Category Archives: Flies

Marines and Fly Tying

The first annual Fly Tying Marathon sponsored by the Quantico and Fort Belvoir Project Healing Waters programs will be held February 22 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps from 9 AM to 5 PM. The event is expected … more

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How to Tie a Blue Winged Olive Quill Nymph

In this week’s featured fly-tying video, Matt Grobert ties a Blue-Winged Olive Quill Nymph with a bright orange hot spot for improved visibility.  The svelte nature of this fly along with the weight of the tungsten bead allow it to sink …

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Video: Tenkara Flies Compared with Western Counterparts

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Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA educates us in the simplicity of tying Tenkara flies, as well as their differences when compared to the “western” style of fly tying.

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West Denver TU to Host Annual Fly Tying Clinic

The West Denver chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding their annual fly tying clinic on February 8th.  If you’re in the area, stop by to see local celebrities like Charlie Craven, Pat Dorsey, and Jay Zimmerman tie signature patterns … more

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How to Tie a Weighted Isonychia Nymph

In this week’s featured tying video, Tim Flagler ties another must-have pattern, the weighted Isonychia Nymph.  As usual Tim gives a ton of helpful tips on using tools and materials to make the pattern more realistic and effective.

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New Sculpin Species Discovered in the West

A new fish was discovered this week in mountain rivers of Idaho and Montana. The new species of freshwater sculpin, characterized by a distinctive large head, has been named the cedar sculpin. “It tells you how much we still don’t know … more

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Use a Whip Finish Tool to Cut Thread

In this week’s featured tying video, Tim Flagler gives away his technique for cutting tying thread neatly and easily, based on a modification to a favorite tying tool.  Learn how to “Use a Whip Finish Tool to Cut Thread.”

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How to Tie a Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph

Tim Flagler demonstrates techniques for keeping the hook eye clear of cement as he shows the steps for tying a Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph. About the pattern Flagler notes, “I’ve found that going small, at times, is the only way …

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How To Tie a Zelon Midge

Matt Grobert ties one of Craig Mathews’s terrific patterns, the Zelon Midge, in this week’s featured tying video.   The Zelon Midge imitates the adult midge.  As Mathews told MidCurrent a couple of years back, “There just isn’t a place …

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Podcast Interview: Jay Zimmerman

Author Jay Zimmerman is featured in the most recent episode of Rob Snowhite’s podcast series. In this good-humored and down-to-earth interview, Zimmerman talks about everything from pet peeves and philosophy of fly design to his recently released book, The Top … more

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