Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer

Tim Flagler ties a variation on Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer in this week’s featured fly tying video.  “This fly is just one more example of Mr. Gartside’s brilliance at the tying bench,” says Flagler.  Nearly every fiber in this …

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Video: Flymen Fishing Company Evolution Beadheads

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Martin Bawden of Flymen Fishing Company talks about one of the company’s newest products, Evolution bead heads.  The new tungsten bead heads anatomically match mayfly, caddis, and stoneflies species and are “designed with the right size, proportion, shape and colors … more

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Canadian Tiers Highlight 2014 Fly Tying Symposium

Fly tiers from Canada will be featured at this year’s International Fly Tying Symposium, to be held Nov. 22-23 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. The event will feature tying and casting competitions, presentations and vendors. Read … more

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How to Tie a Pheasant Tail Euro Nymph

Tim Flagler ties a “turbocharged” version of the tried-and-true pheasant tail nymph in this week’s featured fly tying video.  The Pheasant Tail Euro Nymph is easy to tie, can be dressed in a variety of colors, and has proven itself in …

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How to Tie the Squirmanator

“A salute to the delicate interweaving of fur and feathers, it ain’t,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler, but The Squirminator does have the makings of a great choice for one-fly competitions.  Tim demonstrates the steps in tying this “cyborg” …

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How to Tie Jack Gartside’s Sparrow

“Jack Gartside’s Sparrow is a fly that, in general, represents a whole bunch of things fish like to eat but not really one thing in particular,” says videographer and fly tier Tim Flagler. This week he shows the steps for …

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Video Hatch: “Fly Tying Legend Jack Gartside, Forever a Boy”

Journalist Chuck Kraemer profiles fly tying legend Jack Gartside in this film from Greater Boston PBS.

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How to Tie a Devil Bug

The Devil Bug can be tied in a variety of styles and colors.  This week Tim Flagler shows how to tie a version that is pretty close to Gary Borger’s orginal design, conceived as an adult caddis imitation but useful in …

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Jean-Paul Lipton Joins Umpqua’s Team of Distinguished Signature Tyers

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced that fly designer Jean-Paul Lipton has joined their team of signature tyers. “He is an authority on carp and other sub terminally mouthed species,” says Brian Schmidt, Fly Manager for Umpqua. “His innovative designs strengthen … more

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How to Tie the Iso Iso Baby

This week’s fly tying video features Tim Flagler’s Iso Iso Baby, a knock-off a Doug Swisher pattern. Tim’s design converts Swisher’s Parachute Madam X into a high-floating Isonychia imitation.

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