Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin
Tim Flagler ties a John Barr streamer pattern, the Slumpbuster, in this week’s featured tying video. “The Slumpbuster is an absolutely awesome pattern for high, discolored water,” notes Flaglers, “and has a reputation for catching big fish.”
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A great early-season pattern, the Little Black Stonefly is fun to tie and provides plenty of opportunity for variation in materials and color. Tim Flagler ties this week’s featured pattern with a few of his own tweaks, including using a …
Bruce Corwin ties the featured fly pattern of the week, a Wally Wing Rusty Spinner. The Wally Wing style of tying wings, developed by Canadian Wally Lutz, is ideal for imitating the spinner stage of the mayfly.
Streamer expert Kelly Galloup gives the lowdown on what kind of leader to use for what type of fly line when streamer fishing.
Higa’s SOS (“Save Our Skin”) is the featured fly tying pattern of the week. Tim Flagler shows how to use plunger-style hackle pliers to make handling the small hook easier, and how a magnetic strip on the end of a popsicle …
Throughout the new Howler Brothers 2015 Spring collection there are two resounding themes: “Dawn Patrol” and “Constellations.” Dawn Patrol, symbolized by the rooster, harkens to early morning sessions of surf, getting out on the water before anybody else, getting that fix … more
Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a classic pattern, the Caddis Fly Larva. With this pattern, says Flagler, “I actually simplified things by removing the wire ribbing and changing my dubbing technique to produce what I hope will be a …
Gear reviewer Robert Morselli says “no more plastic” in a plea to fishing shirt manufacturers. Fortunately, the Patagonia Cayo Largo shirt already offers a comfortable, high-tech option for those who agree that synthetics are over-used in warm-weather apparel. Read his … more
The Infamous Pink Worm–a remarkably quick-to-tie combo worm and fly pattern–is the focus of this week’s featured tying video. “Scoff if you like, but you can’t argue with this fly’s ability to catch fish,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler.