Video Pro Tips: Secrets to Fishing Spring Creeks

Spring creeks can produce some of the most exhilarating–and frustrating–moments in fly fishing, usually over the course of the same day. Their slow-moving, crystal-clear water allows trout to detect your presence from much farther away, and gives . . .

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Video: How to Tie the PMD Trigger Point Usual

In this week’s great tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he walks you through the steps required to make a simple mayfly pattern that’s a variation on both Fran Betters’s Usual and Al Cauci’s Comparadun. The result is a mayfly . . .

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Video: Changing the Image of the Fly Fisher with Purpose

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” These words by Eeland Stribling’s grandfather had a profound effect on how Eeling went about becoming a fly fisherman and then sharing his experiences with others. “The Great Outdoors” is a series showcasing Black . . .

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Video Pro Tips: A Simple Nymph Rig for Beginners

For anglers who just want to get on the water without having to mess with complex setups–only to untangle them a few casts later–Joe Rotter of Red’s Fly Shop has some great advice on creating a simple, one-fly nymph rig. During his demonstration, . . .

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Video: How to Trim Synthetic Fibers

This week, Tim demonstrates two methods for trimming synthetic fibers on patterns such as Bob Popovics’s Surf Candy. It’s easy to mess up fibers if you cut them too straight or try too hard to shape them. The results often look unnatural. Instead, Tim . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Why and How to Sharpen Your Hooks

Do you sharpen your hooks regularly? I’m convinced that hoo-sharpening is something that many people discuss but few anglers actually do. Here’s another great how-to video from Brian Flechsig of of Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, in which . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Saltwater Frozen Fox

In this week’s great tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he shows you how to create a saltwater version of the Frozen Fox, which he introduced last year. Both patterns use the same dubbing-loop method to create a full, flashy body that . . .

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Video: How to Organize Tying Stuff, Part 3

In this third video about organizing materials, Tim takes us to the macro level, showing us how he stores larger containers and bags of materials. You may be surprised by his choices, although that antique thread-storage box–a yard sale find–looks . . .

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Video: How to Organize Tying Stuff, Part 2

In this second video about organizing materials, Tim discusses the importance of labelling each box (he prefers an inexpensive label maker) and then creating a storage system that doesn’t require you to constantly stack and re-stasck your various boxes.

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