Category Archives: Flies
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 …
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 …
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
New York lawyer William Scripture was tying and designing bucktail streamers as early as 1907 and is credited with helping to develop and popularize streamer fishing. John Pitarresi highlights this tier and history in The Utica Observer-Dispatch.
Tim Flagler shows us several tricks for tying the Henryville Special, a classic caddis pattern created in the 1930s by Hiram Brobst for use on the Henryville section of Broadhead Creek in the Pocono Mountains.
Spirit River is looking for participants for this year’s Iron Tying event, set to take place Thursday July 11 during IFTD in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more in the press release below.
Matt Grobert ties an Isonychia Parachute dry fly in this week’s featured tying video. As videographer Tim Flagler says, “Although this fly works well on its own, it also works well as an indicator when placed in front of smaller offerings.”
This fall, an impressive line-up of fly tiers will gather at the Garden State Exhibit Center for the International Fly Tying Symposium. With demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and special recognition of Dutch fly tying masters, dates have been set for November … more