Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie the Jujubee Midge

The Jujubee Midge is a Charlie Craven pattern developed  with western tailwaters in mind, but it works equally well on other waters, especially in winter.  Tim Flagler shows the steps for tying one on a Dai-Riki #305 dry fly hook in a …

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How to Tie a Son of Sexy Walt’s

Tim Flagler asked himself If so many competitive fly fishers fish with the Walt’s Worm or Sexy Walt’s nymphs, why not create a smaller version for those super-picky fish?  The result is the Son of Sexy Walt’s.

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How to Tie a Ken Lockwood Streamer

Tim Flagler ties a Ken Lockwood Streamer in this week’s featured tying video.  He uses a long-shank Lightning Strike ST5 size 10 hook, red thread, tinsel, and black buck tail to tie this classic pattern from the 1930s.

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Kelly Galloup Partners with Montana Fly Company

Kelly Galloup has joined as a fly designer for Montana Fly Company. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Kelly to the team,” says Montana Fly Company president Adam Trina. “When it comes to streamers, he’s the heaviest hitter I … more

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How to Tie a Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymph

With the last breath of fall weather, it’s time to go small with flies.  This week Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymph, including  tips on using hackle pliers with small hooks, working with pheasant tail, …

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How to Tie a Classic Catskill Dry with Hackle Tip Wings

The classic Catskill-style Dry Fly with Hackle Tip Wings is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  Matt Grobert demonstrates the steps and ties the fly with all-pink materials in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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How to Tie the Mop ‘N Glo

Tim Flagler preps a pattern that combines durability with non-traditional trout appeal for his local one-fly tournament.  The Mop ‘N Glo is a combination of the standard Glo Bug and a Mop fly made with material that is readily available in cleaning supply and …

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How to Tie a Steelhead Nymph

In this week’s featured tying video, Tim Flagler demonstrates how to construct a versatile Steelhead Nymph pattern that can be produced in a variety of colors.

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How to Tie a Tuft and Tail Fly

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a generic version of what he calls the “Tuft and Tail” style of emergers in this week’s featured tying video.  “There’s something about teeny, subsurface flies that include a tuft and a tail that …

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How to Tie the Autumn Splendor

The Autumn Spendor, a vibrant fall pattern authored by Colorado guide Tim Heng, is the featured fly pattern in this week’s video.  Tier Tim Flagler departs slightly from Heng’s original recipe, using a gold cone head and yellow marabou plume for …

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