The Yakoda Crakleback Midge
The Crackleback Midge was born during a fall trip to Wyoming, when the hatches were so ridiculous that it still makes us smile. Since then, this fly has become our go-to pattern during the colder ...
The Yakoda Little Leech
As humans, leeches are far from our favorite thing to find swimming in a lake or stream or worse, latched on to your leg sucking the life out of you. They’re nasty. But anywhere they are found, ...
Fly Spotlight - The Green Machine
What’s unique about the CDC feather is its ability to trap air bubbles making the fly look like an insect rising to the surface to hatch.
Fly Spotlight—The Yakoda Opal Annelid
Annelid is just a fancy word for a worm, aka trout bacon. They’re in the water year-round and they get dislodged in big numbers when the flows kick up. This pattern has some extra bling and has pr...
Fly Spotlight - Hot Wire CDC Pheasant Tail from The Fly Fiend
Step 1 - Grab a jig hook of choice and pair it with the proper sized bead, in this case a 3mm slotted tungsten bead with a size 16 jig hook. Start your thread behind the bead and dress your hook s...
Fly Spotlight - The 20"er
With summer in full swing and and temperatures rising everywhere across the states an excellent pattern to use during runoff is the 20”er. The 20”er is a stonefly imitation and though it works grea...
Fly Spotlight - The Purple Reign
Of all the patterns we use, Purple Reign is not only one of the simplest to tie but also one of the most effective.