Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie the Hippie Chick Midge

The multi-colored Hippie Chick Midge is the focus of this week’s featured tying video. Videographer and tier Tim Flagler says, “The idea behind the Hippie Chick Midge was to incorporate numerous bright colors into a single fly in hopes that …

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Video Hatch: Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna on Fly

JD Filmalter hightlights fly fishing for bluefin tuna off of the coast of France near Perpignan in this short film.

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Video Hatch: How to Make a Water Haul

Pete Kutzer of the Orvis Fly Fishing School demonstrates how to use water tension to load the rod and make a quick upstream cast. The water haul is particularly useful when you’re fishing a rig prone to tangling, such as a …

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Video Hatch: Women in Fly Fishing

Texas businesswoman Meredith McCord turns her passion for fishing and travel into doing some fun TV and film work with a fly rod in hand, stalking fish on flats, rivers and lakes around the globe and in her home state.

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How to Tie the Smoke Jumper

Matt Grobert shows how to tie the Smoke Jumper in this week’s featured fly tying video.   It can be tied in a variety of sizes and colors to match emerging mayflies and midges.

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Birds Placed in Drunk Tanks

In one of the most unusual nature stories of the year, the National Post reports that “after thousands of years of eating an ethanol-heavy diet, evolution long-ago killed off all the lightweights in the waxwing population, resulting in a bird … more

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Fly Fishing in Iceland

“Off of Ring Road 1 on Iceland’s southern coast run a host of wild rivers fed by glacial water. That’s where Stanji Ben runs his fly fishing tour group, Iceland Angling Travel.”  Outside magazine curates a story by Humanity, an …

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How to Tie the Orange Asher

This week’s fly tying video features a simple pattern that belies the notion that all nymphs have to imitate something natural. The Orange Asher turns out to be a very effective late fall and winter nymph pattern.  “Why this pattern works …

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American Museum of Fly Fishing Putting New Exhibits Online

Cathi Comar, executive director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, informed us this week that the museum will be putting some new exhibits–including “A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” and their saltwater fly fishing … more

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How to Tie Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer

Tim Flagler ties a variation on Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer in this week’s featured fly tying video.  “This fly is just one more example of Mr. Gartside’s brilliance at the tying bench,” says Flagler.  Nearly every fiber in this …

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