Podcast: Trout-Spey Flies with Tim Flagler

We’ve done a bit with trout Spey on the podcast, but never one specifically on flies for trout Spey. Luckily, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, who produces the best fly tying videos, has become a trout Spey addict . . .

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Video: The First Episode of “Tying with Tom”

After a few technical difficulties, today’s premier of “Tying with Tom” was a big success, as Tom walked the audience through the basic tools every fly tier needs and then tied a Zebra Midge. We will be doing more of . . .

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“Literary Treasures” by William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply fishes one of his beloved Montana spring creeks.
Photo via williamgtapply.com

“The literature of angling falls into two genres: the instructional and the devotional,” wrote William Humphrey in his satirical little novel My Moby Dick. “The former is written by fishermen who. . .

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Video: The Creek

Video: The Creek
AuthorPhil MonahanPosted onMarch 18, 2020CategoriesFly Fishing
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Last year, our old pal Rolf Nylinder released this gorgeous film, which is a beautiful story about exploring his home waters in search of trout. A stay-at-home dad, Rolf no longer has the luxury of traveling to the far corners of the . . .

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Video: How to Read Water to Find Fish

The ability to read water is among the more vital fly-fishing skills because it helps you to figure out where you should focus your attention. There’s no use casting to places where there are probably . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Hatching Pupa

When I was first learning to fly-fish, in the early 1990s, my older brother, Brian, often took me to Stonehouse Pond, in Barrington, New Hampshire. We’d canoe around the 14-acre pond, casting nymphs and Hornbergs for stocked . . .

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Classic Podcast: Fly-Tying Tips and Hints

This week is all about fly tying. I took a whole bunch of questions that came in over the past week (thank you very much for your great questions), and we spend about an hour going over some tricky and not-so-tricky questions. The hardest one for me was. . .

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