Blogs and Tutorials

Tutorial: The Battle Beetle

Sean Chahley

Tutorial: The Battle Beetle

The long, hot summer days can provide opportunities for all sorts of exciting things to happen around the local fishing hole. Under water, vegetation growth is at it’s peak and all sorts critters are emerging from beneath the weeds to hatch into the open air. On land, the same thing is occurring in it’s own terrestrial way! The result? A fish feeding frenzy! Some fish have access to so many varieties of food that they begin to develop a taste for only very specific bugs. In more the regions than you’d think, the beetle has become one of these widely...

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Tutorial: The Golden Caddis

Sean Chahley

Tutorial: The Golden Caddis

Check out The Golden Caddis tutorial that was featured in Fly Fusion Magazine!

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Tutorial: Latex Cased Caddis

Sean Chahley

Tutorial: Latex Cased Caddis

Learn a little about the Caddis Fly life cycle and learn how to tie the extremely productive Latex Cased Caddis perfected by Pro Tyer Sean Chahley.

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Tutorial: Uncle's Favorite Ant

Sean Chahley

Tutorial: Uncle's Favorite Ant

In April 2019, I was honored to be the feature tyer for the Freestone Fly Company monthly tying subscription and this pattern is helped sell out the entire month on their end. I know this is a tutorial blog post but I just wanted to mention how amazing this subscription service is...please take a moment to check it out (click here!). This pattern was then featured by Hook&Vice (check it out!) and gained further momentum and popularity. I'm now very happy to permanently post this tutorial on my site for all to enjoy! Please let me know your thoughts - ...

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Tutorial: Zucchini Chironomid

Sean Chahley

Tutorial: Zucchini Chironomid

The Zucchini Chironomid is an extremely popular pattern and is ranked among the top producing Chironomid pupa in the interior of BC and the North-West region in general. It's a stillwater slayer! Depending on who you talk to, the ingredients for this pattern may differ. This fly was originally developed by the talented FlyGuys team (https://flyguys.net/fly-patterns/chironomids/zucchini-chironomid-fly) and has been adjusted by others in a few small ways to suit their needs. I'm happy to say that I stick to the tried and true original recipe that FlyGuys put together and results have been outstanding. Please be sure to check these guys...

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