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Flies

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 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."

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 Size 22 Parachute Adams

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."

December 6 Loon Live to Feature Trout Spey and Salt Patterns

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...

How to Tie a Herter's Bastard Midge

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."

Video Hatch: "Green Heron Micro Intruder"

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.”

How to Tie a Wood Duck Heron

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."

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 abdomen not only adds to the fly’s realism but, as you’ll see, also helps it to float."

Video: How to Tie a Half and Half

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.