Muir Boatman tied by Darren MacEachern

I love tying and fishing waterboatman fly patterns. I find them particularly useful in the early spring and the fall. This pattern uses a shiney Flashabou shellback and is weighted for a quick decent. If you can’t or do not want to use lead, I recomend tying this in a beaded or beadhead version. Just be sure to use a black colored bead for that application.

Sources

Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
Web: Piscator Flies
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10 Fly Tying Tips – Piscator Flies

If you’ve been tying for a while, these may not apply to you but I hope there is a tidbit every tyer can glean from the video. What other fly tying tips would you suggest for a future video?

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Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
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Elk River Nymph by Boots Allen

Driggs/Jackson area fly fishing guide Boots Allen ties up his Elk Liver Nymph fly pattern. I really love the finished look of this little nymph, but if you don’t have access to creating dubbing brushes, you can use a simple dubbing loop to get the job done. The result is a very mottled looking nymph with a decent amount of flash.

Elk River Nymph Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Dai Riki 700 #10
Bead: Brass bead
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Black ostrich herl
Abdomen: Wire dubbing brush (crystal flash ep fiber micro rubber legs)
Wingcase: Crinkle mirror flash – rootbeer + epoxy
Thorax: Ice Dubbing Bloody Mary (Black, red, purple, maroon)

Sources:

Youtube: The Weekly Fly
Web: TheWeeklyFly.com

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