Flymen Fishing Company
Co-developed with Blane Chocklett
Blane Chocklett is widely regarded as one of the best big game anglers, fly tiers, and guides in the world. Chocklett’s Body Tubing is the authentic “secret ingredient” used by Blane in his big game flies for heads, to segment the bodies, and to keep the materials flared up, allowing them to push more water and have the illusion of bulk — the hollow fly effect — while being light and castable all day.
Quantity per pack: 2 sizes (1/4” x 3' and 1/2” x 2')
Use less materials and still have the same amount of body.
Allows for easier body tapering of larger flies tied from deer hair or other fibers.
Protects thread wraps from the fish’s teeth.
Makes the fly push more water.
Flymen Fishing Company
Co-developed with Capt. Gary Dubiel
Renowned fly fishing guide Captain Gary Dubiel has developed the perfect method for catching giant fish on the fly. The Pop-N-Fly is a lightweight foam cylinder with an embedded articulated shank, enabling it to be attached between your leader and tippet. The foam suspends your fly below the surface and when stripped it pops and splashes, causing a commotion on the surface which sounds like other fish feeding on bait, enticing the fish you're targeting to strike an easy meal.
While originally designed for redfish, the Pop-N-Fly has proved to be effective for numerous other saltwater and freshwater species, including speckled trout, false albacore, cobia, striped bass, smallmouth bass, lake trout, and more.
Quantity per pack: 2 (1 x orange and 1 x chartreuse)
Simple to cast
The Pop-N-Fly is lightweight and aerodynamic, making it easy to cast with a fly rod (Small: 7-9 wt; Large: 9-12 wt.).
Easy to see
Each pack includes one bright orange and one bright chartreuse Pop-N-Fly, which stands out in the water.
Attach your Pop-N-Fly between the leader and tippet. The tippet should typically be about 20 inches (51 cm) long to which your fly (a lightweight baitfish pattern) is attached. Cast out, then use short, hard strips to work your Pop-N-Fly and create attention-grabbing commotion. This technique draws predatory fish toward the surface whre they see your fly suspended helplessly below for an easy meal. It's an invitation they can't refuse.
Q: Is the Pop-N-Fly a strike indicator?
Flymen Fishing Company
Best of Show – Fly Tying Materials: 2011 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show
Tie heavyweight streamers with a realistic, flat and broad profile that imitates common bottom-dwelling fish species such as sculpins, gobies and baby catfish. Designed for use on both hook and tube streamers, the Sculpin Helmet has a weighted keel to keep your streamer swimming hook-up and avoid snagging.
Quantity per pack: 8
Flat and broad profile that imitates common bottom-dwelling fish species such as sculpins, gobies and baby catfish.
Simply tie in all materials first, then fit the Sculpin Helmet from the front. Quick and easy to use.
Allows for use on both hook and tube flies.
Fish-Skull® Living Eyes™
Included in a corresponding size and color, these ultra-realistic eyes act as an important trigger for predatory game fish.
Distributes most of the helmet’s weight to the bottom of the streamer, ensuring it will swim in the correct position. This also allows you to tie with the hook facing either down or up. We have deliberately made the Sculpin Helmet significantly heavier than the Baitfish Head so that it will sink quickly in fast moving rivers and fish deeper near the bottom where sculpins typically live.
Available in brown, black and olive, plus silver in the Mini size. The matte (non-shiny) finish is perfect for the type of shy, bottom-dwelling species you are trying to imitate. The special oxide coating gives an uneven, almost blotchy, effect that has differing shades of color. For example, the brown color Sculpin Helmet is mostly a dark brown color, but will also reflect shades of black and tan at different angles giving a type of camouflage effect.
Fits hook sizes #10, #8, #6, #4, #2.
Fits hook sizes #6, #4, #2, #1.
Fits hook sizes #2, #1, 1/0, 2.0.
Note: The Mini is designed with a specially enlarged front slot to fit a wider range of hook sizes. This increased flexibility in hook sizes allows the Mini to be used in a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater streamer patterns.
After tying in all your materials, complete the streamer by simply fitting the Sculpin Helmet from the front and finish off by tying a small thread dam between the skull and the hook eye.
1. Start by building your streamer; tie in all the tail, body and wing materials. Wrap a small thread-head and tie off your thread. Make sure you leave a generous gap between your thread-head and the eye of the hook to have room to fit the helmet.
2. Coat your thread wraps lightly with some Zap-A-Gap or similar glue and then fit the helmet from the front of the streamer. Position in place and make any final adjustments to your materials.
3. Re-attach your tying thread between the helmet and the eye of the hook and wrap a thread-dam to lock the helmet firmly in place. Tie off and cement the thread wraps.
4. Finish the streamer by sticking on the Living Eyes.
Step-by-steps for tying flies with the Sculpin Helmet such as the Skull Daddy Crayfish or Foxy Shrimp.
Q: Where are Sculpin Helmets made?
A: In the USA at our North Carolina facility.
Q: Can I use the Sculpin Helmet for tube flies?
A: Yes. The front slot has been designed so that both hooks and tube flies can be tied. The Mini and Small sizes fit a 3/32″ (2.4mm) diameter tube and the Large size fits a 1/8″ (3.2mm) diameter tube.
Q: What is the keel?
A: Streamers tied with the Sculpin Helmet are designed to fish deep in the hook-up position to avoid getting caught on the bottom. To achieve this, the Sculpin Helmet is made so that 70% of it’s weight and the center of gravity is situated below the shank of the hook. This heavyweight keel, or bottom, gives a dumbbell effect to the streamer, which means it will always ride in the hook-up position and track straight.
Q: How much do they weigh?
A: We have deliberately made the Sculpin Helmet significantly heavier than the Baitfish Head so it will sink quickly in fast moving rivers and fish deeper near the bottom where Sculpins typically live.Mini size weighs 0.55 grams (0.02 ounces). We recommend you use a minimum rod/line weight size of #4 and higher.
Flymen Fishing Company
The Evolution Caddis tungsten beadhead is molded after the common caddis pupa head profile -- round and undersized with bulbous eyes. Take your tying and fishing to the next level by adding the final, previously impossible, element of realism to your caddis nymphs.
Quantity per pack: 15 beads
Achieve the unique “head arched down on a curved body” caddis pupa profile. The Evolution Caddis beadhead is shaped to naturally tilt forward on the hook.
Match the distinct caddis proportion of a small head attached to a large body. The Evolution Caddis beadhead is designed for smaller beads to fit on larger hooks.
100% pure tungsten for the fastest-sinking nymphs.
Brown, black, and olive with an anodized finish.
Step-by-step instructions on how to tie flies with the Evolution Caddis beadhead.
Fits hook sizes #18, #16, #14.
Roughly equivalent to 3/32" (2.4 mm) round beads.
Fits hook sizes #14, #12.
Roughly equivalent to 7/64" (2.8 mm) round beads.
Fits hook sizes #12, #10.
Roughly equivalent to 1/8" (3.2 mm) round beads.
Fits hook sizes #10, #8.
Roughly equivalent to 5/32" (4.0 mm) round beads.