Portfolio Category: Fly Tying Videos

How to Tie the Guilty Pleasure

What could make an ostrich, Lady Amherst and saddle hackle multi-colored intruder even more deadly? Don't tell anyone... but how about a bead? Jonathan Farmer added a little something special to this nasty single stage intruder. Even if you forego the use of a bead, this video is still worth a watch as a good…
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How to Tie the OPST Prawn

For a while now, the OPST Prawn has been one of our top-selling flies. It's got the right materials, in just the right amounts and the right places to make it a deadly steelhead and salmon fly. In this video Jon Farmer teaches you how to tie it. Enjoy!
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How to Tie the Graboid Leech

Learn how to tie Jonathan Farmer's deadly Graboid Leech. This fly is an adaptation of a string leech, with carefully placed rubber legs and lady Amherst fibers and a composite loop. Watch this thing in the water and you'll see that it is bent on world domination. See more videos at https://pureskagit.com/videos/
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Dave Pinczkowski’s Bad Hair Day

We sat down with Dave Pinczkowski to tie one of his signature flies: the Bad Hair Day. This fly is tied almost entirely with craft fur, which gives it incredible action in the water. The fly was originally tied for upper Midwest bass, but it has since been proven effective on all kinds of predatory…
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How to Tie a Micro Intruder

If you love the Intruder, check this out. This video provides step-by-step instructions on how Ben Paull ties a Micro Intruder. Tied on a size 10 streamer hook, this is a pretty small intruder, but you can tie them even smaller with these techniques and materials. And if you don't want to tie your own,…
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Tying a Composite Soft Hackle, Size 14

Tying soft hackles can be tough. The feathers are short, it can be hard to find the right sized feather, and the stems can break. Cutting off the tips of feathers, adding dubbing and sculpin wool, and spinning them all together in a dubbing loop solves all of these problems and creates a unique look,…
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How to Tie the Composite Shrimp

Here's a quick video that shows how to tie Ben Paull's Composite Shrimp. This is a fun and pretty simple pattern, with the hardest part being the compact composite loop and the mono rib that goes through it.Try it out in multiple color combinations for crayfish, shrimp and crabs. opskagit.com
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How to Tie the Composite Rabbit – OPST

Here's a really quick video that outlines how Mike McGovney ties a composite loop rabbit strip fly. This fly is very similar to the Dirty Hoh but uses some different materials and slightly different technique. We hope that once you see it swim you'll think it's worth tying. For the shank, hook, shank tool, dubbing…
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How to Tie the Swing Craw – OPST

Legendary Great Lakes angler and guide Dave Pinczkowski shares his Swing Craw- a crayfish pattern that has the two attributes of a truly great fly: ease of tying and effectiveness. This is a super simply fly that is one of Dave's go-to's for smallmouth bass, carp, pike and other warmwater fish. Filling up a box…
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