Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie the Renegade

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the Renegade, a venerable attractor pattern.  “The Renegade is an attractor pattern that’s been around forever,” notes Flagler. “I even read somewhere that it was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite fly, a pretty solid endorsement if you …

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How to Tie a Flying Squirrel Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Flying Squirrel Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.  “I’ve only been using this pattern for a short time,” says Flagler, “but it’s turned out to be remarkably effective.”

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Tom Morgan Passes

Word just reached us that Tom Morgan, one of the great fly rod builders of his generation, passed away at his home today.  Tom was instrumental in bringing R. L. Winston Rods from its original California home to Montana and turning … more

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How to Tie a Crackleback

The Crackleback was authored by Ed Story of Feather-Craft back in 1952.  As videographer and tier Tim Flagler says,”It’s an incredibly versatile pattern that can be fished as either a wet or a dry fly, and can be tied over a …

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How to Tie a Muskrat Nymph

The Muskrat Nymph is the focus of this week’s tying video.  “The Muskrat Nymph is one of those patterns I’d almost forgotten about until a friend mentioned it a while back,” says Tim Flagler. “What exactly it’s supposed to imitate, I …

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Bristol Bay on the Edge

Friday, May 12th, news broke that the Trump administration paved the way for the Pebble Limited Partnership to restart its quest to dig North America’s largest open pit copper mine – directly in the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s vast wild … more

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Smith Optics 2017 Sunglass Giveaway

From today through May 29, MidCurrent and Smith Optics are running a giveaway for a new pair of Guide’s Choice sunglasses with the winner’s choice of lens tints. Just go to the Giveaway page and sign up. Read more about … more

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How to Tie The Insult

Poul Jorgensen’s “The Insult” is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video. Tim Flagler ties this one on a size 12 Daiichi #1770, although Jorgensen’s original recipe called for a size 10.  “I absolutely love patterns like this that …

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How to Tie an SBR Sulphur Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a pattern he calls the SBR Sulphur Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.

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Bamboo Rod Makers’ Landmark Montana Shop Lost in Fire

Early on Sunday morning a fire destroyed the Twin Bridges, Montana workshop where Glenn Brackett, Jerry Kustich and the rest of “the Boo Boys” crafted some of the finest bamboo fly rods ever made.   As Jerry Kustich wrote to MidCurrent this … more

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