Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie a Composite Loop Zonker

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Composite Loop Zonker in this week’s featured tying video.  As Tim points out, “loops are extremely versatile and offer a whole other dimension to fly tying.”

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How to Tie a Stonefly Creeper

The Stonefly Creeper, based on a pattern of Preston Jenning’s that’s mentioned in his seminal work “A Book of Trout Flies,” is the subject of this week’s featured tying video. An imitation of a yellow or golden stonefly nymph, Tim Flagler’s version …

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How to Tie a Casual Dress

It’s not just for Fridays.  The Casual Dress, notes tier and videographer Tim Flagler, “requires only two materials, is a pleasure to tie and does a remarkable job of attracting trout.”  While showing the steps, Tim reveals a neat treat trick …

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How to Tie a Cream Variant

Tim Flagler demonstrates the steps for tying a Cream Variant in this week’s featured tying video.  Says Flagler, “It’s important to get the geometry right with this fly, so it rests correctly on the water’s surface and can be skittered along without …

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IFTD New Fly Fishing Product Award Winners Announced

The fly-fishing industry voted on the best new products for 2017-2018  at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando, FL that ended yesterday. In total, 30 categories were represented, from fly rods and waders to fly hooks and gift items.  … more

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First Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival a Success: Announces Return

On March 10-11, 2018, the Second Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival (TFFF) will return to the Plano Centre in Plano, a mere 20 miles north of Dallas and easily accessed off Route 75. Last year more than 80 … more

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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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