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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Video: How to Tie the Turbo Beetle

Late summer into early fall is a great time to fish beetle patterns for trout, bass, and panfish. The big hatches of summer are usually over, and the fish know that terrestrials provide a lot of nutrition. In this great video from Tim Flagler of Tightline . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Freshwater Clouser Minnow

The Clouser Deep Minnow—created by Susquehanna River icon Bob Clouser and named by Lefty Kreh—is perhaps the best-known saltwater fly. But over the years, the pattern has proven its effectiveness in freshwater, as well, catching everything . . .

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Video: How to Tie Tap’s Bug

Last week, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions offered a primer on how to trim spun deer hair, and today’s pattern is a classic bass bug on which you can try these skills. Tap’s Bug was the creation of H.G. “Tap” . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Two-Tone Intruder

Over the past couple of years, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has showed us how to tie the Intruder Leech and the Pine Squirrel Trout Spey Streamer, both of which make use of a shank and a trailing . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Water Walker Variant

A Jackson Hole native, Will Dornan knows about big Western bugs. His Water Walker is a killer stonefly and terrestrial pattern that lures big trout to the surface. It’s also a great way to float a nymph in a dry-dropper . . .

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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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