Category Archives: Flies

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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How to Tie Ken’s Crystal Worm

Tim Flagler ties Ken Walrath’s Crystal Worm in this week’s featured tying video. “I think it’s the little bit of mottling and shimmer that together make this pattern look so lifelike,” notes Flagler.

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Video: Montana Fly Company Introduces Kelly Galloup Flies

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Jake Chutz welcomes fly tyer Kelly Galloup to the Montana Fly Company and goes through the list of some of his salaciously titled and big-fish-producing streamer patterns.

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How to Tie a Navy Diver

The secret of the Navy Diver nymph, says Tim Flagler, may be its dark blue color, which works especially well in winter.  “Although they can be tied in a variety of sizes, I like them fairly small, so here I’m …

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How to Tie Koga’s Bonefish Shrimp

Tim Flagler demonstrates the steps for tying Peter Koga’s Bonefish Shrimp in this week’s featured tying video.  “A gifted tier, he’s a fixture at fly fishing and tying shows throughout the country, yet still manages to regularly sneak off to …

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How to Tie a Rusty Rat

Matt Grobert ties a Rusty Rat in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s a great fly for learning a number of techniques used over a wide range of classic salmon and steelhead patterns,” says videographer Tim Flagler.

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How to Tie JC’s Skunk Pygmy Sculpin

JC’s Skunk Pygmy Sculpin is “similar to his Snowflake Sculpin but smaller and not articulated,” notes tier and videographer Tim Flagler.  “Fished low and slow, it’s a big fish magnet.”  Tim’s guide for tying this great pattern includes tips on …

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How to Tie a Steelie Omelet

Tim Flagler shows the steps for constructing a Steelie Omelet in this week’s featured tying video.   “For those brave enough to strap on a pair of cleats and battle the ice and snow,” says Flagler, “winter steelheading can be very …

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