Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie the Squirmanator

“A salute to the delicate interweaving of fur and feathers, it ain’t,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler, but The Squirminator does have the makings of a great choice for one-fly competitions.  Tim demonstrates the steps in tying this “cyborg” …

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How to Tie Jack Gartside’s Sparrow

“Jack Gartside’s Sparrow is a fly that, in general, represents a whole bunch of things fish like to eat but not really one thing in particular,” says videographer and fly tier Tim Flagler. This week he shows the steps for …

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How to Tie a Devil Bug

The Devil Bug can be tied in a variety of styles and colors.  This week Tim Flagler shows how to tie a version that is pretty close to Gary Borger’s orginal design, conceived as an adult caddis imitation but useful in …

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How To Tie an October Caddis Soft Hackle

Marking the beginning of the end of big bug season, the October Caddis or Great Autumn Brown Sedge gives fly fishers one more opportunity to tie and fish a larger, colorful pattern.  Tim Flagler shows how to tie an October Caddis Soft …

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How to Tie the Iso Iso Baby

This week’s fly tying video features Tim Flagler’s Iso Iso Baby, a knock-off a Doug Swisher pattern. Tim’s design converts Swisher’s Parachute Madam X into a high-floating Isonychia imitation.

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Tying a Multi-Color Brahma Bugger

Tim Flagler is back with a second version of the Brahma Bugger–this one tied with multiple colors at the suggestion of Whiting Farms’s Tom Mullen.  ”This is quickly becoming one of my favorite streamer patterns,” says Flagler.

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How to Tie a Clouser Minnow (Saltwater Version)

In this week’s featured fly tying video Tim Flagler shows how to tie a saltwater version of the venerable Clouser Minnow on a size 2/0 hook. “If I could have only one fly to fish in saltwater,” says Flagler, ”this would be …

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How to Tie the Non-Slip Loop Knot

Tim Flagler demonstrates the steps in tying the Non-Slip Loop Knot in this week’s featured video.   It’s not the easiest knot to tie, but it is absolutely worth the effort, says Flagler.  ”It’s a knot that every fly fisherman–actually …

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How to Tie the Brahma Bugger

The Brahma Bugger is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  As tier Tim Flagler says, “They’re a little more time consuming to tie than a standard Woolly Bugger, but to me, are well worth the effort.”

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How to Tie Charlie Craven’s Mole Fly

Charlie Craven’s Mole Fly is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  As videographer Tim Flagler points out, “You’ve got to love a pattern that’s so simple but does such a great job representing a mayfly in its …

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