Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie an Ian’s Brass Ass

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the Ian’s Brass Ass, an extremely popular fly developed by Ian Colin James, in this week’s featured tying video. 

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Video: How to Tie a Peacock Caddis

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Peacock Caddis in this week’s featured tying video. Says Flagler, it’s three “great materials put together in a nice, neat, little package that works like a champ.”

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How to Tie a Perdigon-Style Zebra Midge

Tim Flagler tackles a Perdigon-Style Zebra Midge in this week’s featured tying video.  There’s really “nothing new to see here,” says Flagler, “just taking a pretty standard Zebra Midge and tying it Perdigon-style, so it’s heavy, small and sinks like a stone.”

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Second Annual Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Hall of Fame Induction

August 26, 2017, marks the 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon & Induction Ceremony for the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians in Bryson City, North Carolina. A luncheon meet-and-greet will be held at noon at the Southwestern Community College’s Swain Center … more

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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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