Video: How to Tie the Little Blue Heron Fly

Over the past two months, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has dedicated six “One-Minute Tying Tips” videos to methods of creating tube flies. So this week’s how-to tying video features a pattern that will allow you to put these new skills to work. . . .

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Video: Bob Clouser on How to Tie the Clouser Minnow

In the decades since Pennsylvania icon Bob Clouser created his minnow pattern, countless variations have appeared (see the bottom of this post), but in this great video, the man himself shows you how he ties it. Straight from the horse’s mouth, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Double Mop Fly

Mention the Mop Fly in any group of fly fishers, and you’re sure to get a variety of reactions. Some folks scoff that it’s not a “true fly,” while others extol its virtues as a trout magnet. This isn’t a new phenomenon: these same discussions happened when . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Yellow Meanie

Paul J. Beel, an Indiana native who runs the Franken Fly fly-tying website, is an avid smallmouth-bass fisherman, and he created the Yellow Meanie to mimic a local baitfish. Of the pattern, he says, “[It]isn’t a pretty fly, but it is my go-to for smallmouth. . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Grizzly King

The Grizzly King is actual older than Orvis itself. First tied in 1840 by Scottish zoologist James Wilson, the pattern appears in Mary Orvis Marbury’s 1892 book, Favorite Flies and Their Histories. You can read a great history of the fly . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Redfish Gotcha

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 . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Thin Mint Bugger

Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Another Wooly Bugger variation?” But I know one thing is a stone-cold fact: Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions spends an inordinate amount of time planning and creating these amazing tying videos, and he’s . . .

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Video: How to Tie an Isonychia Harrop’s Hairwing Dun

Rene Harrop is one of the West’s iconic fly tiers, starting his small business–along with his wife, Bonnie–in 1968 on the banks of the Henrys Fork. He designed the Hairwing Dun in the 1980s while fishing the Firehole in Yellowstone National Park, and it . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Simple, Effective Redfish Fly

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 . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Conehead Bunny Muddler

In this great video, Tim ties a heavily weighted slinky version of the Muddler, featuring a tungsten cone and plenty of lead-free wire. The bunny tail and rubber legs offer plenty of lifelike motion, and two kinds of flash material add to the pattern’s . . .

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