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Tying the Galloup Cripple with Kelly Galloup

Kelly Galloup: “This is my Olive Cripple. A lot of you know me for my streamers and stuff like that, but before I started the streamer game, for probably the first 25 years of my guide life I was basically a technical dry fly guy and steelhead guy. We didn't do a lot of streamer fishing back then. Hardly anybody nymph fished, people out west a little bit...

Fly Tying Class Part #1: Hook Mounting, Attaching Thread & Whip Finishing

This is the first in a series of fly tying classes for beginners. It includes the basics of Hook Mounting, Attaching Thread & Whip Finishing. "Okay the first thing you'll have to do is you've got to put your hook into the vise.  So I've got my vise here and I've got my hook. Here are a couple of ways not to do it.  If you do it like that that's gonna...

How to Tie a Size 22 Parachute Adams

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Parachute Adams Size 22 in this week's featured tying video. "A size 22 Parachute Adams strikes fear in the hearts of fly tiers, both novice and advanced," says Flagler, "but fear not: with a few little tricks and a good bit of practice, you’ll be tying them with confidence in no time."

The History of the Adams

"We're talking about the Adams fly, arguably the most popular dry fly that's ever been developed. It's been tied literally millions of times over the course of its life in many different versions. I'm going to show you three versions today the most popular of those many versions that are out there. But the first one of course we should talk about is the...

Czech Nymphing 101

Steve Parrott introduces Czech nymping in his popular DVD "Czech Nymphing 101." "When setting up your flies for the Czech method, you have a couple different options. You can run three flies, which is great for big water or deep water, but it can be a little more problematic when fishing because it wants to tangle a little bit, especially when you catch a...

How to Tie a Parachute Adams Size 22

"A size 22 Parachute Adams strikes fear in the hearts of fly tiers, both novice and advanced but fear not, with a few little tricks and a good bit of practice, you’ll be tying them with confidence in no time. For a hook, I’m especially fond of a Dai-Riki #320 in yes, size 22. I really like the look of the uniform gap. Start by getting the hook firmly...

December 6 Loon Live to Feature Trout Spey and Salt Patterns

This week on Loon Live the tiers are demonstrating a nifty little shrimp pattern as well as an awesome fly that can (and at times should) be fished as a nymph, but was designed to be swung through runs and riffles.  As always, Loon Live is a great way to learn new techniques and materials and have your tying questions answered. Tune in to learn more on...

How to Tie a Herter's Bastard Midge

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the Herter's Bastard Midge in this week's featured tying video. "I know a lot of people who swear by this pattern both out west and here in the East," says Flagler. "Absolutely give it a try."

Video Hatch: "Green Heron Micro Intruder"

In this recent tying video from Kevin Hospodar, learn how to tie the Green Heron Micro Intruder, “A mix between a Green spey, Gray Heron, and a Micro Intruder.”

How to Tie a Wood Duck Heron

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie aWood Duck Heronin 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 just how beautiful and simple truly effective flies can be."