Category Archives: Flies

There’s a New Fly Company in the Neighborhood

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The metaphorical neighborhood that is…. Stu Tripney hails from Scotland, and has run his fly shop near Athol, New Zealand since 2001. Stu has now launched an entire line of flies, called Stu’s Superior Flies, that covers everything from trevally to … more

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How to Tie a Thorax-Style Sulphur Dun

The Thorax-Style Sulphur Dun is the focus of this week’s featured tying video.  Matt Grobert ties a sulphur version of Vince Marinaro’s classic pattern, starting with a size 14 Dai-Riki #300 dry fly hook.

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Video: Fly Fishing Gear for Chasing Rooster Fish

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If you’ve ever had dreams of catching a rooster fish on the fly you had better come prepared. It is one of the most demanding and elusive fish you will ever catch. It’s also one of the coolest. The 30 … more

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How to Tie the Dorato Hare’s Ear

Matt Grobert demonstrates how to tie the Dorato Hare’s Ear, which was designed to imitate a newly emerged caddis fly, in this week’s featured tying video. Says videographer Tim Flagler: “Although maybe not as handsome as it’s close cousin the Adams, the Dorato …

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How to Tie Walt’s Worm (Standard and Sexy)

In this week’s featured fly tying video, Tim Flagler ties both the standard and “Sexy” version of the Walt’s Worm, a fast-sinking crane fly larva imitation. “The original Walt’s Worm, developed by Walt Young of Pennsylvania, has been a favorite …

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How to Tie the Tungsten Torpedo

Matt Grobert ties the Tungsten Torpedo in this week’s featured tying video.  As videographer Tim Flagler says, ”it’s become a staple of competitive fly fishermen and with good reason: it works.”

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Fairy Flies

A professor in England is getting attention as well as skepticism after claiming to have captured “fairies” on film. Amy Freeborn of The Natural History Museum takes a close look at the photos and some history, noting that classical depictions … more

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“All About Feathers”

Evolved for warmth, flight and weatherproofing, feathers are used by anglers for their movement, flotation and liveliness. Understanding the anatomy of feathers and their biological purpose can help in design at the tying desk, so take some time to check … more

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Josh Graffam Joins Umpqua Feather Merchants

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced that Josh Graffam, guide and current member of Fly Fishing Team USA, will be joining their team as key account and international accounts manager. Read more in the press release below. 

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How to Tie Art Flick’s Classic Red Quill

Matt Grobert ties Art Flick’s Classic Red Quill in this week’s featuring fly tying video.  It’s a great pattern to have in the box for those early spring Hendricksons that are only a couple of weeks away.

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