Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie the Brooks Sprout Midge Emerger

The Brooks Sprout Midge Emerger is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video. A basic sprout midge pattern authored by Bob Brooks, it’s a remarkably adaptable pattern that can be tied in a wide variety of colors and sizes, though …

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Chouinard’s Simple Flies

Fly fishing is becoming increasingly complicated, but Yvon Chouinard gets back to the basics with simple soft hackle wet flies. “Limiting options forces creativity,” he writes. “Fishing for a year with only the Pheasant Tail & Partridge has given me deep … more

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How to Tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger pattern in this week’s featured fly-tying video. “When I get rolling, I can actually tie Squirrel and Herls faster than I can standard Woolly Buggers,” says Flagler.  “And it never hurts …

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How to Tie the Bighorn CDC X-Caddis

It’s almost time for the amazing black caddis hatches on Montana’s Bighorn.  To mark the season, Matt Grobert shows how to tie the versatile Bighorn CDC X-Caddis, a pattern almost guaranteed to draw big fish out of shallow riffles.

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Video: How to Tie a Light Cahill Parachute

Just in time for those warm mid-summer evenings, Tim Flagler shows the steps for tying a Light Cahill Parachute in this week’s featured tying video. Tim’s technique includes using UV-cured cement to secure the post and hackle—a foolproof method that keeps …

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Video: How to Tie a Bully Bluegill Spider

The Bully Bluegill Spider, tied by videographer Tim Flagler, is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Says Flagler: “On a nice, light flyrod, bluegill can be a ton of fun and this fly all but ensures you’re …

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How to Tie a Pat’s Rubber Legs

Tier and videographer Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Pat’s Rubber Legs fly pattern in this week’s featured tying video.  Says Flagler: “Pat’s Rubber Legs should need no introduction. It’s just one of those flies you have to have, …

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How to Tie a Solomon Hairwing Caddis

Matt Grobert demonstrates the steps for tying a ginger version of the Solomon Hairwing Caddis in this week’s featured tying video.  “If you like,” says videographer Tim Flagler, “trim the lower hackle fibers flush with the underside of the body to …

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How to Tie a Swiss Army Sulphur

Tim Flagler ties a fly he calls the Swiss Army Sulphur in this week’s featured tying video.  Why the name?  Because “it’s a single fly that can do many different things. It kind of looks like an emerger, somewhat like …

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How to Tie a Sulphur Breadline Emerger

The Sulphur Breadline Emerger is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Emergers are often a great alternative when trout not eating your high-riding dry fly patterns, and the Breadline Emerger is a good choice for imitating almost …

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