Video: How to Tie a Simple, Effective Redfish Fly

Here’s another “guide-fly” lesson from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. (Or, as he calls them, “super easy to tie, down and dirty, quick and easy, fish-catching guide flies.”) As Alvin says, he doesn’t want to create flies that are complicated or take a long . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dynamite Balanced Leech

In this video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions walks you through the steps for tying a balanced-leech version of a Squirmy Wormy. (He teaches you to tie the original here.) The pattern makes use of a relatively new material that . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Flies for Winter Steelhead

It’s almost that time of year again, when dropping temperatures and shorter days begin to separate the casual anglers from the truly dedicated. Clearing out frozen guides every few casts isn’t for everyone, but rewards do await those hearty souls . . .

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Video: The Fly-Tying Tools You Really Need

If you’re going to be a fly tier, you’re going to need some tools, but which ones? Here, Tim explains which tools he deems absolutely essential, from a selection of scissors to whip-finishers, to a caddy to hold everything in place. . . .

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Video: How to Tie the October Caddis Soft Hackle

The October caddis (genus Dicosmoecus) is one of the great fall hatches across much of the country. And after you’ve been tossing size 22 Blue-Winged Olives, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, and such, it’s always great to tie on a bigger fly. The trout feel the same . . .

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Pro Tips: Alvin’s Top 5 Flies for Redfish

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides is back with another “top 5 Flies” video, this time about chasing redfish. Alvin guides along the Texas coast for these great game fish, so he knows what they like to eat. So watch the video above, and then click on the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the PMD Trigger Point Usual

In this week’s great tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he walks you through the steps required to make a simple mayfly pattern that’s a variation on both Fran Betters’s Usual and Al Cauci’s Comparadun. The result is a mayfly . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Kreelex

Chuck Kraft was legendary fly tier and guide from Virginia, who published his first fly pattern in 1961. In the early 90s, he wanted to create a streamer that would emulate a Panther Martin spinner, and the Kreelex was the result. He tried it out on a guiding . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Sulfur Klinkhåmer

In this latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler demonstrates how he ties a version of the Klinkhåmer to imitate sulfur duns stuck in the film. As usual, there are plenty of great tying tricks for you to . . .

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