Posts tagged: Striped Bass

Video: Fly Tying - BULKhead Deceiver

Video: Fly Tying - BULKhead Deceiver

A cousin of the Bucktail Deceiver, this is another pattern from the hands of Bob Popovics. With a unique use of the bucktail fibers in the tying, denser heads/ties can be created to achieve various effects. These techniques equal into an incredible movement to the fly and realistic profile. Here we take you step-by-step through the process on how to tie a BULKhead Deceiver.

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Tying: Joe Webster / Video+Music: Josh Thelin


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Video: Fly Tying - Bucktail Deceiver

Video: Fly Tying - Bucktail Deceiver

The Bucktail Deceiver (BTD) was first tied by Bob Popvics and utilizes solely bucktail as the source material. With the combination of changing fiber length, location on the hook shank, and density of bucktail sections, an incredibly realistic profile and movement can be created. Here we take you through the steps of tying a Bucktail Deceiver with larger big game in mind such as striped bass, pike, tarpon, musky, and snook.

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Tying: Joe Webster / Video+Music: Josh Thelin


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Video: Fly Tying - Lefty's Deceiver

Video: Fly Tying - Lefty's Deceiver

A saltwater classic. The Lefty's Deceiver, named after legendary fly fisher Lefty Kreh, has likely caught more big game fish such as striped bass, tarpon, and snook more than any other saltwater fly pattern. With infinite color/variation options, the simple ingredients and tying techniques needed for the Lefty's Deceiver make it a staple for any angler. In the following video we demonstrate step-by-step on how to complete this great fly!

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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**

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Video: Fly Tying - Crouser for Bonefish & Permit

Video: Fly Tying - Crouser for Bonefish & Permit

By now you have likely seen or heard about the Original Crouser fly that Joe Webster ties here at All Points. As this is a pattern that is most commonly fished along the bottom to imitate crab, shrimp, flounder, etc. here in Maine for striped bass, it quickly was morphed into a (smaller) version for bonefish & permit. Its productivity in tropical flats world was quick and we started to receive messages and photos from customers who had brought some great bonefish & permit to hand with the Crouser. Although the original color of olive/light olive worked well, variations of tan/sand, pink, or rootbeer (for redfish!) seemed to really gain popularity. 

Crouser Fly Pattern for Bonefish Permit

In the following video, Joe demonstrates his Crouser pattern in a smaller bonefish & permit variation. You can also watch the video of the Original Crouser HERE

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