Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie the Smoke Jumper

Matt Grobert shows how to tie the Smoke Jumper in this week’s featured fly tying video.   It can be tied in a variety of sizes and colors to match emerging mayflies and midges.

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How to Tie the Orange Asher

This week’s fly tying video features a simple pattern that belies the notion that all nymphs have to imitate something natural. The Orange Asher turns out to be a very effective late fall and winter nymph pattern.  “Why this pattern works …

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Umpqua Promotes Brian Schmidt to Fly Manager

Brian Schmidt has been promoted to fly manager at Umpqua Feather Merchants. “Brian has one of the most creative and productive minds in fly tying. This, along with his drive for nothing but the best, aligns perfectly with Umpqua’s history … more

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How to Tie Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer

Tim Flagler ties a variation on Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer in this week’s featured fly tying video.  “This fly is just one more example of Mr. Gartside’s brilliance at the tying bench,” says Flagler.  Nearly every fiber in this …

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Video: Flymen Fishing Company Evolution Beadheads

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Martin Bawden of Flymen Fishing Company talks about one of the company’s newest products, Evolution bead heads.  The new tungsten bead heads anatomically match mayfly, caddis, and stoneflies species and are “designed with the right size, proportion, shape and colors … more

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Canadian Tiers Highlight 2014 Fly Tying Symposium

Fly tiers from Canada will be featured at this year’s International Fly Tying Symposium, to be held Nov. 22-23 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. The event will feature tying and casting competitions, presentations and vendors. Read … more

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How to Tie a Pheasant Tail Euro Nymph

Tim Flagler ties a “turbocharged” version of the tried-and-true pheasant tail nymph in this week’s featured fly tying video.  The Pheasant Tail Euro Nymph is easy to tie, can be dressed in a variety of colors, and has proven itself in …

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How to Tie the Squirmanator

“A salute to the delicate interweaving of fur and feathers, it ain’t,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler, but The Squirminator does have the makings of a great choice for one-fly competitions.  Tim demonstrates the steps in tying this “cyborg” …

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How to Tie Jack Gartside’s Sparrow

“Jack Gartside’s Sparrow is a fly that, in general, represents a whole bunch of things fish like to eat but not really one thing in particular,” says videographer and fly tier Tim Flagler. This week he shows the steps for …

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Video Hatch: “Fly Tying Legend Jack Gartside, Forever a Boy”

Journalist Chuck Kraemer profiles fly tying legend Jack Gartside in this film from Greater Boston PBS.

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