Video: How to Tie a Sulphur Comparadun

The original Comparadun was created in the 1960s by famed tier and angler Al Caucci. Anglers were introduced to the pattern in the 1973 book Comparahatch, which Caucci wrote with Bob Nastasi. Ever since, the low-riding mayfly imitation has been . . .

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Video: How to Organize Tying Stuff, Part 1

In this installment, Tim shares a tip for storing small packages of materials, such as beads and hooks. He prefers to keep them in their packages, so if “disaster happens,” you’re not left chasing after tiny beads and hooks and then trying to determine the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Bronze Goddess

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions loves patterns with tons of lifelike motion in the water. The Bronze Goddess is the creation of Mike Jacobs of Iowa, who designed it to catch smallmouth bass. Unlike many fly tiers–who would like us to believe that . . .

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Video: Understanding Fly-Tying Waxes

In this installment, Tim walks you through the three different kinds of wax used in fly tying. All of them are applied to the thread, but they perform quite differently and offer different results. Whether you’re trying to create a tight, smooth dubbing body, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dirty Carrot Nymph

In this week’s great tying video, Tim shows you how to create an orange version that he’s been using to great effect in recent weeks on his home waters in New Jersey. The Dirty Carrot features a mixed-dubbing body and a hard-to-miss hotspot behind the . . .

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Video: Fun with Craft Foam, Part 2

Back in March, Tim explained the basics of tying with craft foam, and here he gets into some of the tools that will help you get the most out of each sheet of foam. He loves cutting tools from River Road Creations, which are easy to use and create perfect . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Sulphur Breadline Emerger

When fish are coming to the surface but won’t touch your dun patterns, it’s time to try an emerger, and this easy-to-tie pattern has all the attributes you look for in an emerger imitation: it sits. . .

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