3 Classic Fly Patterns Worth Revisiting This Fall

Fall fishing often requires a more technical approach as water levels drop and hatches become smaller and scarcer. While these conditions may not typically bring to mind the clunky old classics, a few old school fly patterns still manage to excel when . . .

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Video: How to Tie with Gel-Spun Thread

Gel-spun polyethylene (G.S.P.) thread is incredibly strong and slick, which makes it perfect for spinning deer hair, but it can be a huge pain in the butt to use. In this great video, Tim Flagler explains the benefits of using GSP thread and shows you how to . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Two-Tone Intruder

Over the past couple of years, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has showed us how to tie the Intruder Leech and the Pine Squirrel Trout Spey Streamer, both of which make use of a shank and a trailing . . .

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Video: How to Trim Deer Hair

Spun deer-hair makes for a dense, buoyant fly body, whether you’re tying a large, traditional Tap’s Bug or a size 12 Goddard Caddis. Once you’ve got the hair spun on the hook shank, it’s time to trim it to shape. . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Water Walker Variant

A Jackson Hole native, Will Dornan knows about big Western bugs. His Water Walker is a killer stonefly and terrestrial pattern that lures big trout to the surface. It’s also a great way to float a nymph in a dry-dropper . . .

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Video: How to Make a Bottom-Up Parachute

Do you struggle to tie good parachute pattern because the hackle doesn’t go on right? Tim’s got the solution. Try repositioning the hook, so you can wrap the hackle vertically, using the tying thread as a guide . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Parachute Ant

Trout love ants, and they will often eat a small terrestrial on those days when there are no other insects on the water. I often use a tiny ant as a dropper behind a larger imitative or attractor pattern to great effect. . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Light Cahill Klinkhåmer

In today’s video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Production shows you how to tie a version of the Klinkhåmer that imitates an emerging light Cahill mayfly. The part that lies below the surface mimics the . . .

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