Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie the Cable Tie Craw

Tim Flagler ties the Cable Tie Craw in this week’s featured fly tying video.  “Whether you call them crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs,” says Tim, “these little critters inhabit just about every body of fresh water in North America. As compared to …

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Flies for Kids

Flies for Kids helps get young people introduced to the world of fly tying. One of the ways anglers can help is by donating unused flies, which will be packaged in Cliff boxes donated by Cliff Outdoors, and then given … more

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How to Tie the Hippie Chick Midge

The multi-colored Hippie Chick Midge is the focus of this week’s featured tying video. Videographer and tier Tim Flagler says, “The idea behind the Hippie Chick Midge was to incorporate numerous bright colors into a single fly in hopes that …

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2014 Fly Tying Symposium Winners

Winners of the fly tying and casting competition at the International Fly Tying Symposium, held recently held in Somerset, NJ, have been announced. Read more in the press release below.

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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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