Classic Video: How to Tie the Shimmer Stone

Golden stoneflies (family: Perlidae) are often abundant in well-oxygenated waters—especially freestone streams where trout live, and especially in the West—although their range stretches. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Bush Meat Streamer

Since Tim Flagler of Tightline productions has been tying a bunch of tiny flies in our Wednesday fly-tying videos, I thought I’d post this chunky, articulated streamer from Connecticut-based guide. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Morrish Mouse


The Morrish Mouse is a popular pattern wherever big trout dine on rodents.
Photo by Spencer Higa

Yesterday’s video about casting mouse flies in Alaska—”Mighty Mouse II” from Fly Out Media—was a big hit, and several commenters said that they’d like to know more about the mouse pattern. . .

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Classic Video: How to Tie the Orange Asher

The Orange Asher seems to have been invented in the 1970s as an adult-midge imitation for the high-mountain lakes of Colorado. Several Internet sources credit the pattern to Jack Howarth, of Colorado Springs, but that’s not really much to. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Tiny Pheasant Tail Nymph

When Tom Rosenbauer saw a Pheasant Tail Nymph up on my monitor this morning, he simply said, “Best fly ever.” This is an opinion held by many trout anglers who have hooked fish large. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Snowflake Sculpin

Good winter streamers are usually meant to be fished slowly, since the fish can be pretty sluggish, so sculpin patterns are particularly useful. Here’s a great pattern from New Jersey fly tier . . .

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