Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie a Zelon Musk Midge

Tim Flagler reveals his Zelon Musk Midge, a pattern that uses only two materials other than thread, in this week’s featured tying video.

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Loon Live with Hogan Brown

The next episode of Loon Live will feature guide and fly designer Hogan Brown, “answering your questions about chasing fish on the west coast, especially on his home waters of the Yuba River.” Visit the Loon website for more details and … more

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How to Tie JC’s Electric Steelie Stone

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie John Collins’s Electric Steelie Stone in this week’s featured tying video.  

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How to Tie a Craft Fur Clouser

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Craft Fur Clouser in this week’s featured tying video. Rather than using the traditional buck tail, Flagler uses a readily available craft store material along with a slightly different tie-in method to produce a more bulkier …

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Video: How to Tie a Peacock Caddis

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Peacock Caddis in this week’s featured tying video. Says Flagler, it’s three “great materials put together in a nice, neat, little package that works like a champ.”

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How to Tie a Composite Loop Zonker

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Composite Loop Zonker in this week’s featured tying video.  As Tim points out, “loops are extremely versatile and offer a whole other dimension to fly tying.”

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How to Tie a Stonefly Creeper

The Stonefly Creeper, based on a pattern of Preston Jenning’s that’s mentioned in his seminal work “A Book of Trout Flies,” is the subject of this week’s featured tying video. An imitation of a yellow or golden stonefly nymph, Tim Flagler’s version …

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How to Tie a Casual Dress

It’s not just for Fridays.  The Casual Dress, notes tier and videographer Tim Flagler, “requires only two materials, is a pleasure to tie and does a remarkable job of attracting trout.”  While showing the steps, Tim reveals a neat treat trick …

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How to Tie a Cream Variant

Tim Flagler demonstrates the steps for tying a Cream Variant in this week’s featured tying video.  Says Flagler, “It’s important to get the geometry right with this fly, so it rests correctly on the water’s surface and can be skittered along without …

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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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