Tag Archive: Nymph

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 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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Dec 17 2012

Pere Marquette River trout – 12/15/12

What do they call these things?…oh yeah, trout     this resident was definitely an early Christmas gift! Had the pleasure of fishing an entire day w/out any preconditions.   Good friend John and I spent the day probing some new water on the PM for winter trout.  What a blast!  The conditions were surreal and …

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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 17 2012

Bead-headed Copper

Bead-headed Copper

This pattern that has been proving itself on rivers for some years now. The bead-headed copper has a great shape and a very “buggy” feel, but its best quality is weight. When you need to get to the bottom of the river quick, what better then a tungsten beaded hook wrapped in copper! [portfolio_slideshow]

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 30 2012

guided trout trip – 1/30/12

Milan w/ a stout brown trout strike confirmed Milan w/ his first Steelhead; nice work Today was Milan’s first day of winter nymph/trout fishing and what a day it was.  After getting the basics down he was fast into fish.  Working on the nuances of nymph fishing throughout the day paid off as he continued …

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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 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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Dec 09 2011

South Platte, 11 Mile Canyon, Colorado

Catch-up: This event occurred in the Spring of 2011 Date: Friday April 22 and  Saturday May 7, 2011 Weather: Sunny, beautiful Insect/Activity: Small amount of midge and baetis activity Patterns Used: Blacktail Baetis, AB Tungsten Hare’s Ear, Grey Midge Pupa Flows: 52 Fortune smiled upon Ben and I as we took to the river a couple of times in …

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Nov 06 2011

Fly Tying – Allen Brothers Pheasant Tail

This video is the tying instructions we use for training our tiers around the world. We thought it would be great to upload for anyone to use. The approach is for new, beginning tiers so it’s easy to understand even if you aren’t familiar with tying terms. Visit www.theallenbrothers.com for more great articles, videos, guide …

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Sep 14 2011

Muskegon River trout – Sept. 13,14

Mel w/ the reward of a nice drift After guiding out in Jackson Hole for a few weeks one might ask, “How can it get better than this?”.  A valid question, true, but ohhhhh Michigan and the Mighty MO.  Playing hard to win first chair, second fiddle, not an option. The past few days would …

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Jul 19 2011

7/12/2011- Muskegon river trout

With water temps starting to rise we started nymphing in the faster stretches of the the upper river.  Fish fed well all afternoon providing consistent action.  No real monsters were landed(although John”had” one on) but fish were lively and several holdovers were caught.  Best nymphs for the day were sow bugs, scuds, and various hare’s …

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May 26 2011

5/24/11 Muskegon River Trout

   Fishing was excellent today and the guys I was with a pleasure to serve.  Both Gavin and John, old friends, are excellent fly-fishermen and really enjoy their time on the river together. Those two ingredients made for an enjoyable fish-filled day.  The Muskegon has really been flexing its muscles lately, showing what it has …

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May 26 2011

5/19,21,22 Muskegon River Trout

Spent three days with two fun guys, Mike and Steve.  Both are good anglers and were willing to adapt to whatever means were necessary to get into fish.  We fished it all streamers, nymphs, and dries.  Catching fish on all three techniques.  Nymph fishing accounted for the majority of the fish caught and they were …

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Jan 12 2011

muskegon river trout – scud,scud…stone?

Kirk releasing yet another nice trout  We started the day with plans to fish the water around thornapple/high rollaway.  The forecast predicted a high of 26 deg/f with minimal wind and some sunshine so things were looking pretty good for a day on the river.   Kirk, Drew, and I got to the river around 11am …

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Dec 20 2010

On the River: Dream Stream, South Platte, Hartsel, CO

August 7 and 8, 2010 High water can be epic … I have mentioned it a few times in my past blogs. It is not a guarantee that you will figure out where the fish are, what they are feeding on or that the flows will work in your favor. But, the times that it …

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Dec 09 2010

On the River: 11 Mile Canyon, South Platte, Lake George, CO

July 31, 2010 August 7 and 14, 2010 It had been years since I fished 11 Mile Canyon (aka 11MC). Really, I had only fished it once, when I first moved to Colorado for college at Western State in Gunnison. It was more of a stop in really, and my memory of it was not …

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Dec 09 2010

manistee river browns and coho

Well, the weatherman said the high was going to be 30 and I’m fairly confident we were lucky to hit the mid 20’s.  Such is winter fly-fishing and over the years I feel I’ve developed an odd longing for this time of year and its harshness.  It’s true that there is some great fishing to …

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