Video: How to Tie a Light Cahill Parachute (with a twist)

In this week’s great fly-tying video Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to create an elegant, very clean Light Cahill pattern that can imitate both a dun and a spinner. One of the keys to the fly is the polypropylene post, which is very . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Water Walker

Wyoming guide and fly-shop owner Will Dornan came up with his famed Water Walker pattern to imitate the stoneflies of the Snake River Valley. The pattern looks great from the trout’s view: it has a slender body and sits low in the water like the . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Pine Squirrel Streamer

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions first taught us to tie a Pine Squirrel Streamer almost a dozen years ago, and since then, he’s demonstrated two more complicated versions: the Pine Squirrel Trout Spey Streamer and the Balanced Pine Squirrel . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pat’s Rubberlegs

In our weekly fly-tying videos from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler demonstrates the best way to tie a specific pattern teaching us useful skills that make us better tiers overall. This week, however, he’s switched to “down . . .

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Video: How to Tie Just Another Euro Jig

Rather than follow an established recipe, creative fly tiers will often experiment at the vise to see what they can come up with on their own. That’s exactly what Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions did when he first tied the Just Another Euro Jig: He . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Grannom Caddis Pupa

American grannoms (Genus Brachycentrus ) are caddisflies that provide some wonderful springtime hatches, often emerging alongside mayflies. (Click here to read Ted Fauceglia’s excellent rundown on grannom hatches.) Trout often focus on the . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Cased Caddis Larva

Cased caddisflies can be found in a wide variety of streams, and you can often see their little houses attacked to rocks or logs on the streambed. These insects do get knocked loose and become part of the “behavioral drift,” where they are available to trout. . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Golden Retrieverish

This week’s great fly-tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a simple yet effective streamer pattern based on the original Golden Retriever, created by Virginia tier Jim Finn. Like the original Woolly Bugger, Finn’s fly . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Evil Olive Nymph

In this killer fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler teaches you how to tie a Frankenstein-like nymph called the Evil Olive. As Tim notes, the pattern borrows elements from tried-and-true flies, such as Higa’s S.O.S. and the WD-40, both . . .

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Video: How to Tie the SR2 Nymph

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions teaches you how to tie a slender, buggy nymph with a segmented body made of Stretch Round Rib. This brown version makes for an excellent stonefly nymph, but Tim . . .

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