Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

Montana FWP Closes Yellowstone from Park to Laurel

Citing the sudden appearance of  Proliferative Kidney Disease, a serious illness that impacts both whitefish and trout, this morning Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Yellowstone from the Park’s northern boundary to Laurel, Montana, which is near Billings.  The closure affects all water-based … more

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How to Tie the Brooks Sprout Midge Emerger

The Brooks Sprout Midge Emerger is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video. A basic sprout midge pattern authored by Bob Brooks, it’s a remarkably adaptable pattern that can be tied in a wide variety of colors and sizes, though …

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How to Tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger pattern in this week’s featured fly-tying video. “When I get rolling, I can actually tie Squirrel and Herls faster than I can standard Woolly Buggers,” says Flagler.  “And it never hurts …

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How to Tie the Bighorn CDC X-Caddis

It’s almost time for the amazing black caddis hatches on Montana’s Bighorn.  To mark the season, Matt Grobert shows how to tie the versatile Bighorn CDC X-Caddis, a pattern almost guaranteed to draw big fish out of shallow riffles.

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Video: 2016 IFTD New Gear Review, Day Two

New 2016 and 2017 gear from this year’s IFTD show in Orlando Florida. Day two wrap-up and review of show award winners.  (See Day One coverage here.)

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Video: 2016 IFTD Gear Coverage, Day One

MidCurrent media partner Angling Trade reveals new 2016 and 2017 gear on display at this year’s IFTD show in Orlando, Florida.  (See Day Two coverage here.)

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Video: How to Tie a Light Cahill Parachute

Just in time for those warm mid-summer evenings, Tim Flagler shows the steps for tying a Light Cahill Parachute in this week’s featured tying video. Tim’s technique includes using UV-cured cement to secure the post and hackle—a foolproof method that keeps …

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Video: How to Tie a Bully Bluegill Spider

The Bully Bluegill Spider, tied by videographer Tim Flagler, is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Says Flagler: “On a nice, light flyrod, bluegill can be a ton of fun and this fly all but ensures you’re …

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How to Tie a Pat’s Rubber Legs

Tier and videographer Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Pat’s Rubber Legs fly pattern in this week’s featured tying video.  Says Flagler: “Pat’s Rubber Legs should need no introduction. It’s just one of those flies you have to have, …

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How to Tie a Solomon Hairwing Caddis

Matt Grobert demonstrates the steps for tying a ginger version of the Solomon Hairwing Caddis in this week’s featured tying video.  “If you like,” says videographer Tim Flagler, “trim the lower hackle fibers flush with the underside of the body to …

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