HipWader’s Fly Tying Patterns~Fly Tying Step By Step Illustrations!


Step by step fly tying patterns with Rob O'Reilly
Time to re-stock the fly boxes? Interested in trying some new fly patterns? Look no further! In this section, you’ll find easy to follow tying instructions for dries, nymphs/emergers, streamers patterns…as well as some notes on the “where and when” to use them.
A new pattern is added monthly, so check back often!

Adams Dry Fly

Adams Dry Fly
If ever there was a dry fly that needed no introduction, it is the Adams fly. This American fly pattern (designed by Len Halladay of Michigan in 1922 at the request of his close friend Charles Adams) was believed to have originally been a down wing pattern that more closely imitated a caddis.

By |November 22nd, 2005|Tying Dry Flies|0 Comments

Western Stonefly Nymph

Tying The Stonefly Nymph~Western Pattern - Step by step fly tying patterns with Rob O'Reilly
When a new fly yields a beautiful fish, it tends to earn a special place in the hearts of fly fishers...at least it does with me. With the real estate in my fly boxes being what it is though, it would need to earn its keep.

By |October 12th, 2005|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments

Crane Fly Pattern

This is one tricky bug to imitate! One look at the naturals leaves most tiers wondering how to achieve the appearance with an artificial. At least DanJ and I wondered! Earlier this season I gave him one of my extended-body cranes to try out. Until this year, most of the cranes I experimented with were dubbed-bodied parachutes with over-sized hackle.

Fly Tying The Crane Fly Pattern - Step by step fly tying patterns with Rob O'Reilly

By |August 5th, 2005|Tying Dry Flies|0 Comments

Parasol Emerger

For those who have been following O’Reilly’s Tying Bench for some time, you may remember a fly I posted called “The Dandelion Fly/Drymerger.” Essentially, its a small pupa pattern suspended below a “hookless” parachute. This pattern allows the fly to float just below the surface doing an excellent job of imitating an emerging insect. (if […]

By |July 26th, 2005|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments

Polar Fiber Streamer

I love fishing streamers, especially when conditions are right for them. A good streamer pattern, used properly, will tempt the biggest fish in the water you're fishing. The short list of patterns I use has recently be bumped for a new star~the Polar Fiber Streamer!

Fly Tying The Polar Fiber Streamer With Rob O'Reilly

By |May 28th, 2005|Tying Streamers-Poppers|0 Comments