Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie a Simple Golden Stone

A Simple Golden Stone is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video.  Tim Flagler ties his version on a size 14 hook and uses golden Australian possum for dubbing. As Tim says,”I won’t hesitate to fish it on or close …

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How to Tie the Evil Olive

Tim Flagler introduces the Evil Olive, a pattern that borrows from both Higa’s SOS and the W-D 40, in this week’s featured video. “I like how the mallard fibers get magnified and how the thorax looks like it’s about to bust …

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How to Tie a Swimming Crane Fly Larva

For a long time, Tim Flagler says, he assumed crane fly larvae were best imitated with patterns designed for stationary presentation.  After some investigation, though, he’s convinced that patterns like his Swimming Crane Fly Larva are a better choice.  “I’ve had success …

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How to Tie a March Brown Emerger

Matt Grobert ties a simple March Brown Emerger in this week’s featured tying video.  Even super-picky upper Delaware trout just can’t seem to resist the charms of this easy-to-tie pattern, which with a few color changes can be used to imitate …

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Tying with Gierach

In a recent essay, John Gierach contemplates whether there’s ever such a thing as the “right” fly. From patterns for brook trout in Labrador to king salmon in Alaska, Gierach examines different fly boxes from different trips. “Fly tiers,” he … more

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How to Tie a Mercer’s Missing Link

Matt Grobert ties a Mercer’s Missing Link on a size 14 TMC 100 dry fly hook in this week’s featuring fly tying video.  Originally designed as a crippled caddisly pattern, the Missing Link can be tied in many colors and sizes and used …

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Video: Umpqua Feather Merchants – Tenkara Assortment

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With the popularity surrounding the fishing technique known as tenkara it’s no wonder Umpqua Feather Merchants has decided to come out with an entire assortment of flies to complement it. Fly manager Brian Schmidt talks to MidCurrent about the new … more

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Video: New Bass Poppers – Umpqua Feather Merchants

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Fly manager Brian Schmidt from Umpqua Feather Merchants gives us a sneak peak at some of the newer popper styles that will be available in 2016 and how subtle differences in their design go a long way in differentiating them … more

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How to Tie a Sulphur Usual Variant

With special attention on how to select and sort the perfect hair from snowshoe rabbit feet, Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Sulphur variation of Fran Betters’s famed Usual fly pattern in this week’s featured video.

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How to Tie a Wood Duck Scud

Ask the average beginning fly fisher what trout foods are most important to their quarry.  If you hear “scuds” in their answer it will probably come far down the list.  But in many waters scuds are a key part of the …

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