Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

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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How to Tie Matt’s Buzzer

Matt Grobert came up with the Matt’s Buzzer while fishing the Missouri River almost 20 years ago.  But since then the pattern has proven itself all over the US.  Matt demonstrates the steps for tying this one on Matt’s on a Dai-Riki …

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How to Tie a Three Dollar Dip

Author, fly tier and blogger Matt Grobert ties a Three Dollar Dip in this week’s featuring fly pattern video. Matt uses a size 16 Dai-Riki #135 hook and a 3/32” gold bead, along with bleached elk hair for the wing to …

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How to Tie the Jujubee Midge

The Jujubee Midge is a Charlie Craven pattern developed  with western tailwaters in mind, but it works equally well on other waters, especially in winter.  Tim Flagler shows the steps for tying one on a Dai-Riki #305 dry fly hook in a …

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How to Tie a Son of Sexy Walt’s

Tim Flagler asked himself If so many competitive fly fishers fish with the Walt’s Worm or Sexy Walt’s nymphs, why not create a smaller version for those super-picky fish?  The result is the Son of Sexy Walt’s.

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How to Tie a Ken Lockwood Streamer

Tim Flagler ties a Ken Lockwood Streamer in this week’s featured tying video.  He uses a long-shank Lightning Strike ST5 size 10 hook, red thread, tinsel, and black buck tail to tie this classic pattern from the 1930s.

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How to Tie a Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymph

With the last breath of fall weather, it’s time to go small with flies.  This week Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymph, including  tips on using hackle pliers with small hooks, working with pheasant tail, …

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John Melfi Passes

We are sad to report that John Melfi, MidCurrent‘s book reviewer and a Brooklyn, NY trusts and estates lawyer, died Monday night after suffering a severe head injury from falling.  We’ll offer a longer tribute to John, who was an incredibly talented … more

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