Krystal Shrimp for saltwater fishing

Here you can find a pattern very easy to tie if yo are beginner in fly tying and you need a fishy fly :)


Hooks: Daiichi D900  ST saltwater fly hooks size #6-2
Thread: Uni Cord White
Antennae: Orange Bucktail
Eyes: mono with UV Deer Creek Resin
Underbody:dubbing in burnt orange
Body:Super Long Hair


If you are interested about tying with Super Long Hair you can find here an older article


happy tying :)



My Best CDC Dry Fly – The Queen

The Queen is my best cdc dry fly for slow and medium running waters.
It is an artificial fly which floats perfectly on water, and it’s very realistic so that fish can’t ” turn it down”! I happened to create it while I was tying some classic dun flies with CDC. I was trying to find a balance between the shape and the position of the wing of the fly. For this reason I was fixing some CDC barbs towards the eye of the hook and another bundle fixed classically on the eye of the hook. At the second bundle of CDC it was more difficult to cut the extra CDC because there wasn’t enough space between the eye of the hook and the fixing spot. If I didn’t cut them carefully, short ends of barbs would remain and cover the eye of the hook. This would have made the head too thick and unnatural in the end. This is the reason why I stopped cutting the extra tips of barbs and instead leaving them long, approximately at the length of the insects’ legs. I made a few turns between the barbs to spread them so that in the end they remained fixed onward and laterally oriented. With the help of the body and tail the barbs of CDC create a perfect balance of the fly.
The major advantage of this technique is that the legs of CDC rest onward and laterally oriented regardless of the number of casts. The wing of the fly rests upwards, exactly the way it should be in the case of a DUN. On top of all, the fly floats great, maintaining the well-defined form which makes fish attack more often than in the case of the same fly tied differently.


Hook: Maruto Dohitomi D04 #14-18

Thread: 17/0 UniThread

Body: hand stripped peacock quill

Wing: Natural Grey CDC

Legs: Natural Grey CDC



Happy tying :)




Agostino Midge Emerger

Here is a step by step about how to tie a midge emerger  using Agostino Roncallo style. Agostino is a great  Italian flytyier who published a few  beautiful fly tying books and many articles.


Hooks: D910 Daiichi #14-18

Thread: 17/0 Uni

first Body: Puf CDC

Second Body: peacock barbs and grizzly hackle

Wing: Grey Dun Wing CDC

And the step by step:

Hot Spots

Usually a hot spot is applied behind the bead or behind the eye of the hook. In rivers with a high nymphing pressure like in Eastern Europe, the classic nymph with a classic hot spot fails. In this situation if the fisherman uses the same pattern with a different position of the hot spot he will succeed in catching grayling and trout. The most common color for hot spot is orange. From my experience, red is a great color also ( especially for trout ), chartreuse for both species, and pink and violet for grayling.

UV colors are also great for hot spots.

The name of the thread that I used for  tying the nymphs bellow is Demmon. In my opinion it is the best thread that I have found until now. Demmon thread is very strong and very resistant  at abrasion with parallel semi bonded filaments.

Happy tying :)