Fly Tricks: Where Beginners Learn to Tie Flies

We’ve been brewing up a new project at Trout CountryFishing Guides, and we’re calling it Fly Tricks: Where Beginners Learn to Tie Flies. We’ll share an instructional fly tying video each month and help you fill your fly box with flies that work for different times of the season. You don’t have to be a beginner to enjoy these videos. Maybe you’ll discover a new fly or learn a new tying technique or just enjoy a great Mariner Brew with us!

For our first episode, Co-owner of Trout Country Fishing Guides Cortney Brown sits down with Michael Orlowski to tie an alevin fly. What is an Alevin you ask? Newly hatched fish, such as trout are called alevins, and they live in the gravel and feed off the remaining yolk sack that is attached to their body for up to 30 days. An alevin pattern is not hard to tie and doesn’t require expensive materials. It’s a useful pattern to have in your fly box. Tweaking coloration will help you replicate other alevin species, such as salmon and steelhead.

Alevin recipe:

– Hook: Daiichi 2450 #8

– Uni – 6/0 thread/red

– Silver mylar tinsel for the body

– Orange yarn for the yolk sac

Zap Gap Glue

Buy these materials at Michael & Young Fly Shop and fill your fly box with alevin flies for next spring.

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