Category Archives: Flies

Loon Outdoors Live Fly Tying Clinics

Loon Outdoors has announced free, online fly tying clinics that will take place online the first and third Thursday of each month. “Loon Live” will be hosted by Matt Callies, director of product development for Loon Outdoors as well a signature fly designer for … more

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How to Tie a Turbo Midge

US Youth Fly Fishing Team member and Pennsylvania fly fisher Doug Freemann ties aTurbo Midge in this week’s featured tying video. “Former Fly Fishing Team USA member Chris Lee of North Carolina came up with the Turbo Midge several years …

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How to Tie a Ginger Quill Dry Fly

The Ginger Quill Dry Fly, tied by Matt Grobert, is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video. Says videographer Tim Flagler: “At better than 200 years old, the Ginger Quill Dry Fly is a true classic in every sense …

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How to Tie a Griffith’s Gnat Emerger

The Griffith’s Gnat Emerger is the featured pattern in this week’s fly tying video.  As tier and videographer Tim Flagler says, “It may look more complex than a standard Griffith’s Gnat but I actually find it easier to tie. I really …

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How to Tie a Snowflake Sculpin

New Jersey tier John Collins demonstrates how to tie his Snowflake Sculpin.  As videographer Tim Flagler says, “It’s anybody’s guess why this pattern works so well in the late fall and winter. But, as they say, the proof is in …

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How to Tie a Simple Midge Larva

Tim Flagler goes super-small this week with a size 24 Simple Midge Larva.  As one of the few patterns representing prey that is active in winter, the Midge Larva is a perfect choice for January tying.

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How to Tie the Shop Vac

Tim Flagler ties a Shop Vac attractor nymph pattern in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s hard to believe that such a simple pattern is so effective,” says Flagler.  “You can tie the Shop Vac in smaller sizes if you …

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How to Tie Matt’s Buzzer

Matt Grobert came up with the Matt’s Buzzer while fishing the Missouri River almost 20 years ago.  But since then the pattern has proven itself all over the US.  Matt demonstrates the steps for tying this one on Matt’s on a Dai-Riki …

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How to Tie a Three Dollar Dip

Author, fly tier and blogger Matt Grobert ties a Three Dollar Dip in this week’s featuring fly pattern video. Matt uses a size 16 Dai-Riki #135 hook and a 3/32” gold bead, along with bleached elk hair for the wing to …

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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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