Video: How to Create a Polypropylene Post

This week, Tim demonstrates a simple method for creating a parachute post out of polypropylene yard. You want your post to stand straight upward and not move on the hook shank, so Tim uses an ingenious technique that involves . . .

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Video: How to Tie the F-Fly

Marjan Fratnik was a Slovenian angler and fly tier born in Most na Soči–at the confluence of the now famous Soča and Idrijca rivers–in 1919. Known for his simple yet effective patterns, he is most well known for the F-Fly, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Rusty Spinner

The Rusty Spinner is one of the more useful dry flies you can have in your box, as it represents the spent adults of a variety of mayflies. During the Hendrickson hatch here in Vermont, more big trout are caught on . . .

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Video: Good-to-Have Fly-Tying Tools

In last week’s video, Tim discussed those tools he deems absolutely essential, and here he lists the next level down: those tools you may not absolutely need but will make your time at the vise much easier and . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Super Simple Cicada

The cicadas are coming! By now, you’ve surely heard that this year, the Brood X cicadas will be hatching across the East and parts of the Midwest. Fly fishers are salivating at the prospect of big trout coming to the surface to . . .

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Video: The Fly-Tying Tools You Really Need

If you’re going to be a fly tier, you’re going to need some tools, but which ones? Here, Tim explains which tools he deems absolutely essential, from a selection of scissors to whip-finishers, to a caddy to hold everything in place. . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Quill Gordon Dry Fly

The Catskills dry fly is considered the ultimate fly-tying challenge (unless you’re into full-dress salmon flies). Getting the proportions correct is the key, and you need the finest materials . . .

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