Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part IV

In part IV of his series on Craft Fur, Tim demonstrates several methods for tying-in the fur on both the top and bottom of the hook. The orientation of the hair and the ways you can double it over or create a thread dam . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part III

In part III of his series on Craft Fur, Tim demonstrates an ingenious method for creating tapered ends on a clump of Craft Fur. This allows you easily to create realistic-looking tails on streamer patterns. All you gotta do is split, flip . . .

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Video: How to Tie the France Fly

According to angler and fly tier Hunter Hoffler, the France Fly was developed years ago but got its name during practice for the 2012 World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in France. Folks were struggling to catch fish, . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part II

In part II of his series on Craft Fur, Tim shows you how he prepares a new “pelt,” and then goes on to show you how useful the underhairs can be. By saving the fuzzy stuff as dubbing, you can use it in several ways to make great . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Black & Tan Jig

For the past few years, the Northeast—and many other regions of the U.S.—have been experiencing low, clear water in fall. In fact, our local water, the Battenkill, was approaching historic low flows until we got some rain last night. . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part I

Many fly-tying recipes call for craft fur, which is sort of a generic term for synthetic fur. In this first part of a series on the material, Tim explains what craft fur really is and why the stuff from fly shops is superior to the products you . . .

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In Praise of the Royal Trude

Whenever I fish with Tom Rosenbauer, he makes fun of my love for classic fly patterns because he believes that modern tiers have improved on most of these old flies. When we were rigging up to fish a mountain brook . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Franke Shiner

Floyd Franke, who passed away in 2013, had a remarkable fly-fishing resume: he co-founded the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, was a board member of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, served five years as president of . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Freddy

Montana guide Tim Linehan–of Linehan Outfitting Company in northwestern Montana–love to fish the Freddy on waters big and small, and it has proven itself an exceptional terrestrial/attractor pattern. The Freddy (or . . .

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