Weekend Tying Assignment……


Were headed straight back into tying season. So get those tying rooms all dialed in and get your twisting skills back on track…… Lets start with a simple but probably one of the most effective patterns ever! The Woolly Bugger! I’m a big fan of the Crystal Bugger in olive on the Flathead River…..

The Bugger is a classic fly that gets the job done. I cant tell you how many times it has saved the day for me? Tie it on…. Put it under an indicator….. Strip it off the banks….. Swing it through a hole…… Between boulders…….. Ever fish it all day on the Blackfoot? You should!

Everyone has their own way of tying this fly but I’m a big fan of how Tightline whips it up…… Thanks again to Tight Line Production for their great video!

Mighty Morrish Hopper….


Tie it on and fish the deep water…. It works!

Black and Red…..

fat cat caddis

Black and Red…. The Cutthroat Trout in the Flathead River System love Black and Reds… Why? Who knows… But they love them! This little pattern has been a killer for me the last few days…… Start experimenting with Black and Reds in your fly arsenal.

Ant August……


August is the time to start thinking about Terrestrials…. Hoppers… Beetles… and my favorite…. Ants! Tie some of these guys up and fish them! Tie them up in a few colors and go catch some fish!

Fly of the Week….


You’ve heard it before… Nothing new hear except a little twist on the good old wire worm. Everyone fishes their own variation of the worm. But this guy has been working great for me the last week or so. I couldnt find a video or have time to do one but I’ll fill you in on the details.

Use the materials that you see in this video…. But add UV Knot sense and a big fire hot bead. You’ll tie this worm in three steps. First Put on your hot bead….. Then start near the barb and wrap your wire to about the half way point…. Cut it off and make sure the wire is flush to the hook shank. Then shove the big end of the bead over the wire. Then reattach the wire and finish wrapping the wire to the eye of the hook. Almost done…. Then take the Knot sense and cote the entire top of the fly with it…. Cook it off with your uv light and your done!

This fly is super heavy and gets down in the water column and has been working great! 10′ to double BB split shot and go get’m! Oh yeah…. Tie on a caddis pupa under it!

Fly Tying Nights….


What a great winter we had tying up bugs! Ladies Night was a giant success…. It was great to have you ladies in the shop and tying with you! Thursday Nights were super fun as well! We all learned a few new patterns…. I’m excited to fish Phil’s Baetis in the next few days.

This year we had lots of new tiers on Tuesday and Thursday nights. It’s great to see new tiers in the shop. Anything we can do to support your tying fix! Next year is sure to be a huge success! We have a few ideas to bring to the table for fly tying nights on our next round! Now it’s time to fish those flies you tied and tie more up when you wear them out! The tying room is still going to be stocked with great materials… Some new materials…… And just about everything you could ask for. If we don’t have it….. Ask us to order it! Were making room on the walls for even more materials.

Everyone at Lakestream would like to thank you for making Tying Nights such a success!

Thursday Night Fly Tying…..

I think it’s official…. Spring has sprung! It’s here… .And what does spring mean for us? Well….. It’s Spring! One season closer to summer…. What does spring have to offer? Lots! It’s prime time for many different aspects of our world of fishing!

pike night

One big player is good old Mr. Pike. The Flathead Valley is full of them… Rivers, lakes and sloughs. This thursday night is going to be ….. Pike Night!

Were going to be tying pike flies till they come out your ears. We just got a shipment of materials specifically for all you pike guys out there. Mirage Flashabou… Lateral Scale….. Buck Tail… Icelandic Sheep Hair…. Craft Fur…. Fish Masks… Tube Fly adaptors from HMH…. Tubes… Cones….

I’ll be showing everyone how to tie up some great pike flies on tubes… and on normal hooks. Great night to be in the shop. Dax is going to bring in a great Pike Movie to watch while were tying….

There are lots of techniques to tying pike flies…. From Reverse tie in.. Fold Overs and blah… blah… blah…. Here is a great warm up video for everyone.

Lets give a shout out and special thanks to Thomas Harvey and his Trophy Wife for making this great video! Check him out on Facebook….
Also Special thanks to Fly Fishing the Ozarks for hosting a the video…. Are you a Streamer Junkie? Sam…… Check out their youtube page… flyfisingtheozarks.….It’s full of great streamer patterns and great tying videos full of great shots and upbeat music!

Enough of my rambling! The doors open at 6:00 and were open till your done! Come in and check out the new materials and tie up some Pike Flies… Watch a great pike flick and pick our brains as to where these tooth critters live!

Ladies Night…

Just a few more weeks left of Ladies Night in the shop. With dry fly fishing getting closer every day I think we should tie up a bunch of patterns that will catch fish on the Flathead when that day arrives. Lets do….. Foam Night! Foam night is another great night of tying. I’ll be tying Chubby Cherbs in a few different colors.


Here is a warm up video for everyone… Bring the materials list from the video…. You can also bring a few different colors of foam… dubbing and legs for different variations.

The doors open at 6 and we’ll be tying till you’ve had your fill. Dont miss this tuesday night…. Foam Night!!

Thursday Fly Tying Sessions….

This week will be a great one for our tying night. We are going to be doing sow bugs and scuds! Sows and Scuds catch lots of fish… All over the place and on almost any piece of water. Super versatile patterns!

scud and sow bug

I’ll be tying up some sow bugs that I use on the Missouri and Pinks on the Flathead. You can get crazy with your tying ideas and gang out lots of these bugs and variations of them.

Here is a warm up video for you to start with.

The doors open at 6 and were here till the tying is done. Bring a few beers or your favorite beverage and fill those boxes!

Ladies Night……

It’s the eve before another Ladies Night…. It feels like spring is in the air… For at least another day… Or two? Stoneflies are a true sign of spring… Or at least spring is closer. So This Tuesday we are going to be tying Stoneflies! Salmon Flies to be exact!


Thats right…. Salmon Fly Ladies Night! I’ll keep this short and sweet. We will be tying an extended body Salmon Fly. What do you need to bring?

1- Slim profile sewing needle
2-Brown and tan 2mm Foam… Bring darker colors… Oranges… Browns…. Black… Grays…..
3- Thread in 6/0 orange, black and brown
4- Elk hair and Poly for wings…..
5- Dubbing… Darker colors… Browns, black, orange and olive.
6- All your rubber legs.
7- Razor blades and a metal ruler….
8-Hooks, Big 2xl 3xl hooks

The doors open at 6… beginners are welcome… It’s a great time and we’ll have you tying flies in no time! Here is a quick warm up video… It’s not a salmon fly but it will be you tying flies!