Category Archives: Flies

How to Tie a Catskill-Style March Brown Dry

In this week’s featured fly-tying video Matt Grobert shows how to tie the classic Catskill-style March Brown Dry.

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How to Tie the Picket Pin

To Montana cowboys, ground squirrels standing on their hind legs looked like horse picket pins.    The “Picket Pin” got it’s name from the use of ground squirrel tail fibers in the wing.  Pattern author Jack Boehme took the name …

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How to Tie the “Same Thing Murray”

The “Same Thing Murray” is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Tier Matt Grobert includes some slight variations from the original, a fly which was authored by Doug Hastings for New Brunswick Atlantic salmon but which has …

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Video: How to Tie the Cream Cahill Sparkle Dun

Matt Grobert shows us how to tie a Cream Cahill Sparkle Dun in this week’s featured fly-tying video.  Cream Cahill’s are the late-season version of an insect that hatches sporadically throughout the summer.  Grobert’s pattern floats well and is very …

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How to Tie a Spent Partridge Caddis

The Spent Partridge Caddis is the pattern featured in this week’s fly tying video.  Fly tier, blogger and author Matt Grobert ties this one on a size 16 dry fly hook, showing how to construct the underwing with Zelon and …

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How to Tie Mike’s Honey Ant

Continuing the terrestrial fly theme, Mike Lawson’s super ant pattern is the subject of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Matt Grobert ties Mike’s Honey Ant on a size 16 Dai-Riki #300 dry fly hook–the perfect complement to beetles, spiders, …

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Scent of Attraction

Gear fishing company Attraxx is beginning manufacturing of scent-infused soft plastic baits—and possibly entering the fly fishing market as well. Louis Cahill lays out the issue on Gink & Gasoline, asking, “what is the difference between what works, and what … more

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How to Tie the Foam Beetle

The Foam Beetle is the focus of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Tim Flagler ties this great terrestrial pattern on a size 14 hook.  ”This beetle floats well but low in the water, making it difficult to see,” says …

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How to Tie the Purple Haze

Andy Carlson’s Purple Haze is the pattern highlighted in Tim Flagler’s tying video this week.  The Purple Haze is based on a Parachute Adams, but Andy’s recipe calls for a purple thread body and careful placement of the wing post …

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Video: Umpqua’s Fly Production Specialist Gets Dirty

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Brian Schmidt talks us through two new patterns from Umpqua Feather Merchants that will appeal to streamer freaks, bass aficionados, or anybody that loves to chuck the big bugs. The first, called the “Game Changer” by Blane Chocklett, utilizes the … more

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