Video: How to Tie a Parachute Ant

Trout love ants, and they will often eat a small terrestrial on those days when there are no other insects on the water. I often use a tiny ant as a dropper behind a larger imitative or attractor pattern to great effect. . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Light Cahill Klinkhåmer

In today’s video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Production shows you how to tie a version of the Klinkhåmer that imitates an emerging light Cahill mayfly. The part that lies below the surface mimics the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Mini Dart

Last year, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie the standard version of Lance Egan’s Red Dart, but now he’s back to show us a smaller, simpler version that he’s been using to great effect on . . .

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Video: How to Tie the KLG Sulfur Frenchie

The Frenchie Nymph is a favorite of competition anglers because it sinks fast and can imitate a wide variety of aquatic insects. Several years ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dedeaux Snake

Here’s another “guide-fly” lesson from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. (Or, as he calls them, “super easy to tie, down and dirty, quick and easy, fish-catching guide flies.”) As Alvin says, he doesn’t want to create flies that are complicated or take a long time . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Hare’s Ear Parachute

Most trout anglers have a few Hare’s Ear Nymphs in their fly boxes, but have you tried the dry-fly version? In this week’s great video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he walks you through the steps to create a Hare’s . . .

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Video: Tie a LaFontaine Deep Pupa with Tom Rosenbauer

In this great live tying event, Tom Rosenbauer teaches you how to tie a classic caddisfly-pupa imitation on Facebook Live. As Tom notes, LaFontaine’s patterns aren’t flashy or sexy; instead they’re designed to look buggy and . . .

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Video: How to Tie the F-Fly

Marjan Fratnik was a Slovenian angler and fly tier born in Most na Soči–at the confluence of the now famous Soča and Idrijca rivers–in 1919. Known for his simple yet effective patterns, he is most well known for the F-Fly, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Rusty Spinner

The Rusty Spinner is one of the more useful dry flies you can have in your box, as it represents the spent adults of a variety of mayflies. During the Hendrickson hatch here in Vermont, more big trout are caught on . . .

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