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Flies

Fly Tying Tutorial: CDC Midge Pupa

It's the time of year when trout rise to microscopic midges in absolutely frigid water. Rivers are a lot less crowded this time of year, probably because most anglers have the common sense to not risk hypothermia for a few trout. For those who do love winter fishing, though, this CDC midge pupa is an absolute must. The folks over at Fly Fish Food show how...

Elevating the Chubby Chernobyl

The Chubby Chernobyl is one of my favorite flies. It's a staple in my fly box, and during the summer it's almost always my top fly in the hopper-dropper-dropper rig I always fish. Charlie Craven, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, thinks the same way about the Chubby as I do, and wrote all about it in a recent post. Craven details the reasons that you should...

Podcast Interview with Tom Whiting

Anyone who ties flies, or fly fishes at all, has likely heard of Whiting Farms. They produce some of the best fly tying hackle in the world, and their capes are a favorite of competitive anglers and weekend warriors alike. The folks over at Wet Fly Swing (a great fly fishing resource for beginners, with tons of podcasts and articles on the more intricate...

6 Best Flies for Winter Fishing

Fly fishing in the dead of winter is an all-or-nothing proposition. You'll be cold, your guides will freeze up, and you'll breathe a sigh of relief when fish spit the hook before you have to handle them yourselves. It's the serenity, beauty, peace and quiet, though, of winter fly fishing that draws so many of us back to the rivers when banks are piled high...

Video Hatch: “Jay's Tungsten Soft Hackle Fly”

In this tying tutorial from the Caddis Fly Angling Shop, learn to tie a great soft hackle. “An effective pattern for euro nymphing and indicator fishing for trout.”

Video Hatch: “Five Flies for December 2019”

With colder temperatures, it's important to get your flies in the zone. Trout won't move a terribly long distance to eat flies this time of year, so depth control is paramount. For this month's episode of Trouts Fly Fishing’s “Five Flies” series, tag along with Trouts Frisco's own Zeke Hersh as he fishes The Arkansas River near Salida.

Video Hatch: “Pretzel Nymph Fly Tying Tutorial”

In this tying tutorial, Jake Vanderweyden demonstrates how to tie his Pretzel Nymph utilizing an innovative wire technique. Via The Fly Fiend.

Video Hatch: “How to Tie an Adachi Clouser”

In this film from Lost Coast Outfitters, Steve Adachi gives a step by step tutorial on how to tie the popular Adachi Clouser.

Video Hatch: “Midnight Mullet Fly”

In this tying tutorial from Trident Fly Fishing, learn to tie the Midnight Mullet, which combines bright flash and catchy colors to draw in the big-mouthed predators.

Video Hatch: “Fly Tying Tips - Deer Hair”

In this video from Fly Fishing the Ozarks, watch and learn as Brian Wise explains some tips and special techniques for tying with deer hair.