Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie a Son of San Juan Worm

The Son of San Juan Worm is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Tim Flagler says of this odd but effective pattern: “I know the ends look too long with respect to the body and the hook size …

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How to Tie a Euro-Style Golden Stonefly Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Euro-Style Golden Stonefly Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.  Tim uses a an Orvis Tactical Barbless Jig Hook in size 12 with a black 1/8” slotted tungsten bead along with .015 lead-free wire for weight, …

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How to Tie a Hackle Stacker Hendrickson

The Hackle Stacker style of flies originated with Bob Quigley in the late 80’s.  “Hackle-stacker-style flies do a remarkable job of imitating not only emerging mayflies but cripples, duns and spinners as well,” notes videographer Tim Flagler.  This week Pennsylvania fly fisherman …

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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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