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Flies

Tying with Wire

Wire is a common element of a nymph pattern. “Whether in the form of ribbing or full body segments, this material adds the important elements of segmentation, durability and weight,” writes Bob Reece. “Yet, because of its fairly rigid nature, it can be a difficult material to work with.” Learn tips and tricks for tying with wire in this article via...

Video Hatch: “Five Flies for April 2019”

In early spring trout start to hone in on mayflies. In this short film, Tanner Smith and Scott Dickson of Trouts Fly Fishing hit the middle Colorado River, highlighting the top five flies for April.

Fly Tying: How to Tie a Western Coachman

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie the classic Western Coachman in this week's featured tying video. He ties this one on a Dai-Riki #300 in size 14, but just about any dry fly or light wire nymph hook will work.

Video Hatch: “Glide Fly”

In this fly tutorial from Gunnar Brammer, learn how to tie the Glide Fly, a great all-around predator tube fly.

Fishing Tiny Flies

The earliest hatches of the spring fishing season are often also the smallest in size, which require special techniques. In this article, Dan Zazworsky writes about rigging and fishing two-fly rigs effectively. Via The Wade.

Video Hatch: “Tying the Blue Assassin Trout Fly Pattern”

In this instructional session from Piscator Flies, learn to tie the Blue Assassin, a fly created by Atlanta fly fishing guide Chris Scalley for fishing the Chattahoochee River.

Video Hatch: “Top Ten Giant Trevally Flies”

In this video, Peter McLeod, author of GT – A Fly Fishers Guide to Giant Trevally, shares his top ten patterns for chasing giant trevally on the fly.

Video Hatch: “A fly fishing guide's go to flies for steelhead.”

In this video, Ryan Ratliff of Mad River Outfitters breaks down his favorite steelheading flies.

Video Hatch: “Cannula Shrimp”

In this instructional video from Herman deGala, learn how to tie a Cannula Shrimp.

Video: How to Tie a Tungsten Rainbow Dart

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Tungsten Rainbow Dart in this week's featured tying video. "It’s basically a mash-up of three great Lance Egan patterns; the Tungsten Surveyor, the Rainbow Warrior and the Red Dart," notes Flagler.