deeper look at entomology, and how to translate what you are seeing into …

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May 04 2012

Allen Brothers School of Fly-Fishing: Fly Design

Just something I wanted to get the word out on. Jay and I are putting on a fly fishing school called: FLY DESIGN: From Classroom to River – A two-day course spent on the river and at the tying vise, taking a deeper look at entomology, and how to translate what you are seeing into …

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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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Feb 17 2012

Allen Brothers Cut-wing Caddis™

Allen Brothers Cut-wing Caddis™

This is a fantastic fly! Such a simple design, and so much effectiveness, plus, it’s very easy to tie. The steps include: dubbing the body, cutting the wing, attaching the wing, and attaching a small amount of elk hair. And, for all its simplicity, it floats uncannily well and skates and rides exactly like a …

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Feb 17 2012

Allen Brothers Blacktail Baetis™

Blacktail Baetis™

This baetis pattern is unique in the fact that the wing-pads are tied with a jet-black piece of goose biot – a feature we haven’t seen on any other baetis imitation. When a baetis is about to emerge, it’s wing pads turn jet-black and this is a key distinction for any fish feeding heavily on …

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Jan 27 2012

‘Tis the Season to be Midging

As the holiday season is upon us, most people are thinking of loved ones, presents, food and merriment – but not me, buddy. I think of a winter day, where the midges are rolling off, and sipping or boiling trout are holding in slow moving water because the winter season has brought the lowest water flows …

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Jan 23 2012

Longing for Warm Summer Days

Amidst the cold winter, chill I recently found myself longing. Longing for the warmth of the sun on my skin and the warm afternoon breeze that often accompanies a day on the river in the summer. I am an avid – even crazed at times – winter angler, but there are just those times in …

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Jan 20 2012

Allen Brothers Hare’s Ear™

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With a tungsten bead, a soft hackle collar, and a little pearlescent tinsel for just the right sparkle, this has become a standard “must-have” pattern in our fly box. Works great as a generic mayfly and caddis imitation. You don’t ever want to be caught on a river without this or the AB Pheasant Tail! …

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Jan 18 2012

Winter Trout

So here we are right in the middle of a hard, cold Michigan winter, a winter reminiscent of the past. Schools being closed, forecasts of high and lofty snow banks, and snowfall that is deep enough to make you think twice about going out. It’s the time of year that sends most anglers to the …

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