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Tying a Bird’s Nest

October 31, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Tim Flagler

Matt Grobert ties a Bird’s Nest with a copper bead head. The Bird’s Nest is a nymph pattern authored by master tier and San Francisco fly shop owner Cal Bird in 1959. Bird first tied it—without the bead—for trout fishing on the Truckee River.