Posts tagged: hollow fleye

Fly Focus Friday: Bucktail Hollow Fleye

Fly Focus Friday: Bucktail Hollow Fleye

Hollow fleyes and hollow tying techniques pioneered by the world renowned fly tier Bob Popovics are staples in the modern striped bass fly fishing world. Hollow tying techniques are where bucktail fibers (or other materials) are tied in reverse with the tips facing away from the vice and folded back creating more volume without adding more mass. These techniques are incredibly useful in building large profile baitfish patterns that imitate things such as pogies, herring and mackerel. Hollow fleyes come in all shapes and sizes and hollow tying techniques can be found in countless patterns. These particular hollow fleyes featured are tied using just select bucktail, a few flat wing saddles for the tail, and a next-to-near indestructible UV resin head featuring 1/2" holographic eyes.Bucktail Hollow Fleye

We have a limited amount of these flies available for purchase and also all the materials for you to tie your own at the shop! **Shop for the flies HERE**

Materials List (click for link to material page):

Read more

Video: The Various Types of Bucktail Ties

Video: The Various Types of Bucktail Ties

There are so many various techniques when fly tying with bucktail. In the video below, Joe takes you through some of the most popular ties including hollow and reverse bulkheads! 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW!

Read more

Video: Fly Tying - Articulated Beast Fleye

Video: Fly Tying - Articulated Beast Fleye

In this video, Joe Webster takes you through how to tie the Articulated Beast Fleye. This is a variation on Bob Popovics' Beast Fleye, but uses articulated shanks instead of mono extensions. A large profile pattern with unmatched movement in the water, this fly is traditionally used to target striped bass and other large predator fish.

Materials:

Check out the video below!

Read more