Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie a Blue Winged Olive Quill Nymph

In this week’s featured fly-tying video, Matt Grobert ties a Blue-Winged Olive Quill Nymph with a bright orange hot spot for improved visibility.  The svelte nature of this fly along with the weight of the tungsten bead allow it to sink …

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How to Tie a Damselfly

Inspired by the incredible footage in the video “Damsels in Distress,” Matt Grobert ties a Damselfly in this week’s featured fly tying video. Matt shows several helpful techniques for working with deer hair, Antron, Coq de Leon and peacock herl.

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How to Tie a Weighted Isonychia Nymph

In this week’s featured tying video, Tim Flagler ties another must-have pattern, the weighted Isonychia Nymph.  As usual Tim gives a ton of helpful tips on using tools and materials to make the pattern more realistic and effective.

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Use a Whip Finish Tool to Cut Thread

In this week’s featured tying video, Tim Flagler gives away his technique for cutting tying thread neatly and easily, based on a modification to a favorite tying tool.  Learn how to “Use a Whip Finish Tool to Cut Thread.”

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How to Tie a Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates techniques for keeping the hook eye clear of cement as he shows the steps for tying a Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph. About the pattern Flagler notes, “I’ve found that going small, at times, is the only way …

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How to Tie the Disco Midge

The ever-popular Disco Midge is the subject of Tim Flagler’s weekly fly tying video.  ”It’s a showy and very effective little pattern,” says Flagler, “but it’s still relatively easy to tie, even in the smallest of sizes.”

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How To Tie a Zelon Midge

Matt Grobert ties one of Craig Mathews’s terrific patterns, the Zelon Midge, in this week’s featured tying video.   The Zelon Midge imitates the adult midge.  As Mathews told MidCurrent a couple of years back, “There just isn’t a place …

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Merry Christmas from MidCurrent!

The staff at MidCurrent wishes everyone a joyous and safe holiday!

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How to Tie Ken’s Crazy Ant

Ken’s Crazy Ant is tier and videographer Tim Flagler’s fly of choice this week.  Aptly named—perhaps because the pattern combines foam drawer liner, Antron and grizzly hackle—the fly floats like a cork and is incredibly realistic.

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Tying Video: “Eggs Over Easy”

This week Tim Flagler cooks up “Eggs Over Easy,” showing how to a tie a very simple Egg pattern using Egg Yarn, thread, scissors and a bit of cement.  ”Try them in different colors and sizes, especially in the winter …

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