Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie a Prince Nymph Jig

The Prince Nymph Jig, a variation of the classic Prince Nymph tied on a jig hook with a slotted bead, is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  US Youth Fly Fishing Team member and Pennsylvania fly fisherman Doug Freemann …

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How to Tie a Clown Egg

Tim Flagler creates a Clown Egg in this week’s featured tying video.  Not only is the Clown Egg a super-fast pattern to tie, it provides a base for all sorts of experimentation. “You can also use the same tool and …

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How to Tie a Turbo Midge

US Youth Fly Fishing Team member and Pennsylvania fly fisher Doug Freemann ties aTurbo Midge in this week’s featured tying video. “Former Fly Fishing Team USA member Chris Lee of North Carolina came up with the Turbo Midge several years …

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How to Tie a Ginger Quill Dry Fly

The Ginger Quill Dry Fly, tied by Matt Grobert, is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video. Says videographer Tim Flagler: “At better than 200 years old, the Ginger Quill Dry Fly is a true classic in every sense …

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How to Tie a Poison Tung

Tim Flagler ties a version of Charlie Craven’s Deep Blue Poison Tung in this week’s featured fly tying video.  The Poison Tung, says Flagler, is a fly “that I’ve found to be remarkably effective during the winter months here in …

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How to Tie a Griffith’s Gnat Emerger

The Griffith’s Gnat Emerger is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video.  As tier and videographer Tim Flagler says, “It may look more complex than a standard Griffith’s Gnat but I actually find it easier to tie. I really …

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How to Tie a Snowflake Sculpin

New Jersey tier John Collins demonstrates how to tie his Snowflake Sculpin.  As videographer Tim Flagler says, “It’s anybody’s guess why this pattern works so well in the late fall and winter. But, as they say, the proof is in …

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How to Tie a Simple Midge Larva

Tim Flagler goes super-small this week with a size 24 Simple Midge Larva.  As one of the few patterns representing prey that is active in winter, the Midge Larva is a perfect choice for January tying.

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D. L. Goddard Passes

D. L. Goddard, perhaps best known among fly fishers for his inventive use of epoxy in saltwater tying, passed away on January 4, 2016. Goddard, who was a custom fly tier, fly casting instructor and fly designer for Umpqua Feather … more

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How to Tie the Shop Vac

Tim Flagler ties a Shop Vac attractor nymph pattern in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s hard to believe that such a simple pattern is so effective,” says Flagler.  “You can tie the Shop Vac in smaller sizes if you …

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