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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Video: How to Tie the Flying Squirrel Nymph

Remember the old commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups featuring the tag line “Two great tastes that taste great together”? Well here’s a nymph pattern based on the same principle. Tim . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Covering the Sulfur Hatch, Top to Bottom


Sulfur duns on the water are a glorious sight, but the nymphs are often more numerous.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia (top) and Tim Flagler

We have posted hundreds of fly-tying videos over the years, and one of the problems with this format is that posts fall off the front page pretty quickly. If you want to see them again or find . . .

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Book Excerpt: How to Tie and Fish the Busted Stone

Written by: Rich Strolis


Merging natural with synthetic materials, the Busted Stone offers a great imitation of these rather complex insects.

Stoneflies will forever be one of my favorite insects to replicate and fish. Some species grow large, making them a joy to fish as you can see them easily on the surface of the water, and due to. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pheasant Tail Euro Nymph

When English riverkeeper Frank Sawyer first tied his Pheasant Tail Nymph more than 60 years ago, he surely didn’t envision this kind of development. The advent of chemically sharpened barbless jig hooks, which gained popularity in European competition angling, allows tiers to. . .

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Classic Winter Pattern: Josh’s Reaper Midge

Written by: Josh Williams


Winter trout often key on midges near or on the surface.
All photos by Josh Williams

Winter fishing in tailwaters can be both very fun and very frustrating. Although the absence of fair-weather fishermen means less angling pressure, you still have to deal with cold weather and. . .

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