Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

Video: How to Tie a Bluegill Belly Bean

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie Paul Beel’s Bluegill Belly Bean in this week’s featured tying video. The Belly Bean, although designed for bluegill, will work for numerous other species too. It can be tied in a nearly infinite variety of colors. 

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IFTD Show New Fly Fishing Product Showcase Winners Announced

IFTD 2018 New Product Showcase Awards Men’s – Wading Boots Patagonia, Foot Tractor Wading Boots (Best of Show) Accessories – Under $100 Fishpond, Westbank Wader Belt Accessories – Over $100 Riversmith, River Quiver Gift Items – Under $100 DeYoung Studio, … more

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Video: How to Tie a SBR Light Cahill Nymph

If you’re in the mood to tie up one of your own nymph patterns, the SBR Light Cahill Nymph is the subject of Tim Flagler’s instructional tying video this week.  It’s more of a suggestive pattern than an exact imitation, but trout …

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Video: How to Tie a Bird’s Nest Sulphur Emerger

A modified version of Cal Bird’s Bird’s Nest Sulphur Emerger is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  As Tim Flagler says, “t’s an extremely versatile pattern that can be fished wet or dry, dead drifted or swung.”

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Video: How to Tie a Uni-Knot

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Uni-Knot in this week’s featured video.  “The Uni Knot may be the most versatile fishing knot there is,” says Flagler. In the video he shows not only how to use the knot to tie tippet …

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Video: How to Tie McKenna’s Rumble Bug

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie McKenna’s Rumble Bug in this week’s featured tying video.  Another pattern that has its roots in competition, this nymph is easy to tie and is just what the doctor ordered when strict imitations aren’t working.

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Key West Marine Water Quality Event

Keys Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to improving marine ecosystem health and quality of life in the Florida Keys, will host a presentation and Q&A session with FIU’s Jim Fourqurean and Bullsugar’s Dave Preston on May 26.  The event will take … more

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Video: How to Tie the SBR Hendrickson Nymph

Tim Flagler calls the pattern featured in this week’s tying video the “SBR Hendrickson Nymph.”  It imitates a ready-to-hatch-out Red Quill.

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Chester Allen: “I Can See Clearly Now”

“FOR MOST of my fish-addled life, a winter trip to Florida was a sanity-saving jump into summer for a week or so,” writes Chester Allen in his new column. “I made the jump to Florida the second week of March this … more

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How to Tie a Hendo Hammer

John Collins shows how to tie his Hendo Hammer in this week’s featured tying video. The pattern is meant to imitate an adult female Hendrickson struggling to escape its nymphal shuck. The front part of the fly floats on the water’s surface, while the trailing shuck …

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