Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie the Carey Special

The Carey Special is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  Tier and videographer Tim Flagler says of tying this classic pattern: “The Carey Special is an old, easy, effective and, perhaps most of all, versatile pattern.”

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Jack Charlton’s Personal Fly Reels Up for Sale

MidCurrent just got word that a set of very exclusive fly reels is for sale at The Angling Company in Key West, Florida. Jack Charlton began his career in precision aerospace machining in 1965 in the Los Angeles area and founded … more

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Is the Bahamas on the Verge of Doing the Right Thing for Anglers?

At the 6th Annual Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, US-based ad agency Admirable Devil sponsored a lively panel discussion titled “Bonefish and the Bahamas.”  Beau Beasley updates his previous reporting on Bahamian angling regulations with new information suggesting that the ambiguity … more

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How to Tie JC’s Electric Steelie Stone

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie John Collins’s Electric Steelie Stone in this week’s featured tying video.  

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How to Tie a Less Mess Morrish Mouse

Tim Flagler ties what he calls a Less Mess Morrish Mouse in this week’s featured tying video. “I like to retrieve mouse patterns kind of slow but steady with fairly short, consistent line strips.” says Flagler. “This makes the mouse move in the …

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How to Tie a Craft Fur Clouser

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Craft Fur Clouser in this week’s featured tying video. Rather than using the traditional buck tail, Flagler uses a readily available craft store material along with a slightly different tie-in method to produce a more bulkier …

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How to Set Up a Fly Reel with Backing and Line

Ever wondered if there is a simpler way to set up a new fly reel with backing and a line?  This week Tim Flagler offers an in-depth video guide to the process, including some handy tricks that make the whole job easier.

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How to Tie an October Caddis Skater

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie an October Caddis Skater in this week’s tying video.  “This October Caddis Skater or Skating October Caddis can be fished as a dry fly, simply dead-drifted with the current or kind of skated across the water’s …

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How to Tie an October Caddis Euro Nymph

“For many years now, I’ve been using a simple soft hackle, swung at dusk in likely October Caddis spots and have done quite well,” says Tim Flagler.  “This Euro-style October Caddis is an attempt to get down a little deeper to …

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How to Tie an Ian’s Brass Ass

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the Ian’s Brass Ass, an extremely popular fly developed by Ian Colin James, in this week’s featured tying video. 

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