Micro Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

The Micro Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail was developed by James Spicer for technical tailwaters such as the South Platte.  This Pheasant Tail variation is extremely natural and buggy but has an element of flash to get the fish’s attention.  This fly incorporates soft hackle that is very breathable and has great movement in the water. […]

McFly Foam Egg

The McFly Foam Egg is probably the easiest egg out there.  This egg pattern is quick, durable, and makes a great attractor fly.  This fly is great when sight fishing on tailwaters like the Blue, Frying Pan and South Platte because it is bright and easy to see in the river.  Although it is an […]

Grey Reef Annelid

The Grey Reef Annelid is a bread and butter fly on the Grey Reef section of the the North Platte in Wyoming.  This fly is very simple and is extremely effective. Fly Tying Materials List: We are happy to mail you any materials you will need to tie this fly and/or others.  To order by phone […]

MA’s Smurf Midge

Minturn Anglers’ Smurf Midge.  This is a great winter midge for blind nymphing or nymphing on less than technical freestone rivers such as the Arkansas, Colorado, Eagle and Roaring Fork.  This is a great midge that can be nymphed deep as an attractor pattern on just about any river in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. […]

Smethurst’s Midge

Frank Smethurst demonstrates a midge that he developed during his days guiding in Southwest Colorado on the San Juan, Uncompaghre, Dolores, and Gunnison.  This fly has some technical elements and is great for sight fishing in clear water.  This midge incorporates materials that most fly tiers have but don’t think to use and is a […]

Silver Springs Ranch

Silver Springs Trophy Colorado Trout Ponds We are very fortunate to be the exclusive guide service of Silver Springs Ranch near Woodland Park, CO.  The series of five ponds produces the largest stillwater browns and rainbows you will find anywhere.  Better yet the rod fee is only $25/person!  This is a great place to take […]

Surgeon’s Knot

How To Tie A Surgeon’s Knot In this video, Alvin DeDeaux demonstrates how to tie a Surgeon’s Knot. The Surgeon’s Knot is our prefered method of attaching tippet to tippet. It is faster and easier to tie than a Blood Knot and the time you save outweighs the knot strength you gain from Blood Knot. […]

Blood Knot

How To Tie A Blood Knot In this video  Alvin DeDeaux demonstrates how to tie a Blood Knot. The  blood Knot is a clean and streamlined way to attach leader to tippet and/or tippet to tippet. It is also a stronger and more secure knot in comparison to the Surgeon’s Knot.  However, the disadvantage is […]

Albright Knot

How To Tie An Albright Knot In this video  Alvin DeDeaux demonstrates how to tie an Albright Knot. The Albright Knot is our prefered method of attaching fly line to backing.  Many people will use a Knail Knot, but for the once in a lifetime chance you will get to see your backing, you want […]

Improved Clinch Knot

How To Tie an Improved Clinch Knot In this video  Alvin DeDeaux demonstrates how to tie an Improved Clinch Knot. The improved Clinch knot adds one step to the standard clinch knot and improves the overall knot strength.  Once threaded through the hook eye, make five-seven twists and pull the tag-end through the opening that […]