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Flies

5 Flies for Winter Steelhead

Keith Allison, of Chrome Chasers Fly Fishing, and Evan Jones wrote this story for the Orvis blog about five great flies for winter steelhead. If you're headed out to chase these fish this winter, you'll want to read through this story, which you can do here.

Tying Tuesday: The Slumpbuster

If you're in need of a go-to fly for the winter months, consider the Slumpbuster. This streamer is time-tested, and one of my personal favorites. For today's Tying Tuesday, we'll learn how to tie it in this excellent video from Charlie Craven.

Story: Those Crazy Rubber Legs

This story is a throwback, originally published in 1987 in Fly Fisherman Magazine. The magazine has been re-publishing old classics online, and "Those Crazy Rubber Legs" by Jack Dennis is a must-read. It details the beginnings of the rubber leg craze in fly tying, and it's not surprising that these bugs were just as effective back in the late 80's as they...

Tying Tuesday: The Possum Emerger

This week's Tying Tuesday comes to us from Down Under. Tom Jarman put together this tutorial on tying a fly called the Possum Emerger, which he uses when fishing mayfly hatches in Australia.

Simple Nymphs for Tailwater Success

Evan Jones put together this story for the Orvis blog, and it details three simple nymph patterns to use on tailwaters. Find out what the patterns are - and why Jones recommends them - here.

How to Pick the Right Caddis

If you want to learn more about caddis hatches - including how to match them with different patterns - then this story over at Ventures Fly Co. is worth checking out. It goes into detail on what caddisflies are, their life cycle, hatch stages, and how to match your flies to the caddis as it hatches. Read the story here.

Tying Tuesday - Double Bubble Egg

In this week's Tying Tuesday, we learn how to tie the Double Bubble Egg pattern. The wonderful folks over at Fly Fish Food put this tutorial together.

Podcast: All About Midges

Tom Rosenbauer sat down with professional entomologist Rick Hafele to chat about all things midges on the most recent episode of the Orvis podcast. Their conversation goes through the midge life cycle, giving you more information to use so you can better imitate these bugs at all stages of a hatch. You can listen to the show here.

Podcast: Where Flies Come From

In this recent episode of the Orvis podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down Steve Carew of Fulling Mill to talk about how flies go from their original pattern to what we see in fly shops. It's an interesting conversation, and you can listen to it here.

Flagler Wins Tyer of the Year

Tim Flagler, one of the most popular fly tiers and writers in all of fly fishing, has won the Tyer of the Year award from Fly Tyer Magazine. Tim's tying videos are some of the clearest, most well-produced in the industry, and his simple way of explaining complex tying procedures is part of what's gained him such a following. In addition to tying and...