Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

Video Hatch: “Journey On”

In the summer of 2015, filmmakers Aimee Savard and Chase Bartee packed up their belongings, moved into their 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia, and left their home in Massachusetts. The goal? To make their way to Montana, and spend as much time …

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How to Tie a Damselfly Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Damselfly Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s an easy, quick and fairly cheap tie that works well in just about any body of water – making it an exceptional guide fly,” …

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Hunting the Saltwater Prize

“’Look: big school,’ my guide, Emir, said. He was pointing to a spot 50 yards in the distance. The surface of the water was churning, black tails poking up like so many miniature sails. ‘Hop out,’ he said.”  Jon Gluck … more

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How to Tie a Red and Black Midge

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Red and Black Midge in this week’s featured tying video.   The Red and Black Midge, notes Flagler, is “ridiculously easy to tie, looks really cool, and works incredibly well.”

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How to Tie a Deadpool Midge

The Deadpool Midge is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  “The Deadpool Midge incorporates many of my favorite midge larva building materials into one super-tasty little package,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler.  “And like the character it’s named …

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Violations of the IFPA’s New Rule on Fly-Name Obscenity Rile Tiers and Industry Leaders

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The seven new flies named in the IFPA’s new voluntary ban are: the Ass-Gasket Emerger, the Dry Humpy, the BarackO’Rocket (steelhead fly), the Gonaddler Minnow, Jock Scott’s Jock (salmon fly), the Naked Lunch (a bonefish pattern), and Don’s Dingus Popper. … more

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Get Wild . . . On the Rocks! with Orvis’s New Battenkill Gin

“Orvis is proud to introduce—in collaboration with Vermont’s own Caledonia Spirits, makers of Barr Hill Gin—a revolutionary new option for lovers of the juniper berry. There has simply never been a spirit like Battenkill Gin, which offers a taste experience … more

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How to Tie a Top Secret Midge

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a Top Secret Midge, a pattern authored by Colorado’s Pat Dorsey, in this week’s featured tying video.  “I believe the Top Secret Midge was originally intended for western tailwaters but it works seriously well here …

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How to Tie an Off the Hook Sucker Spawn

This week’s featured pattern in our tying instructional video is called the “Off the Hook Sucker Spawn” by author Tim Flagler.  Sucker spawn, notes Flagler, are “an easy, early season high protein meal. At this time of year, it’s a good …

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How to Tie a Kinder, Gentler Mop Fly

Tim Flagler perfects his imitation of a cranefly larva with what he calls a Kinder, Gentler Mop Fly. It’s a fun pattern to tie, and Tim shows off some pretty fancy thread work, including tips on how to split thread to …

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