Category Archives: Flies

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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How to Tie a Holy Grail Caddis Emerger

“For those of you seeking a weighty, truly effective, do-all caddis emerger, your quest might well have ended,” says Tim Flagler of the Holy Grail Caddis Emerger.  Tim demonstrates the steps to tie this versatile pattern and adds tips for …

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How to Tie a Puff Daddy Blue-Winged Olive

Matt Grobert shows how to tie a Puff Daddy Blue-Winged Olive in this week’s featured tying video.  “This is one of those times where it really pays to be picky about materials,” notes videographer Tim Flagler. “Matt starts with high quality natural …

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How to Tie a Vanilla Iso Parachute

The Vanilla Iso Parachute, a variation on the Iso Iso Baby, is the focus of this week’s tying video by Tim Flagler. Flagler innovates with a soft foam parachute and shows the steps for effectively locking it into place.  “I’ve …

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How to Tie the Foam Beetle 2.0

Tim Flagler demonstrates the steps for tying an improved version of a classic fall pattern, the Foam Beetle 2.0.  As Flagler says, “this one uses very thin rubber leg material, as opposed to hackle fibers, to represent legs, and I …

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How to Tie a Cinnamon Flying Ant

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a hi-vis Cinnamon Flying Ant in this week’s featured tying video.   Terrestrials are a great choice during the waning hatches of late summer and early fall.  This pattern is fun to both tie …

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