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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A Midsummer Trifecta of Fly Patterns

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


Tricos produce some of the largest spinnerfalls of the season.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia

If the fly fisher’s lexicon were ever available in written form, the unknowing reader would be amused, if not astounded, by the twisted definitions and associations fly fishers have ascribed to a certain . . .

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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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