Baby Whitefish Kreelex Streamer Fly Tying Video

Posted on March 4th, 2021 in Fly Tying Videos

This version of Chuck Kraft’s Kreelex is a fun one to fish in spring and fall when the big fish are aggressive. While some other colors probably produce more fish, this one’s fun because you can almost always see the fly and therefore the strikes. It uses alternate materials than the standard Kreelex.

This is an excellent pattern in September and October in the Yellowstone area.

Pink Clacka Caddis Fly Tying Video

Posted on March 4th, 2021 in Fly Tying Videos

Pink Clacka Caddis

The pink Clacka Caddis is one of our go-to attractor dry flies in high summer, particularly when there are both tan caddis (Hydropsyche) and Yellow Sally stoneflies (Isoperla) hatching, as we feel this pattern pulls double duty. It’s particularly good when skies are bright. Other good colors are peacock/Coachman (the original), tan, olive, black, and large dark brown. #12 to #16 is the standard size range, but I tie some colors as small as #20 and as large as #10. We use these bugs a lot on our guided trips on the Boulder, Yellowstone, and Stillwater Rivers. This pattern is distributed by Catch Fly Fishing.

Recipe

Hook: Standard dry, #12-16.

Thread: 6/0 or 8/0 fluorescent fire orange.

Shuck: Gold or amber Zelon or Sparkle Emerger Yarn.

Abdomen: pink dubbing blend.

Wing: Loop of polar bear Widow’s Web or similar hydrophobic poly yarn.

Hackle: Light ginger.

Thorax: pink dubbing blend with a hint of sparkle.