Author Archives: Marshall Cutchin

How to Tie a Wood Duck Heron

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Wood Duck Heron in this week’s featured tying video. “This is one of those patterns that gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling whenever I tie or fish it,” says Flagler.  “And it helps remind me …

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MIDCURRENT Giveaway: New Mystic Outdoors JXP Fly Rod

NEW GIVEAWAY!  Sign up today for your chance to win a Mystic JXP Fly Rod, the new high-performance rod that is built by hand in the company’s Colorado headquarters.  You could also win one of two other great prizes.

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How to Tie a Freestyle Fall Favorite

Dave McKenna demonstrates how to tie his Freestyle Fall Favorite, a takeoff on a popular salmon and steelhead pattern that’s been around for decades.  As videographer Tim Flagler notes, this pattern has “fooled not only kings but cohos, steelhead and brown trout …

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How to Tie a Mop Hopper

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a unique hopper pattern in this week’s featured tying video.  The Mop Hopper, says Flagler, “doesn’t require specialized foam cutting tools, pre-cut body parts or really any material that’s out of the ordinary. The mop …

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Video: How to Tie a Half and Half

The venerable Half & Half, a saltwater pattern that combines features of both Lefty Kreh’s Deceiver and Bob Clouser’s Clouser Minnow, is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  Tim Flagler ties this one on a 2/0 hook with olive and …

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Video: How to Tie a GFA Hopper

The GFA Hopper is the subject of Tim Flagler’s tying video this week. Tim ties this version on a Dai-Riki #280 in size 10 but notes, “you can tie the GFA from as small as a size 14 all the way up …

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Art Lee, Renowned Author and Fly Fisher, Passes

Art Lee died on July 25 at a hospital in Middletown, N.Y. He was 76.  His long-time friend artist Galen Mercer sent us this tribute: Angling author, sportsman and acclaimed conservationist Art Lee has died. He was 76. The cause … more

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How to Tie a CDC Micro Caddis

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a CDC Micro Caddis in this week’s featured tying video. “This super effective and easy to tie pattern is a CDC Micro Caddis,” says Flagler. “I found it works especially well when trout are rising and I …

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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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