Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie Rene Harrop’s CDC Transitional Midge

Matt Grobert ties Rene Harrop’s CDC Transitional Midge in this week’s featured fly tying video (for real). As videographer Tim Flagler says: “It’s pretty amazing how many different body parts can be formed with a single CDC puff. Mr. Harrop really …

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How to Tie the Slumpbuster

Tim Flagler ties a John Barr streamer pattern, the Slumpbuster, in this week’s featured tying video.  “The Slumpbuster is an absolutely awesome pattern for high, discolored water,” notes Flaglers, “and has a reputation for catching big fish.”

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Job Opening: Store Manager, Angling Company (Key West)

The Angling Company fly fishing store in Key West, FL has an immediate opening for a store manager.  Contact Nathaniel Linville ( for more information. Job responsibilities: Serves customers by providing merchandise; supervising staff. Job Duties: – Completes store operational … more

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How to Tie a Little Black Stonefly

A great early-season pattern, the Little Black Stonefly is fun to tie and provides plenty of opportunity for variation in materials and color.  Tim Flagler ties this week’s featured pattern with a few of his own tweaks, including using a …

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How to Tie a Wally Wing Rusty Spinner

Bruce Corwin ties the featured fly pattern of the week, a Wally Wing Rusty Spinner.  The Wally Wing style of tying wings, developed by Canadian Wally Lutz, is ideal for imitating the spinner stage of the mayfly.

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Video Hatch: Kelly Galloup Talks Leaders for Streamer Fishing

Streamer expert Kelly Galloup gives the lowdown on what kind of leader to use for what type of fly line when streamer fishing.

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How to Tie Higa’s SOS

Higa’s SOS (“Save Our Skin”) is the featured fly tying pattern of the week.  Tim Flagler shows how to use plunger-style hackle pliers to make handling the small hook easier, and how a magnetic strip on the end of a popsicle …

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Howler Brothers Launches Spring 2015 Collection


Throughout the new Howler Brothers 2015 Spring collection there are two resounding themes:  “Dawn Patrol” and “Constellations.” Dawn Patrol, symbolized by the rooster, harkens to early morning sessions of surf, getting out on the water before anybody else, getting that fix … more

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How to Tie a Caddis Fly Larva

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a classic pattern, the Caddis Fly Larva. With this pattern, says Flagler, “I actually simplified things by removing the wire ribbing and changing my dubbing technique to produce what I hope will be a …

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Gear Review: Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeve Cayo Largo Shirt

Gear reviewer Robert Morselli says “no more plastic” in a plea to fishing shirt manufacturers.  Fortunately, the Patagonia Cayo Largo shirt already offers a comfortable, high-tech option for those who agree that synthetics are over-used in warm-weather apparel.  Read his … more

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