The Beginner’s Guide To Fly Tying Material

So you took the jump into tying your own flies, welcome! As you will quickly find, there are so many things to learn. This guide is to familiarize you with some of the more popular materials. Naturals Naturals are the foundation of tying materials. They include any material that came from an animal: furs, feathers, [...]

Tying Kendrick’s Bama Crab

Kendrick's Bama Crab is the bottom of the food chain for a redfish (that's a good thing). This larger Kwan variation has the impressionistic profile and movement to fool fish in clear and off-color water. Pay attention to how Cory splays the rubber legs as it's an easy way to keep your bug clean and [...]

Tying Kendrick’s Wooly Mantis

Kendrick's Wooly Mantis is a staple for clear water shrimp crushers. It was first tied up by our friend and shop tier Cory Kendrick. It's a very simple, intuitive shrimp that most seasoned flats anglers already tie in one form or another. That's because the equation works. It's got the right movement and it's the [...]

Tying The Foam Palolo

Palolo worm flies are a staple in any good tarpon fly box. Migrating tarpon have a weakness for these little red worms and their strong disposition to suck in a worm fly at any point in the season makes the Foam Palolo an excellent choice when trying to feed seemingly undistractable oceanside swimmers. Watching a [...]

Tying The What’s Up Dock

What are snook in the dock and bridge lights looking for? What's Up Docks. Well, actually tiny shrimp and glass minnows that are attracted to the lights, but to the snook the What's Up Dock is exactly that. Designed by shop owner Darren Selznick, this fly has been producing snook under the stars since 2003. [...]

How To Tie The Red Jig Slider

Watch on YouTube Exactly as the name suggests, the Red Jig Slider is a slider-style fly, on a jig hook, for redfish from Louisiana to Key Largo. The fly's successful track record can be attributed to how it pushes a good amount of water, has a ton of food-like movement from all the rabbit, and gets [...]

How To Tie The Polar Fiber Minnow

Watch on YouTube The Polar Fiber Minnow is one of our favorite all around patterns to imitate small baitfish. When tied correctly, the Polar Fiber naturally tapers into an unmistakably fishy profile that breathes and twitches with pure fluidity. We'd go so far as to call this fly a modern Lefty's Deceiver due to its [...]

Tying The Eat Me Fly (Ole Florida Style)

Watch on YouTube The Eat Me fly is one of the most productive patterns for just about any fish that eats smaller fish. Originally tied by Capt. Scott Hamilton for his offshore quarries, the Ole Florida style differs in that all the material is tied on top of the hook. This helps prevent fouling and [...]

How To Tie The Keel Crab Permit Fly

Watch on YouTube Part Merkin Crab, part Avalon keel fly, permit seem to appreciate the little bit of extra work that goes into the Keel Crab. We originally started tying this fly in sand & gold for fishing Indo-Pacific permit with Jono Schalles in Exmouth. We've transformed to sand & ginger with blue legs for our [...]

How To Tie The Wiredipity Trout Nymph

Watch on YouTube The Wiredipity was shop owner Darren Selznick's go-to trout nymph back when he was guiding in southern Colorado. Incredibly fast & easy to tie, the Wiredipity is perfect for the seasoned trout angler looking to bang out a batch of flies for the season, as well as for the saltwater angler going [...]