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10 Proven BC Still Water Fly Patterns

10 Proven BC Still Water Fly Patterns Earlier this year flyguys.net teamed up with Brandyn and BC Interior Fly Tying, and in an introductory production developed a video series showcasing 10 Proven BC Still Water Fly Patterns for the trophy … Continue reading

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OCD Olive Chewy Dragon | Dragonfly Nymph Fly Pattern

OCD Olive Chewy Dragon Dragonfly Nymph Fly Pattern I’ve been accused of being OCD but we won’t go there today! This is just another Darner Dragon pattern to add to the arsenal but I got to tell you that it’s … Continue reading

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Caddi Melt | Cased Caddis Fly Pattern

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Screaming Viking | Green Red Butt Chironomid Pupa Fly

The Screaming Viking Green Red Butt Chironomid Pupa Fly Like it’s predecessor, the Bleeding Limey, the Screaming Viking (Green Red Butt Chironomid Pupa Fly) was borne out of necessity. The original was needed so that those little green red butt … Continue reading

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Fly Tying on the Dark Side | The Mop Fly

Fly Tying on the Dark Side – The Mop Fly – Well I’m into the Dog Days of winter so I decided to take a little walk on the dark side of fly tying and fishing. At this point I … Continue reading

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Green Grass Cased Caddis Fly Pattern

Green Grass Cased Caddis Fly Pattern … In all honesty, caddis nymphs are rarely my first choice when choosing flies.  I was raised fishing Kamloops’ stillwaters, where I focused my fishing efforts on chironomid, leech, dragonfly nymph, and dry fly … Continue reading

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Perdigon Nymph Jig Fly Pattern | Getting Jiggy With Jig Flies

Perdigon Nymph Jig Fly Pattern … There’s at least another month and a half before the lakes in my neck of the woods thaw and I’ll be fishing rivers and streams until then. Picking up on European Competition anglers I … Continue reading

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Zucchini Chironomid Fly

Zucchini Chironomid Fly Pattern … Over the last few years the Zucchini Chironomid Fly has become one of our most popular and most requested chronie fly patterns. And justifiably so. It is typically the first fly tied on once the … Continue reading

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Producer Chironomid Pupa Fly

Producer Chironomid Pupa Fly Pattern … Well It’s winter time, the lakes are icing over and for the avid stillwater fly fisher that means it’s once again time to start replenishing our supplies of our favorite chironomid patterns! Perhaps a … Continue reading

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Kissing Chironomid Fly

Kissing Chironomid Fly Pattern … After having my eyes opened fishing chironomids in 35 feet at Roche lake Kamloops a few years ago, and hearing stories of going 60-70 feet at Sheridan lake, I started thinking of how to add … Continue reading

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Iron Man Chromie Chironomid Fly Pattern

Iron Man Chromie Chironomid Fly … Whether it’s floating line under an indicator or long lining on a fast sink, since I first moved back to the interior a few years ago, a vast majority of my brain has been … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom Stonefly Nymph Fly

Rock Bottom Stonefly Nymph Fly Pattern In our effort to leave no stone unturned, I bring you the Rock Bottom Stonefly nymph … Although not common, every now and then I see giant stone flies fluttering around in the late … Continue reading

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Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern

Quick Fish Fry Fly ……. say that three times fast 😉 Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern I know they’re out there and they are hungry, so here’s a recipe for a quick fish fry fly. Now … Continue reading

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Olive Shuttlecock Emerger Fly

Olive Shuttlecock Emerger Fly Pattern Mayfly | Chironomid | Caddis Groundhog day doesn’t hold much weight up here in the North East corner of B.C. We really don’t care if some Eastern, flea ridden, rodent comes out of its den, … Continue reading

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Zebra Chironomid Pupa Fly

Zebra Chironomid Pupa Fly Pattern … Every year about this time I get to thinking about, anticipating, the upcoming open water season. This year was no different.  I forget where I was or what I was supposed to be paying … Continue reading

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Bipolar Balanced Leech Fly

Bipolar Balanced Leech Fly Pattern .. Ahhhh night shifts! 3:30 AM and all kinds of crazy shite is going through my head. Every now and then a balanced leech flashes by and then is gone … lost in a smorgasbord … Continue reading

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UV Leech Fly Pattern

UV Leech Fly Pattern … The UV Leech fly pattern is my favorite starting and finishing fly on any lake. The tungsten bead gets it in the zone quick and keeps it there during windy days. You can play around … Continue reading

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Clear Goo Caddis Pupa Fly Pattern

Clear Goo Caddis Pupa | Sedge Fly Pattern I’d recently seen an article about Clear Goo and its uses so I ordered in the light kit with thick, thin and Hydros Goo. My intention was to use it to tie … Continue reading

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Stump Lake Damsel 2.0

Stump Lake Damsel Damselfly Nymph Fly .. I remember my first really successful day fly fishing Stump lake. It was years ago, the month was June and the damsels were hatching! We were anchored in the shallows tossing out big … Continue reading

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FGN’s Combo Nymph River Fly Pattern

Combo Nymph River Fly Pattern … Here’s a dandy little combo nymph river fly pattern. Designed for flowing water, the combo nymph has some weight to it, some flash to it,  and it kind of resembles a bunch of different … Continue reading

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FGN’s Galloup Style Streamer Fly Pattern

FGN’s Galloup Style Streamer Fly Pattern Well the holiday season is now over and, in my case, the depths of winter have descended with a heavy thump. We had a brief reprieve of the cold for a few days but … Continue reading

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Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern Fall is here , Winter is near, I’m going fishin’ ……. Sorry dear! Yes it’s that time of the year again! But before you head out, you really need to take a few … Continue reading

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Alpha Baetis Mayfly Nymph Fly

Alpha Baetis Mayfly Nymph Fly Pattern .. About four years ago we found ourselves in the middle of a huge mayfly hatch on world famous Sheridan lake. Sheridan is one of the BC Interiors most challenging yet rewarding lakes … … Continue reading

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John Kent Top Ten Chironomid Fly Patterns

John Kent Top Ten Chironomid s Anybody who fishes chironomids as frequently and avidly as British Columbia’s Interior fly fishermen will have dozens of favorite and well used chironomid patterns. You wouldn’t consider that coming up with “just” ten favorites … Continue reading

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Wine & Gold Chironomid Pupa Fly

Wine & Gold Chironomid Pupa Fly Pattern Things are gettin’ a little ansy up this way! The lakes in the North Eastern region of British Columbia are seven to ten days away from being ice-off and it’s really hard reading … Continue reading

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Hot Spot Chironomid Pupa Fly

Hot Spot Chironomid Pupa Fly ……. Well last weekend while the home office was no doubt sniffing out open water and wetting lines, we had a bit of a blizzard to deal with up this way. On the bright side, … Continue reading

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Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly … The Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of the oldest of modern fly fishing patterns. Originally designed as a general imitation to many of the thin nymphs that exist in rivers, streams and stillwaters worldwide, … Continue reading

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Gord’s Molting Dragonfly Nymph Fly

Gord’s Molting Dragonfly Nymph … Many moons ago when I was out tubing in Steward lake I saw my first molting dragonfly nymph. I was just kicking off from shore after a pit stop when my flippers washed up what … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Tips & Tricks

– Fly Tying Tips & Tricks – For me it always seems that November and December are so busy that I never make it down to the my tying desk. It’s usually about the end of January that my life … Continue reading

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Major General ASB Chironomid Fly

Major General ASB Chironomid Fly Pattern “… it has military colours but a little too much bling for a simple enlisted man so I call it … the Major General ASB chironomid pupa fly! Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed … Continue reading

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Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly

Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly … Shrimp are present throughout the entire open water season therefor making them a very important food source for trout. They are particularly useful in the early spring and late fall when forage for other … Continue reading

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Floating Dragon(fly Nymph) – Hungry Rainbow

Floating Dragonfly Nymph Fly Pattern … Tis the season for the big Dragonfly nymphs to start their migration to the shorelines to emerge so … we thought it an appropriate time to share a deadly floating dragonfly nymph fly pattern … Continue reading

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The Arizona Mini Hopper!

July 1 stream fishing time. Still working (27 shifts down 11 to go) Can’t fish but I can still tie. I’m preparing for a twist-off trip up the Alaska Hyw. and into the East Slope Rockies. Been tying some big … Continue reading

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Mikulak Sedge | Traveler Sedge Fly Pattern

Mikulak Sedge |Traveler Sedge Fly Pattern Someone says caddis to me and I think of the various sizes and colours of the ones that come off in the Peace, Pine and Halfway rivers. But that’s only for a second or … Continue reading

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KGB Leech Fly Pattern

Up next is the KGB Leech fly fishing pattern … and this one is quickly becoming one of our favourite leech fly patterns for both early spring and late fall fly fishing in the BC Interior! The KGB Leech Fly … Continue reading

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Bare Bones Chironamo Chironomid Fly Pattern

I’m sure all you still water tiers are busy tying chironomids like me right now as ice off progresses! Now there are certain things that I think we can agree on that we want to incorporate in our fly. We … Continue reading

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DIY Wire Dubbing Brush Maker

DIY Wire Dubbing Brush Maker A quick surf through our fly tying sections and you will quickly notice that we prefer, and strive to create, simple and durable fly patterns. One of the tools which helps us to accomplish these … Continue reading

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Crazy Charlie Pink Bonefish Fly Pattern

Crazy Charlie Pink Bonefish Fly Pattern Well since we’ve already written an article on how to fish the productive Crazy Charlie Pink Bonefish Fly, in this post we’ll get right down to business on the tying instructions! Like our stuff? … Continue reading

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Bleeding Limey Chironomid Pupa Fly

Bleeding Limey Chironomid Fly Pattern With most of our chironomid pupa fly patterns the concept is simple and durable. That’s not a bad thing because in addition to being easy to tie they are deadly little patterns that consistently fool … Continue reading

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Create A Hatch Chironomid Pupa Fly

The ‘ Create A Hatch ‘ Chironomid Pupa Fly … here’s a cool little chironomid pupa pattern shared with us by Gord and the boys from Flyguys Northern Division! And as good as it works up North, we have proven … Continue reading

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Baby Rainbow Fish Skull Streamers

Baby Rainbow Fish Skull Streamers … Well I just got my shipment of Fish Skulls in the mail and I thought I’d share these little gems with all the tiers out there. As you may know tying heads on bait … Continue reading

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Georgi Damsel Damselfly Nymph Fly

Originator: Georgi Abbott Photo & Tie: Aaron Laing (Stream Time / fly fishing in the reel world!) The Georgi Damsel | Damselfly Nymph Fly … If you remember the Logan lake fly shop then you’ll probably remember Georgi Abbot. She … Continue reading

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Mr. Rainbow’s Foam Dragon | Floating Dragonfly Nymph

Mr. Rainbow’s Foam Dragon Floating Dragonfly Nymph Fly Pattern Well as far as floating dragonfly nymph patterns go we don’t think you can beat Mr. Rainbow’s Foam Dragon Fly! This is a great pattern to crawl right along the lake … Continue reading

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Brian Chan Stillwater Caddis Pupa Fly Pattern

Brian Chan Stillwater Caddis Pupa Fly … The Stillwater Caddis Pupa is a great fly to utilize during early to mid-summer evenings on most of the best fly fishing lakes in the Kamloops area! Although this fly tying segment is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Disco Cactus Muddler Fly

Disco Cactus Muddler Fly Pattern Disco Cactus Muddler Fly | History: The “Disco” cactus Muddler has always been a producer for me and has caught fish everywhere I’ve used it. It is a go to fly for me because I … Continue reading

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Sharks Caddis Larva Fly Pattern

Sharks Caddis Larva Fly Pattern … Developed by Radoslav Kiskinov, the Sharks Caddis larva fly pattern is a very simple and realistic fly imitating the Caddis larva.  It’s main trait is the body of twisted Antron yarn with hare’s fur. … Continue reading

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Sheridan Lake Sedge Pupa Fly

Sheridan Lake Sedge Pupa Fly … This little beauty is the brain child of Ken Baker. The story is that he developed the fly for British Columbia’s famous Sheridan lake but it’s definitely not limited to that body of water.  … Continue reading

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Black & Silver Red Butt Chironomid Fly

Black & Silver Red Butt Chironomid Fly At the time of this writing the chironomid is, and will remain to be till at least mid June, our  “go to” fly for BIG Kamloops area lakes rainbow trout! Like our stuff? … Continue reading

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Chartreaus & Red ASB Chironomid Pupa Fly

Chartreuse & Red ASB Chironomid Pupa Fly The “Slime Bag” Chronie A very cool and versatile  Chironomid Pupa pattern shared with us by Scott Anderson! This Anti Static Bag chironomid fly is an absolute killer when the green phase chronies … Continue reading

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KKK Chironomid Pupa Fly

KKK Chironomid Pupa Fly Pattern … Here’s another fly pattern guaranteed to produce fish over the next few months, or any time that chironomids are hatching. Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email   Incoming Search Terms:chironomid patternsbest chironomid … Continue reading

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