Category Archives: Flies

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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How to Tie the Kintner Boy

Tim Flagler pays homage to the movie “Jaws” with his selection for this week’s featured fly pattern, a bright attractor for late-summer bass and bluegill.  The Kintner Boy, says Flagler, was inspired by the colorful swimwear of the giant great …

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How to Tie the Shakey Bealy

Tim Flagler demonstrates the steps for tying the Shakey Bealy, a fall wet fly that had its start in the northern Rockies but which has gained popularity all over the US.  Tim includes instructions on the use of natural-colored Hungarian partridge feather …

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How to Tie a Dumb Bunny

This week’s fly tying video features the Dumb Bunny, a pattern tier and videographer Tim Flagler says is “kind of a mash-up between a Zonker, a Clouser Minnow and a Rubber Worm, rigged Texas-style.”  The Dumb Bunny can be tied …

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How to Tie a Fur Ant

Matt Grobert demonstrates how to tie a Fur Ant in this week’s featured tying video.  The Fur Ant is a deadly terrestrial pattern, especially when tied in small sizes.  Matt uses a mix of black and brown Australian possum for both the …

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How to Tie a Trico Parachute

Not only are tiny trico patterns hard to tie, they sometimes seem to disappear in the early, reflected light of a calm, hot summer.  This week Matt Grobert solves both problems by showing how to tie a Trico Parachute, which is easier …

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How to Tie a Light Cahill Parachute

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Light Cahill Parachute in this week’s featured tying video.  In addition to the standard steps, Tim shows how to use UV-cured adhesive to form an elegant, durable post and hackle on this seasonal …

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How to Tie a Simple Golden Stone

A Simple Golden Stone is the featured pattern in this week’s tying video.  Tim Flagler ties his version on a size 14 hook and uses golden Australian possum for dubbing. As Tim says,”I won’t hesitate to fish it on or close …

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