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Author: midcurrent

How to Tie a Three Dollar Dip

"For me this is one of the very best emerger patterns that can be used for both midges and mayflies. Named after the famous 3 dollar bridge on the Maddison river this little pattern is quick to tie and a must for all fly boxes!"

How to Tie a Holographic Buzzer

Arshad Khan demonstrates how to tie a Holographic Buzzer.

Chan's Lady McConnell Chironomid Dry Fly Tying Instructions

The Lady McConnell is a Chironomid Dry Fly Pattern developed by lake guru Brain Chan. The Lady McConnell is best tied in sizes #12-20 and can be customized to any color. Black is the most popular color and arguably the most effective. The tail on the Lady McConnell imitates the Chironomid’s trailing shuck at its most vulnerable stage. Making it very...

Fly Tying Thread Explained

"Thread can be one of the most confusing topics for new and experienced tiers alike. In this video I'll break it down into the basic info you need to know. Note- I said a denier is the weight of 9,000 kilometers and I meant METERS. 9,000 meters (or 9 KM). Sorry about that."

Why Reverse Direction of Thread Wrap?

Video illustrates how reversing the direction of thread wrap can help secure fly tying materials to the fly.

Fly Tying Materials from Craft Stores

"We all know how expensive fly tying materials can be. I'll tell you how you can save some money by picking up a few basic materials from your local craft store. *** While I encourage every tier to support your local fly shops, I also realize everyone doesn't have an unlimited budget to support your tying endeavors and I don't think there is anything wrong...

How to Tie a Crane Fly Larva

Arshad Khan demonstrates how to tie a Crane Fly Larva.

Fly Tying: the Copper John

The copper John is an extremely versatile pattern. You can tie it in a myriad of colors simply by changing out the color of wire. My favorites are Copper, Amber, Purple, Chartreuse, Red, and Brown. Though there are many more colors that I'm sure work. Materials used in the video: Hook: 2XL Nymph Hook Bead: 2.4mm Tungsten Gold (Yes I really like this fly...

Fly Tying Tips: Craft Fur

Brian Wise offers tips on fly tying with craft fur.

How to Tie a Juicy Bloodworm

How to tie a Juicy Bloodworm nymph.