Friday Night Flies – Learn How to Tie Fly Fishing Flies

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Friday Night Flies - Tying a fly fishing recipe for the Weekend every Friday Night!
Friday Night Flies

Learn How to Tie Flies for Fly Fishing and fly patterns for fly fishing in British Columbia Canada and the World.

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First off, Thank you for visiting our website Friday Night Flies. We are a bunch of guys that completely enjoy everything about fly fishing and fly tying. Our videos show you Fly Tying techniques and Tricks to help you catch more fish while fly fishing.  Every week Friday Night Flies will tie a new fly for fly fishing, a recipe that is guaranteed to help you catch fish in British Columbia, Canada and World Wide!  Our local fly tiers tie fly patterns live from our YouTube Channel.   It will be fully interactive so that if you have any questions feel free to get your questions answered live.  Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get notification of new shows that are being streamed live, don’t miss out!  Our fly tiers are also avid fly fishing guides with the Pemberton Fish Finder.  The Pemberton Fish Finder is a Local Fly Fishing guide company based out of Pemberton and serving Squamish, Pemberton and Whistler British Columbia Canada.  We have some of the best fly fishing waters in BC.  Join us on either a half or full day fly fishing tour today https://pembertonfishfinder.com/  Enjoy the Show!

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Friday Night Flies – Super Squid

Friday Night Flies - Super Squid

Friday Night Flies – Super Squid

This squid pattern was inspired by one that @theflyboxx posted on instagram last week. It is a deadly pattern that will do really well off of the beaches here in Vancouver and it should do well to fool some fish in the rivers as well. This pattern is very versatile with the variety of colours that it can be tied in as well as with adding weight via beads or cones at the eye of the hook. Tie some up and let us know what you think!

Material List:

Hook: Gamakatsu SL11-3H Size 4
Thread: UTC140 White or Mono Thread
Tail: Superfly Select Bucktail White, Crystal Flash Rootbeer, Superfly Select Bucktail Hot Pink
Body: Superfly Diamond Dub Fl. Orange, Superfly SuperWeave Mylar Piping Medium Pearl, Superfly Prism Molded Eyes Medium Silver, Solarez F-L-E-X UV Resin.

Friday Night Flies – Chinook Moto Minnow

Friday Night Flies - Chinook Moto Minnow

Friday Night Flies – Chinook Moto Minnow

The Moto Minnow is one of those patterns that will catch anything. It’s also easy to tie making it a great “guide fly” to fill your boxes with. This iteration is in a color scheme that will be great for Chinook and Coho Salmon as well as Steelhead.

Material List:

Hook:TMC9395 Size 4 with Chartreuse Cone Head Medium, .025 Lead Wire
Thread: UTC140 White
Tail: Fl. Chartreuse Marabou, Crystal Flash Pearl Blue
Body: Saddle Hackle Silver Dr. Blue, Ice Dub UV Pearl
Collar: Superfly Mallard Flank Chartreuse, Superfly Diamond Dub Holographic Purple.

Friday Night Flies – Cox Pumpkinhead

Friday Night Flies - Cox Pumpkinhead

Friday Night Flies – Cox Pumpkinhead

A spin on the famous Pumpkinhead fly. This can be used as a leech pattern, damsel nymph and Dragonfly nymph.

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Friday Night Flies – The Guide pink

Friday Night Flies - The Guide pink

Friday Night Flies – The Guide pink

I call this the guide pink fly because it was given to me by a guide in Squamish after I had lost all my flies one of my days fishing in Squamish. This fly is super simple, pretty durable and it works!!I will use this pattern as long as it keeps working.

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Friday Night Flies – Doctor Dick

Friday Night Flies - Doctor Dick

Friday Night Flies – Doctor Dick

The Doctor Dick was developed by Vic Marchiel for fishing in the Indian River at the end of Indian Arm in North Vancouver. I found this pattern in Art Lingren’s book, “Contemporary Fly Patterns of British Columbia.” He says, “After ensuring the pattern is well established in the lie, it should be retrieved with a quick jerky motion. The results can be remarkable! It has also accounted for rainbows in excess of 4 pounds. The pattern was named after Dr. Richard (Dick) Lupton who caught his first-ever salmon on this fly at the Indian in 2001.”

Material List:

Hook: Mustad R73-9671 Size 8 or 6
Thread: UTC140 Chartreuse w/ .025 Lead Wire
Eyes: Medium Bead Chain Eyes
Tail: Superfly Crystal Flash Pearl
Body: Medium Fl. Pink Chenille
Rib: Superfly Soft Wire Medium Silver
Wing: Superfly Crystal Flash Pearl
Head: Medium Fl. Pink Chenille.

Friday Night Flies – The Pink Fly

Friday Night Flies - The Pink Fly

Friday Night Flies – The Pink Fly

This is another pattern that I dug out of Art Lingren’s book, “Contemporary Fly Patterns of British Columbia.” This is another super easy “guide” style fly that’s easy to fill your boxes with. This pattern was developed by Ken Ruddick for Fraser River Coho, Pinks and Sockeye. You can even downsize this pattern and use it in still waters as well. The Pink Fly is a very versatile pattern and it deserves a spot in your box.

Material List:

Hook: Mustard R73-9671 Size 8 or 6 w/ Superfly Bead Heads Medium 5/32” Copper 
Thread: Danville’s 70 Hot Pink
Tail: Hot Pink Rabbit Strip cut to a point, Crystal Flash Accent (Optional)
Body: Superfly Crystal Chenille Large Hot Pink.

Friday Night Flies – Pink Salmon Hairwing

Friday Night Flies - Pink Salmon Hairwing

Friday Night Flies – Pink Salmon Hairwing

This is a down and dirty hair wing fly pattern that will be a great early season Pink Salmon fly. It will do really well when the Pinks aren’t as numerous at the beginning and end of the runs. You can even change the color for coho and bull trout. If you’d like a more natural fly feel free to use bucktail instead of craft fur.

Material List:

Hook: TMC U503 Size 6
Thread: Superfly Superthread 6/0 Red
Tag: Superfly Superglitter Thread Red
Body: Superfly Poly Flash Pearl
Hackle: Superfly Premium Neck Hackle Salmon
Wing: White Craft Fur, Superfly Superflash Pearl, Salmon Pink Craft Fur.


Friday Night Flies – Ethan’s Damsel Fly

Friday Night Flies - Ethan's Damsel Fly

Friday Night Flies – Ethan’s Damsel Fly

All damselflies are predatory; both nymphs and adults eat other insects.The males often being more brightly colored than the females, making it easy to identify which fly to use. Opportunities abound, since damselflies thrive in lakes and ponds across the nation. Hatch times vary with latitude and altitude, but broadly speaking the show opens in May, with some of the best performances taking place close to shore. The damselfly is fished slowly but steadily moving in small “Z” pattern like sequences.

Material List:

Hook: Mustard C49s Size 8 w/ Mono Eyes Medium
Thread: Superfly 6/0 Tan
Tail: Elk Hair Natural or Prong Hair
Wing: Brown Hackle Tip
Body: Tan 2mm Foam, Ice Dub UV Peacock Eye, Ice Dub Rusty Brown.


Friday Night Flies – Borden Special – Pink Salmon

Friday Night Flies - Borden Special - Pink Salmon

Friday Night Flies – Borden Special – Pink Salmon

The Borden Special was developed by Richard Borden for coastal cutthroat in Oregon. As soon as I saw this pattern I knew that with a few tweaks to the colors and hook that it would make an effective Salmon Fly. I was not disappointed on my first outing with this pattern as we got into a bunch of Pink Salmon and I cannot wait to give this one a go for Coho Salmon as well. I want to give a big shout to Hook and Vice and Halieus Outdoors! They are 2 local clothing companies that make some amazing products are worth checking out, www.hookandvice.com www.halieusoutdoors.com

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