Video: How to Tie the Woolly Bugger Euro Jig

The Woolly Bugger has been catching trout, bass, panfish, and other species for more than half a century, since Pennsylvanian Russell Blessing first tied what he thought of as a hellgrammite imitation in the 1960s. Once a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the France Fly

According to angler and fly tier Hunter Hoffler, the France Fly was developed years ago but got its name during practice for the 2012 World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in France. Folks were struggling to catch fish, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Black & Tan Jig

For the past few years, the Northeast—and many other regions of the U.S.—have been experiencing low, clear water in fall. In fact, our local water, the Battenkill, was approaching historic low flows until we got some rain last night. . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Franke Shiner

Floyd Franke, who passed away in 2013, had a remarkable fly-fishing resume: he co-founded the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, was a board member of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, served five years as president of . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Freddy

Montana guide Tim Linehan–of Linehan Outfitting Company in northwestern Montana–love to fish the Freddy on waters big and small, and it has proven itself an exceptional terrestrial/attractor pattern. The Freddy (or . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Yellow Humpy

The Humpy is one of those classic patterns that’s been around so long that there are several different stories of its origin, but most credit tier Jack Horner, who created the attractor pattern in the early 1940s for the tumbling . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Better Woolly Bugger

The Woolly Bugger has been around since the 1960s, and I doubt that there’s a single trout angler who doesn’t have a few Buggers in his fly box. But that doesn’t mean they’re as well-tied as they could be. Whether . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Last Chance Purple Haze

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has already shown us how to tie two versions of the Purple Haze dry fly–here and here–and now he’s back with a really cool cripple/emerger version that looks super buggy. To a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Half Chubby Chernobyl

The original Chubby Chernobyl–which Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie here–was born on Utah’s Green River and is one of Tom Rosenbauer’s favorite dry flies for small-stream brook-trout fishing. But if . . .

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