Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie the Renegade

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the Renegade, a venerable attractor pattern.  “The Renegade is an attractor pattern that’s been around forever,” notes Flagler. “I even read somewhere that it was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite fly, a pretty solid endorsement if you …

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How to Tie a Flying Squirrel Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Flying Squirrel Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.  “I’ve only been using this pattern for a short time,” says Flagler, “but it’s turned out to be remarkably effective.”

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How to Tie a Crackleback

The Crackleback was authored by Ed Story of Feather-Craft back in 1952.  As videographer and tier Tim Flagler says,”It’s an incredibly versatile pattern that can be fished as either a wet or a dry fly, and can be tied over a …

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How to Tie a Muskrat Nymph

The Muskrat Nymph is the focus of this week’s tying video.  “The Muskrat Nymph is one of those patterns I’d almost forgotten about until a friend mentioned it a while back,” says Tim Flagler. “What exactly it’s supposed to imitate, I …

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How to Tie The Insult

Poul Jorgensen’s “The Insult” is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video. Tim Flagler ties this one on a size 12 Daiichi #1770, although Jorgensen’s original recipe called for a size 10.  “I absolutely love patterns like this that …

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How to Tie an SBR Sulphur Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a pattern he calls the SBR Sulphur Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.

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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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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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Flymen Fishing Co. Announces Fly Tying Contest

Flymen Fishing Company is holding an online fly tying contest featuring product giveaways from partners Loon Outdoors, Hareline Dubbin, with a grand prize of a Thomas and Thomas fly rod. Pattern entries should integrate Flymen’s new Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail material. Read … 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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