Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie a Bivisible

In this week’s featured fly tying video, Tim Flagler ties the Bivisible, a pattern popularized by Edward Ringwood Hewitt in the 1920s.  As Flagler notes: “The bivisible is a time-tested attractor pattern that floats well and represents a wide range of aquatic …

Posted in Flies, Videos | Leave a comment

Submitting Flies to Orvis

What does it take for a fly to end up in the Orvis catalog? If you’ve ever wondered or considered submitting a pattern, check out a recent article in which Philip Monahan and Shawn Brillon explain how the company evaluates … more

Posted in Flies | 1 Comment

How to Tie a Cinder Worm

One of the great macro-events a fly fisher can experience is the spawning swarm of marine worms.  Whether it’s the palolo worm of the sub-tropics or the cinder worm of colder waters, when the event happens it draws massive numbers …

Posted in Flies, Videos | Leave a comment

How to Tie the Pearl Zonker

This week’s fly-tying video features the Pearl Zonker, just one of many possible variations of this venerable pattern.  Says tier and videographer Tim Flagler: “Think early season, high water, and maybe a sink-tip line… then hang on tight.”

Posted in Flies, Videos | Leave a comment

Stripping Peacock Quills

Tim Flagler offers directions for using simple household chemicals to strip peacock quills, a key component in many nymph patterns.   Along the way, he offers several useful tips for handling, coloring and using quills in your flies.

Posted in Flies, Videos | Leave a comment

How to Tie the Ausable Wulff

In this week’s featured fly-tying video, Tim Flagler reveals his techniques for tying the Ausable Wulff, a high-floating classic that’s a great choice for fishing fast, broken water.

Posted in Flies, Videos | Leave a comment

Quick Tip: Use Archery Fletching Powder to Dry Your Flies

alttext

I’ve got a little secret for you. You know that ten-dollar, two-ounce bottle of “Shake and Bake” you put on your dry flies to keep them riding a little higher? That stuff is expensive. Like really, really expensive! While convenient … more

Posted in Accessories, Flies, Gear | 1 Comment

Marines and Fly Tying

The first annual Fly Tying Marathon sponsored by the Quantico and Fort Belvoir Project Healing Waters programs will be held February 22 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps from 9 AM to 5 PM. The event is expected … more

Posted in Events, Flies | Leave a comment

How to Tie a Blue Winged Olive Quill Nymph

In this week’s featured fly-tying video, Matt Grobert ties a Blue-Winged Olive Quill Nymph with a bright orange hot spot for improved visibility.  The svelte nature of this fly along with the weight of the tungsten bead allow it to sink …

Posted in Flies, Videos | Leave a comment

Video: Tenkara Flies Compared with Western Counterparts

alttext

Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA educates us in the simplicity of tying Tenkara flies, as well as their differences when compared to the “western” style of fly tying.

Posted in Flies, Fly Tying Gear, Gear | Tagged | Leave a comment