Category Archives: Flies

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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How to Tie the Brooks Sprout Midge Emerger

The Brooks Sprout Midge Emerger is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video. A basic sprout midge pattern authored by Bob Brooks, it’s a remarkably adaptable pattern that can be tied in a wide variety of colors and sizes, though …

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Chouinard’s Simple Flies

Fly fishing is becoming increasingly complicated, but Yvon Chouinard gets back to the basics with simple soft hackle wet flies. “Limiting options forces creativity,” he writes. “Fishing for a year with only the Pheasant Tail & Partridge has given me deep … more

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How to Tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger pattern in this week’s featured fly-tying video. “When I get rolling, I can actually tie Squirrel and Herls faster than I can standard Woolly Buggers,” says Flagler.  “And it never hurts …

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How to Tie the Bighorn CDC X-Caddis

It’s almost time for the amazing black caddis hatches on Montana’s Bighorn.  To mark the season, Matt Grobert shows how to tie the versatile Bighorn CDC X-Caddis, a pattern almost guaranteed to draw big fish out of shallow riffles.

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Video: How to Tie a Light Cahill Parachute

Just in time for those warm mid-summer evenings, Tim Flagler shows the steps for tying a Light Cahill Parachute in this week’s featured tying video. Tim’s technique includes using UV-cured cement to secure the post and hackle—a foolproof method that keeps …

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Video: How to Tie a Bully Bluegill Spider

The Bully Bluegill Spider, tied by videographer Tim Flagler, is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Says Flagler: “On a nice, light flyrod, bluegill can be a ton of fun and this fly all but ensures you’re …

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How to Tie a Pat’s Rubber Legs

Tier and videographer Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Pat’s Rubber Legs fly pattern in this week’s featured tying video.  Says Flagler: “Pat’s Rubber Legs should need no introduction. It’s just one of those flies you have to have, …

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