Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie The Insult

Poul Jorgensen’s “The Insult” is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video. Tim Flagler ties this one on a size 12 Daiichi #1770, although Jorgensen’s original recipe called for a size 10.  “I absolutely love patterns like this that …

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How to Tie an SBR Sulphur Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a pattern he calls the SBR Sulphur Nymph in this week’s featured tying video.

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How to Tie the Last Walt’s

The Last Walt’s is a fly that can imitate just about anything, from a caddis larva, to scuds, sow bugs, cranefly larvae, even mayfly nymphs. “When the fly gets wet,” says tier Tim Flagler, “the bright thread wraps become even more …

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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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