Video: Casting a Dry Fly Upstream vs Downstream

One of the best things about summertime fishing is that you can often throw dry flies all day long. As you work a stretch of river, you may alternate between casting upstream, to cover the head of a pool, to . . .

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Video: How to Debarb Hooks Before You Tie

If you like to fish barbless–the value of which is a debate for another day–you’ll find it’s much easier to do a good job mashing the hook barb before you tie the fly. That way, no materials are in the way, and you’re not trying to do . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Water Walker Variant

A Jackson Hole native, Will Dornan knows about big Western bugs. His Water Walker is a killer stonefly and terrestrial pattern that lures big trout to the surface. It’s also a great way to float a nymph in a dry-dropper . . .

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Video: How to Make a Bottom-Up Parachute

Do you struggle to tie good parachute pattern because the hackle doesn’t go on right? Tim’s got the solution. Try repositioning the hook, so you can wrap the hackle vertically, using the tying thread as a guide . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Rod Weights, Carp Tactics, and More

In episode #3, Flechsig answers the questions “What’s the best rod for a newbie angler?” and “What are some good flies and tactics for carp?” Flechsig’s answers, as usual, are comprehensive and illuminating. His description of how you should present . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Peacock Caddis

Some patterns straddle the categories of imitative and attractor flies, and the Peacock Caddis is a great example. When caddisflies are hatching or ovipositing, this is a great fly to drift or skate . . .

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