Skills

A Spin Off the Old Block

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: Spinning blocks Flypattern(s): "CDC hackle, sparkle&flash, or single-thread mole dust" Dealer/Manufacturer(s): Scientific Anglers Advanced Shooting Technology and Orvis Wonderline

Jackson's Fancy Spade

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: How to tie the Fancy Spade (the Jackson Hybrid) Fish: Steelhead Flypattern(s): Fancy Spade (Jackson Hybrid)

A Bird in the Hand

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: The history of and how to tie the Scarlet Ibis Flypattern(s): Scarlet Ibis Dealer/Manufacturer(s): "Sage 890-5 SP, Spring Creek Stillwater Classic FFE (Fly-Fishing Edition) Pram, Ex Officio Double Haul Shorts, Ex Officio Air Strip Hat, Columbia Schooner Bank Cachalot Cap"

The Original Recipe

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: "tying according to the first directions in English written by Thomas Barker, instructions on how to tie Barker's Winged Palmer" Flypattern(s): Barker's Winged Palmer

A Scotch (Tape!) Wing

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: Scotch wings and sleeve bodies Flypattern(s): The Scotch Wing Caddis; The Sleeve Body Mayfly; The Scotch-wing Grasshopper

On Proper Proportions

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: " fly tying and proper proportions: dry fly( traditional); catskill dry fly; thorax wing dun(marinaro); compara-dun(Caucci-Nastasi); dry fly(hair wing); wet fly(quill wing); nymph(extended-shank patterns); dry fly(parachute hackle); no-hackle dun(Swisher-Richards); soft-hackle; hen-spinner(Swisher-Richards);

Form From Fluff

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: Patterns that create form from fluff and the advantages to fluffy feathered flies Flypattern(s): Airedal; Chickabou Crayfish

The Body Beautiful- Part II

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: Body materials

The Body Beautiful

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: The body of a fly Flypattern(s): Tinsel body; Stripped Peacock Herl; Cliped-Hackle body; Hackle-Stem Body; Married Thread Body

Tying Simple

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: "simple patterns and methods and hot to tie the Fur Strip Nymph, Midge Emerger, and the Clipped-Hackle Proto-Pattern" Flypattern(s): Fur Strip Nymph; Midge Emerger; Clipped-Hackle Proto-Pattern