Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie the Ray Charles Sow Bug

Tim Flagler ties the Ray Charles Sow Bug in this week’s featured fly pattern video.  As Tim says, this is “a great little pattern that’s super easy to tie and has proven itself just about everywhere, particularly on the Bighorn River …

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Bird Flu Stops US Feather Exports

Due to concerns over avian influenza (HPAI) in flocks in California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, the USDA has announced that the certification statement referring to the United States as free from HPAI cannot be endorsed. This means that countries requiring … more

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How to Tie the Klinkhamer Special

Tim Flagler ties the Klinkhamer Special, a classic imitation of an emerging insect that was authored by Hans van Klinken over 25 years ago.  With a few variations in color and size, this pattern can represent just about any emerger; in …

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How to Tie the Bugmeister

This week’s fly tying video features The Bugmeister, a pattern developed by Montana’s John Perry. “Tied in different colors and sizes, the Bugmeister can be used to represent a whole slew of insect species, or just think of it as a …

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How to Tie a Hi-Vis Coachman

Tim Flagler ties a pattern authored by Phil Monahan in this week’s featured tying video. Phil’s Hi-Vis Coachman is the perfect fly for tumbling freestone streams.  Tim includes some excellent tips on using deer hair and large and small hair …

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How to Tie the Ginny Midge

The Ginny Midge is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video. As tier and videographer Tim Flagler says: “If you’re just beginning to tie small, it’s a great fly to start with.  Even a size 24 is fairly …

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How to Tie the Cable Tie Craw

Tim Flagler ties the Cable Tie Craw in this week’s featured fly tying video.  “Whether you call them crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs,” says Tim, “these little critters inhabit just about every body of fresh water in North America. As compared to …

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Flies for Kids

Flies for Kids helps get young people introduced to the world of fly tying. One of the ways anglers can help is by donating unused flies, which will be packaged in Cliff boxes donated by Cliff Outdoors, and then given … more

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How to Tie the Hippie Chick Midge

The multi-colored Hippie Chick Midge is the focus of this week’s featured tying video. Videographer and tier Tim Flagler says, “The idea behind the Hippie Chick Midge was to incorporate numerous bright colors into a single fly in hopes that …

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2014 Fly Tying Symposium Winners

Winners of the fly tying and casting competition at the International Fly Tying Symposium, held recently held in Somerset, NJ, have been announced. Read more in the press release below.

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