Tag Archives: fly-tying patterns

Video: How to Tie the Foam Beetle


Written by: Phil Monahan

A foam beetle is a great late-season searching pattern.

On Monday, I was talking with my colleague Roger Edholm, an art director here at Orvis, who said that he had been having great luck on his local brook-trout stream with a foam beetle. Lo and behold, the folks at Tightline Productions emailed me that. . .

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Classic Video: How to Tie the Tie-Dyed Baetis Nymph


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Tie-Dyed Baetis Nymph shimmers attractively underwater.

Here’s a cool nymph pattern from Dave Gamet of Dakota Angler & Outfitter in Rapid City, South Dakota. The video is not quite up to the standards of what we’re used to from. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Clouser Minnow


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Clouser Minnow is incredibly effective in both salt- and fresh water.

Although the Clouser Minnow (originally called the Clouser Deep Minnow) is famous for being one of the more prolific saltwater flies of all time, it was first tied by Pennsylvanian Bob Clouser to catch smallmouth bass on the. . .

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How to Tie Senyo’s Wiggle Stone


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Wiggle Stone is excellent for both steelhead and trout.
Photo via orvis.com

Fly fishers are often trying to imitate lifelike action to attract trout, and one way to achieve this is with a jointed nymph. The Wiggle Stone is the creation of Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters in Ohio. This pattern should. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Hendrickson Dry, Catskill-Style


Written by: Phil Monahan

Note the hallmarks of Catskill tiers: a slim body, careful proportions, and bare hook behind the eye.

All the anglers around Orvis HQ are waiting for that first report of a Hendrickson sighting. The emergence of Ephemerella subvaria is the most anticipated event on many Midwestern and. . .

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