Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie a Matt’s Midge

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Matt’s Midge in this week featured tying video. “Matt’s Midge,” says Flagler, “despite its small size, is not too difficult to tie and is a pattern that should be in every flyfisher’s midge …

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How to Tie a Peg’s Midge

The Peg’s Midge is featured in this week’s fly tying video.  As Tim Flagler notes, ” at this time of year, often what appear to be emerger rises are actually trout taking adult midges on the water’s surface. Trout get their top jaw …

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How to Tie an Egg Sucking Leech

The Egg Sucking Leech is one of those “save the day” patterns that sometimes works when nothing else will.  This week Tim Flagler demonstrates the simple steps for how to tie one on size 12 a Lightning Strike SN1 long-shank hook, and …

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Bill Curtis Passes

Long-time south Florida fishing guide and pioneer of saltwater fly fishing Bill Curtis passed last night, according to friends.  Curtis was considered a legend by many of his peers and clients.  He was most likely the inventor of the poling … more

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How to Tie a Barr’s Emerger BWO

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a BWO version of the Barr’s Emerger in this week’s featured tying video.  Says Flagler: “These little guys work incredibly well, especially when trout aren’t quite ready to commit to taking high-riding dun imitations. …

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How to Tie a Bird of Prey Caddis

The Bird of Prey Caddis is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  As Tim Flagler notes, “This is one of those patterns where all the materials work together really well to add movement, realism and general fish-catching …

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On Yvon Chouinard and “the Death of the Outdoors”

In The Bullseye, Todd Wilkinson offers his perspective on a recent New Yorker magazine piece that profiles Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia. Wilkinson has been an environmental journalist for 30 years and is the author of the recent award-winning book Grizzlies of Pilgrim … more

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How to Tie a Holy Grail Caddis Emerger

“For those of you seeking a weighty, truly effective, do-all caddis emerger, your quest might well have ended,” says Tim Flagler of the Holy Grail Caddis Emerger.  Tim demonstrates the steps to tie this versatile pattern and adds tips for …

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How to Tie a Puff Daddy Blue-Winged Olive

Matt Grobert shows how to tie a Puff Daddy Blue-Winged Olive in this week’s featured tying video.  “This is one of those times where it really pays to be picky about materials,” notes videographer Tim Flagler. “Matt starts with high quality natural …

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How to Tie a Vanilla Iso Parachute

The Vanilla Iso Parachute, a variation on the Iso Iso Baby, is the focus of this week’s tying video by Tim Flagler. Flagler innovates with a soft foam parachute and shows the steps for effectively locking it into place.  “I’ve …

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