Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

IFTD Commentary: Gear Shows and Finding “the Core”

Yesterday at the ICAST/IFTD show in Orlando we had a fascinating conversation with Bart Bonime, director of fishing at Patagonia, about how the company spent 18 months setting and meeting a target for getting defects in the company’s waders as close to … more

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Creek Company Announces Return of “Walton’s Thumb”


First made in the early ‘70s by Hank Roberts, the Walton’s Thumb has a ton of unique and useful features for the fly fisher. Named after Izaak Walton, famous author of The Compleat Angler, the Walton’s Thumb® features 10 unique functions. … more

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Hardy & Fenwick Announce New Rods, Reel for 2016


SINTRIX 440 blank construction in Hardy‘s upcoming Zephrus fly rod ($649.00 -$799.00) makes it 60-percent stronger than traditional graphite fibers and provides up to a 30 percent savings in overall weight, says the company. Hardy will be presenting that new rod along with … more

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Douglas Outdoors to Launch New Fly Rods, Reels, Accessories


Douglas Outdoors will launch two completely new fly rod series, as well as an expansion of their Upstream rods line, at the 2015 ICAST/IFTD show which starts Wednesday in Orlando, Florida. Additionally the company with announce new reels and new … more

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How to Tie a Light Cahill Parachute

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Light Cahill Parachute in this week’s featured tying video.  In addition to the standard steps, Tim shows how to use UV-cured adhesive to form an elegant, durable post and hackle on this seasonal …

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How to Tie a Simple Golden Stone

A Simple Golden Stone is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video.  Tim Flagler ties his version on a size 14 hook and uses golden Australian possum for dubbing. As Tim says,”I won’t hesitate to fish it on or close …

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Bahamas Flats Fishing Proposal Creates Alarm

Last Wednesday, the government of the Bahamas released a proposal for new regulations that would change the way anglers, lodges and visitors can participate in fishing-related activities on the flats.   The broad reach of the regulation scope, as well … more

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How to Tie the Evil Olive

Tim Flagler introduces the Evil Olive, a pattern that borrows from both Higa’s SOS and the W-D 40, in this week’s featured video. “I like how the mallard fibers get magnified and how the thorax looks like it’s about to bust …

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How to Tie a Swimming Crane Fly Larva

For a long time, Tim Flagler says, he assumed crane fly larvae were best imitated with patterns designed for stationary presentation.  After some investigation, though, he’s convinced that patterns like his Swimming Crane Fly Larva are a better choice.  “I’ve had success …

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How to Tie a March Brown Emerger

Matt Grobert ties a simple March Brown Emerger in this week’s featured tying video.  Even super-picky upper Delaware trout just can’t seem to resist the charms of this easy-to-tie pattern, which with a few color changes can be used to imitate …

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