Video: The Fly-Tying Tools You Really Need

If you’re going to be a fly tier, you’re going to need some tools, but which ones? Here, Tim explains which tools he deems absolutely essential, from a selection of scissors to whip-finishers, to a caddy to hold everything in place. . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Fly-Fishing for Carp Down Under

It seems like most modern fishing videos are edited to show only the moments when everything goes right, so it’s refreshing to find one that paints a more complete picture of both victories and defeats. In this video from . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Make a Proper Strip-Strike

After losing a few fish on streamers while chasing predatory fish, most anglers learn pretty quickly that a “trout set” doesn’t work. But knowing that you need a strip set is not the same as knowing how to strip set, as Minnesota-based fly tier Gunnar . . . .

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Video: The Only Two Casts You Need with a Two-Handed Rod

You really only need a pair of casts to effectively fish a two-handed rod. Depending on which way the current is flowing, you can get your fly across the river with either the Double Spey or Snap-T cast. Master instructor Pete Kutzer tells us how to make . . .

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Video: How to Tie the BWO Smoke Jumper

The Smoke Jumper was originally tied as a midge emerger by Mike Hoiness of Yellowstone Fly Goods in Billings, and it’s quite popular on the Bighorn. Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is clearly a fan, as well, as he has created videos about how to . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Ugliest Fly in the World (Which Fish Love)

Here’s another “guide-fly” lesson from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. (Or, as he calls them, “super easy to tie, down and dirty, quick and easy, fish-catching guide flies.”) As Alvin says, he doesn’t want to create flies that are complicated or take a long /. . .

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Video: How to Swing Flies for Steelhead

Lots of anglers catch Great Lakes steelhead by drifting egg patterns and the like, but the more traditional method of swinging flies for these fish is becoming increasingly popular. In this great full-length episode of The New Fly . . .

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Video: How to Counter-Wrap Materials

Trout teeth are small, but they can be sharp. And if they happen to cut the material that you’ve wrapped around the hook shank–peacock herl or hackle quills, for instance–the whole thing . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Fall Streamer Fishing

The arrival of fall brings lower, colder water conditions to most rivers. While this seasonal change can sometimes put a damper on hatches, it can also create ideal conditions for streamer fishing. In this educational video, released. . .

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