Fly Tying With Rob O’Reilly – Step By Step Fly Patterns


Welcome to O’Reilly’s! As fishers, we all fall into one of two categories~”fly buyers” or “fly tiers.”

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Flies, the exact point of connection between an angler and his quarry, might truly be the most intriguing facet of our sport. Choosing the right
fly will, thankfully, always be entirely subjective….for it is some
combination of the pattern, and our use of it, that results in our ability
to catch fish. I’ve always believed that a greater understanding of flies
(both patterns, and the naturals they imitate)can only improve one’s chances
while on the water~whether you are tying your own flies or not. I am excited to have
the opportunity to share some of my favorite flies with you, and to have
you join me as I explore new patterns, materials and techniques. Rob O’Reilly

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Dubbing Brush Nymph

For many anglers on this side of the Atlantic, Czech Nymphing is still a pretty foreign idea. While we may, or may not choose to employ this short line method of fishing heavy nymphs, there is no doubt that the effectiveness of this approach makes it worth a second look. We can, and […]

By |April 22nd, 2007|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments

Triple Wing Caddis Pattern

I have come to the conclusion that there are some caddis fly patterns that I just plain LIKE to use. Sometimes they catch fish, sometimes they don't.

Triple Wing Caddis Step By Step Fly Patterns

By |January 19th, 2007|Tying Dry Flies, Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments

Tying the Double Bunny Streamer

Until recently, I considered the Double Bunny streamer to be a pike fly. Not that it IS one of course, but the warm water fly box is exactly where you would find mine. That is until last summer....

Double Bunny Streamer

By |May 2nd, 2006|Tying Streamers-Poppers|1 Comment

Grand River Fly

If you fish the Grand River in Southern Ontario with any degree of regularity, chances are you've run up against some of it's big lock-jawed browns sipping caddis on, or near the surface.

By |February 26th, 2006|Tying Dry Flies|0 Comments

Evil Weevil Nymph

Since 1998, this nymph pattern has been growing in popularity. The creation of Calgary tier Jeremy Davies, and it's variations have proven their worth on dozens of trout in my own home water, I urge you to give them a try!

By |December 12th, 2005|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|Comments Off on Evil Weevil Nymph