Video: How to Tie the Carey Special

The history of the original Carey Special is a bit fuzzy, and it depends on your source material. The pattern was developed in the 1920s or 30s in Quesnel, British Columbia. According to one story,. . .
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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 Tabory Snake Fly

The advent of autumn means it's time for the serious saltwater-blitz season along the Atlantic seaboard. For many salty anglers, Lou Tabory's seminal book Inshore Fly Fishing unlocked the secrets to casting for striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore from the beach. Tabory has designed many of the best striper patterns, including the Snake Fly shown here. With its. . .
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Video: How to Tie the Half and Half

Surely the two most famous saltwater flies are Lefty Kreh's Deceiver and Bob Clouser's Clouser Deep Minnow. Separately, these baitfish imitations have caught countless species--in both fresh . . .
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Video: How to Tie the Casual Dress

The Casual Dress is the creation of one of fly tying's pioneers, Ernest "Polly" Rosborough. A native of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Rosborough developed a series of impressionistic flies, which . . .
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Video: How to Tie the Chubby Chernobyl

The original Chernobyl Ant was born on Utah's Green River, and it has spawn many variations. One of the more popular versions is the Chubby Chernobyl, which adds more foam for flotation, as . . .
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Video: How to Tie the GFA Hopper

Walter Wiese is the head guide at Parks' Fly Shop in Gardiner, Montana, so he knows a few things about fishing with hoppers, both on the Yellowstone River and elsewhere in Yellowstone . . .
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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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