Category Archives: Flies

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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Loon Live Featuring the Swinger Stone and Swinger Sculpin

In queue for the next Loon Live event are two patterns perfect for any trout spey box: the Swinger Stone and Swinger Sculpin. “If you’ve never swung flies for trout, either by using a small two-handed rod or your traditional … 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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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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Nymph Patterns on Loon Live

This week on Loon Live, tune in on Thursday June, 21, at 6:00 p.m. (PST) to learn how to tie two unique nymph patterns: “The Flow Stone is somewhere between imitation and attractor, riding upside-down like a jig and with … more

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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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Geo-Intelligent Fly Selection

A new website which shows the flies that are hatching on your local waters based on your location, date and time of day currently covers England, Scotland, Wales, Northern & Southern Ireland. Read more in the press release below.

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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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