WELCOME TO THE FLY TIER’S CORNER
The fly fishing club provides opportunities to learn what fly patterns are most effective on local streams and when, where, and how to fish them. Members who are interested can also learn how to tie their own flies, which helps to fight off the winter blues and can be a lot of fun. You can save money and experience the joy of catching a fish on a fly you tied on your own.
This page will be featuring the fly of the month as well tips and techniques as tied by St. Paul Fly Tiers members and guests. See our Fly-of-the-Month archive for a collection of past flies. You can also visit our fly tying video page to see how-to videos that are recommended or submitted by our members.
Crane Fly Soft Hackle By Greg Meyer Hook: TMC 101 #14 -16 Thread: 8/0 Yellow Uni Thorax: Small ball of sulphur orange superfine to splay the soft hackle Body: Trout Hunter yellow goose biot (can substitute yellow or cream dry fly dubbing with copper wire rib)...read more
Hi-Vis Parachute Adams By Greg Meyer Hook: TMC 100 or 101 #12 - 20 Thread: 16/0 gray Veevus Body: Gray Trout Hunter goose biot Wing/post: Gray Hi-Vis (or antron) Hackle: Cree rooster hackle Tail: 10-12 Coque-deLeon hackle fibers Thorax: Super Fine Adams gray dry fly...read more
Purple Reign Prince Nymph By Greg Meyer Hook: TMC 3761 #10 - 16 Thread: 8/0 purple Uni-thread Bead: Gold tungsten appropriate to hook size Body: Purple dyed peacock Wing: White goose biot Tail: Golden goose biot Rib: Purple Krystal Flash Collar: Purple SLF tri-lobal...read more
Blueberry Starling By Chris Sprau Hook: TMC 3761 #12 -14 Thread: 6/0 black Thorax: Blue tungsten bead Body: Fine black ultra wire, copper ultra wire Hackle: Starlingread more
Mercury Zebra Midge Buzzer By Bob Feiker Hook: TMC 2488 #18 - 22 Thread: 8/0 black Bead: Clear glass bead Body: Fine ultra wire and black thread...read more
Brown Steel Stone Hook: TMC 3769 #8, 10 Thread: 6/0 brown Bead: 5/32 black metal Rib: Brown rubber Abdomen: Kaufman’s brown stone dubbing Thorax: Brown ostrich herl Legs: Brown hen saddle tied soft hackle...read more