Video: How to Tie the Bronze Goddess

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions loves patterns with tons of lifelike motion in the water. The Bronze Goddess is the creation of Mike Jacobs of Iowa, who designed it to catch smallmouth bass. Unlike many fly tiers–who would like us to believe that . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dirty Carrot Nymph

In this week’s great tying video, Tim shows you how to create an orange version that he’s been using to great effect in recent weeks on his home waters in New Jersey. The Dirty Carrot features a mixed-dubbing body and a hard-to-miss hotspot behind the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Sulphur Breadline Emerger

When fish are coming to the surface but won’t touch your dun patterns, it’s time to try an emerger, and this easy-to-tie pattern has all the attributes you look for in an emerger imitation: it sits. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Flying Squirrel Nymph

Remember the old commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups featuring the tag line “Two great tastes that taste great together”? Well here’s a nymph pattern based on the same principle. Tim . . .

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Video: How to Tie the EP Adams

For many anglers, the Adams is a “must-have” fly because it seems to imitate a broad spectrum of mayflies, making it productive in many angling situations. That pattern has been around since the early 1920s, so it has clearly passed the test of time. In . . .

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Classic Winter Pattern: Josh’s Reaper Midge

Written by: Josh Williams


Winter trout often key on midges near or on the surface.
All photos by Josh Williams

Winter fishing in tailwaters can be both very fun and very frustrating. Although the absence of fair-weather fishermen means less angling pressure, you still have to deal with cold weather and. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Early Black Stonefly Nymph

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he teaches you how to tie a simple, effective imitation of the early black stonefly nymph (genus Taeniopteryx). The key to this pattern is the way it mimics the wiggly . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Drop-Bead Walt’s Worm

In this week’s great tying video, Tim uses the original Walt’s Worm to demonstrate a cool way to create beadhead patterns using a drop bead, which causes a pattern to ride hook-point-up in the water. As usual, Tim has figured out the best way to attach . . .

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