New Jersey-based fly tier Dave McKenna seems to love fluorescent colors. We’ve previously featured his Rumble Bug and Sexy Walt’s Worm, both of which feature bright pinks and . . .
Splayed tails on a mayfly pattern look great and present an accurate imitation for trout to key on. However, getting two, very fine fibers to stay in place on the hook can be a real pain, and the . . .
Superglue, and all its variants, is extremely useful in fly tying, but the bottles it comes in tend to stick shut over time or the glue itself starts to harden. In this video, Tim shows you an easy solution . . .
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 . . .
Grasshopper patterns are staples from June through October, depending on where you live. Casting these big, visible flies is a fun, visual game that’s the highlight of the season for many anglers . . .
Tim Heng is a fixture on the Colorado fly-fishing scene for a quarter century, having founded Roaring Fork Anglers before moving on to manage Taylor Creek Fly Shop. He invented the. . .
Many classic dry-fly and nymph patterns call for tails made from hackle fibers. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right feather, find the best fibers, and strip them from the quil. Then, he has . . .
Surely the two most famous saltwater flies are Lefty Kreh’s Deceiver and Bob Clouser’s Clouser Deep Minnow. Separately, these baitfish imitations have caught countless species–in both fresh . . .
The Holy Grail pattern can be tied to imitate a host of nymphs and emergers. It’s one of those just-plain-buggy flies that works in a variety of situations, so it pays to carry the pattern in your . . .