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."
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...
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."
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.”
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."
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 abdomen not only adds to the fly’s realism but, as you’ll see, also helps it to float."
The venerableHalf & Half, a saltwater pattern that combines features of bothLefty 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 white saddle hackles.
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 fly rod, then you're missing out.” Tune in to learn more on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. (PST).
Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie aCDC Micro Caddisin 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 have no idea what they’re feeding on."