Video: How to Tie a Sulphur Comparadun

The original Comparadun was created in the 1960s by famed tier and angler Al Caucci. Anglers were introduced to the pattern in the 1973 book Comparahatch, which Caucci wrote with Bob Nastasi. Ever since, the low-riding mayfly imitation has been . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Turbo Midge

Competition fly fishing requires patterns that are both effective and durable; you don’t want to waste fly-fishing time changing flies, after all. Chris Lee of North Carolina designed the Turbo Midge with. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Foam Beetle


A foam beetle is a great late-season searching pattern.

On Monday, I was talking with my colleague Roger Edholm, an art director here at Orvis, who said that he had been having great luck on his local brook-trout stream with a foam beetle. Lo and behold, the folks at Tightline Productions emailed me that. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Tiny Pheasant Tail Nymph

When Tom Rosenbauer saw a Pheasant Tail Nymph up on my monitor this morning, he simply said, “Best fly ever.” This is an opinion held by many trout anglers who have hooked fish large. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Clouser Minnow


The Clouser Minnow is incredibly effective in both salt- and fresh water.

Although the Clouser Minnow (originally called the Clouser Deep Minnow) is famous for being one of the more prolific saltwater flies of all time, it was first tied by Pennsylvanian Bob Clouser to catch smallmouth bass on the. . .

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