Fly Tying

Biot Hendrickson

biot_sm

I have taught this pattern in a number of fly-tying classes for my Eastern friends, and all agree-it's a killer.

10-Minute Ties

  • By: A. K. Best

Soft Hackle Little Yellow Stone

Roy's Biot Emergers

  • By: A. K. Best

Roy Palm probably knows Colorado's Frying Pan River better than any other living person. He has fished it, guided it, and in fact lived just a few yards from it for more than 20 years. He knows all too well how finicky the large trout can get during the numerous hatches that occur there on a daily

The Spent Cream Caddis

  • By: A. K. Best

Stand out in the crowd.

10 Minute Ties

  • By: A. K. Best
  _sm

Large Matukas: Big browns at twilight and dusk? Here's the fly...

The Biot Flavilinea

  • By: A. K. Best

A variation to fool the trickiest trout

The Mickey Finn

  • By: A. K. Best

A classic streamer that still catches fish

The BWO Sub Emerger

  • By: A. K. Best

An ace-in-the-hole

Thread Flies

  • By: Tee Clarkson
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

I love an intricate fly as much as the next guy, but I have also found that sometimes the difficult patterns don't catch as many fish as the simple, easy ones...

Trapped Hackles

  • By: A. K. Best

There's one step where hackling can go horribly awry. Here's how to avoid problems.