How to Tie Steve Cobb’s Thanksgiving Turkey Fly


The author’s original pattern went viral on social media a few years ago.
All photos by Steve Cobb

Steve Cobb’s Santa Fly has been a favorite on this blog for a few years now, and he was kind enough to show us how to tie it a couple years ago. That post was such a big hit that I asked . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Tabory Snake Fly

The advent of autumn means it’s time for the serious saltwater-blitz season along the Atlantic seaboard. For many salty anglers, Lou Tabory’s seminal book Inshore Fly Fishing unlocked the secrets to casting for striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore from the beach. Tabory has designed many of the best striper patterns, including the Snake Fly shown here. With its. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Half and Half

Surely the two most famous saltwater flies are Lefty Kreh’s Deceiver and Bob Clouser’s Clouser Deep Minnow. Separately, these baitfish imitations have caught countless species–in both fresh . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Casual Dress

The Casual Dress is the creation of one of fly tying’s pioneers, Ernest “Polly” Rosborough. A native of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Rosborough developed a series of impressionistic flies, which . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Chubby Chernobyl

The original Chernobyl Ant was born on Utah’s Green River, and it has spawn many variations. One of the more popular versions is the Chubby Chernobyl, which adds more foam for flotation, as . . .

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Book Excerpt: How to Tie the Bucktail Deceiver

Written by: Bob Popovics and Jay Nichols


The Bucktail Deceiver can be tied in any colors you want, to match local baitfish.
Photos by Bob Popovics and Jay Nichols

The Bucktail Deceiver, in its purest form, is tied only with bucktail, unlike the Lefty’s Deceiver, which traditionally uses schlappen feathers for the tail. Formed from multiple ties of bucktail, often. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Clouser Minnow


Bob Clouser’s creation is one of the most versatile streamers you can have in your box.

Saltwater action on the Atlantic Coast is heating up, so it’s time to stock up on baitfish patterns for stripers, bluefish, and false albacore. Perhaps the most famous fly for the salt is. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Crackleback

I clearly remember the first time I saw a Crackleback. I was guiding on Alaska’s Lake Creek, and my clients were a nice couple from Missouri. I took them to a stretch of river where I knew . . .

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