Video: How to Tie the Parachute Purple Haze

The Purple Haze was invented more than two decades ago by Andy Carlson, who guides on the Bitterroot River, and it has become very popular as both a searching pattern and as an imitation for several mayfly hatches. Over the year’s, Tim Flagler of . . .

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Video: The Magic of Pheasant-Tail Fibers

In this video, Tim shows why pheasant-tail fibers are used on some of the sport’s most popular nymph patterns. You can create great imitations of mayfly-nymph tails, abdomens, legs, and even gills using this one material. Dyed . . .

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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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