Category Archives: Flies
New York lawyer William Scripture was tying and designing bucktail streamers as early as 1907 and is credited with helping to develop and popularize streamer fishing. John Pitarresi highlights this tier and history in The Utica Observer-Dispatch.
Tim Flagler shows us several tricks for tying the Henryville Special, a classic caddis pattern created in the 1930s by Hiram Brobst for use on the Henryville section of Broadhead Creek in the Pocono Mountains.
Spirit River is looking for participants for this year’s Iron Tying event, set to take place Thursday July 11 during IFTD in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more in the press release below.
Matt Grobert ties an Isonychia Parachute dry fly in this week’s featured tying video. As videographer Tim Flagler says, “Although this fly works well on its own, it also works well as an indicator when placed in front of smaller offerings.”
This fall, an impressive line-up of fly tiers will gather at the Garden State Exhibit Center for the International Fly Tying Symposium. With demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and special recognition of Dutch fly tying masters, dates have been set for November … more
In this week’s featured fly tying video, Tim Flager ties the Caddis Emerger, which he describes as a “guide’s fly version of LaFontaine’s Sparkle Emerger.”
In this week’s featured fly tying video Matt Grobert shows his techniques for tying Les Shannon’s Lemon Cahill. Grobert uses many of the same techniques and materials Shannon chose for this classic Catskill dry fly.
Tim Flagler offers up the PFD Rusty Spinner as a sure solution to fishing those near-dark hatches when it is so difficult to see your fly. The secret is tying with white craft foam to create the fly’s “PFD.”