Video: How to Tie a Yellow Humpy

The Humpy is one of those classic patterns that’s been around so long that there are several different stories of its origin, but most credit tier Jack Horner, who created the attractor pattern in the early 1940s for the tumbling . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Better Woolly Bugger

The Woolly Bugger has been around since the 1960s, and I doubt that there’s a single trout angler who doesn’t have a few Buggers in his fly box. But that doesn’t mean they’re as well-tied as they could be. Whether . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Last Chance Purple Haze

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has already shown us how to tie two versions of the Purple Haze dry fly–here and here–and now he’s back with a really cool cripple/emerger version that looks super buggy. To a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Half Chubby Chernobyl

The original Chubby Chernobyl–which Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie here–was born on Utah’s Green River and is one of Tom Rosenbauer’s favorite dry flies for small-stream brook-trout fishing. But if . . .

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Video: How to Taper the Ends of Synthetic Materials

n this week’s lesson, Tim shows you how to create realistic, tapered bodies on baitfish patterns that use synthetic materials. Most baitfish are naturally tapered front to back, so a fly that ends in a straight line of fibers won’t . . .

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Video: How to Add Dubbing with Finesse, Part 2

In the first video about what Tim calls “finesse dubbing,” he demonstrates how to start sparse and then go even sparser to create a thin, even noodle. Here, he shows you how to deal with a couple problems that may arise . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Balanced Pine Squirrel Streamer

The goal of a balanced streamer pattern is to present the fly in a more-natural way, like a real leech or baitfish, and many anglers will fish these flies under an indicator. To balance the fly, you’ll need a special hook and a way to . . .

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Video: How to Add Dubbing with Finesse

The phrase “Less is more” can be applied to many aspects of fly tying, but it’s especially true when you’re talking about adding dubbing to thread. Many tiers grab too big a pinch and then try to force it into a thin noodle on . . .

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