Tag Archive: tying

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 – 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

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

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 04 2013

NEW! Fly-Fishing School – Fly Design: From Classroom to River

A two day class spent on the river and at the tying vise, taking a deeper look at entomology, and how to translate what you are seeing into REALISTIC PATTERNS THAT CATCH FISH! June 22 – 23, 2013 at the Muskegon River Lodge. Click here for more details!

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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Nov 08 2012

Fly of the Month Tying Club – Cut-wing Caddis

Follow the instructions below to learn how to tie the Cut-wing Caddis. 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 a response …

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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 18 2012

Fly of the Month Tying Club 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 18 2012

Fly of the Month Tying Club 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 18 2012

Fly of the Month Tying Club Basics – Attaching the Thread

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

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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