The Bluegill Bug Fly Tying Material Page is designed to offer you products that you can use in your everyday effort at the fly tying bench to keep those Bluegill on their toes the next time out. We will offer many materials that we use in catching Bluegill. These are high quality materials designed to provide you an excellent quality fly to fish for the feisty Bluegill. Check back often as we will be adding materials as we go!
Firehole “Sticks” Are Here!
Currently all Firehole Sticks are packaged in a polypropylene plastic box (2.4″ x 1.8″ x 0.6″) which is designed so that boxes can be connected together side-by-side for storage purposes for the consumer. Each box contains thirty-six (36) individual hooks, unless otherwise noted. Each box is labeled front and back. The front label indicates the hook model, size, shape and sizing descriptors. The back label has characteristic information, SKU, and UPC bar codes.
All Firehole Sticks are formed with a wire diameter which is a slightly heavier gauge than what would be considered “standard.” The wire for each hook is high strength carbon steel which is then tempered through a process which ensures flexibility while maintaining high strength. Many of the hooks are also forged which adds an additional level of strength to the hook. Each hook is chemically sharpened.
The “516” is a heavy jig style hook with a 60 degree bend at the eye. With or without a Bead, great hook for The Mop Fly etc.
This is a standard length hook with a 1X gape. It has a 60 degree down eye and is formed from a heavy weight wire.
The “633” is a 1X length nymph hook perfect for bead head patterns. It is my first choice for anything with a bead.
This is a 1X long length hook with a 2X gape. It has a down eye and is formed from a heavy weight wire.
This “839” is a really nice, heavy streamer hook. Great choice for buggers and other streamers. Plenty of room for beads or cones. Stupid sharp, do not slip when packing hair!
This is a 3X long length hook with a 2X gape. It has a down eye and is formed from a extra heavy weight wire.
Sparkle Foam – This is the 2M Sparkle Foam we use in our Kits and in tying The Sparkle Spider. It comes per a flat 4″ by 6″ piece for you to work with, and, in several different colors. Extremely cost effective for you also……….
“Rag” Chenille – This is the unusual one sided chenille yarn that we use for tying some of our favorite patterns. Great movement in the water and fish attracting colors make for a great small minnow imitation. Comes in (12) different colors, (10) feet per bag!
Tungsten Beads – Our beads will be offered in the sizes we would use for Bluegill patterns. We will do our best to meet your needs for fly tying for Bluegill…. We offer both a Countersunk and a Slotted style for your convenience. Our beads come in a bag of (50) beads per bag per Color and Size.
Countersunk Beads –
Slotted Tungsten Beads –