Category Archives: Flies
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.”
Our fly tying video of the week features the Goddard Caddis, a high-floating caddisfly imitation that many tiers avoid because it looks challenging. Tim Flagler offers several tips to make tying this popular pattern easier.
Dubbing makes the fly. Or better said: it makes tying the fly fun. This week Tim Flagler shows you everything you need to know about making custom dubbing blends with a few simple tools. As usual he packs his …
Several readers have commented recently on the extraordinary number of tying tips “hidden” in Tim Flagler’s tying videos. Tim’s Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymph, featured this week, is no exception. Learn how to use a finger-wrap to make breaking thread easy, …
Matt Grobert ties a Hendrickson Sparkle Dun in our featured fly tying video of the week. When high-floating hackled dries stop working, try this alternative, which sinks ever so slightly beneath the film.
Tim Flagler demonstrates in detail how to tie an American Pheasant Tail Nymph. Flagler suggests tying a dozen at a time, not just for consistency, but because you can never have enough Pheasant Tail Nymphs.
Our featured fly tying video of the week shows how to tie a Quill Gordon Parachute Emerger, as styled by tier Alan Landheer.