Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie a Kaleidoscope Midge

John Collins demonstrates the steps for tying his Kaleidoscope Midge, or “K Midge,” in this week’s featured tying video. “The K Midge is so simple to tie, we’re going to show it to you in three different variations,” says videographer Tim …

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Orvis Introduces Tweed Waders

Personally, we’re just as taken with the stylish Sporran with convenient fly patch, but tweed is back in a big way.  Who better to make it happen than the venerable Orvis brand, arbiter of all things ancestrally inspired.

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Considering Jim Harrison

“Wherever we go we do harm, forgiving ourselves as wheels do cement for wearing each other out. We set this house on fire, forgetting that we live within.” (from “To a Meadowlark,” for M.L. Smoker)” ― Jim Harrison Jim Harrison … more

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Jim Harrison Passes

Novelist, poet, essayist, gourmand and angler Jim Harrison died yesterday evening, apparently of a heart attack or stroke, at his home in Patagonia, Arizona. Harrison’s imaginative personality was too big for words, and yet he chose words as his way of gifting it … more

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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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