Bench To Bank

b2b.jpgBench to Bank connects the pastime of fly tying and lure making with on-the-water ways to use your creations to catch fish.  We’ll have our regular features here including the 50 Pheasant Flies series along with B2B’s instruction for general patterns and presenting them on the water, with some of our favorite flies, jigs and lures and other handy tips and stories to help you get the most out of your tackle crafting efforts.

50 PHEASANT FLIES
1) Pheasant Retort – A classed up staple with great pheasant accents!
2) Zebra Nymph – What’s black and white and eaten all over? This fly!
3) Pheasant Leech – Marabou + Underfeather = Super Streamer!
4) Krystal SHWAPF – Quick to tie and customizeable!
5) Red John – A “killer” nymph for trout in any water!
6) Gartside Caddis – Have a heart…an almond heart!
7) Pheasant Ice Soft Hackle – Be cool, tie one up.
8) Lightning Bug – Shockingly successful.
9) Pheasant Matuka – Fancy fin!
10) Teeny Leech – A snack-size leech.
11) Larva Lace Caddis – Catch-all caddis pattern.
12) Cone Head Marabou Streamer – Drive the smallies wild!
13) Bead Thorax Pheasant Tail – A super soft hackle.
14) Camden Crunch – Sure, it’s a jig and it’s cheating. We don’t care!
15) Carey Special – Now, isn’t that…you get it.
16) Matukabou – Faux-hawkin’ it!
17) PT Klinkhammer – Klunk ’em with this emerger.
18) Pheasant Tail Nymph – Wait…this is #18 on the list?
19) Copper Sawyer – The original pheasant nymph.
20) E’s Parachute Hatcher – An awesome pheasant dry.

FLY FILES
1) Stimulator – Unsinkable?  Yeah, we’ll go there!
2) X-Caddis – An edible edge fly.
3) Seaducer – Powerful pike streamer.
4) Bunny Leech – Subtle supersized snack.
5) Woolly Bugger – Everyone’s first favorite.
6) Lefty’s Deceiver – Big Bang Baitfish!
7) Skitter Caddis – “Trim the Belly” says Einar.
8) Foam Yellow Sally – A stonefly with serious float.
9) Flat Wing – Pulsating Preyfish Pattern.
10) Half and Half – Best of both worlds.
11) Elk Hair Caddis – A high-riding favorite.
12) Mini-Cricket – Fun with Foam!
13) Crease Fly – Pop with noise & color.
14) Double Bunny – Strip, stick & rip!
15) Clouser Minnow – The catch-all streamer.

LURE TUTORIALS
1) Marabou Burner – A moderate inline for pike & muskies.
2) Flashabou In-Line Spinner Skirt – Part 1 of our mondo muskie spinner.
3) Flashabou In-Line Spinner Assembly – In Part 2 we put it all together!
4) Tying Salmon Skirts – Simple, flashy & fun!
5) Tying Walleye Spinners – Spin to win.
6) Krystal Flash Crappie Jig – Discontinue my lure, will ya?
7) Pike & Muskie Bucktails – Part 1 – Tying the treble.
8) Pike & Muskie Bucktails – Part 2 – Assembling the spinner.
9) Dressed Treble – Add some sparkle to favorite baits.
10) Trout Spinner Tutorial – Tie up your own excitement!