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Tying a Jelly Bean

Tying a Jelly Bean 0

Hi everyone, Dave here at East Rosebud fly and tackle and Billings, Montana. Welcome, I know it's been a while. The rumors of my early death have been a bit exaggerated... I know, I apologize, it's just that we've been so busy here at the shop, opening two additional stores trying to get all this material crawled up in a POS system, so hopefully I'm back in the saddle here and we can get this to you at least once every month or so. So the first one I'm going to tie for you is actually a fly that I just did as a lark, it appeared in the autumn version of tyer magazine, Barry Ord Clarke, who is a Norwegian tyer in an outstanding tyer. Just outstanding, he had this in the magazine, so I thought, What the heck, I'll give it a try. Well, it's been a top seller here at the shop, so this is called the jelly bean, I don't know the history of this fly, so I don't wanna take anybody's credit for this, I certainly didn't develop it, but it's a cool little fly, it can be tied in a variety of colors, you can use ostrich herl which I'm using here, you could use hackle, you can tie it in any variety of different colors, wires, everything, the key components really are just really scud hook.
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Tying a Ghost Caddis Pupa

Tying a Ghost Caddis Pupa 0

Hi everyone Dave here at East Rosebud Fly and Tackle in Billings, Montana, tis the season spring is here, bugs are starting to hatch, today I'm going to tie for you a different Cates pupa. Now remember in the Caddis life cycle, the pupa is the most vulnerable stage, so it is the type of the stage that you should be fishing the most often, the pupa raise rise from the bottom up to the top, sometimes they stall, they go back down to come back up, sometimes they hang up under the surface film, and this whole time during view of the fish, and this applies to both River Caddis and lake and pond caddis.
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Tying a Redfish Gonga

Tying a Redfish Gonga 0

Everybody, this is John Wood, and I am coming to you again from East Rosebud fly and tackle in Billings, Montana. Today, I wanna do for you, this is a modified fly from Charlie Craven, this is a modification of his Gonga, and I got a call a while back from a fellow who wanted some gangs, but he was taking them to the coast of Texas, and he wanted to fish for red fish. Well, ravens Gonga writes her point down, and since red fish are bottom feeders, that kinda creates a lot of problems, especially when you're around weeds and things, so I have modified this so it will fish point up and instead of putting the eyes in the hook up, I'm putting them on the bottom. And what we're gonna use is, I like the tides on these series hooks, this one is the 420 in a size 1 and the eyes, we're gonna use our painted ladies size medium. I wanna get that down fast, the tail is this mini bar bugger, boo TA bar black, and then we're gonna have a little Crystal Flash in the tail Root Beer, and it will be wrapped with white shopping, the body is a medium tactical, it's got a little bit shorter fibers than the standard, and this is gonna be in Root Beer also, and then these bare legs in sand and Orange, we're gonna use four of those, and then the head is gonna be built with pseudo hair.
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Tying a Balanced Leech

Tying a Balanced Leech 0

Hey, this is John Wood, and I am coming to you from East Rosebud Fly and Tackle in Billings, Montana. In this video I'm gonna tie for you fly known as the balanced Leach, and this is a version that was taught to me by a good friend of mine from Colorado, Justin Brenner. Now, the balance Leech was actually originated by Jerry McBride of Spokane, Washington around 2005. And it's a great fly, and if anybody that's fish with me can tell you that I am not a big fly fisherman, I like small flies, I like things that are easy to cast, dry flies, small nymphs, this thing here kinda cast like a cowboy hat, but it's worth the effort, when fished the way it's intended to be, it's fish to under an indicator, and that's one of the reason that makes it so hard to cast. And we'll talk about that as we go along. I wanna show you the materials we're using, we're gonna be tying this on the... I get that nowhere. You can see the numbers, the U555 Jig hook in size 12, the threat I'm using for this brand, and one version is the rusty Brown Uni 6/0, and you can see it's a burnt orange color as opposed to UTC Rusty Brown, which is more actually brown.

Quigley Cripple Fly Tying Tutorial 0

Bob Quigley developed this pattern back in 1978 while fishing the Fall River in Northern California. The Quigley Cripple represents a mayfly emerging from the nymphal shuck. It can be tied in a range of colors/sizes to match your local hatches.

Egg Laying Caddis Fly Tying Tutorial 0


The Egg Laying Caddis is one of many effective patterns developed by Craig Matthews of West Yellowstone Montana. Craig Matthews patterns are standard fare and commonly used on lakes, rivers, and spring creeks in the Yellowstone area.