Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

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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Poetry: “Birds in Hand”

Robert DeMott once again shares a seasonal poem with MidCurrent readers… Birds in Hand Years ago, toward dusk on Christmas Eve, in those few strokes of day left before loved ones arrived for evening’s ritual of giving and getting I … more

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How to Tie a Simple Snowshoe Emerger

In this week’s featured tying video, Matt Grobert ties a Simple Snowshoe Emerger on a size 20 #125 Dai-Riki emerger hook. The Snowshoe Emerger can be tied on sizes from 18-24 and can be used to imitate Blue-Winged Olives, midges, …

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Happy Thanksgiving from MidCurrent

The staff at MidCurrent wishes everyone in the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving.   We hope your travels are safe and that you enjoy the company of family and friends.

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How to Tie a Catskill-Style March Brown Dry

In this week’s featured fly-tying video Matt Grobert shows how to tie the classic Catskill-style March Brown Dry.

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Attaching Tippet Rings to Leaders

Tippet rings, anyone?  Tim Flagler departs from his rather rigorous fly-tying video production schedule to take on these little devices, which can be viewed as either “the greatest thing since sliced bread or may represent the end of civilized fly … more

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