Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie a Sulphur Usual Variant

With special attention on how to select and sort the perfect hair from snowshoe rabbit feet, Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Sulphur variation of Fran Betters’s famed Usual fly pattern in this week’s featured video.

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How to Take Fish-Friendly Photos with a GoPro

Tim Flagler offers detailed instructions for taking fish-friendly photos using a GoPro camera in this week’s featured video. “Believe it or not, with the GoPro and net rig you can even get some selfie type, grip and grin shots if that’s … more

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How to Tie a Wood Duck Scud

Ask the average beginning fly fisher what trout foods are most important to their quarry.  If you hear “scuds” in their answer it will probably come far down the list.  But in many waters scuds are a key part of the …

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How to Tie a Blood Knot

The Blood Knot is the subject of this week’s instructional video.  Tim Flagler uses large-diameter material to show the knot’s structure, then follows up with actual leader-size monofilament. As Tim says: “The blood knot is probably best known for joining monofilament …

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How to Tie the Peacock and Partridge

The Peacock and Partridge is one of those ancient patterns combines a soft hackle style with simple construction to produce an all-purpose fly that can be fished multiple ways. Tier Tim Flagler updates his version with modern materials, and notes: “Using just …

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How to Tie Rene Harrop’s CDC Transitional Midge

Matt Grobert ties Rene Harrop’s CDC Transitional Midge in this week’s featured fly tying video (for real). As videographer Tim Flagler says: “It’s pretty amazing how many different body parts can be formed with a single CDC puff. Mr. Harrop really …

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How to Tie the Slumpbuster

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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Job Opening: Store Manager, Angling Company (Key West)

The Angling Company fly fishing store in Key West, FL has an immediate opening for a store manager.  Contact Nathaniel Linville (nathaniel@anglingcompany.com) for more information. Job responsibilities: Serves customers by providing merchandise; supervising staff. Job Duties: – Completes store operational … more

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How to Tie a Little Black Stonefly

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 …

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How to Tie a Wally Wing Rusty Spinner

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.

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