Tying Tuesday: Blacked-out Pheasant Tail

Today's Tying Tuesday comes to us from the fine folks at Fly Fish Food. The pattern is one we're all familiar with - the Pheasant Tail nymph. But their take on it is a bit unique. It certainly looks like a good winter fly for my local fisheries. What do you think?

Video: Rare Trout Chronicles Episode 4

In episode 4 of Rare Trout Chronicles - the fantastic series from Chase and Aimee Bartee - we're treated to a unique look at Death Valley. And just what does Death Valley have to do with rare trout? Well, I'll let Chase and Aimee explain that part of the story.

Tying Tuesday: Yarn Shrimp

Small midge and shrimp patterns work great as we transition from the fast and furious fall fishing, into the more tranquil days of winter. When fish don't want to move far for a high-calorie meal, shrimp especially can present a great target. This video from AP Fly Tying walks us through the simple process of tying yarn shrimp.

Video: Life in the Cactus Forest

Chase and Aimee Bartee are back at it with their phenomenal series "For Wild's Sake." Their latest installment sets the stage for the rare fish of the desert Southwest, in the cactus forest. Watch the video below.

Tying Tuesday: Chartreuse Caddis

This week's Tying Tuesday comes to use from The Fly Fiend on YouTube. In this video, you'll learn how to tie an interesting caddis nymph - the Chartreuse Caddis. It looks promising, especially in the caddis-rich waters of the Rockies. What do you think?

Tying Tuesday: Bling Midge

I'm a sucker for simple, effective flies. While I'll always have a soft spot for the intricate patterns - my grandfather tied Atlantic salmon flies commercially for two decades - the easier a fly is to tie, the better. As a guide, I love those simple, effective patterns, and my clients love them just as much. That's where this week's Tying Tuesday video...

Whip Finish Wednesday: Flash Tail Glo Bug

Since we didn't get to Tying Tuesday yesterday - due to other news - I thought I'd share this fly tying video for Whip Finish Wednesday. This tutorial is from the folks at Fly Fish Food, and it's what they call the easiest glo bug pattern ever. Watch the video and see for yourself if it's that easy.

Never Get Tangled Again

The folks over at RIO produced this short video last month, and it's likely to make plenty of anglers scoff in disbelief. That's the usual reaction when you claim to have a solution for a problem older than angling itself - tangling your fishing line. But this tip might just do the trick. Watch the video and let us know what you think. Can something this...

Tying Tuesday: Using Peacock

Today's Tying Tuesday video isn't another tutorial. Instead, it's a how-to video on using peacock herl in various flies. Peacock is a great material - especially for fall midge and mayfly patterns - but it's tough to tie with if you don't know what you're doing. This video should help you hone your peacock handling skills.

Tying Tuesday: Antonio's Adult BWO

With fall finally here, the blue-winged olives are back in full force on most trout rivers across the country. Today's Tying Tuesday video aims to help you take advantage of this hatch. This is an easy-to-tie, effective BWO pattern that's worth trying out this fall, especially if you're chasing educated trout.