Video: How to Tie the Iso Iso Baby

Some of the best dry-fly action of late summer and fall features trout feeding on Isonychia adults. As Tim Flagler notes in this video, fish seems to eat these mayflies even when there are very few on. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Composite Loop Zonker

I am lucky enough to sit next to Tom Rosenbauer here at HQ, and as I was watching this video of Tim Flagler teaching us how to tie this gorgeous streamer, Tom stopped at my desk. He said, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Classic Bivisible

The Bivisible is one of those time-tested patterns that you’ll still find in many anglers’ boxes today. Although no one knows for certain who first wrapped these contrasting hackles on a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Stonefly Creeper

Preston Jennings lived in Brooklyn, New York, and spent a lot of time fly fishing in the Catskills. His 1935 A Book of Trout Flies is considered one of the first serious attempts to connect the science . . .

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Video: How to Tie Mike’s Honey Ant


Mike Lawson’s Honey Ant is easy to tie and very effective.

One summer afternoon, we had a reception on the back lawn here at Orvis HQ, and we were treated to a massive flying-ant hatch. Bugs were flying into people’s hair, eyes, and ears, and it was kind of frustrating to be in the middle of a conversation and have to be digging ants out of your collar. But fly fishermen know that trout love ants, and a lot of folks began. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Cream Variant

The Dun Variant was first introduced to most anglers in Art Flick’s art flick Streamside Guide to Naturals and Their Imitations. The pattern bears a resemblance to British Spider flies, which . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Renegade

The Renegade is one of those classic attractor patterns that doesn’t necessarily look like anything in nature but has consistently caught fish for decades. With fore and aft hackles like its relative, the . . .

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