Video: How to Tie an Atherton #2 Nymph

A Minnesota native, John Atherton became a well-known illustrator and fine artist in New York City in the 1930s and early ’40s. One of his paintings hangs in the Metroplitan Museum of Art. In the mid ’40s Atherton moved to Arlington, Vermont, on the . . .

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Video: How to Tie an Isonychia Nymph

Preston Jennings was one of the giants of American fly tying in the mid Twentieth Century, and his A Book of Trout (193) was one of the first comprehensive guides to the insects of the Eastern U.S. and the patterns that would emulate them. In this great . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Western Coachman

In this week’s great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a classic Western pattern that looks great and has been catching trout for decades. The beauty of some of these old patterns is that . . .

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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 Holy Grail Caddis Emerger

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 . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Casual Dress

The Casual Dress is the creation of one of fly tying’s pioneers, Ernest “Polly” Rosborough. A native of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Rosborough developed a series of impressionistic flies, which . . .

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