Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

Bamboo Rod Makers’ Landmark Montana Shop Lost in Fire

Early on Sunday morning a fire destroyed the Twin Bridges, Montana workshop where Glenn Brackett, Jerry Kustich and the rest of “the Boo Boys” crafted some of the finest bamboo fly rods ever made.   As Jerry Kustich wrote to MidCurrent this … more

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How to Tie the Last Walt’s

The Last Walt’s is a fly that can imitate just about anything, from a caddis larva, to scuds, sow bugs, cranefly larvae, even mayfly nymphs. “When the fly gets wet,” says tier Tim Flagler, “the bright thread wraps become even more …

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Video Hatch: “Journey On”

In the summer of 2015, filmmakers Aimee Savard and Chase Bartee packed up their belongings, moved into their 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia, and left their home in Massachusetts. The goal? To make their way to Montana, and spend as much time …

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How to Tie a Damselfly Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Damselfly Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s an easy, quick and fairly cheap tie that works well in just about any body of water – making it an exceptional guide fly,” …

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Hunting the Saltwater Prize

“’Look: big school,’ my guide, Emir, said. He was pointing to a spot 50 yards in the distance. The surface of the water was churning, black tails poking up like so many miniature sails. ‘Hop out,’ he said.”  Jon Gluck … more

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How to Tie a Red and Black Midge

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Red and Black Midge in this week’s featured tying video.   The Red and Black Midge, notes Flagler, is “ridiculously easy to tie, looks really cool, and works incredibly well.”

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How to Tie a Deadpool Midge

The Deadpool Midge is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  “The Deadpool Midge incorporates many of my favorite midge larva building materials into one super-tasty little package,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler.  “And like the character it’s named …

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Violations of the IFPA’s New Rule on Fly-Name Obscenity Rile Tiers and Industry Leaders

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The seven new flies named in the IFPA’s new voluntary ban are: the Ass-Gasket Emerger, the Dry Humpy, the BarackO’Rocket (steelhead fly), the Gonaddler Minnow, Jock Scott’s Jock (salmon fly), the Naked Lunch (a bonefish pattern), and Don’s Dingus Popper. … more

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Get Wild . . . On the Rocks! with Orvis’s New Battenkill Gin

“Orvis is proud to introduce—in collaboration with Vermont’s own Caledonia Spirits, makers of Barr Hill Gin—a revolutionary new option for lovers of the juniper berry. There has simply never been a spirit like Battenkill Gin, which offers a taste experience … more

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How to Tie a Top Secret Midge

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a Top Secret Midge, a pattern authored by Colorado’s Pat Dorsey, in this week’s featured tying video.  “I believe the Top Secret Midge was originally intended for western tailwaters but it works seriously well here …

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