Video: How to Tie the Sulfur Klinkhåmer

In this latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler demonstrates how he ties a version of the Klinkhåmer to imitate sulfur duns stuck in the film. As usual, there are plenty of great tying tricks for you to . . .

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Pro Tips: Three Flies that Carp Will Eat

While carp aren’t for everyone, anglers who have tried pursuing them with a fly rod know they’re a lot harder to fool than their lowly status might indicate. Keen hearing, an uncanny sense of smell, and a downright lackadaisical . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Timbit Nymph

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has developed a fascination with patterns that feature a drop bead, which causes a pattern to ride hook-point-up in the water. These flies may look strange, with their slightly misshapen heads, but they perform well . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Plastic Surgeon

Many fly tiers enjoy debating the relative merits of natural materials–fur, hair, and feathers–versus the myriad artificial products that have been introduced in recent decades. What you choose to tie with is a personal choice, and the proof is in the end . . .

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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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