Category Archives: Flies

Nymph Patterns on Loon Live

This week on Loon Live, tune in on Thursday June, 21, at 6:00 p.m. (PST) to learn how to tie two unique nymph patterns: “The Flow Stone is somewhere between imitation and attractor, riding upside-down like a jig and with … more

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Video: How to Tie a Bird’s Nest Sulphur Emerger

A modified version of Cal Bird’s Bird’s Nest Sulphur Emerger is the subject of this week’s featured tying video.  As Tim Flagler says, “t’s an extremely versatile pattern that can be fished wet or dry, dead drifted or swung.”

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Geo-Intelligent Fly Selection

A new website which shows the flies that are hatching on your local waters based on your location, date and time of day currently covers England, Scotland, Wales, Northern & Southern Ireland. Read more in the press release below.

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Video: How to Tie the SBR Hendrickson Nymph

Tim Flagler calls the pattern featured in this week’s tying video the “SBR Hendrickson Nymph.”  It imitates a ready-to-hatch-out Red Quill.

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How to Tie Ed Engle’s Bubble Winged BWO Emerger

Noted small-fly expert Ed Engle is the guest tier for this week’s featured tying video, which features his Bubble Winged BWO Emerger.  Says Engle: “Typically I’ll tie this fly down to size 22. If you’re going to do that, you want the …

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Video: How to Tie a Mini McMouse Face

Cheech Pierce demonstrates how to tie his Mini McMouse Face streamer, which he refers to as “High Protein in a Small Package.”

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How to Tie a Euro Early Black Stone

Tim Flager demonstrates how to tie a Euro Early Black Stone in this week’s featured tying video.

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Video: How to Tie an Improved BWO Sparkle Dun

Matt Grobert demonstrates how to tie a BWO Improved Sparkle Dun in this week’s featured tying video.  “It’s one of those must-have patterns that can be used pretty much year-round and just about anywhere,” says videographer Tim Flagler. “These take a bit …

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Fly Tying in an Unpredictable World

A world that seems increasingly unpredictable drives author Christopher Schaberg to embrace a part of fly fishing he hadn’t before: the fly tying desk. “I found myself gravitating back to my workstation at the end of each dizzying day of … more

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How to Tie a Micro Egg

Looking for a fun, easy-to-tie pattern to experiment with this holiday season? Try the Micro Egg.  “A couple of years ago, friend and regional guide Keith Gardner turned me on to fishing super small eggs and, pardon the pun, I’ve been …

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