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Melvin Octopus with Davie McPhail

This is another cool pattern with some custom touches. As always, Davie shows us how to tie the fly effortless, this video adds a couple variations at the end. The pattern uses a couple custom dyed materials that might be just a wee bit tough to find at the local shop. Some chartreuse dyed Golden Pheasant Rump, and some fl. yellow jungle cock. These materials really make the fly look cool, but the materials make it a bit tough to tie to the letter. Of course these are optional.



Grumpy Frumpy

The name of this fly pretty much sums up my summer so far. With only a handful of days out so far because of really really high water and rain, I’ve been a bit fish deprived and well, grumpy. Clark Pierce ties up his popular Grumpy Frumpy attractor pattern in this video. It was shot on location at the 2009 Wasatch Fly Fishing and Tying Expo. The rain is sheeting down again today, and so I think I’ll have to head back to the vise to tie a few extra for my dry fly box. Be sure to watch to the end to see his technique for barring the leg color, and the sweet looking completed fly.