Videos: Patterns to Match the Mayfly Life Cycle

Written by: Pete Shanafelt, Bighorn Angler


A “mixed bag” of spring nymphs for fishing the Bighorn.
Photo courtesy Bighorn Angler

Sorting through the many mayfly fly patterns on the market today can be confusing, as there are a plethora of “bin appeal” patterns and not so many with real “trout appeal.” The patterns listed. . .

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Video: How to Tie The Insult

Poul Jorgensen was born in Denmark, but lived in the U.S. for more than 45 years, becoming one of the world’s more famous fly tiers in the process. From 1969 until his death in 2004, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pat’s Rubber Legs

The Pat’s Rubber Legs was created by guide Pat Bennett—of Hyde Outfitters in Island Park, Idaho—building on other big stonefly patterns, such as the Girdle Bug. This particular. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Swiss Army Sulphur

Finding a fly pattern that will work in a bunch of different situations is like finding the Holy Grail, as it takes a lot of guesswork out of the fishing process. Instead of digging through five different. . .

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