Video: How to Tie the Beadhead Soft-Hackle Pheasant Tail

One of the oldest modern nymphs, the Pheasant Tail was created by English River Keeper Frank Sawyer, who wrote about it in his 1958 book Nymphs and the Trout. Ever since then, it has been one of the most popular nymphs for fly fishermen around the world. The fly is so successful because it seems to imitate a. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Wood Special

Orange is a great color to use in fall because it imitates both the brilliant colors of brook trout, as well as a variety of insects, including the October caddis. The Wood Special was invented by Maine fly tier Joe Sterling the late 1960s, and it has been . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Early Black Stonefly Nymph

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he teaches you how to tie a simple, effective imitation of the early black stonefly nymph (genus Taeniopteryx). The key to this pattern is the way it mimics the wiggly . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Flies for Winter Steelhead

It’s almost that time of year again, when dropping temperatures and shorter days begin to separate the casual anglers from the truly dedicated. Clearing out frozen guides every few casts isn’t for everyone, but rewards do await those hearty souls . . .

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Video: How to Tie the KLG Sulfur Frenchie

The Frenchie Nymph is a favorite of competition anglers because it sinks fast and can imitate a wide variety of aquatic insects. Several years ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Beadhead Baetis Nymph

In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler ties an imitation of the Baetis nymphs that he finds in his local stream, the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey. This pattern is meant to sink . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Lightning Bug

In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim shows you how to tie a Lightning Bug, offering a few tying tricks along the way. As usual, Tim’s goal is maximum efficiency in making sure each material stays in its place. The . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Blue Quill Variant

What’s better than a really effective fly pattern that’s also easy to tie? Fly-fishing guide and fly-casting instructor Phil Gay showed this great Blue Quill Variant to Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions during a trip to Pennsylvania’s . . .

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