Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie a Rusty Rat

Matt Grobert ties a Rusty Rat in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s a great fly for learning a number of techniques used over a wide range of classic salmon and steelhead patterns,” says videographer Tim Flagler.

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How to Tie JC’s Skunk Pygmy Sculpin

JC’s Skunk Pygmy Sculpin is “similar to his Snowflake Sculpin but smaller and not articulated,” notes tier and videographer Tim Flagler.  “Fished low and slow, it’s a big fish magnet.”  Tim’s guide for tying this great pattern includes tips on …

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How to Tie a Steelie Omelet

Tim Flagler shows the steps for constructing a Steelie Omelet in this week’s featured tying video.   “For those brave enough to strap on a pair of cleats and battle the ice and snow,” says Flagler, “winter steelheading can be very …

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How to Tie a Steelhead Woolly Bugger

The Steelhead Woolly Bugger is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  As Tim Flagler notes: “I don’t think there’s a fish species alive that won’t take a woolly bugger, and steelhead are no exception. This fly is really …

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How to Tie a Nuke Egg

Tim Flagler shows how to concoct a Nuke Egg in this week’s featured tying video.  As Flagler says: “The Nuke Egg or Nuclear Egg is an oldie but a goodie. It’s the first true steelhead pattern I ever tied and, …

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How to Tie a Matt’s Midge

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Matt’s Midge in this week featured tying video. “Matt’s Midge,” says Flagler, “despite its small size, is not too difficult to tie and is a pattern that should be in every flyfisher’s midge …

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IFF Fly Tying Video Library

The International Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Tying Group has put together an extensive Fly Tying Video Library. The library  can be searched by Category (Cold Water, Salt Water, Technique and Warm Water) or by Sub Category (Trout, Salmon/Steelhead, Bluegill/Crappie, … more

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How to Tie a Peg’s Midge

The Peg’s Midge is featured in this week’s fly tying video.  As Tim Flagler notes, ” at this time of year, often what appear to be emerger rises are actually trout taking adult midges on the water’s surface. Trout get their top jaw …

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How to Tie an Egg Sucking Leech

The Egg Sucking Leech is one of those “save the day” patterns that sometimes works when nothing else will.  This week Tim Flagler demonstrates the simple steps for how to tie one on size 12 a Lightning Strike SN1 long-shank hook, and …

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How to Tie a Bird of Prey Caddis

The Bird of Prey Caddis is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  As Tim Flagler notes, “This is one of those patterns where all the materials work together really well to add movement, realism and general fish-catching …

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