Video: How to Tie the Hare’s Ear Wet Fly

The latest how-to video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is focused on a truly classic pattern, one that’s been around for well over a century. What trips up many tiers is making the matched pair of wings. Tim walks you through his process for . . .

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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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How to Tie Steve Cobb’s Thanksgiving Turkey Fly


The author’s original pattern went viral on social media a few years ago.
All photos by Steve Cobb

Steve Cobb’s Santa Fly has been a favorite on this blog for a few years now, and he was kind enough to show us how to tie it a couple years ago. That post was such a big hit that I asked . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Sculp Snack

Written by: George Daniel

Our friend George Daniel put together this great video, in which he demonstrates how to tie one of his favorite streamer patterns, the Sculp Snack. Although the pattern looks complex, you’ll see . . .

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A Midsummer Trifecta of Fly Patterns

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


Tricos produce some of the largest spinnerfalls of the season.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia

If the fly fisher’s lexicon were ever available in written form, the unknowing reader would be amused, if not astounded, by the twisted definitions and associations fly fishers have ascribed to a certain . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Muskrat Nymph

Matching the hatch is the goal of almost every fly fisher, but sometimes a fly that doesn’t necessarily resemble anything (to us, anyway) is a consistent fish-producer. The Muskrat . . .

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