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How to Tie a Whistle Pig Jig

The Whistle Pig Jig is somewhat unique in that the tail, body and collar are all made up of the same material - woodchuck, also known as groundhog, or in Pennsylvania anyway, whistle pig. I originally tied this on a standard hook with a regular bead head but really like the way it looks and fishes on a jig hook with a slotted tungsten bead. So here I’m...

Video: How to Tie John Barr's Meat Whistle Streamer

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the venerable Meat Whistle streamer, a pattern authored by John Barr to replicate the effectiveness of the jig-and-pig lure that conventional-tackle bass anglers found so effective. "During my trip to Patagonia last year," says Flagler, "the Meat Whistle and variations of it were the preferred choice for hammering the...

How to Tie John Barr's Meat Whistle Streamer

"This is John Barr’s Meat Whistle streamer, an extremely functional and adaptable pattern. During my trip to Patagonia last year, the Meat Whistle and variations of it were the preferred choice for hammering the banks and dredging deeper pools. The results were hard to argue with. We used a number of different colors and versions, all were a ton of fun to...

How to Tie Devin Olsen's Blowtorch Fly

Devin Olsen’s Blowtorch, a popular Euro-nymph competition pattern, is the subject of Tim Flagler's new instructional video.  Says Flagler: "I really like how this fly incorporates both natural as well as attractive elements, kind of the best of both worlds."

Tippets: Traditional Tenkara Flies, Prep for Hike-In Trips

Jason Klass writes about six tenkara fly patterns that are traditional in western Japan. “These flies were curated by Yoshikazu Fujioka who has done much research on traditional Japanese flies and is well known for his extremely detailed and fascinating website on the subject, My Best Streams.” There’s a common understanding among anglers that the...

How to Tie Devin Olsen's Blowtorch

Tier and videographer Tim Flagler: "Devin Olsen’s Blow Torch is a super tasty little fly in the oh-so-popular Euro nymph/competition genre. For a hook, I’m going to start with a Fulling Mill Jig Force in size 14. I’ll pair this with a copper 7/64” slotted tungsten bead. Insert the hook point into the small hole of the bead and work it up onto the...

How to Tie the Laser Legal

Kelly Galloup: "This isn't a really well-known fly, yet it's an offshoot of the Barely Legal which is on the Madison and a lot of rivers, and on the White they call it their Savior. The Barely Legal and the regular Conehead... for sure for us it's our number one fly for numbers of fish. Not necessarily the biggest fish, but man it's a confidence builder.....

Basic Nymphing and Drop-Shot Rigging

Kelly Galloup: "Today we're going to talk about nymphing.  I'm going to go over some real basic stuff about nymph fishing. Three weeks ago I did a podcast with Roger Maves on 'Ask About Fly Fishing' and  it generated just hundreds of emails about how the setup was and things like that. And so what I want to go over is basics, real basics for spring...

Video: How to Tie Landon Mayer's Mini-Leech

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie Landon Mayer's Mini-Leech in this week's featured tying video. "As many of you know," says Flagler, "I’m a sucker for any pattern that includes pine squirrel, and this one most certainly does. It also happens to be incredibly easy to tie and an absolute fish-catcher."

How to Tie a Hardy's Favourite Wet Fly

Davie McPhail: "I'm going to tie an old wet fly, an old pattern called the Hardys Favourite.  It's just a basic fly, a good color combination and I thought you would just like to see it...." Materials Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium, size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet Rib: Red Floss Body: Peacock Herl Hackle: Brown Partridge...