Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

Travis Campbell Moves from Farbank to Smartwool

Travis Campbell, who has been president and CEO of Farbank Enterprises for the past eight years, will leave Farbank and become CEO of Smartwool, based in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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How to Tie JC’s Skunk Pygmy Sculpin

JC’s Skunk Pygmy Sculpin is “similar to his Snowflake Sculpin but smaller and not articulated,” notes tier and videographer Tim Flagler.  “Fished low and slow, it’s a big fish magnet.”  Tim’s guide for tying this great pattern includes tips on …

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How to Tie a Steelie Omelet

Tim Flagler shows the steps for constructing a Steelie Omelet in this week’s featured tying video.   “For those brave enough to strap on a pair of cleats and battle the ice and snow,” says Flagler, “winter steelheading can be very …

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How to Tie a Steelhead Woolly Bugger

The Steelhead Woolly Bugger is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  As Tim Flagler notes: “I don’t think there’s a fish species alive that won’t take a woolly bugger, and steelhead are no exception. This fly is really …

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How to Tie a Nuke Egg

Tim Flagler shows how to concoct a Nuke Egg in this week’s featured tying video.  As Flagler says: “The Nuke Egg or Nuclear Egg is an oldie but a goodie. It’s the first true steelhead pattern I ever tied and, …

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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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