Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie a Damselfly Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Damselfly Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s an easy, quick and fairly cheap tie that works well in just about any body of water – making it an exceptional guide fly,” …

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Flymen Fishing Co. Announces Fly Tying Contest

Flymen Fishing Company is holding an online fly tying contest featuring product giveaways from partners Loon Outdoors, Hareline Dubbin, with a grand prize of a Thomas and Thomas fly rod. Pattern entries should integrate Flymen’s new Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail material. Read … more

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How to Tie a Red and Black Midge

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Red and Black Midge in this week’s featured tying video.   The Red and Black Midge, notes Flagler, is “ridiculously easy to tie, looks really cool, and works incredibly well.”

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How to Tie a Top Secret Midge

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a Top Secret Midge, a pattern authored by Colorado’s Pat Dorsey, in this week’s featured tying video.  “I believe the Top Secret Midge was originally intended for western tailwaters but it works seriously well here …

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How to Tie an Off the Hook Sucker Spawn

This week’s featured pattern in our tying instructional video is called the “Off the Hook Sucker Spawn” by author Tim Flagler.  Sucker spawn, notes Flagler, are “an easy, early season high protein meal. At this time of year, it’s a good …

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How to Tie a Kinder, Gentler Mop Fly

Tim Flagler perfects his imitation of a cranefly larva with what he calls a Kinder, Gentler Mop Fly. It’s a fun pattern to tie, and Tim shows off some pretty fancy thread work, including tips on how to split thread to …

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How to Tie a Get Down Pat’s

The Get It Down Pat’s is the subject of this week’s featured tying video. Tier and videographer Tim Flagler notes that it is “really nothing more than a Pat’s Rubber Legs tied on a jig hook. A weighty little beast, …

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How to Tie Ken’s Crystal Worm

Tim Flagler ties Ken Walrath’s Crystal Worm in this week’s featured tying video. “I think it’s the little bit of mottling and shimmer that together make this pattern look so lifelike,” notes Flagler.

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Video: Montana Fly Company Introduces Kelly Galloup Flies

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Jake Chutz welcomes fly tyer Kelly Galloup to the Montana Fly Company and goes through the list of some of his salaciously titled and big-fish-producing streamer patterns.

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How to Tie a Navy Diver

The secret of the Navy Diver nymph, says Tim Flagler, may be its dark blue color, which works especially well in winter.  “Although they can be tied in a variety of sizes, I like them fairly small, so here I’m …

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