Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

Video Hatch: Kelly Galloup Talks Leaders for Streamer Fishing

Streamer expert Kelly Galloup gives the lowdown on what kind of leader to use for what type of fly line when streamer fishing.

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How to Tie Higa’s SOS

Higa’s SOS (“Save Our Skin”) is the featured fly tying pattern of the week.  Tim Flagler shows how to use plunger-style hackle pliers to make handling the small hook easier, and how a magnetic strip on the end of a popsicle …

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Howler Brothers Launches Spring 2015 Collection


Throughout the new Howler Brothers 2015 Spring collection there are two resounding themes:  “Dawn Patrol” and “Constellations.” Dawn Patrol, symbolized by the rooster, harkens to early morning sessions of surf, getting out on the water before anybody else, getting that fix … more

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How to Tie a Caddis Fly Larva

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a classic pattern, the Caddis Fly Larva. With this pattern, says Flagler, “I actually simplified things by removing the wire ribbing and changing my dubbing technique to produce what I hope will be a …

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Gear Review: Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeve Cayo Largo Shirt

Gear reviewer Robert Morselli says “no more plastic” in a plea to fishing shirt manufacturers.  Fortunately, the Patagonia Cayo Largo shirt already offers a comfortable, high-tech option for those who agree that synthetics are over-used in warm-weather apparel.  Read his … more

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How to Tie the Infamous Pink Worm

The Infamous Pink Worm–a remarkably quick-to-tie combo worm and fly pattern–is the focus of this week’s featured tying video.  “Scoff if you like, but you can’t argue with this fly’s ability to catch fish,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler.

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How to Tie the Ray Charles Sow Bug

Tim Flagler ties the Ray Charles Sow Bug in this week’s featured fly pattern video.  As Tim says, this is “a great little pattern that’s super easy to tie and has proven itself just about everywhere, particularly on the Bighorn River …

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How to Tie the Klinkhamer Special

Tim Flagler ties the Klinkhamer Special, a classic imitation of an emerging insect that was authored by Hans van Klinken over 25 years ago.  With a few variations in color and size, this pattern can represent just about any emerger; in …

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How to Tie the Bugmeister

This week’s fly tying video features The Bugmeister, a pattern developed by Montana’s John Perry. “Tied in different colors and sizes, the Bugmeister can be used to represent a whole slew of insect species, or just think of it as a …

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Sportsman’s Lodge in Ennis, MT Burns

The Sportsman’s Lodge in Ennis, MT is a total loss after an early morning fire, reports.  The lodge, which was built in the 1940s, has served fly fishers and outfitters fishing the Madison and nearby waters for decades.

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