This fly tying video was put together for the Revive Fly Fishing online magazine (reviveflyfishing.com/).
The fly is the Grapefruit Leech. It’s a steelhead swing bug designed by Kevin Feenstra (feenstraguideservice.com/). The fly has proven to be a very effective swing bug for Great Lakes steelhead.
The material and instructions for the Grapefruit Leech can be found on Kevin’s site at feenstraguideservice.com/pdf/grapefruithead_fly.pdf.
Hook: Daiichi 2461 or equivalent 3xl streamer hook size 4-2/0
Tail: Black Marabou with sparse red ﬂash
Hackle: Black or Purple Schlappen
Body: Black Marabou Feather
Collar: Large Mallard Flank
Flash: Combination of Green, Silver, and Blue Flashabou
Head: Fuchsia large cactus chenille followed by a veil of chartreuse ice dub
In a new book out this summer, co-owner and founder Terry Gunn of Lees Ferry Anglers Fly Shop is talking all things tailwaters. The book, “50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish,” expounds on information you need to be successful on each river. Not only do tailwaters allow trout fishing year round, they are also important economically to the sport of fly fishing.
Featuring local experts and contributing authors, the book is a helpful resource not only on each tailwater, but also provides insight by the person who’s wading boots have been in the water for a long time.
This video highlights one such tailwater, the Colorado River at Lees Ferry. Near the base of the Glen Canyon Dam, this tailwater is known as the “World’s Largest Spring Creek.”
"50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" will be out on the bookshelves in late summer 2013.
This video shows the simple steps for making a great little stripping basket for fly fishing for under $10 with item you might already have around your home. The total work time on the project once you have the materials is about 20 minutes and then allow 24hrs for glue curing.
GoPro’s greatest weakness is their ability to capture footage in low light. I gave it a shot while throwing some oversized rodent patterns at some of the South Platte’s finest. Enjoy.
A very funny video on many levels…