Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

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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How to Tie a Classic Catskill Dry with Hackle Tip Wings

The classic Catskill-style Dry Fly with Hackle Tip Wings is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  Matt Grobert demonstrates the steps and ties the fly with all-pink materials in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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How to Tie the Mop ‘N Glo

Tim Flagler preps a pattern that combines durability with non-traditional trout appeal for his local one-fly tournament.  The Mop ‘N Glo is a combination of the standard Glo Bug and a Mop fly made with material that is readily available in cleaning supply and …

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How to Tie a Steelhead Nymph

In this week’s featured tying video, Tim Flagler demonstrates how to construct a versatile Steelhead Nymph pattern that can be produced in a variety of colors.

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How to Tie a Tuft and Tail Fly

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a generic version of what he calls the “Tuft and Tail” style of emergers in this week’s featured tying video.  “There’s something about teeny, subsurface flies that include a tuft and a tail that …

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How to Tie the Autumn Splendor

The Autumn Spendor, a vibrant fall pattern authored by Colorado guide Tim Heng, is the featured fly pattern in this week’s video.  Tier Tim Flagler departs slightly from Heng’s original recipe, using a gold cone head and yellow marabou plume for …

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How to Tie a Perfection Loop

Tim Flagler departs from his regular fly pattern schedule this week to show How to Tie a Perfection Loop.   The Perfection Loop is most commonly used in butt sections and leaders to make for easy loop-to-loop connections, but it can also be …

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How to Tie the Kintner Boy

Tim Flagler pays homage to the movie “Jaws” with his selection for this week’s featured fly pattern, a bright attractor for late-summer bass and bluegill.  The Kintner Boy, says Flagler, was inspired by the colorful swimwear of the giant great …

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