Category Archives: Flies

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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How to Tie the Evil Olive

Tim Flagler introduces the Evil Olive, a pattern that borrows from both Higa’s SOS and the W-D 40, in this week’s featured video. “I like how the mallard fibers get magnified and how the thorax looks like it’s about to bust …

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How to Tie a Swimming Crane Fly Larva

For a long time, Tim Flagler says, he assumed crane fly larvae were best imitated with patterns designed for stationary presentation.  After some investigation, though, he’s convinced that patterns like his Swimming Crane Fly Larva are a better choice.  “I’ve had success …

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