John P. Newbury is an American fly tying craftsman tying and selling fishing flies and selected tying materials related to Euro-Tactical nymphing techniques and more.
New Fly Tying Materials
Squirrel dubbing is in high demand because its guard hair makes excellent legs and gills for your dubbing blends. A material as important as Coq de Leon for your tactical nymphs.
This UV dyed squirrel dubbing comes with added flash. This will save us a couple of tying steps letting you tie more flies instead of hand mixing your dubbing.
V2 Tactical - Euro Nymphing Sighters
The Fly Bin Shortcuts
New! FullingMill Masterclass Fluorocarbon Tippet! Now Available in the U.S.
Anyone who knows me understand I am one difficult ***** to please. I’m picky. I’ve tried so many brands of fluorocarbon tippet over time with only a few brands making the grade.
Last year my mates over at Fulling Mill handed me some spools of their new Master Class Fluorocarbon tippet. I must say I was impressed right out of the gate. You see, I am a 6x or smaller junkie rarely fishing anything heavier. In March of last year, I put just two 50m spools of Master Class, 5.5x & 6x onto my tippet keeper. I fished an entire year with many guide days only using the those two spools of Master Class. That’s over 100 days on the water with well over a thousand fish from my private fishing alone. As of May 21st, 2019, I STILL have plenty of tippet left. Why, because I am not changing the tippet out every half hour because it is de-laminating and becoming opaque white and putting off the fish. In fact, I had on several occasion where I used the same length of tippet for the duration of my days angling session of typically four hours.
The new Fulling Mill Masterclass Fluorocarbon has the lowest refractory index of any other fluoro on the market, making it the least visible in water to fish. It's also the densest allowing it to cut through the surface tension quicker than ever before. Masterclass has a superb Diameter to Strength ratio so you can rest assured that it's incredibly strong, ultra supple and has great knot strength. With interlocking spools and a tangle-free band, this revolutionary fluorocarbon will certainly help you catch more fish.
Created with a premium grade Japanese raw material and produced with 21st Century German precision engineering, this is the most advanced fluorocarbon on the market today. The ideal fluorocarbon tippet for Trout, Grayling, Salmon, Sea Trout and Saltwater anglers.
May 15, 2019 - I am starting to fill the fly bins with all you will need for your summer season. New inventory will be listed as it becomes available. Follow me on instagram for product updates.
Food for thought
After tracking my land vs. loss statistics for the previous three seasons with specific hook models under close scrutiny, I have made the determination that I will now only tie my Czech Nymphs on Hanak model #333. I will be passing that benefit along to you with flies and hooks you can you trust.
Black matte beads look sexy, however I believe they appear optically larger to the fish than an equivalent sized reflective bead. Billiard players refer to large and small balls based on optical size, striped balls appear smaller than solid balls? reflective beads have stripes caused by the specular highlights from above AKA the sky, and they also reflect the surrounding colors. Dark reflective beads are as stealthy as you can get; ergo, I sell few matte beaded flies.
What do you think? Please share your opinions or questions with me.
Did you know? You don’t have to fish euro-style to fish my flies. jigs are killer suspended under an indicator. Steelheaders out there know all about this. I do it.
Did you also know, stillwater anglers are discovering how effective my jigs are? They are, I have many repeat stillwater customers.
I am adding Colorado Front Range friendly patterns and sizes to the shop over the course of the season. These patterns are equally effective in the Wasatch range in Utah.
Deschutes River bound anglers will get a fly category devoted just to them. Afterall, that was my home river for the better part of my life. Just hit that big ol Deschutes River in the tag cloud.
Whiting dyed CDL tailing packs and CDL hen capes are HERE. These are the best feather I have ever tied with and are gorgeous on tactical patterns.
Follow me on instagram to get the latest inventory additions. I list ‘em here before the social media blasts.