Video: How to Tie the Peacock Caddis

Some patterns straddle the categories of imitative and attractor flies, and the Peacock Caddis is a great example. When caddisflies are hatching or ovipositing, this is a great fly to drift or skate . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. In this video, Tim shows you how to choose the right hair for the job. There are several options that work well–they stand up, flare, and stay on the top of the hook shank. To . . .

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Video: How to Tie the BPS Spent Caddis

The man behind the BPS Spent Caddis, Dennis Komatsu, passed away in 2012, and he seems to have been a fairly private man who stayed out of the spotlight. However, he was well known for. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Quill Body

Many patterns call for quill bodies, and Tim offers a few tricks that will make the process a lot easier and will save you the agony of having the quill split when you wrap it. By choosing the right feather and then preparing it properly (especially the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Crackleback

I clearly remember the first time I saw a Crackleback. I was guiding on Alaska’s Lake Creek, and my clients were a nice couple from Missouri. I took them to a stretch of river where I knew . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Speedy Sparkle Purple Haze

The Purple Haze–invented by Bitterroot guide Andy Carlson almost two decades ago–has become a staple pattern for many Western anglers. Six years ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie the standard version of the fly, but . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Bucktail

Tying-in bucktail–for a Clouser Minnow or other hairwing pattern–looks pretty easy, but the results are often less-than-optimal. The wing itself may look good, but the head can be messy and the hairs can fall out. Tim has an easy solution that will make . . .

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My Favorite Easy Leech Pattern

Leeches are an important food source for all things “fishy,” and most fly fishers have a go-to leech imitation that they know will produce. My favorite leech pattern has always been a very basic Mohair Leech because it’s simple to tie and fishes well. . . .

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